My teaching pedagogy of encouraging and cultivating innovative thinkers contributes to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial spirit and culture by challenging students to see things from the opposite perspective of their current roles. I am a full-time SAP faculty in the Business Administration Department with over 10 years of professional experience in the areas of SAP Finance (FI), Controlling (CO), Business Warehousing (BW) and Analytics.
“Congratulations! You are now a Certified Associate SAP Success Factors Application Consultant!” The feelings on achieving this milestone are beyond words. I outline my experiences in undertaking this journey into SAP certification. I also hope that my experiences might provide the inspiration that others are looking for, as they embark on similar journeys.
An Occasional Series by Dr. Gregory O'Brien
When International Technological University (ITU) moved into its new 76,000 square foot campus on North First Street in early 2015, it began partnerships with the City of San Jose in a meaningful way. ITU proposed, to Mayor Sam Liccardo, a 25% tuition reduction for all full-time city employees and free tuition in all of its graduate courses and programs for full-time police and firefighters. Our university extended these scholarship programs to all Silicon Valley municipalities and to Santa Clara County employees.