Silicon Valley’s Top Companies Surround our Bay Area University
San Francisco Bay University's new campus sits amidst the apex of innovation. Silicon Valley sets the tone for the rest of the globe in high technology and design. We are proud to graduate students in computer science and engineering that go on to build lucrative careers for themselves, either here in the U.S.A. or in other countries. The fact is we are located in a pretty magical location. What makes it so great?
According to the Brookings Institution, while the tech sector is lifting the economy as a whole, most of those job benefits are concentrated in just a few places, and one of those is here. Their report notes that 90% of all innovation sector employment growth in the past 15 years has taken place in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, and San Jose, California. This should be a surprise to no one. That’s why at San Francisco Bay University, we pride ourselves on our location - as a high-tech university in the San Francisco Bay Area - amidst some of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech industry.
It is important to note that tech jobs are in high demand and represent the strongest growing occupational cohort. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is expected to grow by 13% from 2020 to 2030. This represents a faster growth rate than the average for all other occupations. The fact is this: Jobs in the innovation sector are going to grow, year-after-year, for the foreseeable future.
But why the high demand? Because jobs in cloud computing, big data collection and storage, and information security seem to grow by the day. Technological advancements evolve faster and faster, and as our world changes, the industry needs professionals who understand advanced concepts and know how to operate advanced machinery and technologies. Even ancillary industries, such as computer systems design, management, and technical consulting services will all see big-time growth in the coming decade.
Why the Bay Area is a High-Tech Hub
There is no doubt about it. Silicon Valley has emerged as the destination of choice for startups and established tech companies. Even international tech companies have made big efforts to establish a foothold in the Bay Area. They know that Bay Area colleges and universities - much like SFBU - graduate students that are ready for future-proofed jobs. Being a university in Silicon Valley, we understand this imperative quite well.
Silicon Valley, which is located in the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area of California, is widely known as a global center of technological design and innovation. There is a reason why Silicon Valley is named after the primary material in computer microprocessors. There is a wealth of technology, software, hardware, and internet companies here, of all sizes.
Silicon Valley is also one of the wealthiest regions in the world and certainly is one of the hottest real estate markets. In the end, much of the success of Silicon Valley can be attributed to the social and cultural aspects of the tech community that set up shop here.
But that’s not all:
- Location-Specific Benefits: Similar markets and industries tend to concentrate in particular areas. Dedicated marketplaces and malls exist for a reason. Competitors lining up close to each other does not happen by chance. Not only do people prefer a variety of choices, but it is easy to build infrastructure and similar businesses where others have already done so.
- Networking and Specialization: Silicon Valley is consistently characterized by innovation, collaboration, and risk-taking. And since everyone is here, it is easy to connect with experienced and supportive mentors and other individuals in a particular industry or field of study. Finance companies go to Wall Street and tech companies go to Silicon Valley.
- Local Opportunities: The timely availability of information and insights through a local network is vital for startups and established businesses alike. Here in Silicon Valley, the free flow of information provides itself as a one-stop-shop with seminars, product fairs, meetups, events, and workshops. This is where people rub elbows and learn the latest and greatest in technology and innovation.
With so many reasons to establish a tech presence in Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise that some of the top tech companies in the world are right here.
The Who’s Who of Tech Companies
Right here near the campus of San Francisco Bay University are some of the world’s top tech companies. Students studying for their bachelor’s or master’s in computer science or electrical engineering are surrounded by the tech companies of their dreams. And for graduating students reading this, continue on, we’ve got some important links for you.
Amazon: If you want to talk about a tech behemoth, you have to start with Amazon. Amazon has multiple locations in the Bay Area including Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. Amazon’s Bay Area locations offer careers in Amazon Web Services, Amazon Game Studios, Amazon Lab126, Amazon Digital Music, Prime Now, and subsidiaries like Audible and Twitch. There is something for everyone. Check out these career opportunities at Amazon. Software engineers and developers are all over the place on their job boards!
Tesla: Want to work somewhere on the cutting edge of technology? Tesla started it all in Fremont, California. It should not be a surprise that one of the most prestigious companies in the world is also a close neighbor. Tesla has made a huge impact on the adoption of electric vehicles. And their technologies have paved the way for others to follow suit. For students getting their master’s in computer science at a San Francisco University, working in a Tesla factory as an engineer might just be a dream. And Tesla is always hiring.
ASUS: Otherwise known as ASUSTeK Computer Inc, ASUS is one of our closest neighbors. You won’t have far to go too far south of our campus before you reach their U.S. headquarters. ASUS is a multinational computer and smartphone hardware and electronics company. They manufacture and sell everything from personal computers to monitors, graphics cards, routers and other technology solutions. A company like this is a perfect destination for newly minted SFBU computer science or electrical engineering graduates. For open positions and career opportunities at ASUS, click or tap here.
These companies represent our closest neighbor, but they are by no means the only players in the vicinity. SFBU graduates will have access to incredible career opportunities at companies like:
- Meta / Facebook
- …and more!
Whether you want to work in hardware, software, or otherwise, this area in South San Francisco Bay contains the highest concentration of high-tech career opportunities than anywhere else in the world.
How We Help You Prepare
We pride ourselves in providing top quality education to our students. Our professors, administrators, and staff work tirelessly to ensure SFBU students receive an education that will prepare them for the future. Our brand-new, state of the art campus provides students with everything they need to succeed in Silicon Valley.
We are proud to have had students go on to work for companies like Apple and Disney. Our career services center is dedicated to helping students find a job working for a company they admire. We also offer generous scholarships and grants to students who need assistance receiving an education that will prepare them for the future.
Are you ready to embark on a journey into the technological heart of our world? Follow in the footsteps of so many other SFBU graduates by achieving a life milestone in education and then continuing on to work for a company of your dreams. For more information on how you can find yourself on the receiving end of an SFBU degree, contact us at 1-510-803-SFBU.