Industry experts committed to your success.

Dr. Robert Alvarez

A rare blend of real-world experience and a passion for upskilling students, Robert will be your expert guide into the world of data analytics.

He devoted his professional life to studying and using data to champion holistic changes in a wide array of fields. After working at large global companies like Intel and diverse institutions like NASA, Robert has the skills and experience to best prepare you for your future data-driven career.

Artificial Intelligence Advisor at NASA’s Frontier Development Lab

Former Supply Chain Data Scientist at Intel

Former Professor of Machine Learning & Data Science at Santa Clara University

Rum Judge & Avid Traveler


Dr. Lauren Crider

Graduated from Arizona State University with a Ph.D. in mathematics (Go Devils! Fork ‘em!))

Current analyst and product data scientist at a rad startup

Is the happiest on big mountain adventures (just not too big)

Cannot stand the smell of green Expo markers

You'll be supported by a passionate teaching team.

LiveLab Instructors

Learn in-demand skills from your LiveLab Instructor - the leader of your LiveLab sessions every week. Visit their After Hours to chat about video lessons, Milestones or to get career advice!

Team Leads

You'll be assigned a Team Lead that will support you throughout The Experience. See them in LiveLab, chat with them in drop-in hours and receive feedback on your Milestones and Portfolio Project.

Success Coaches

Enter the heroes of the hour (just don't tell the instructors). Aside from granting Milestone extensions and moderating LiveLabs, your Success Coach acts as your personal guide through The Experience. Go to them with questions, comments or if you need a pep talk!

HelpHub Specialists

Our friendly HelpHub Specialists are here to help you - many of them are alumni of The Global Tech Experience! In addition to academic support, HelpHub Specialists assist with processing Milestone extensions and LiveLab requests through the HelpHub.

Why Global Tech?

The world is changing - evolve with it. Tech skills are necessary for careers across all industries.

Bridge the skills gap in the workplace with marketing, coding, analytics and data science experiences.

The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse team gives you a unique career advantage.

Learn how real companies use technology to drive operations, gain customers and make decisions.

The Global Tech Experience is offered in partnership with Podium Education, the leader in developing online experiences that empower universities to prepare students for high-growth careers in the digital economy.

The Experience is offered through Concordia University Irvine.

Contact the CUI Global Tech Experience Team at (949) 468-3190.

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