Digital Media Success Stories

Dan Czyzyk


Dan Czyzyk was looking to take a break as an elementary school teacher and explore new interests to see where that might lead. He took a variety of classes at Cabrillo and ultimately took Introduction to Digital Media.

“Taking that class opened doors to so many different possibilities. I grasped that I could use my B.S. Degree in Marketing, learn new skills, and start a career designing and developing websites,” says Dan.

He appreciated the great instructors who were passionate about what they taught. With the small classes, he could ask questions and felt supported. Dan earned an Associate’s degree in Web Media from Cabrillo, as well as two additional certificates. Importantly, he started an internship in Cabrillo’s Marketing and Communications Department helping to rebuild Cabrillo’s front-facing website. It turned into a full-time contract. Cabrillo remains a client, as well as Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Mercury Aviation.

“During and after Cabrillo, I created websites for anyone who would pay me. This led to more experience, a growing portfolio, and a good reputation which would help fuel his digital marketing business.”
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Webmaster Contractor for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk