High Impact Practices

Career Counselor Within Each College

Each college will have one or more dedicated full‐time Industry Specialists to provide career counseling, career programs, and employer outreach to expand paid internships, academic internships, and full‐time professional opportunities. Greatly expanded student support to develop integrated plans to link the academic, career, and personal development dimensions of their education will be added. Increased and timely availability of student appointments and quicker response to requests for online services from counselors and specialists will be a reality. Greatly expanded opportunities for paid internships, academic internships, community engagement, and full‐time professional opportunities will result from an aggressive employer development campaign. Greatly expand community engagement opportunities including internships, service learning, and off‐campus paraprofessional experiences working in local schools, community‐based organizations and other non‐profits. Additional staff to support the increased development of expanded volunteer and community service student organization opportunities.

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Progress and Accomplishments

College Career Specialists

Laura Neal                                                                                  Maria Valdivia- Pellkofer
(657)-278-3791                                                                            (657)-278-2020
Arts                                                                                               Business & Economics

Cassandra Thompson                                                               Miguel Martinez  
(657)-278-5779                                                                            (657)-278-7189 
Communications                                                                        Education

Marcela Rojas                                                                             Elizabeth Munoz  
(657)-278-7579                                                                           (657)-278-2032 
Engineering & Computer Science                                            Health & Human Development, Nonprofit

Marisa Perez - Amorde                                                             Michelle Ajemian Levy  
(657)-278-5308                                                                           (657)-278-3766 
Humanities & Social Sciences, Government                         Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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2017-2018 Plan for the Year Report

Description Plan Facilities Staff Budget Allocation Expenses Balance

Career Center:
1) Newly Renovated Facilities: Continue to maximize newly renovated Career Center to maximize student use of Career Center Services and Programs. Continue to maximize educational programs for students in our Interactive Computer Lab that incorporates Industry Professionals and Engaged Alumni in variuos industries that bring information and opportunities to students (i.e. internships, academic internships, and paid part-time and full-time opportunities). 2) Staff: Continue to fund 7 positions within the Career Center. Comprised of 3 College Career Specialists, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Career Development Training Specialist, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and a Front Desk Customer Service Assistant. Continue to fund 3 of the 8 College Career Specialists positions so that all fo the eight colleges have a dedicated Career Specialists. Three of the funded positions include the College Career Specialists for the Colleges of Education, Communications, Engineering and Computer Science, who will continue to provide integrated academic, career and personal advising through individual appointments in the Career Center, in the Studdent Success Centers and/or Colleges and continue to be enagaged members of the Student Success Teams. College Career Specialist will continue to engage with their aggresive Employer Engagement Campaign each targeting 20 employersfor the next academic year to further expand hiring of interns and full-time post graduate opportunities. Continue to fund 2 positions within the Employer Relations Team which includes the Assistant Director of Employer Relations and the Marketing and Communications Specialist to continue to expand and grow our employer relations efforts, continue to grow internships, part-time and full-time opportunties for students, increase employer/organization attendance in career related job fairs/expos, increase the number of opportunities posted in our Titan Jobs Database, increase the number of employers engaged in offering HIP to students via iternships and involvement in our Titan Job Shadow Program, and increase sponsorhips to continue to offer more programs for students. Continue to fund the Career Development Training Specialist position who will provide professional development to both Career Center Staff, and faculty/staff in the areas of Career Development and the inegration of academic, career, and personal plans into the curriciulum. Career Development Training Specialist wil continue to serve as a lead in moving the Career Center forward with technology updates utilized to provide a holistic advising approach that utilizes campus reasources such as EAB, TAN, and TAN notes. Career Development Training Specialists will continue to serve as a lead for the Career Center's Innovation Team that is charged with enhancing student services and programs via technology and innovation. Continue to fund our Customer Service Coordinator position which provides assistance to students, employers, and campus partners. 3) Program Resources: Support for programs, tools and other initiatives to support student success. New Initiatives Programs to be launched: Titan Career Ambassadors, Student Career Advisory Board, Employer Advisory Board, pilot of online appointment scheduling feature.


Center for Internships and Community Engagement (CICE):

Continue to support and create an increase in opportunities for students to participate in academic internship and service-learning opportunities. This is done through increased staffing that creates new relationships with the community, provides risk assessment to all sites and keeps our online database of opportunities current and without backlogs. Funding also provides travel support for the creation of and participation in international service-learning and academic internship courses. The funding is also supporting a new initiative partially supported by President García planned for the upcoming winter break entitled Global Titans First Year Experience Program. 100 freshmen will participate in international service-learning (s-l) courses. 

Career Center
-22,206 Titan Connection Logins (15% increase from previous year) -7,894 in person counseling sessions (10% increase from previous year) -4,719 Unique Students Engaged in In-Person Counseling Sessions (3% Increase) -14,794 Positions Posted on Titan Connection- of those the breakdown is as follows -940 Presentations/Workshops offered (11% increase) -24,767 engagement touchpoints (10% increase) via presentations/workshops -626 Employers engaged in on-campus career expos and recruiting events (32% increase) -4,109 unique students participated in recruiting events (10% increase) -Engagement efforts for 191 targeted employers across each of the 8 colleges. resulted in a total of 320 unique employer college specific engagement levels. Efforts were recognized nationally at the National Association of Colleges and Employers, as a finalist for the Career Services Excellence Awards. -43 Employers participated (100% agreed program met or exceed expectations, and 92% would participate again”) -149 Students participated in program, (97% agreed program met or exceeded expectations and 98% would participate again.) -Piloted and will continue with Extended Drop in Hours on Wednesdays- Opened until 7 p.m.


Center for Internships & Community Engagement (CICE):

Two faculty completed international service-learning courses funded by CICE grants with SSI funds in summer 2017. Jarret Lovell's second annual HUM 350  Study Abroad course in South Africa received partial travel support for 15 enrolled students; and Mikyong Kim-Goh's MSW 575 course in Chile and Korea received partial travel support for 14 graduate students.




Career Center

Continue to Fund 7 Positions within the Career Center: 3 College Career Specialists, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Career Development Training Specialist, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and a Front Desk Customer Service Assistant.


Center for Internships & Community Engagement (CICE):

One SSP I position funded through CICE's SSI funds in 2017-18 terminated as planned on June 30, 2017.




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