Occidental College Career Development Center Annual Report 2012-2013
See what the Career Center accomplished in the 2012-2013 academic year.
OCCIDENTAL C A R E E R DEVELOPMENT C E N T E R COLLEGE ANNUAL REPORT 2012-2013 MOVING AHEAD Dear Community, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN As this report demonstrates, the CDC enjoyed a very productive year in 20122013. We began implementation of our four-year plan piloting the Sophomore Success program, launching our first WIMS Away winter session, and working steadily in the Fall to acquire new partners for our donor funded internship programs, InternLA and InternPDX. As I author this in late June, 28 students are in full swing interning across six occupational sectors and benefiting from IMPACT each Friday where they acquire career related education. We will look forward to their feedback at the end of the summer to fine tune the program. Our success is the fruit of many colleagues’ labor: gifts from parents allowed us to expand our sites in Portland and contribute dramatically to our Los Angeles program. Combined with our endowed gift through our employer partner, Payden & Rygel, we have both institutional and employer commitments that will assure this program’s expansion and long-term success. Concurrently, Institutional Advancement is at the beginning stages of our 1.5 million dollar campaign to renovate the Center. This brings a center naming opportunity, a seminar room for events, a networking patio to engage employers, students and alumni, and a central space for daily student engagement. Additionally, we are excited to bring the Offices of National Awards and Pre-Health Advising into the new space, providing post-baccalaureate services in one location. This Fall the CDC will also open the Career Corner in the newly renovated Johnson Student Center. In addition to access to a high traffic student hub, this space will allow us to provide alumni counseling services and host small-scale meetings for employers, alumni and other guests. Financial, programmatic, and staff growth demonstrates this institution’s commitment to preparing students for success in their short- and long-term pursuits and aspirations by allowing our center to focus on delivering training, resources, career and graduate school advising and support in partnership with faculty, administrators and employers. In 2013-2014, we look forward to building upon this past year’s success. Warmly, Valerie Savior ’85, Director FEATURED NEW STAFF MEMBER: COURTNEY STRICKLIN ‘03 Continuing our Strategic Plan for staff expansion over five years, Courtney Stricklin ’03 joined the team this past Fall as the Assistant Director for Employer Relations. Charged with expanding InternLA, post-baccalaureate opportunities and preparation for transitioning seniors, Courtney has had a busy first year. In short order Courtney increased employer numbers for Business Industry Night; hosted over 50 recruiting employers in Fall and Spring; hit the road meeting potential partnership sites for InternLA to expand to 20 sites, and honored these partners in the first inaugural Spring Employer Celebration. Bringing a wealth of experiences from her last stint at Art Center School of Design, where she held the Interim Director post, along with her liberal arts training at Oxy and her dynamic personality, Courtney is fast becoming an integral resource for students, employers and alumni, and as such, Courtney is critical to the department’s mission to succeed at training students as pluralistic leaders prepared to succeed in ever-complex, global communities. PREPARING FUTURE PROFESSIONAL LEADERS As career practitioners, the CDC is committed to developing students toward life-long, rewarding careers. Fully grounded in our liberal arts tradition, we understand how liberal arts training: developing sound critical thinking, problem-solving, multi-cultural, communication, and innovation competencies, equips our students, not only to transition successfully from college, but to be thoughtful leaders across a spectrum of career interests and options. The CDC’s programs, resources and services are tailored to support the college’s strategic vision to fully maximize students’ four year experience in Los Angeles. The Career Development Center counsels and trains students to become active agents, inspired and confident to successfully navigate career complexity. When combined with Occidental College’s premier liberal arts education, students develop nuanced interpersonal and content skills preparing them for a life of service and leadership. MISSION STUDENT LEARNING GOALS COUNSELING Students practice self-reflection and mature in their capacity to decipher their interests, values and skills enabling them to create unique and flexible career plans Students avail of training in the use of relevant career tools and technologies and progressively apply them to internship, job and graduate school searches EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING By participating in a variety of experiential learning opportunities, students are able to synthesize diverse and disparate activities toward a meaningful career trajectory Students learn how to seek career advice and expertise from professionals resulting in the capacity to build an engaged professional network EMPLOYER RELATIONS By integrating and articulating self-awareness with academic and occupational knowledge students can uniquely translate the value of their liberal arts education Holistic engagement in career-related activities trains students to effectively apply for and advance into appropriate educational programs and employment opportunities EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT Our distinct programs: internship, shadowing, sophomore success, recruitment, as you will learn about in the following pages, are continually updated and evaluated to meet students’ ever-changing needs. We source qualitative and quantitative responses from participants in our programs and use the results for program enhancement and improvement. Additionally, our new Assistant Director for Employer Relations will annually survey alumni one and five years out of Oxy to assist us in gathering employment and graduate school data, assuring that all our stakeholders see the value of an Occidental College education as evidenced in professional alumni success. total programs in 2012-2013 the CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER is proud to present 132 DDDDD away Seattle Portland San Francisco Los Angeles New York Washington D.C. WIMS SOPHOMORES apply to job shadow in your hometown over winter break with companies and organizations including: MICROSOFT | US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GREY ADVERTISING | OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK LA TIMES | NY TRANSPORATION COMMISSIONER any sophomore interested in applying MUST ATTEND a mandatory info session Wednesday October 24th or 4:30 pm Dumke Commons Thursday October 25th 12:00 noon Fowler 209 Up from total programs in 2011-2012 100 The CDCâ€™s Growing Numbers Total Drop-Ins OZ t h e R i s e Pageviews on CDC Webpages 46,650 p p p 2010-2011 129 2011-2012 228 2012-2013 385 T 2 Alumni, 109 Seniors, 75 Juniors, 121 Sophomores, 78 First Years p p 2011-2012 Counseling Appointments T Facebook Followers: 350 in June 2012 611 in June 2013 Recruitment for 2012/2013 667 2012-2013 833 Grad School Visits 22 Employers Recruiting 50 Employers On-Campus 38 Drop-Ins: 313 All other programs: 976 Overall: 1,063 50.21% of 2,117 Oxy Students utilized Career Services Internship Program This year continued to see growth in our internship program as students took advantage of the many opportunities available to them for career preparation. p p 2011-2012 118 T Unique Students Student Participation Attendance 2011-2012 1,462 T Attendance 2012-2013 2,327 2012-2013 232 T Walk In My Shoes Away This past January we invited Sophomores to use their Winter Break as an opportunity to glimpse into the career lives of professionals. WIMS Away offers a unique opportunity to job shadow - to literally “walk in the shoes” of a professional in his/her career field. Our hosts provided Occidental students a behind-the-scenes view of a profession and the opportunity to begin building a network within the field. Sites for WIMS Away were identified in 6 cities around the country (Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.) with shadows taking place for 2-3 days during the last two weeks of winter break. What the Students Say Nancy Valdez ‘15 at the Los Angeles Superior Court “This experience has also opened my mind to the possibility of becoming a judge, a thought that had never occurred to me beforehand.” Chris Discolo ‘15 at the Seattle & King County Public Health Department “Before shadowing in a public health office, I was under the impression that government work would not possess such a direct relationship with people and their community, that somehow there was a disconnect between the government and the people they serve. The assumption proved to be inaccurate as I experienced the passion that each public health official had to better society.” Kevin Zhao ‘15 at Microsoft “I found that there are jobs out there in the corporate world that can satisfy all my hopes and needs with regards to an enjoyable job.” Carlina Perna ‘15 at Mike Mathis Productions “From this experience I learned that for my future job to be most satisfying, it will have to combine this ideal social work environment with academic and intellectual challenges, because thinking critically, deconstructing established ideas, and putting my thoughts into writing and action are what I am most passionate about.” Amber Thai ‘15 at Huntington Memorial Hospital “I definitely feel more motivated to pursue my academic endeavors because there is evidence that if you work hard and truly work towards what you want, you can attain it.” Carlina Perna shadowed at Mike Mathis (‘78) Productions a S G y O O B D Jessica Keys, Strategies 360 “We were able to take them [Oxy shadowers] to the most important meeting we’ve had in months, a big pitch to a technology company we want as a client.” E Y to h t SOPHOMORE e What the Hosts Say Lawrie Robertson ‘69, University of Washington School of Public Health “It is wonderful that Oxy enables its best and brightest to get this exposure in their sophomore year...I was left very impressed with both of them and enjoyed this opportunity to serve Oxy students.” Anna Boone ‘06, Gallatin Public Affairs “While Emily was sitting in on internal meetings, client conference calls and joining our lobbyist for a morning on the Capital Campus in Olympia, I made every effort to provide context and background so she could get the most out of her experience.” (WIMS) 20 sites in 6 cities (6 LA, 3 NY, 1 PDX, 3 SF, 4 SEA, 3 WDC) 18 sites were alumni hosts, 1 was a 26 students (24 class of 2015, 2 class of 2014) parent host, 1 an internship partner SLUMP Students shadowed Dr. Kim Shriner ‘80 at Huntington Memorial Hospital SOPHOMORE The Sophomore Success Program (SSP) “I liked how the CDC had my best interests in mind when I told them where I was planning on seeing myself in the next 4 years and after Oxy. It was an opportunity to sit down and think hard about what I wanted and how to get there.” - SSP Participant In 2013, the CDC piloted SSP with 28 students. Participating sophomores took a career assessment, participated in a workshop, and availed of one-onone counseling. Post-program testimonials validated that the program met its goal. 87% agreed that the assessment “helped me to better understand myself in the context of career planning.” 100% stated that they are now comfortable utilizing career services after having been through SSP. Since our ambitions are to make this work for scientists, social scientists and humanities students, we will launch a second pilot (Fall 2014). Our goals are to expand the program to 50 participants reflecting a broader swath of career and academic interests “I’m really glad that I was able to participate in this program because it helped as well as incorporate suggestions me get the gears turning in my head about what steps I need to be taking to prepare from the first pilot program. By myself for what comes after college.” - SSP Participant 2015 we hope to offer SSP to all Sophomores. FYRE Starting Fall 2013 As a part of our strategic plan to address career discernment throughout all four years of the undergraduate experience, The Career Development Center will participate in the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE), in which first years are required to participate in a seven week post-Orientation program that will address fundamental aspects of life in college including but not limited to health, study habits, sexual harassment, spiritual well-being, and career planning. Our participation in FYRE will assist us in formalizing our Sophomore Success Program as part of the department’s strategic plan to deliver services through a class-based approach. - Rita Soultanian, Assistant Director for Career Counseling THE SITES A Noise Within Barnsdall Art Park Center Theatre Group The Children’s Law Center City of Hope Community Partners - Cornuelle Fellows Site Council for Watershed Health The Downtown Women’s Center Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project Jovenes Machine Project Payden & Rygel Red Hen Press Resolution Economics Russ Reid Team Tassy The Grammy Museum Visual Communications Vote for Equality Zócalo Public Square InternLA STUDENT INTEREST SOARS DUE TO PROGRAM EXPANSION Expanding on the former Community Arts & Public Service internship program, this year the CDC rolled out InternLA & InternPDX, expanding from 6 internship sites to 22 ILA & 6 IPDX internships. Arts & Entertainment Business & Entrepreneurship Law & Policy Science & Research Media & Technology Social Services & Advocacy students attended an info session attended pre-application training 166 total applications juniors and sophomores applied Cornuelle Fellowship 133 153 Cogan Owens & Cogan Community Warehouse IRCO Oregon Department of Human Services-Child Welfare Division Strategies 360 Sustainable Harvest InternPDX 81 2013 InternLA Recipients Generously supported through an endowed gift from the J.M. Kaplan Fund, two students were selected as inaugural fellows in the Richard Cornuelle Fellowship Program as part of InternLA 2013. Cornuelle Fellows interned at Community Partners, a nonprofit that “helps foster, launch and sustain powerful initiatives for change” while conducting research on social entrepreneurship and the contribution to the sector from Occidental alumni Richard C. Cornuelle ‘48. Annually, the Richard Cornuelle Fellowship program will fund and house two fellows who will combine rigorous research while interning. With the successful launch of the program and with the continued support of the College, it is our intention to continue to expand the program bringing on additional sites of interest to our students. On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) The Career Development Center provides a variety of ways for employers to reach out and retain Occidental talent. This includes the option to participate in an industry night, host an on-campus info session, conduct e-recruitment, and on-campus interviews of Oxy applicants in the CDC. 50 employers recruited through the CDC in 2012/2013: Academic Advantage Academy, Inc. Aflac Amazon Americorps VISTA Aspire Public Schools Axa Advisors BCBGMAXAZRIA GROUP CAA - Creative Artist’s Agency CALPIRG Capital Fellows CAST Center Theatre Group CIA City Year Congressional Hispanic Caucus CORO Southern California DineEquity Dropbox Enterprise Holdings FBI FoodCorps Gallagher Benefit Consulting Goldman, Sachs & Co. Grassroots Campaigns HealthCorps Inroads Jefferies JET Program - Consulate General of Japan Laserfiche Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Mattel McMaster-Carr Navy Northwestern Mutual Payden & Rygel PeaceCorps RCLCO Seyfarth Shaw Southern Wine & Spirits Target Teach For America Teach for China Veloz Group Waddell & Reed Western Asset Yammer Yelp Young Government Leaders (Pathways) To date, more than half hired at least one Oxy student as a result of their recruitment efforts, many employers have hired multiple, and others have yet to complete the hiring process which will hopefully include the acquisition of even more Oxy talent. Employer Spotlight: City Year City Year is an Americorps program wholly focused on fighting the national dropout crisis. They have committed to leverage the talent, energy and idealism of corps members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate. The goal: Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind. Given our institutional commitment to social justice, we are thrilled with this year’s success. Compared with the 2011/2012 academic year, City Year received an increase in applications, resulting in three times the number of offers and twice the number of confirmed corps members. Already we plan to include them in the Fall 2013 Getting to the Corps Program, as well as inviting them back to host info sessions before each of their application deadlines. The main City Year recruiter for our area has also volunteered to present a workshop to students on building a non-profit oriented resume, and to serve as an interviewer for the Spring Mock Interview program. 2011/2012 Applications 18 Offers 5 Confirmed Hires 4 2012/2013 24 15 9 TIGERlink: The CDC’s #1 Tool Total unique postings (not including reposts): 395 Total employers posted since July 1st, 2012: 243 Total student applications: 330 Top Employer Sectors: Business & Entrepreneurship: 99 Social Services & Advocacy: 58 Media & Technology: 32 Arts & Entertainment: 29 Law & Policy: 13 Science & Research: 12 Total job postings (including reposts): 4,482 Total unique student views of jobs: 53,264 Aflac AEG LIVE AIDS Project Los Angeles Amazon.com AMERICORPS VISTA BCBGMaxazria Coldwell Banker Commercial Community Health Corps Downtown Women’s Center Edgeworth Economics Enterprise Rent-A-Car Equality California Food Corps Fox Broadcasting Company LA Weekly Los Angeles Opera Mattel Morningside Translations Connecting students and employers. A Sample of TIGERlink Employers NERA Economic Consulting New York State Police Oceans Research Office of Councilman Jose Huizar Participant Media Pasadena Magazine Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Target Corporation The Democracy Matters Institute The Orange County Register US Navy Warner Bros Records Warner Music Group Yelp Fullbridge Program A Bootcamp in Business and Entrepreneurial Skills In June 2013, five Oxy students and two newly minted 2013 grads were funded to partake in The Fullbridge Program. Fullbridge “bridges the gap” between undergraduate education and entering the workforce in careers in finance, business and entrepreneurship through its intensified learning program that offers an 160-hour business boot camp. In late Spring, the CDC was able to identify a core group of Trustees and alumni to fund these students and alums as leaders to test out the Fullbridge program in Boston, MA. Eleven individuals applied yielding our seven matriculates. Brett Schraeder and Valerie Savior visited Oxy participants and observed the program. Coaches from top-tier MBA programs are hired to mentor the students throughout the experience. Fullbridge is like smashing the first year of B-school into four weeks: participants complete over 100 exercises and simulations to gain proficiencies in: business research; analysis; financial analysis; valuation; project and time management; creative problem solving; working in teams; and effective oral and written communication. The students will submit reflective essays, journals, and thank you letters to their donor as well as go through a post-program luncheon to share their experiences. “Fullbridge gave me the opportunity to practice skills, such as presentation and analyze financial data that will allow me to reach my career goals. In the future I will need to convey to investors that not only do I have expertise in my field, but that I understand their financial reasoning, valuation of my company and investment strategy.” Amanda Perez ’13, Cognitive Science “The Fullbridge program has validated my career goals and has given me the confidence to pursue my career goals as an entrepreneur. I was afraid of a business career because I felt that my liberal arts education would not be enough, but this program taught me how to use my liberal arts education towards a career in business. The critical thinking skills and the communication skills were already well developed through my education, but this program provided me with the tools to apply these skills in a different field.” Lizbet Macias ’15, Diplomacy and World Affairs Collaborative Programming Prepare for Grad School Workshop National Awards Pre-MBA Workshop Pre-MBA Advisor, Economics Get the Scoop RA Volunteers Careers in Entertainment Panel Media Arts & Culture The CDC worked across the college with the following departments, clubs and orgs this year for programming: Dress for Success Week/Mock Interviews Alumni Relations Resume Workshops Various Greek Groups & RAs World View Weeks Diplomacy & World Affairs Junior/Senior Seminar Career Crash Course Biochemistry, Chemistry, AHVA, Geology, Physics, History Careers in Advertising Day The Occidental Agency Law Week Phi Alpha Delta Choose Your Own Adventure Week English & Comp. Literature Studies Women in Leadership Panels Alumni Relations International Programs Office Working Abroad Panel THEME WEEKS This year weâ€™ve paired with different departments for themed weeks focusing on career and graduate options within varying disciplines. Many thanks to English & Comparative Literature Studies, Media Arts & Culture, The Occidental Agency, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Alumni Relations and Diplomacy & World Affairs for successful theme weeks filled with speakers, grad school info sessions, workshops and employer visits. 2013 GRADUA The team in the CDC understands what it takes to transition successfully into the world of work and graduate school. Numbers are invaluable but do not compare to the experience of hearing a job-seeker’s story. Here are a couple stories that typify the tenacity and strategic planning of our senior job seekers. Whether circuitous or direct, David and Shelby show that with personal hard work and by availing of the services offered through the CDC, seniors can secure meaningful career-related, work right out of Occidental. David Sacci David Sacci (‘13) is one of those singular students who pursued career goals with vigor, as evidenced by his frequent use of the CDC. Over the course of his four years at Oxy David came to weekly drop-in hours a total of 8 times. Further, in his Senior year alone, he had 4 counseling appointments, attended 2 workshops, participated in the annual Business Industry Night, Speed Networking, Mock Interview and Dine With the Trustees programs, and came to 12 different employer information sessions. This dedicated career exploration was not for a lack of career focus. In his own words, David has been “in love with (and borderline obsessed) with Tesla Motors for a while now.” His interest in the company even played a role in his entry to the 2010 Blythe Fund stock competition, in which students were given $100k in imaginary cash to create a portfolio. David’s portfolio, strongly weighted in Tesla’s stock, grew by 8%, winning him the competition and leading directly to his being offered the Director position by the group for the following year. In his Senior year, David endeavored on a proactive and diverse job search, applying to 50 jobs through TIGERlink, interviewing with many. All this eventually brought him back to the realization however, that he really wanted to work for Tesla and was going to be as persistent as possible to get a job with them. David’s perseverance paid off. A phone screen with a Tesla recruiter led to an informational interview with a Sales Manager who told David “...that it wasn’t a matter of if I would work for the company, but rather a matter of when I would work for the company.” Two interviews later, David was offered the position of Product Specialist (sales). David accepted, taking a start date just three days past his Oxy commencement. In his first month with Tesla David says he couldn’t be happier, and of course, “feel[s] even more strongly that Tesla makes the best car in the world.” Other Highlights Aja-Fullo Sanneh Aja Sanneh studied Economics here at Oxy and will be attending the USC Gould School of Law this Fall 2013. Fatima Avellan studied Urban and Environmental Policy and has accepted a position with City Year, our Spotlight Employer. Fatima Avellan ATE PROFILES Shelby King “The word you won’t hear at Oxy is “no”. Oxy is an environment where you can literally pursue all of your interests and passions while finding your niche. With a focus on learning both within and outside of classes, Oxy promotes exploration and development,” so says Shelby King (‘13) an Economics major with an emphasis in Public Policy and minors in Politics and Philosophy. Shelby has focused on her passions and on developing professional skills. She worked on Oxy Worldwide, an online international affairs publication. She was also President of Phi Alpha Delta, the academic pre-law fraternity and organized a law school fair, pre-law training, and visiting law speakers. Shelby also participated in all of the music ensembles offered by the Music Department. Professionally, Shelby continued to run a nonprofit organization, Tucson Summer Music, back home while also interning for a Judge and Congresswoman Giffords. In her junior year she was a finalist for the Truman Fellowship and in her senior year she applied to both CORO and Capital Fellows. “Oxy, as especially exemplified by Valerie Savior and the CDC, is the place where you can build the foundations upon which to make your dreams a reality. During individual advising, the CDC helps you discover how to accomplish your goals, and no realistic goal is unattainable. Valerie was an incredible resource over my four years, helping me with my resume, the academic pre-law fraternity, applying to graduate school, applying for fellowships and scholarships, proof reading applications, and helping with professional knowledge on how to approach using my liberal arts education to obtain future employment. The CDC’s guidance made all the difference as I narrowed my end goal to public policy analysis/creation and criminal prosecution on the state level in Arizona.” While being given Alternate status in both the CORO and Capital Fellows programs, Shelby’s hard work and strong resume finally paid off: right after graduation she was accepted as a Judicial Fellow in Oroville, CA, north of Sacramento. While taking academic seminars through Sacramento State, she will be analyzing court efficiency, reviewing consistency/continuity, and working with state legislation. “Next year I hope to start graduate school for a joint degree in law and public policy.” Austin Irabor Austin Irabor studied Philosophy in his time at Oxy and in addition to working as an independent marketing consultant, has now succesfully founded Built for Leads Marketing Agency. Desmend Jetton Desmend Jetton studied Art History & Visual Arts at Oxy and has been hired to work for Teach for America. WORD ON THE STREET “...the Occidental Career Development Center (CDC) has been one of the most active and engaging student services on campus this year... Its most prominent successes, InternLA and InternPDX, exemplify the CDC’s efforts to directly assist students in finding summer jobs that compliment their studies and ideal career trajectories.” The Occidental Weekly 4/23/13, “Career Development Center Enhancement Benefits Students” by the Editorial Staff CDC in the NEWS “I definitely feel better equipped than most job applicants out there because I have a staff full of intelligent and skilled CDC editors helping me get through this crazy process!... Thanks to the CDC, I now have a really professional and concise resume that I have been handing out to employers.” Student Voices Blog 3/15/2013, “Oxy’s Career Development Center” by Sarah Sterling “The Career Development Center (CDC) offers multiple resources to help with preparation for the job search.” “...a lot of us have been worried about securing a summer internship. But with the help of Oxy’s Career Development Center (CDC), many of us have been able to find a few potential opportunities.” Student Voices 4/18/13, “Interviews on Interviews on Interviews” by Jill Marucut The Occidental Weekly 4/24/13, “Modern Day Job Hunting” by Shilpa Bhongir “It [InternLA] is such a constructive and beneficial program that should be offered to as many students as possible. Offering more sites is also a great decision because it allows students with diverse interests the opportunity to work within their field of study” - Emma Kraft The Occidental Weekly 3/27/13, “Career Development Center Expands Summer Internship Program” by Haley Gray Testimonials on the All New CDC Website Tiger Tales: “Having never applied to a job I approached the CDC to ask for help. Needless to say, my application made a great impression and I received the position at the first company I applied to, a top advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. I couldn’t have done it without them!” Tiger Tales: Matthew Connelly ‘16 “...the CDC’s advice has enabled me to articulate the professional relevance of my study abroad and research experience, while providing invaluable resources regarding professional protocol... At every stage, the CDC provided imperative advice, room for constructive conversation, and a wonderful working environment where I could both learn and contribute.” Tiger Tales: Jessie Durrett ‘13 The CDC Re-Design The increase in demand for career advising requires Occidental to expand the CDCâ€™s existing space in the Arthur G. Coonâ€™s Administration Building. A plan is underway to create a centralized home for career discernment and professional degree resources inclusive of prelaw and pre-health, and fellowship and national awards, enabling students to explore postgraduate options all in one location. The redesign will transform the space into a welcoming home for students, alumni and recruiters and expand the capacity to accomodate ongoing programmatic needs and support. THE CDC OFFERS OUR THANKS TO: Key Supportive Departments: Corporate and Foundation Relations Institutional Advancement International Programs Office with the help of Richter Funds The Office of the President Key Benefactors: The Occidental Trustees The J. M. Kaplan Fund Joan Payden Richter Fund Individual Parent & Alumni Gifts Ahmanson Foundation Which support these CDC Progams: InternLA InternPDX The Fullbridge Program Dine with the Trustees Career Development Center Staff Valerie Savior, Director Rita Soultanian, Assistant Director for Career Counseling Courtney Stricklin, Assistant Director for Employer Relations Liselda Fabian, Internship Coordinator Ananda Dillon, Career Center Coordinator CDC Supervisor Brett Schraeder, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Iniatives The CDC continues to meet our students and alumni where they are. Join our growing network on the following platforms: Facebook.com/oxycareers Twitter.com/oxycareers Pinterest.com/oxycareers Instagram - oxycareers YouTube.com/oxycareers oxy.edu/career-development-center This report authored by the CDC staff and designed for publication by Ananda Dillon ÂŠ2013