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Damon Stevens

How Did the Career Center help you in your path to success?

As a Navy veteran with over 24 years of service, one of my biggest obstacles wasn't adapting to college or transitioning from military to civilian, but instead being able to express my value to a potential employer. The Career Center, specifically Joshua Galea'i, Heather Starr, and Karin Iwasaka were key players in my transition. Joshua was the first Career Counselor I visited. He expertly guided me through my first resume template. We conducted several mock interviews, revealing many areas for improvement. Heather and Karin reviewed and critiqued my resume over 20 times during a 12-month period. Their resume critiques were specifically mentioned during interviews with The Department of Homeland Security, San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Escondido Police Department, ATF, Jewish Family Services, and Enrollment Management Services where I am employed today.




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Stephany Gesaman

How Did the Career Center help you in your path to success?


The Career Center helped me a lot with editing my resume; including formatting, what words to use, and proper headings and titles.  My resume didn’t happen overnight and I’m glad I spent the time taking all the suggestions until there were no more.  Cover letters were pretty foreign to me until Lisa and Mine really explained to me their purpose and helped me to create a winning cover letter.  The Career Center also helped me by hosting job fairs.  I attended every job fair even though they were not all science focused.  It helped me to interact and get more comfortable with recruiters, plus you never know who you could meet.