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Alumni Spotlight Success Stories


October 2017, Damon Stevens

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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