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Staff Contact Information

Office Hours:

Fall and Spring Semester
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Evening Hours: Tuesday 5:00pm-7:30pm

Summer
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For an appointment with a career counselor or to reach the CRC's reception desk call 209.946.2361.


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Deb Crane
Director
209.946.7369

 

Deborah Donnini Crane has more than 20 years of experience within Student Life including Student Activities, Housing and Greek Life, and Career Services.    Deborah has presented numerous workshops for students at Pacific and at local high schools on resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, and job search strategies.  She also teaches a Political Science Career Class in the College of the Pacific.  Deborah is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE).  She currently serves on the MPACE Executive Board as the Director of Education and Research.  Deborah co-authored an article titled, "Student Social and Emotional Competence in the Hiring Process", which was published in the April 2011 NACE Journal.  She is also a certified practitioner of the Meyer's Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.  Deborah holds a bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in educational administration from the University of the Pacific.

Specializations: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Geology, Mathematics, Political Science

 

        

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Caroline Herrod
Assistant Director
209.946.2009

Caroline Herrod has over 10 years experience in career counseling and has worked at University of the Pacific's, Career Resource Center since 2005.   Prior to entering the counseling world, Caroline spent 3 years as a recruiter for a scientific staffing agency where she actively reviewed resumes, interviewed candidates, and hired employees for a variety of positions.  Caroline has an MA degree in Career Development from JFK University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis.  She is also a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Instructor and has trained other GCDF's on how to discuss career development topics with their clients.  She is certified in the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  Her professional affiliations include the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the National ACademic ADvising Association (NACADA).

Specializations: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry-Biology, History, Pre-Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology

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Kaye Mooney
Community Outreach Specialist
209.946.7486

Kaye Mooney came to University of the Pacific in 1979. She has spent her career at Pacific in departments including the College of the Pacific Dean's office, the Internship/Experiential Education Program and currently in the Career Resource Center as a member of the Employer Relations Team.  .  Kaye strives to build strong relationships with faculty and the local community.  Her work includes meeting and assisting employers in the development of their internship, job and volunteer opportunities for Pacific students and alumni She also serves as Director on the 2013 United Way of San Joaquin County Board of Directors, Chair, Western Region, 2013 National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) and Co-Chair, 2013 Pacific's Community Outreach Board.    In October 2012, Kaye graduated from the National Society of Experiential Education Experiential Education Academy receiving a leadership award representing significant achievement and contributions as a national leader in advancing experiential education as a field and as a profession.

Specializations:  Dental Hygiene, Pre-Dentistry,Jacoby Center, Law, Religious and Classical Studies

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Christine Haruta
Employer Relations & Marketing Specialist
209.946.2017

Christine Haruta is an Employer Relations & Marketing Specialist for the Career Resource Center at University of the Pacific.  She has a B.A. degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting and has worked in the marketing and advertising industries as a copywriter, media buyer, sales associate, and marketing assistant.  Christine currently collaborates with recruiters to develop full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in industries including, marketing, advertising, public relations, the arts, media, communications technology, travel/hospitality, retail, professional sports, real estate, insurance, banking /financial services, and green/solar energy.  Christine is also responsible for developing and overseeing the marketing message and the media used to promote the Career Resource Center which includes fliers, email and social media.  She is the Editor in Chief of "Career Central" newsletter and a regular contributor to the Career Resource Center's blog.  Christine is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE).  She is currently serving on the MPACE Communications Committee and assists in maintaining the organization's Facebook page.  Christine also hosts presentations on developing a professional online presence and how to navigate LinkedIn.

Specializations: Art, Communication, Environmental Science, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Theatre Arts

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Ana Argueta
Operations & Budget Specialist
209.946.7384

Ana Argueta is originally from Guatemala.  She joined the Career Resource Center team in 2004 where she has become an integral part of the CRC's day-to-day operations and provides a variety of services, including Front Desk coordination, student worker and receptionist supervision and training, office operations, budget administration, and CRC event planning.  She is known for her customer service and student centered approach to her work.  Ana has a passion for diversity and inclusion and co-facilitates Visions, Inc. trainings at Pacific.  She also uses her event planning skills to support the Division of Student Life's Diversity and Community Engagement initiatives.  Ana is a member of the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP).

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Austin Ogan
Administrative Assistant
209.946.2361

Born and raised in the Central Valley, Austin Ogan has been working for University of the Pacific since 2011. Austin values his role in the Career Resource Center, and enjoys helping assist students through their career development process. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and serves as their Secretary. Austin sits on a various amount of other committees, including the SAC Scholarship Committee and the Community Outreach Committee. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Management at University of the Pacific.

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Kelley Graham
Career Counselor
209.932.2885

Kelley Graham graduated with a Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis in career counseling.   She spent three years working as a Career Center Technician for two Sonoma County high schools and facilitated college preparation groups and curriculum for various Sacramento high schools prior to coming to the University of the Pacific, Kelley was a student athlete and transfer student.  She has working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and is also an advocate for Veteran's services.  As a career counselor, she advises students on various topics ranging from resume and cover letter reviews to networking and job search strategies (to name a few).       

Specializations: Veterans and Military Personnel, Athletics, Sports Sciences, Physical Therapy

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Bob Bechill
Employer Relations Specialist
209.946.2361

Bob Bechill is an Employer Relations Specialist for the Career Resource Center. He has a BS in Geography from Frostburg State University and an MS in Management (Transportation and Logistics) from the Naval Postgraduate School. A 27 year United States Navy veteran (Bob retired as a Captain in the Navy Supply Corps), Bob joined the Career Resource Center staff in 2013 after a 12 year second career in Adult and Continuing Education. Bob has now embarked on his third career with primary emphasis on matching great employers with equally great Pacific students, recent graduates an alumni.

Specializations:   Aerospace, Agriculture, Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Products, Electronics, Engineering, Food/Beverage, High Tech/Information Technology, Human Resources, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining, Packaging, Rubber & Plastics, Sciences, Staffing/Executive Search, Textiles, Tobacco, and Waste Management.

Jocelyn Sharpe
Lead Peer Advisor
Major:  Political Science
Hometown:  Houston, TX
Hobbies:  Listening to music, singing, dancing  

Thoughts on Career Development:
"Having a Career Center on campus for students enables us to have first-hand knowledge on how to properly format and create a resume, develop interviewing skills and techniques, and have a career counselor available to help with facilitating the job process."

Bri Williams
Hometown: Bay Area, CA
Major: Political Science and International Relations
Hobbies: hanging out with  friends, and looking  up cool fun new places to eat around Stockton


Thoughts on career development: "One thing to remember about your career is that its all about who you know, and what you can do, so don't be shy in a new situation it will usually benefit you in the long run!"

Shani Boyd

Hometown: Novato, CA
Major: International Affairs and Commerce
Hobbies: Traveling, experiencing the life of other cultures, reading and socializing with friends


Thoughts on career development: "Career development is important for college students in particular because we need to prepare ourselves for life outside of college and be able to compete with others for a job. The Career Resource Center offers so much for the students here, that with the best amount of help, they can leave UOP as a competitive candidate."

 

Kelly O'Moore
Hometown: Roseville, CA
Major: Film Studies
Hobbies: Painting my nails, catching up on TV shows and crafting


Thoughts on career development: "I think career development is a lifelong process that is never too early to begin. Staying organized and ahead of the game is key!"

 

 Aroosa Ahmed

Office Assistant

I am a third year student majoring in psychology. As part of the student staff, I have the opportunity and flexibility to foster vital skills, such as customer service, communication, and attentiveness to detail. Everyday is a new learning experience at the CRC and I am fortunate to hold a position where I am able to develop professionally.

Sodar Soth

Office Assistant

Major: English

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Hobbies: Blogging, working out and spending quality time with friends and family

I believe that university's career centers are vital to a student's success post-graduation. Pacific's Career Resource Center is no different. The counselors are always hard at work to ensure current Pacific students and alumni are well informed and prepared for their professional careers. I have become so much more educated and feel more prepared upon my graduation in Spring 2015.

I was once lost and did not know which career path I wanted to take with an English degree. The wonderful staff was able to sit with me and helped figure out the countless opportunities that would be open to me, as long as I was persistent and hardworking. I have developed and improved my interpersonal and communication skills through the Career Fairs and Mock Interviews.

 

Bri Prebilic Cole

Marketing and Graphic Design Assistant

I am a third year student majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Graphic Design. I am the Student Marketing Assistant, which means I design marketing material in the form of flyers, signs, blog posts, and social media content. The CRC uses my work to advertise its events or employers visiting on campus. I'm glad to have a position at the CRC which not only uses my designs all over campus, but also to work in a place that allows me to learn professionalism for later career experiences.

Elena Dueñas

Web and Video Specialist

Major: English & Communications

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Hobbies: I love to cook and bake on my free time.

I am a fourth year student and came to the Career Center looking for help in finding a job. Working at the Career Resource Center has been one of the greatest experiences in my undergraduate experience. It has opened many doors for me and I am truly grateful. The tasks I do are great because they help me build many vital skills.