Sara Lopez received her bachelor's degree in diversified education in May of 2022 and landed a position as a second-grade teacher with her alma mater, Aspire Public Schools. Her dream was to give back to the community that supported and uplifted her success. She also received an award from her institution in recognition of her college graduation and contribution to the community. Career Services is proud of her success and accomplishments.
Victoria Alarca received her bachelors degree from Pacific in May 2022 and will be pursuing her Masters of Business Administration in Accounting in the fall of 2022. She is looking forward to furthering her knowledge in the field and gaining useful tips for her career.
Makaila Gaff will be continuing her education at University of the Pacific. She was accepted into Pacific's graduate program for biology and is looking forward to earning her master's degree.
Guadalupe Reyes earned her Master's in Engineering Science at Pacific and is now practicing her skills as a Staff Engineer at JC Wagner & Associates, Inc. Reyes is looking forward to joining a strong and supportive team in her favorite civil engineering discipline.
Jon Havton graduated from Pacific with his Master's in Accounting. He landed a position with Ernst & Young as a Tax Associate and is looking forward to joining the industry. During his time at Pacific, Jon made many meaningful relationships thanks to his involvement with student organizations.
Khushboo Patel majored in Economics and International Affairs and Commerce at Pacific and is now pursuing her master's degree in International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco.
Samantha Sanchez majored in Music Therapy and landed an internship with Professional Child Development Associates, Inc. Samantha will have the opportunity of working with several professionals during her internship and is looking forward to all the opportunities it will offer.
Joanna Valadez Salcedo graduated with a bachelor's in Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish. She worked with the career center to enhance her resume and attended the 2021 fall internship and job fair. There, she networked with several employers and landed a position as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant for a school in the Bay Area.
Logan Cope is a double major legacy student dedicated to the Pacific community. He has worked with our career advisors to prepare for grad school and is currently fulfilling his passion for leadership and mentorship as a resident advisor on campus.
Christopher Cardenas landed a position at Travelers Insurance after completing two summer internships with the organization. He is now working full-time as an Underwriting Professional Development Program and says Career Services helped him prepare his resume, cover letter, and interview.
Abha Patkar landed a position as a dental assistant thanks to the help from our career advisors. She frequently worked with our office for help with her resume and for booking interview rooms. Patkar also attended our internship and career fair where she had the opportunity of networking with employers.
Daniel Hong landed a position as a Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin after working with our Career Service Center on his resume and job search. Hong worked closely with our career advisors and participated in our mock interview week which helped him refine his interview skills.
Katie Ram graduated from University of the Pacific in 2018 with a degree in Physics, Applied Math and Spanish. Career Services helped Ram prepare for her job interviews and worked closely with her on her resume. She is now a Reliability Engineer at Raytheon Technologies.
After just one semester at Pacific, Dustin J. Brakebill, has already achieved exciting goals in his career. Brakebill was elected as a delegate in the California Democratic Party and even had the chance of working for the Susan Talamantes-Eggman for State Senate campaign.
Brakebill says the Career Services Center has helped him professionally through its Career and Internship Orientation class and resume assistance.
Nick Vaughn '19, has joined Amazon Website Services as a Software Development Engineer II L5, in San Diego, California.
Vaughn says that Pacific’s Career Services Center played a key role in his achievements. He connected with different career advisors who helped him build his resume and taught him how to network on LinkedIn to land his position.
Gaby Moreno accepted a position as an Account Service Representative at Inductive Automation before she graduated.
Gabby is an English Literature major with a minor in Spanish, and she reached out to Career Services for a mock interview to prepare for her real interview.
Romero accepted an Associate position with CliftonLarsonAllen. In her new position, she will focus on tax returns specifically in the Agribusiness industry. She met with our Career Advisor Shannon to get help with her interview and learned how to use the STAR method. Her advice is to not be afraid to get help from Career Services when preparing for an interview.
Sosidka '20 accepted a full-time position at NetApp. In his job he will work in a team to produce video content that represents the brand of the company. While at Pacific he was a part of the Humanities Scholars Program, where he attended presentations from Career Advisors.
His advice for students is to make sure your resume and LinkedIn stand out aesthetically and functionally, and Career Services can help you out with that!.
Buse was accepted to an internship with the Snohomish County Music Project in Everett, Washington.
Wren became interested in music therapy because it's the perfect blend of their two biggest passions: music and social services.
Career services helped Wren be more confident and prepared for the hiring process, and their advice for students is to use Career Services sooner rather than later.
Madera is headed to UC San Francisco-UC Berkeley to earn a master’s in translational medicine. He was inspired to pursue translational medicine after joining the technological innovation and entrepreneurship minor at Pacific.
Career Advisors Deb and Shannon helped him through his application process by giving feedback on his personal statement and improving his interview skills.
Gaal is now earning a Master's in Music Business at New York University. While at Pacific, Cassandra attended Career Services events like the Mock Interview Week to practice interviewing with real employers.
Check out her full story to learn more about her passion and the advice she has for you.
Leah Classen '20 is a double major in Civil Engineering and Asian Language and Studies, who was named as one of three Outstanding School of Engineering Graduates.
She is continuing her education at Pacific as a Hamma Fund Scholar recipient, which will fund the first year of her Master of Science in Engineering Science (MSES) degree.
Two months after graduation, Jade Tom was hired as a sales intern with the Walt Disney Company.
While in school Tom attended multiple Career Services events, including Mock Interview Week and Meet the Firms Career Fair. She also went on a Tiger Trek, where students are able to visit a company to learn more about what it’s like to work there.
Shindo was accepted to several law schools and will attend the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
Career Services helped him with his law school applications by working with him to improve his personal statement and resume to showcase his abilities. He also had support from his professors who wrote letters of recommendation for him.
Keith Sera ‘20 has plenty of hands-on experience; he worked for Assemblymember Catharine Baker, participated in the CA Auditor Office Externship Program, and the Student Investment Fund. Most recently he was an Accounting Intern for Five Star Bank.
He received help from our Career Advisors, who introduced Keith to different opportunities and improved his resume and LinkedIn profile.
Christina Bouri was accepted to several graduate programs, but has chosen Harvard where she will pursue a Master's in Middle Eastern Studies.
She worked with our Career Advisor, Shannon, who helped her with her graduate school applications.
William Peralta followed his dual passion for music and helping others to Pacific and discovered his purpose of being a music therapist. He honed those skills at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in its Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists program. He played guitar, piano and sang to children receiving pediatric health care.
Our Career Advisor, Shannon, helped him perfect his resume and essay for his application. He even received interview prep help from her.
Angela Salazar '20 was able to get multiple internships after graduation, including one with Joanne Butcher, a film financial consultant.
To prepare for graduation, Salazar utilized Pacific’s Career Services to ensure she got the right internships for her. “I did attend career fairs and spoke to advisors many times to work on my resume and cover letters. It was extremely helpful for internship exploration.”
Carim Van Beek graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. He has a passion for pharmaceutical chemistry and drug development to improve the global quality of life, which led him to his current job of Chemical Development in Process Chemistry for Principia Biopharma.
He received help from Career Services with the concept of informational interviewing and how to reach out to people on LinkedIn for interviews. His advice is to not wait until you graduate to start a job search, and use LinkedIn to get in contact with alumni from Pacific that work at companies you might be interested in.
Luis Perez accepted a Manager Trainee position with JB Hunt, after having issue finding employment during COVID-19.
Perez registered and attended Pacific’s Virtual Career Fair in the hopes of finding full-time employment. He was able to schedule one-on-one meetings with the employers he was interested in to find out more information on their company.