About Us


The Career Center at California State University, San Bernardino empowers students and alumni to develop a lifelong skill set for an ever-changing labor market through exploration, programming, and experiential learning opportunities to meet their personal and professional goals. To help meet this mission, the Career Center has adopted the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies. NACE defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. The NACE Career Readiness Competencies serve as a foundation for the Career Center’s services and programs to ensure students are ready for the professional world of work upon graduation. Refer to the legend below to learn more about these competencies.

NACE Career Readiness Competencies

Critical Thinking CompetencyCritical Thinking
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems.

Leadership CompetencyLeadership
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and interpersonal skills to coach and develop others.

Career Management CompetencyCareer Management
Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experience relevant to career goals.

Digital Technology CompetencyDigital Technology
Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently, and demonstrate adaptability to new technologies.

Professionalism CompetencyProfessionalism
Demonstrate personal accountability, effective work habits, integrity, and ethical behavior.

Oral Written Communications CompetencyCommunication
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms.

Global Fluency CompetencyGlobal Fluency
Value, respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.

Teamwork CompetencyTeamwork
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and others, and negotiate and manage conflict.

Meet Our Staff

Career Center Leadership

Sarai Maldonado



Sarai Maldonado | Interim Director
P: (909) 537-3682
E: smaldona@csusb.edu
Strengths:  Communication, Connectedness, Relator, Analytical, Learner

Counseling Team

Oscar Fonseca



Oscar Fonseca | Career Counselor | Palm Desert Campus
P: (909) 537-8236
E: oscar.fonseca@csusb.edu 
Strengths:  Harmony, Restorative, Positivity, Includer, Responsibility

Jennifer Carhart


Jennifer Carhart | Career Counselor | Liaison to College of Natural Sciences
P: (909) 537-3248
E: jennifer.carhart@csusb.edu
Strengths: Relator, Maximizer, Focus, Analytical, Activator

 Denise Perez-Flores


Denise Perez-Flores | Career Counselor | Liaison to College of Business & Public Administration
P: (909) 537-3256
E: denise.perezflores@csusb.edu
Strengths: Empathy, Restorative, Learner, Responsibility, Connectedness




Guadalupe Saldivar



Guadalupe Saldivar | Internship Specialist 
P: (909) 537-5571
E: guadalupe.saldivar@csusb.edu 
Strengths: Connectedness, Input, Intellection, Strategic, Ideation

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Vacant | Internship Administrative Support 

Employer Relations

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Vacant | Employer Relations Coordinator

Administrative Support Staff

Olivia Nanez-Salazar



Olivia Nanez-Salazar | Office Manager & Clothing Closet Program Coordinator
P: (909) 537-3251
E: onanez@csusb.edu
Strengths: Context, Learner, Harmony, Discipline, Analytical 

Meet the Career Center Paraprofessionals 

Paraprofessional Career Center Role Major
Patti Lopez Peer Career Educator Psychology
Derick Prince Peer Career Educator Sociology
Oscar Orozco Peer Career Educator Biology-Biological Psychology
Cameron Garrido Peer Career Educator Administration-HR
Gracie Ramirez Peer Career Educator Communication-Public Relations
Alejandro Cortez Employer Relations Student Assistant Administration/Marketing-Sports/Entertainment
Madeline Juarez Event Crew/Front Desk Student Assistant Administration-Management
Johnny Ramirez Marketing/Content Writer Student Assistant Administration-Marketing
Ethan Mink Employer Relations Student Assistant Communication-Media Studies
Vaidehi Rena Research/Outreach Student Assistant Info. Systems/Technology-Cyber Security