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) 537-8243
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 | Liaison to College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
P: (909) 537-3256
E: denise.perezflores@csusb.edu
Strengths: Empathy, Restorative, Learner, Responsibility, Connectedness

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Valentina Felix | Career Counselor | Liaison to College of Arts & Letters
P: (909) 537-3247
E: vfelix@csusb.edu


Guadalupe Saldivar



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

Hilda Munoz


Hilda Munoz | Internship Administrative Support 
P: (909) 537-3258
E: hilda.munoz@csusb.edu 
Strengths: Positivity, Includer, Analytical, Strategic, Consistency


Yaquelin Aranda


Yaquelin D. Aranda-Aguayo | Events Coordinator
P: (909) 537-3254
E: yaquelin.aranda@csusb.edu 
Strengths: Positivity, Responsibility, Strategic, Arranger, Input

Administrative Support Staff

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Vacant | Office Manager & Clothing Closet Program Coordinator

Picture of Gabby Sandoval


Gaby Sandoval | Office Receptionist
P: (909) 537-5250
E: gaby.sandoval@csusb.edu
Strengths: Restorative, Individualization, Input, Deliberative, Connectedness

Meet the Career Center Paraprofessionals 

Paraprofessional Career Center Role Major
Patti Lopez Lead Peer Career Educator Psychology
Raneen Janini Peer Career Educator Health Science - Public Health Education
Oscar Orozco Peer Career Educator Biology - Biological Psychology
Julie Garcia Peer Career Educator Sociology
Crystal Rosas Peer Career Educator Biology
Lauren Juarez Peer Career Educator Administration - Management
Yera Nanan Internships & Social Media Student Assistant Communication - Media Studies
Sebastian Aispuro Internships & Social Media Student Assistant Communication - Media Studies
Madeline Juarez Employer Relations Student Assistant Administration - Management
Victoria Orozco Employer Relations Student Assistant Psychology
Cecilia Lemus Employer Relations Student Assistant Criminal Justice