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College to Career Readiness

The College to Career Readiness task force was developed to think expansively on ways to maximize every student’s experience at CSUSB and position each student for a successful and meaningful life after graduation. Within this work, the task force will access and confirm that CSUSB is providing students with the support and resources to achieve the needed skills, experiences and cocurricular knowledge to achieve the goal of preparing students for life after graduation. The task force will also review the current student workforce at CSUSB and make recommendations to enhance this high impact practice.

Charge: Increase self-efficacy and opportunities to graduate in four years by weaving a college to career readiness application to student roadmaps

Vision: The ideal student experience would have opportunities for practicums/internships or other community/workforce engaged learning woven in throughout the curriculum to enhance workforce readiness skills

Areas of focus: Develop a taskforce to best determine how to weave career readiness at various points in a student life cycle

Priority metrics: Graduation survey, self-efficacy and/or other engagement surveys and alumni surveys

Progress: Three subcommittees were formed in May 2020 to assess current services/programs and make recommendations. These subcommittees include:

  • Faculty/academic department career integration
  • Student employees and employers career exposure
  • Alumni/community career outreach

College to Career Readiness Taskforce Report (July 2020)

Committee Members

Paz Oliverez (co-chair), Vice President, Student Affairs

Lesley Davidson-Boyd (co-chair), Interim AVP, Undergraduate Studies

Michael Arteaga, Alumni Engagement Specialist, Alumni Relations

Rachel Beech, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

Tiffany Bookman, Assessment Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies

Jackie Gardner, Interim Director, Student Engagement

Akira Kanatsu, Research Technician, Institutional Research & Analytics

Bea Larez, Interim Assistant Director, University Registrar

Rodrigo Mercado, Student Employment Specialist, Human Resources

Carolina Meza, LINK Coordinator, Mentoring & Transition Programs

Dianna Minor, Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Fadi Muheidat, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Denise Perez-Flores, Career Counselor, Career Center

Diane Podolske, Director, Community Engagement

Tania Reyes, Career Transition Resource Coordinator, Workability IV 

Anissa Rogers, Associate Dean, Palm Desert Campus

Crytal Wymer-Lucero, Director, Alumni Relations

College to career readiness