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Jenny Cooper
Career Counselor

  Jenny is honored to be a career counselor for SBCC and an instructor for an online career planning class. She helps others understand their personality strengths, interests, values for their ideal careers and then brainstorm career fields and discover specific occupations that might suit them. 

  She has a B.A. is in English from UCSB and an M.S. Degree is in counseling, specializing in career counseling from Cal State Northridge. She works mostly from home, which allows her to pursue another dream-job of being a stay-at-home/ home schooling mom. 

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"Be a social entrepreneur. Find a need in society, and figure out
how to fill it and how to get paid for doing it.”

What was your first job? 
Flamingo’s Frozen Yogurt on the Mesa.

A famous figure you admire, why? 
It may seem cliché to choose Mother Teresa, but she is the epitome of a servant to others. If everyone took time out of our “busy” lives to care for others as she did, we would have a more peaceful, loving, and hopeful world. Wow! What a legacy!

What subject do you wish you had paid more attention to in school? 
Accounting. Believe it or not, I like balancing my check book and reviewing #’s. Learning Spanish would have also been a smart choice!

What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? 
Cow tongue & escargot. Yuck! Can’t say I’m very adventurous when it comes to exotic food. One of my favorite recent experiences was eating out with my work colleagues in LA at an Indian restaurant. What an experience! I didn’t really know what we were eating, but I loved most of it.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Have integrity in your job. You’ll gain respect if people know they can count on you.


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