Career Counselor & PD Instructor
Val is passionate about helping students of all ages and backgrounds. Career counseling
is like figuring out the jigsaw puzzle of life – sometimes without the box cover!
Career counseling and teaching are Val’s “encore career”. After 20+ years as a project
manager with the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), she returned to school and completed
her Master’s degree in at Cal Lutheran University. She has two kids in college here
at SBCC, which helped shape her view of college life. Having studied in Madrid, Spain
for a year, she is bilingual and especially loves working with international students.
Stop by and say hello in whatever language you choose.
965-0581 x 3676 | firstname.lastname@example.org
It opens all kinds of opportunities.”
What was your first job?
Editorial assistant at Swimming World magazine.
What was one of your favorite jobs?
Delivering presentations and creating outreach materials for UC's Education Abroad
What is your dream job?
Promoting a worthy "cause" — and get paid for it! I’d like to work for a non-profit,
planning events and helping people one on one.
What job would you be horrible at?
Changing tires — or anything else requiring tools!
What did you want to be when you were little?
Travel agent or stewardess as a means to see the world.
What was the best advice you received?
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