About Us

Mission

The Career Center provides proactive and comprehensive career services to students through career development, experiential learning, resume development, on-campus recruitment and employer networking. The professional staff provides events, workshops and career counseling to our diverse student population, and partners with employers who value performance in an inclusive environment.


Goals
  • Help students build career and life skills, and work toward being accountable for their own personal, academic, and career success
  • Develop students’ multicultural competency
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with local and regional employers

Staff


Brigitte Clark

Interim Director
916.278.6233

Brigitte Clark has over 15 years of work experience in higher education.  She was hired as the Associate Director of the Career Center in December 2008 and was selected to act as the Interim Director of the Career Center in February 2015. Brigitte works closely with a dynamic team of career service professionals who develop experiential learning programs to educate and prepare students for career oriented employment opportunities. She is dedicated to student engagement and success and teaches First Year Seminar each fall semester.   

Brigitte has worked for both public and private universities in the areas of Admissions & Outreach, Academic Advising and Career Development. Prior to starting her career in higher education, she served 10 years as a civil servant working for the Department of Defense at David Grant Medical Center where she provided administration support in Nuclear Medicine.  She has also had the pleasure of serving in Solano County’s Superior Court for the Department of Family Law.

Her work and life experience is what makes Brigitte so passionate about the work she does at Sac State and the students she loves to inspire. She personally knows the value of an education and what a difference it can make in one’s life.  After many years of working full time, raising a family and attending college as a non-traditional student, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Career Development.  


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Kate Fickbohm
Employer Relations Coordinator
916.278.5089

Kate Fickbohm earned her B.S. in Marketing from Iowa State University. She started an internship with a financial services company while attending Iowa State and after graduation joined the firm full-time as a recruiter. Kate spent six and a half years working with the company’s internship program and introducing the career to potential financial advisors. She now acts as the Employer Relations Coordinator and enjoys connecting companies with talent at Sacramento State. In her free time, Kate can be found cooking and baking, traveling, and partaking in various Sacramento events.

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Candace McGee
Internships & Student Employment Program Manager
916.278.7207


Candace McGee manages the Internship Program and coordinates Internship Awareness Week, held each spring and Resume Makeover & Speed Interviews each semester. Candace is also part of the Employer Relations Team and in charge of the Internship Advisory Board. She assists students with preparing for their internship search. Candace earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies and her Master’s in Higher Education Leadership at Sacramento State. She has a passion for working with students, believes that students can achieve anything they set their minds to through hard work, and encourages students to look at all options available to them. Candace loves being involved in the campus community and is the advisor for Lambda Sigma Gamma, Alpha Pi Sigma, and The Association of Latino Professionals for America.

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David McVey
Career Counselor
 
916.278.6318

As a Career Counselor, David McVey provides comprehensive and professional career counseling services to a diverse student population. He has a Master of Science in Counselor Education from California State University, Sacramento with a specialization in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling,. David has extensive experience working with students who are in the process of choosing or changing their major and/or career path. He also works with students from all majors in the areas of preparation for professional and graduate programs, job search strategies, relating their majors to the work world, and interviewing techniques. In addition, David teaches students strategies for locating experiential learning opportunities including internships. David also coordinates the Career Tracks program, an intern training program for career counseling graduate students from Sacramento State’s Counselor Education Department. In addition, he enjoys playing guitar, cycling, mountaineering, hiking, and nutrition. David considers it important to support a diverse student population to be successful in pursuing their education and career goals and to assist all students toward achieving their dreams.

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Michelle Okada
Career Counselor
and Experiential Learning Coordinator:
College of Arts and Letters and College of Engineering and Computer Science
916.278.6827

Michelle Okada is a Career Counselor and Experiential Learning Coordinator at the Sacramento State Career Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counseling with a Career Specialization at Sacramento State. Michelle’s professional experience includes coordinating a graduate program at the university college level. In her current role, she serves students and alumni through the coordination of experiential learning programs, as well as walk-in and scheduled appointments. Her focus includes assisting students in the College of Arts and Letters and College of Engineering and Computer Science through programs, events and career services. Her recent programs and events include the Arts and Letters Professional Seminar Series and co-op for international students majoring in engineering and computer science. In addition, she is passionate about helping students gain confidence in their skills, knowledge and experience, while taking action steps toward their goals. Michelle assists students in exploring and researching various major and career options, setting goals, gaining experience, writing resumes and cover letters, and the job search. 

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Shannon Ainger
Budget Analyst
916.278.4362

Shannon Ainger earned her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Sacramento State.  After ten years of working as a staff accountant in the private sector, she came back to Sacramento State to work as accountant in the Career Center. Over the years, she has gained more responsibility working with other departments within the division of Student Affairs, and now serves as a budget analyst for the Career Center, Academic Advising, and New Student Orientation as well as a lead budget analyst for the division. Shannon currently serves as the staff representative for Student Affairs for University Staff Assembly, of which she also served as the Treasurer for two years. Besides her love for accounting, she has a love for reading novels, photography, paper crafting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, baking, traveling and running. 

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Melissa Aguirre
Recruitment Program Student Assistant
916.278.2228

Melissa Aguirre is the Recruitment Program Assistant at Sacramento State Academic Advising and Career Center. Melissa is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Sacramento State. Melissa was born and raised in the Sacramento area. She enjoys helping others and working with children. She has traveled to Sinaloa, Mexico to volunteer at an orphanage where she coordinated experiential learning activities for the children. She has also tutored and mentored at-risk youth at Will C. Wood Middle School in Vacaville. Furthermore she also loves volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader, where she teaches the girls leadership skills, decision-making and planning skills for the future. Melissa also loves being involved on campus and is currently a member of a few organizations.
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Jisel Noriega
Recruitment Program Student Assistant
916.278.222

Jisel is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts in English with Pre-Credential Preparation at Sacramento State. She aspires to be a High School English Teacher in the Sacramento area, where she was born and raised. Jisel loves volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader, where she serves as a partner and role model and offers girls the power and joy of teaming up, trying new things, and creating their own adventures. Jisel loves being involved on campus and has even been a Peer-Mentor for the College Assistance Migrant Program at Sacramento State and she is currently involved in Greek Life at Sacramento State. 

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Contact Us

Career Center: careercenter@csus.eduJobs & Career Connection: jobs@csus.edu
Internships: cmcgee@csus.edu
Career Events: kate.fickbohm@csus.edu

Holidays (Office Closed):

January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday)
March 31, 2015 (Cesar Chavez Day)

May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day)

Maps & Driving Instructions

Directions to the Sacramento State Campus

Directions to the Career Center

From North - J Street Entrance

  • Take immediate right onto State University Drive North
  • Turn left at first stop sign into Parking Lot One
  • Park in an appropriately designated spot (make sure you have your permit visible on dashboard, and/or to purchase a daily permit as necessary)
  • Walk South toward Sacramento Hall (Lassen Hall is directly behind Sacramento Hall)
  • Career Center is located on the first floor of Lassen Hall, Room 1013

From South - Highway 50 Entrance

  • College town drive becomes State University Drive South
  • Stay on State University Drive until it wraps around to the north side of campus
  • Turn right at 2nd stop sign into Parking Lot One
  • Park in an appropriately designated spot (make sure you have your permit visible on dashboard, and/or to purchase a daily permit as necessary)
  • Walk South toward Sacramento Hall (Lassen Hall is directly behind Sacramento Hall)
  • Career Center is located on the first floor of Lassen Hall, Room 1013

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Visitors to Sacramento State who do not have a parking permit may purchase a one day use permit from machines conveniently located around campus. These permits cost $6.00 per day.

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