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Career Services
Meet the Staff

Eileen O'BrienEileen O'Brien
Title: Coordinator, Career Services Center; Professor Career and Life Planning Courses
Degrees: A.A., Foothill College; B.A. , UC Santa Barbara; M.S., San Francisco State University
Teaching Experience: Since 1998
Career Highlights: Lessons learned from my career experience have helped me provide better career counseling. I love it when students find work, especially using one of the non-traditional methods we teach.
Hobbies: Spending time with my son, traveling, river rafting and reading mysteries
Quote: “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”
Thomas Foxwell Buxton
Vaness BarbicVaness Barbic
Title: Career Counseling Intern
Degrees: B.A., Communication; University of Southern California, and pursuing a M.S. Counseling at San Francisco State University
Responsibilities: Career counseling, resume reviews, job/internship searches, interview preparation, and teaching
Career Highlights
: Taking a non-linear path to my current profession of career counseling
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling to tropical locations and early morning spinning classes
William SapigaoWilliam Sapigao
Title: Career Counseling Intern; Graduate Student
Degrees: A.A., De Anza College; B.A., UC Irvine; M.S., San Francisco State University (expected 2015)
 Career counseling, resume reviews, job/internship searches, interview preparation, and teaching
Non-Profits; Youth Development; Mentorship; Counseling; Education; Career Exploration; Teaching; Academic Advising
Career Highlights:
Throughout my work experiences, I’ve learned to be patient in times of challenges and to be persistent in following my passion. I’ve found a great sense of fulfillment when I can advocate for others and teach them to be lifelong learners.
Watching & playing sports, trying new places to eat, and spending time with friends & family
Quote: “Inspiration exists but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso