Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development
Branden joined Loyola Marymount University as associate provost in June 2015, where he leads the university’s Career and Professional Development initiative. In this role he oversees the office responsible for successfully launching 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students into their professional careers. Over 90% of LMU graduates are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or pursuing post-graduate service or military within six months of graduation.
Before joining LMU, Branden served as the founding director of the Piper Center for Vocation and Career at St. Olaf College, charged by the president to transform the center into an innovative, results-oriented career center. Prior to St. Olaf, Branden served as associate director of career services at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. At Tufts he worked closely with employers such as NATO, the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, Capitol Hill, and the Central Intelligence Agency, supporting student career pathways in defense, energy, intelligence, politics, think tanks, and trade. Branden has also held positions at Harvard University, Brill Neumann Associates, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and WorldTeach.
Branden earned his M.T.S. from Harvard University in theological studies, and holds a B.A. in music and religion from St. Olaf College. He is a member of NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), MPACE (Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers), CLASIC (Consortium of Liberal Arts Schools and Independent Colleges), and the Jesuit Career Consortium. He is an elected board member of Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a frequent contributor to the Career Leadership Collective, and a regular instructor for Academic Impressions and the Career Services Institute West.
A frequent conference presenter and speaker, Branden specializes in student return on investment, the rebranding of career services, and measuring and reporting post-graduate outcomes. His work in the field of career services has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, the Education Advisory Board, The Lawlor Review, The Hechinger Report, and the book Will College Pay Off? by Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School of Business.
Executive Director of University of Southern California, Career Center
Executive Director University of Southern California, Career Center
Carl Martellino graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a BA in Psychology and a specialization in Business Administration and from the UCLA Graduate School of Education with an MA in Education with honors. Since that time, Carl has worked in the fields of healthcare, business, law and education where he has built an award-winning and successful career in student affairs, receiving awards from CASE District VII as well as from the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) for his outstanding contributions to the field of career services.
Carl has led and inspired career center staff at UCLA, Pomona College, and USC. At Pomona College and USC Carl has been responsible for alumni and student career services, budgetary oversight, and operations. Carl’s versatility has allowed him to be successful in both small college and large research university settings where he has served as a member of the senior leadership team within Student Affairs. Under his leadership the USC Career Center was ranked as one of the top 20 in the nation by Princeton Review.
Carl has been recognized for his innovation and broad, in-depth knowledge with the application and development of career services related technologies. Carl has served as an advisory council member for MonsterTrak, Symplicity, and other technology-based platforms for student career development. Carl has also developed the Career Access Resource Library (CARL) online career library resource for students and alumni.
Carl has been active in the field and his leadership roles include being a contributor on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Future Directions Task Force, Past President of the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE), and President of the Western Association of Colleges and Employers (WACE), where he successfully led the organization through a merger process with the Rocky Mountain Association to form the new association, MPACE. Carl has presented at national and regional conferences on a variety of career services topics. Carl has been quoted in national media, including USAToday, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles times, New York Times and other newsprint.
Carl’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlmartellino
Daniel Pascoe Aguilar
Director of the University of Oregon Career Center
Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, PhD, MDiv
Director of the University of Oregon Career Center
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Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, PhD, MDiv is the current Director of the University of Oregon Career Center. Prior to this, Daniel served as executive director of Career Services at Seattle U, director of alumni career services and associate director of employer relations at UNT, senior associate director and chair of career courses at the Indiana University CDC, director of the crisis center for homeless families of the SF County, and minister in diverse religious organizations in México and the US.
He has completed three graduate degrees in the US: a PhD in IST, a Master of Divinity, and an MS in Education, as well as a BA in Industrial Design in México. Daniel is passionate about problem solving with students, alumni, university communities, and organizations about meaningful partnerships and powerful strategies for the development of our new workforce and its capacity to create a better reality.
Earlier this year, Daniel received the UO Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award.
Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Career Education at Stanford University
Dr. Farouk Dey is the Dean of Career Education and Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Stanford University.
He is leading the expansion of career education at Stanford and developing Vision 2020, a reinvented model of career and professional development for college students and alumni. Dr. Dey has held leadership roles at Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). His credentials include a PhD in Higher Education Administration, EdS in Higher Education Administration, MBA, MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance. Author of several articles and book chapters, Dr. Dey has served as a keynote speaker at many conferences in the US and around the world.
Executive Director Career Center University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Susan Terry oversees the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus, Career & Internship Center. Susan is grateful for her work with a vibrant, committed staff dedicated to supporting students in successfully connecting their academic and out-of-classroom experiences with a compatible career trajectory. Susan has worked in higher education all of her career and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Her passion lies in supporting students and alumni in discovering through learning experiences, their talents, strengths and intellectual curiosity. Susan serves as a faculty member of Career Services Institute – West, a professional development program serving colleagues from up and down the west coast, from every size and manner of institution, doing the good work of career services.
Executive Director of Career Planning & Resources at Scripps College
She oversees comprehensive career services and related programming initiatives and leads the collection and analysis of career outcomes for the College. The career center was ranked as a top 20 career center by The Princeton Review under her leadership.
Vicki led an overhaul of student employment at Scripps and now directs all efforts in ensuring standards for work-study and non-work study student positions across the College. She is a member of the Institutional Advancement management team and is responsible for the supervision and direction of institutional advancement communications. Her areas of expertise include organizational communication, strategic planning, and program assessment.
Prior to her position at Scripps, Vicki managed a nationally recognized career mentoring program and served as a consultant to other institutions. She has presented at national and regional conferences on a variety of career services topics and is currently an advisory council member for GEN Z and volunteers for the Pasadena Education Network.
Originally from South Carolina, Vicki earned her M.A. in Organizational and Multicultural Communication from DePaul University.
Director of Santa Clara University Career Center
CSI West Assistant/ Intern, Career Coach & Community Developer at Ithaca College
Sonia Herman started to intern with CSI West her senior year when she was working for the University of Oregon (UO) Career Center as a student employee. Sonia enjoyed being extremely involved with the UO Career Center. Due to her positive experience, she accepted a position as a Career Coach and Community Developer at Ithaca College after she graduated in June 2017.
Sonia’s current role at Ithaca College includes developing career communities, creating career advancement programs for students, coaching students both one-on-one and in classrooms, and interpreting survey data to improve Ithaca College Career Services effectiveness. Sonia assists CSI West with website management, publication, advertisement, and conferences. She passionately works towards bettering higher education and helping students succeed.