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Master of Science in Counseling

Program Alumni

SACC alumni are changing the face of the student affairs profession. They are making a difference in higher education institutions across the state of California and the nation. Below are some of the institutions that alumni of the program are currently employed at:

Institutional Context
Institutional Context Name of Institution

California Community Colleges System

*Completion of the SACC degree meets the required minimum educational requirement for counselor positions in the California community colleges system.

  • Clovis Community College
  • Fresno City College
  • Hartnell College
  • Merced College
  • Reedley College
  • Shasta College
  • West Hills College
California State University System
  • Bakersfield
  • East Bay
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Monterey Bay
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Stanislaus
University of California System
  • Berkeley
  • Davis
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Cruz
Other California Institutions
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Pacific
Institutions Outside of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of South Alabama

 

Graduates of the program hold positions within student affairs and other key positions that allow them to use their counseling skills in supporting student success. Below are some of the job titles alumni of the program currently hold:

  • Athletic Academic Advisor
  • Academic Advisor
  • Academic Counselor
  • Academic Success Coordinator
  • Academic Support Specialist
  • Access Specialist
  • Admission Counselor
  • Assistant Director for Conduct
  • Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Assistant Director of Orientation
  • Assistant Professor of Student Affairs and College Counseling
  • Associate Director for First & Second Year Career Programs
  • Associate Director of Admissions
  • Associate Director of Student Engagement
  • Career Advisor
  • Career Counselor
  • Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Life and Innovation
  • Counselor
  • Dean of Students
  • Degree Advisor
  • Director of International Programs
  • Director of Learning Center
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Director of TRIO Upward Bound
  • Disabled Students Program & Services Student Support Coordinator
  • Enrollment Advisor
  • Evaluator
  • Financial Aid Analyst
  • Graduate Degree Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • International Admissions Specialist
  • Learning Center Co-Coordinator
  • Learning Specialist
  • Liberal Studies Advisor
  • Program Coordinator of The STEP Scholars Program
  • Project Director of College Advising Corps Scholars
  • Retention Specialist
  • Resident Life Coordinator
  • Student Affairs Officer
  • Student Involvement & Success Coordinator
  • Student Success Advisor
  • Study Abroad Advisor
  • Supplemental Instruction Specialist
  • Supplemental Instruction Assistant Coordinator
  • SupportNet Coordinator
  • Testing Services Coordinator
  • Tutor Coordinator
  • Veterans Counselor
     

 Sandy Ho (2018)

Tutor Coordinator, Peer Connections, San Jose State University

"I strongly believe that the SACC program has prepared me for full-time work within higher education, and I attribute much of this learning and skill development to my various internship placements and highly applicable courses such as counseling practicum, multicounseling, group counseling, and internship. These courses allowed me to learn, reflect, practice, and implement theories and techniques, while my internships allowed me to gain exposure to the field and acquaint myself with the tools, lingo, challenges, situations and programs that are often experienced in professional work. The program has given me confidence, experiences, and skills to approach supporting and advising students in a holistic manner, and I believe I am a better person and higher education professional because of it."

 

Jose Daniel Gomez Martinez (2018)

Career Advisor, California State University, Fresno

"The MS in Counseling SACC option provided me a great foundation in counseling and communication skills, student development theories, and a great understanding about student services in higher ed. I maximized the program's service learning and internship requirements to expose myself to special programs, transfer center advising and services, and career services. These experiences and counseling background enhanced my abilities to connect, support, educate, and serve higher education diverse student populations in their academic and career journeys."

 

Lauren Elise Flores (2015)

Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator, San Jose State University

"During the program I met some of the most passionate, empathetic, and dedicated folks who I am fortunate enough to be able to call both dear friends and dependable student affairs colleagues. The curriculum was designed to provide a strong foundation in counseling skills that enable you to actively listen to and empower individuals with diverse identities, experiences, circumstances, and perspectives. We were also exposed to multiple functional areas within higher education through informational interviews, presentations by guest speakers, and required internship or curriculum hours. I was personally able to directly explore student involvement/leadership programming, academic advising, and new student orientation as a graduate assistant, which enabled me to gain hands-on experience to leverage during my full-time job searches while learning to more quickly identify the values and boundaries I need to be healthy and happy, both professionally and personally. We must be practitioners who model what we encourage our students and colleagues to embrace: recognizing and investing in our unique strengths, following our passions while lifting others, and practicing both self-compassion and self-care to lead fulfilling lives!"

 

Clifford DeWitt Frazier III (2014)

Senior Counselor, School of Arts and Sciences Education Opportunity Fund (EOF), Rutgers University

"I had a great experience in the program - life changing really! This program provided insight about my biases and fears of the counseling practice, especially as a person of African American heritage. I've also learned a great deal and appreciation of the counseling practice in general. I was the 2014 Graduate Dean's Medal Recipient from the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. This prestigious honor would have not occurred if it was not for my experience in the counseling program. My career trajectory is solely due to my experience with this program and I am forever grateful. I use the skills learned from this program directly to support my students on my caseload and my professional career role. " 

 

Leonel Burgos (2013)

Counselor, West Hills College - Lemoore

"The program prepared me to serve our community to give our students equitable opportunities in higher education. Providing support to all students, especially underrepresented students is part of my mission and a key foundation of our Community College mission. The programs curriculum gave me the tools and skills needed to work effectively with our diverse populations."

 

Danielle Reents (2012)

Counselor, Reedley College

"The program was critical in teaching me core principles to use in counseling students. The program was key in helping me get real-world experience in working with students and exposing me to the higher education system through internships and practicum hours."

 

Tzitzijanik Jazmin Serrano (2011)

Counselor, Merced College

"The program provided knowledgeable and supportive professors and mentors. The internship and networking opportunities lead to career opportunities after graduation even when in the middle of a recession. I am grateful for the training, support and opportunities the Fresno State Counseling Program afforded me."