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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.

  • Allan Hancock College
  • Barstow Community College
  • Clovis Community College
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Fresno City College
  • Hartnell College
  • Madera Community College
  • Merced College
  • Reedley College
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College
  • West Hills College
California State University System
  • Bakersfield
  • East Bay
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Long Beach
  • Monterey Bay
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Jose
  • Stanislaus
University of California System
  • Berkeley
  • Davis
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Cruz
Other California Institutions
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Pacific
Institutions Outside of California
  • Emporia State University
  • Great Falls College - Montana State University
  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western Nevada College


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:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Academic Counselor
  • Services for Students with Disabilities Access Specialist
  • Admission Counselor
  • Admissions & Record Evaluator
  • Articulation Officer
  • Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life
  • Assistant Director of Orientation
  • Assistant Director of TRIO Upward Bound
  • Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
  • Assistant Professor of Student Affairs and College Counseling
  • Career Advisor
  • Career Counselor
  • College Relations Counselor
  • Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Life and Innovation
  • Community College Counselor
  • Degree Advisor
  • Director of Enrollment Services
  • Director of International Programs & Global Engagement
  • Director of Student Services
  • Director of Disabled Students Program & Services (DSP&S)
  • Disabled Students Program & Services (DSP&S) Counselor
  • Dual Enrollment Counselor
  • Early Outreach Counselor
  • Evaluator
  • Financial Aid Analyst
  • Financial Aid Technician
  • Fraternity and Sorority Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
  • Graduate Degree Specialist
  • Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Institutional Research & Data Analyst
  • International Admissions Specialist
  • Learning Center Director
  • Learning Specialist
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Program Coordinator of the Central Valley Cal-SOAP Program
  • Program Coordinator of The STEP Scholars Program
  • Project Director of College Advising Corps Scholars
  • Retention Specialist
  • Resident Education Coordinator
  • Student Affairs Officer
  • Student Involvement & Success Coordinator
  • Student Success Advisor
  • Student Success Counselor
  • Study Abroad Advisor
  • Supplemental Instruction Assistant Coordinator
  • Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
  • SupportNet Coordinator
  • Testing Services Coordinator
  • Transfer/Career Counselor
  • TRIO Counselor
  • TRIO Upward Bound Coordinator
  • TRIO Upward Bound Director
  • Tutor Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • Veterans Academic Counselor

Mariela Ramirez Munoz (2020)

 Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor at University of California, Santa Cruz

"The counseling skills I learned and acquired through the SACC program have assisted me through my role as an academic advisor. Students might be experiencing a multitude of emotions and challenges during an academic term and it has been helpful to sit with the student, actively listen to them, and utilize the skills I learned from the program. Furthermore, the SACC program at Fresno State provided me with the opportunity to continue gaining research experience through my thesis work which will be critical in later years, if I decide to pursue a PhD. I also had the opportunity to make friendships with my peers who I am still in contact with to this day. I find it helpful to be able to talk to someone who is also working in higher education and share ideas about the work we are doing to further develop as professionals in our field."


Estelina Jones (2019)

Acting Director of Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) and Special Programs at Merced College

"I believe the SACC program has prepared me to demonstrate my multicultural competence and effective interpersonal communication skills, while advising disproportionately-impacted students. Equipped me with the skills to provide leadership and counsel to maintain cohesive team dynamics, necessary for each of the programs I oversee to operate efficiently and effectively. "


Sandy Ho (2018)

Tutor Coordinator at 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."


Lauren Elise Flores (2015)

Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator at 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) at 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. " 


Davion Baker (2014)

Coordinator of Office of Black Student Success Program at California State University, Fresno

"The SACC program has had the biggest impact of my professional career. Having the ability learns core counseling techniques has really allow me to gain a deeper connect to my students. I so grateful for the professor who challenge me and taught me the importance of being empathetic and understanding to everything regardless if you agree with their values and belief. Most importantly, this program showed me that everyone has a story and its our job to help them become the authors of their books."


Ross Whitton (2011)

Coordinator/Lead Advisor for College of Social Sciences Advising Center at California State University, Fresno

"The counseling program was a great experience that gave me hands-on experience as a higher education professional. The COUN 208 and 219 internship classes were great ways to implement the core conditions into an academic counseling setting. It was great in COUN 208 and 219 to talk about our internship experiences and student cases we were working on. The SACC faculty were great because they have experience working in higher education and were able to provide their experiences and stories of working with students and being a professional."