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Career Pathways

This is a guide to help identify career industries based on personal interests. This guide also identifies Career Management Leads with whom students/alumni can schedule career coaching appointments. Not all industries and career paths are represented in the guide. Undeclared and IS3D students may schedule an appointment with any Career Management Lead.

Career Management Lead:

Ramona Acuna

Television, film and new media; Performing arts (music, theater, dance); Studio arts; Design; Digital media; News media and journalism; Advertising; Agents/managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures; Publishing and independent writers

Career Management Leads:

Alejandro Rodriguez or Germán de la Peña  (Imperial Valley Students)

Renewable Energy Generation & Conservation; Power & Energy Systems; Instruments & Controls; HVAC; Environmental Science & Engineering; Construction & Civil Engineering; CAD & Drafting; Waste management & Recycling; Sanitation, Water and Wastewater Management; Hydrology; Automotive Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation; Alternative Fuel Engine Technology, Rocket Technology; Drones & Automated Vehicles; Supply Chain Management & Logistics (GPS, GIS, RFID)

Career Management Leads:

Esmeralda Sanchez or Germán de la Peña (Imperial Valley Students)

Pre-K-12 (headstart, elementary, middle school, high school); School administrator; Childcare, after-school, summer programs, tutoring services; Post-secondary; Research; Administration and student support services; Professional training services; Counseling; Education and civic engagement; Non-profit organizations; Education-related government agencies

Career Management Lead:

Esmeralda Sanchez

Pharmacy; Dentistry; Optometry; Nursing (practitioners, registered, licensed practical, vocational, anesthetists, midwives); Physician assistants; Clinical laboratory technology, medical records, health information technology; EMTs and paramedics; Physical therapy, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists; Dietitians and nutritionists

Career Management Lead:

Lorenzo Sianez Jr.

Restaurants and food/beverage services; Lodging; Travel and tourism; Event planning and management; Recreation, amusements and attractions

Career Management Lead:

Alejandro Rodriguez

Advanced manufacturing; Machine & Systems Design; Robotics and Automation; Productivity, Methods and Process Engineering; Product Design & Development; Material Research and Development; 3D Design & Manufacturing; CAD, CAM, & CNC; Machining; Biomechanics & Biomanufacturing; Supply Chain Management & Logistics; International Commerce, Global Trade & Marketing, Importing & Exporting

Career Management Lead:

Lorenzo Sianez Jr.

Army; Navy; Air Force; Marine Corps; Coast Guard and other national defense government agencies; Defense contractors

Career Management Lead:

Vivian Jin

Pharmaceutical; Physics; Forensic science; Sustainability/green energy; Geography and geological sciences; Biology; Chemistry science/research; Agriculture; Conservation and environmental sciences; Neuroscience and psychology

Career Management Leads:

Michelle Svay (business majors), Daniel Nieto (business majors), or Vivian Jin (non-business majors)

Accounting; finance and investment; real estate; marketing and advertising; sales Public relations; trade/supply chain management, human resources,  consulting, management

Career Management Lead:

Lorenzo Sianez Jr.

Governance; Urban planning; Public management and administration: local, state and federal agencies; Regulation and compliance agencies; Revenue and taxation agencies; Foreign service/international relations; Judiciary and law enforcement; Corrections and rehabilitation; Emergency management; Justice and public safety non-profit organizations; Public policy and advocacy research and think tanks

Career Management Lead:

Esmeralda Sanchez

Mental health counseling; Rehabilitation; Social work; Speech-language pathology; Occupational therapy; Recreational therapy; Social justice and human rights non-profit organizations

Career Management Lead:

Alejandro Rodriguez

Information & Communication Technology; Network/Server Administration Management; Cloud Computing; Database Administration; Big Data Analytics; Data Mining & Modelling; Cybersecurity; Machine Learning, Programming; Web, Game, Application, & Software Development; UX/UI Design; Hardware Engineering (Research, Design, Development & Testing)