Career Development

Introduction to StrengthsFinders

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Roxanne Farkas

Roxanne FarkasRoxanne Farkas is a Career Coach with the UC San Diego Alumni, Career Center.  She has spent her career helping undergraduate, graduate and alumni at UC San Diego. She is an expert in coaching and facilitating workshops using Clifton Strengthsfinder.
Roxanne is a certified Gallup Career Consultant and has provided training and coaching in the areas of management effectiveness, leadership development, Strengths-based performance management, and employee engagement.
Roxanne has served in the community with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Poway Unified School District, Comic Con International and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Roxanne earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the California State University, Sacrament and received her Masters of Arts degree in Career Counseling from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
Her goal is to help people do what they do best, at work and in life.  She enjoys, doing Yoga at CorePower Yoga, hiking and traveling in the great outdoors with her family.
Her top five strengths are: Command, Positivity, Ideation, Input and Futuristic

Alison Herr

Alison HerrAlison Herr, M.A. is a Student Success Coach in UC San Diego’s Student Retention & Success where she works with students who are the first in their family to go to college. Using a Strengths lens, she supports them in setting goals, creating their personal narratives, and connecting them to opportunities on campus. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Her Top 5 Themes are Maximizer, Individualization, Input, Learner, and Arranger.
Alison served as the Director of Issues at the University of San Diego’s Women’s Center as an undergraduate student, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Political Science. She went on to complete her single subject teaching credential at the University of San Diego, as well. Alison earned her Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University, which led her to her career in Student Affairs at UC San Diego. She has worked in the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program, in addition to her current position.
Her goal is to support students see that their unique talents and experiences make UC San Diego and the world a better and more interesting place. She enjoys rowing and competing with the oldest active women’s rowing club in the world, ZLAC Rowing, and working as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with San Diego foster youth.
Alison Herr, M.A.
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Entrepreneurship & Hobby to Business

Alex Waters from Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation

Alex WatersAlex Waters is the Program Manager for the Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation, an initiative to build entrepreneurial capacity in San Diego. He has spent years occupying the space between education, technology, and entrepreneurship. By leveraging experience with high growth startups, non-profits, and organizations he delivers a unique brand of training and consulting support. He connects early-stage entrepreneurs to the community resources needed to ensure their ideas, confidence, and money are used effectively to create sustainable businesses.

Maintaining Your Career: Negotiating Pay, Benefits, and Your Way to Success

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Kelly Jenkins-Pultz

Kelly Jenkins

Kelly Jenkins-Pultz is the Regional Administrator for the San Francisco Women’s Bureau office and oversees efforts to create and deliver educational outreach activities in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.  The Women’s Bureau’s mission is to advance women’s wages, job opportunities and benefits; and provide technical assistance to educators, business and community leaders about policies and programs to enhance women’s economic status.  She has worked with nonprofit organizations and with elected officials at the municipal, state and federal levels of government.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Resume Tips & Recruitment Information

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Millicent Scott

Millicent ScottMillicent Scott is the Talent Outreach Advisor for Human Resources. She has worked for UC San Diego for the past 25 years. She worked 16 years of her career with the Medical Center as an Insurance Specialist, worked in Payroll as a Specialist, has worked in HR the past 8 years as a Senior Employment Advisor and is now enjoying the transition into her current role as Talent Outreach Advisor.