Mission Statement

Guided by the philosophy that career development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision-making, Career Development Services delivers programs and student services designed to enrich the whole development of CI students. In collaboration with our employers, community and campus partners, we apply our career expertise to identify students’ passions and full potential in their journey toward career fulfillment. Career Development Services fosters partnerships with employers, graduate schools and community organizations to contribute to the breadth and quality of our services. We aim to provide programs and services to help students integrate their academic experiences with lifelong learning and career opportunities through effective career exploration, planning, and preparation.

CDS Team on top of Sierra Hall

Contact Information

Career Development Services
CSU Channel Islands
One University Drive, Bell Tower 1548
Camarillo, CA 93012

Main: 805-437-3270
Fax: 805-437-8899
Email: career.services@csuci.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Career Development Services Team

  • Amanda Carpenter, Ed.D.

    Assistant Director of Career Development Services
    & Henry L. "Hank" Lacayo Institute Internship Program
    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1548
    Telephone: 805-437-3565
    Fax: 805-437-8899

  • Patty Dang, M.S.

    Career Development Services Counselor
    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1527
    Telephone: 805-437-3544
    Fax: 805-437-8899

  • Lisa Sewell, M.S.

    Career Development Services Counselor

    Bell Tower 1527
    Telephone: 805-437-3647
    Fax: 805-437-8899

  • Olivia Springfield, '16

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Lucy Bovee, '17

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Yaqueline Rodriguez, '17

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Alex Yepez, '16

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Minay Baltazar, '18

    Graphic Design, Multimedia & Social Media Assistant

  • Ricardo Rico, '16

    Career Counseling Graduate Intern

Counseling Observation

Career Development Services offers students enrolled in a graduate program in the areas of Education, Student Affairs or Counseling & Guidance multiple opportunities to observe the career counseling process at CI during weekly Drop-In Career Counseling. To participate in this observation process, please email Patty Dang, Career Development Counselor, at: patty.dang@csuci.edu prior to your visit. Please make sure you email at least 2-3 days in advance so our team can prepare for your visit.

Graduate Internship

Ideal opportunity for graduate students interested in gaining practical hands-on counseling skills, program planning, program development, implementation, and assessment. Interns will also have an opportunity to obtain knowledge regarding student learning objectives, data analysis and reporting of student access and usage of Career Development Services. All applicants are required to commit to a year-long internship to be eligible. All interested candidates should email Patty Dang, Career Development Counselor, at: patty.dang@csuci.edu to receive an application packet. Please review the application packet prior to submitting your resume and cover letter.

*Please note, students who participate in a counseling observation are responsible for purchasing a parking permit*