Mission Statement

Guided by the philosophy that career development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision-making, Career Development Services (CDS) delivers co-curricular programs and services designed to enrich the whole development of CI students.

Purpose Statement

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. We foster partnerships with employers, graduate schools and community organizations to contribute to the breadth and quality of our services. As a resource to the institution, we provide data on hiring trends and graduating student employment outcomes. 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.

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.

    Director of Student Leadership and Career Development Services

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1521
    Telephone: 805-437-3565
    Fax: 805-437-8899

  • Patty Dang, M.S.

    Career Development Services Counselor and Coordinator of HLI Internship Program

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

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

  • Career Pathways Assistant

    Bell Tower 1525
    Telephone: 805-437-3270

  • Raquel De Los Santos

    Coordinator of Employer Recruitment Services

    Bell Tower 1525
    Telephone: 805-437-8493
    Fax: 805-437-2045

  • Robin Reilly, M.S.

    Career Development Services Counselor

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

  • Yaqueline Rodriguez, '17

    Lead Career Resource Assistant

  • Sandya Sriram, ‘17

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Cristina Rodriguez Rivas, ‘18

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Daydrian Robbins Harrold, ‘19

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Brandy Meza, ‘19

    Career Resource Assistant

  • Minay Baltazar, '18

    Graphic Design, Multimedia & Social Media Assistant

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*