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.

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Contact Information

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

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

Hours of Operation

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

Career and Leadership Development Team

  • Amanda Carpenter, Ed.D.

    Director of Student Leadership and Career Development

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1521
    Telephone: 805-437-3565

  • Jessica Muth, M.S.

    Senior Career Counselor

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1527
    Telephone: 805-437-3544

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    Ramon Chavez

    Career Pathways Assistant

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1548
    Telephone: 805-437-3270

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    Gary Garcia, M.A.

    Alumni Career Development Specialist

    Bell Tower 1548 Telephone: 805-437-3270


  • Raquel De Los Santos, M.A.Ed.

    Coordinator of Employer Recruitment Services

    Bell Tower 1525
    Telephone: 805-437-8493

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    Robin Reilly, M.S.

    Career Development Counselor

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1527
    Telephone: 805-437-3647

  • Danielle Quillan

    HLI Internship Program Assistant

    Bell Tower 1481

    Telephone: 805-437-2665

  • Kem French, M.S.W.

    Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs

    Bell Tower 1525

    Telephone: 805-437-1669


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 Amanda Carpenter, Director of Career Development Services and Student Leadership, at: amanda.carpenter@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 Amanda Carpenter, Director of Career Development Services and Student Leadership, at: amanda.carpenter@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*