Purpose Statement

Career and Leadership Development facilitates learning experiences that prepare students to be effective, inclusive, and innovative leaders within our CI community and beyond. We aim to provide co-curricular experiences to help students integrate their academics with lifelong learning and career/leadership opportunities through effective exploration, planning, and engagement. In collaboration with our employers, community and campus partners, we apply our expertise to identify students’ passions and full potential in their journey toward career and leadership fulfillment. We foster partnerships with employers and community organizations contributing to the breadth and quality of our services. We view leadership and career education as developmental with the goal to promote a culture of engaged students who are prepared to meet the needs of an evolving 21st century workforce.

CDS/SLP Team -2017

Contact Information

Career and Leadership Development
CSU Channel Islands
One University Drive, Bell Tower 1548 and 1538
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

    amanda.carpenter@csuci.edu
  • Jessica Muth, M.S.

    Senior Career Counselor


    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1527
    Telephone: 805-437-3544

    jessica.muth@csuci.edu
  • Ramon

    Ramon Chavez

    Career Pathways Assistant

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1548
    Telephone: 805-437-3270

    ramon.chavez@csuci.edu
  • Gary

    Gary Garcia, M.A.

    Alumni Career Development Specialist

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1548 Telephone: 805-437-3270

    gary.garcia@csuci.edu

  • Raquel De Los Santos, M.A.Ed.

    Coordinator of Employer Recruitment Services

    Bell Tower 1525
    Telephone: 805-437-8493

    raquel.delossantos@csuci.edu
  • robinreilly

    Robin Reilly, M.S.

    Career Development Counselor

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1527
    Telephone: 805-437-3647

    robin.reilly@csuci.edu
  • Danielle Quillan

    HLI Internship Program Assistant

    CPP Certified MBTI Practitioner

    Bell Tower 1481

    Telephone: 805-437-2665

    danielle.quillan@csuci.edu
  • Kem

    Kem French, M.S.W.

    Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs

    Bell Tower 1525

    Telephone: 805-437-1669

    kem.french@csuci.edu

Counseling Observation

Career and Leadership Development 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 and Leadership Development, 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 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 and Leadership Development, 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*