Career Services Staff
|Jennifer “JJ” Smith
Associate Director of Career Services
Senior Coordinator of Career Advising and Education
Kimberly serves students in career planning, mock interviewing, cover letter and resume review creation, graduate school applications, and job search. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Management from UC Irvine. Kimberly has mentored higher education students through her roles in UC Irvine’s Career Center, Student Support Services, and Transfer Student Services. She has also been in leadership roles within the City of Irvine’s Community Services department: as an Employment Specialist for Youth Employment Services, she assisted youth and young adults with job placement. While serving the City of Irvine’s Fine Arts Center, Kimberly oversaw Youth Art Education staff, curriculum, and programming.
Manuel prepares the events hosted by Career Services, and manages Vanguard’s online job board, LionsLink. As the front desk of Career Services, Manuel is usually the first point of contact for students and employers alike when they visit the Career Services office. Manuel graduated from Vanguard University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a minor in Sociology. In his spare time, Manuel enjoys cycling and showcasing his collection of board games.