Contact the Career Center

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The Center for Career and Professional Development use a client-centered and solution-driven approach to guide students and alumni towards professional and career development.

Campus Center 230
562.907.4230
​CareerCenter@whittier.edu

Career Center Hours

Special Hours

Career Center will be closed for Spring Break from March 3 to March 22.

Regular Hours

Regular Hours will resume both online and in-person on March 23, 2020.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments

Request an appointment using your Handshake account; call, email, or stop by our office.

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Staff

Sandra AranaSandra Arana, M.S.

Assistant Director, Career and Professional Connections / Career Counselor
sarana@whittier.edu

Sandra joined the CCPD in March 2015. She brings more than ten years of experience working with college students. She received her Master of Science in Counseling - School Counseling from California State University, Long Beach in 2012. She has co-facilitated and led events that support the enrichment and empowerment of students from underrepresented communities. She is invested in developing connections that bridge the communication gaps amongst all students and partner stakeholders. When she is not enjoying making site visits to prospective employers or counseling students, she enjoys spending quality time with her two active boys.

Kolini ColemanKolini Coleman

Assistant Director, Career Development Programming and Evaluation / Career Counselor
kcoleman@whittier.edu

Kolini Fepulea'i To'omalatai Coleman (she, her, hers), is a proud Native Hawaiian and Samoan scholar from Southern California. She was raised in Torrance, CA, and attended school in Carson before earning her Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of La Verne. She originally intended to pursue a career as a prosecutor for gang and domestic violence but changed her historical trajectory from law to education after completing her undergraduate senior thesis—The Role Education Cultural Upbringing and Parenting Styles Play in the Formation of Samoan Gangs in Carson, Long Beach, and American Samoa.
 
Currently, Kolini is pursuing her Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education at California State University, Long Beach. While Kolini is a California native, her heart and home remains on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Kolini is involved with several social justice-oriented organizations and she is an advocate for attainable and equitable education for all students. She is an avid reader, a proud auntie to the loves of her life—Nolan and Mila, and a professional Netflix/hulu binger.