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About Us

What major should you choose? How do you find a job or internship? How do you discern career direction? We’re here to help you assess your interests, explore careers, build career skills and engage in the job-search throughout any aspect of your career journey.

 

Mission & Vision

The vision and mission of Biola Career Development is that all students would thrive in their careers by growing in their strengths, finding meaning in their work and impacting the world for Christ. We seek to equip and empower students to explore careers, gain experience, and connect with a robust network of employers and professional mentors.

Meet the Career Development Team

Tiffany LeeTiffany Lee

Director of Career Development and Success

Tiffany has worked in career development at Biola since 2008. Prior to Biola, she worked in mechanical engineering and as a high school counselor, and she uses her career experiences and training to empower students to explore their own interests and possible callings. In her spare time, Tiffany loves going to the beach with her kids and hiking.

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Heather MartinHeather Martin

Assistant Director of Career Exploration and Experience

Heather grew up in Colorado and studied at Biola University. After completing her bachelor's degree in intercultural studies, she started working in the field of career development and quickly learned that serving people in this way was a great match for her skills and passions. Currently, she serves students who are exploring potential career and major pathways by helping students develop awareness of their skills, interests, personality, strengths and values. She has been working in the career services field for 12 years.

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Jasmyn AlvarezJasmyn Alvarez

Career Specialist
Crowell School of Business

Jasmyn Alvarez is a Biola graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology and has seven years of experience in career counseling, higher education and program development. She has worked with college students and career changers alike. As a first generation college student herself, she understands the desire to fully experience university life while also feeling pressure to pursue a meaningful career with great return on investment (#studentloans). Jasmyn cares deeply about equitable career readiness for all students and has worked with students pursuing the arts, entertainment, journalism, business and more.

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Ryan DeaRyan Dea

Career Specialist
School of Fine Arts and Communication | School of Cinema and Media Arts

Ryan graduated from Biola in 2014 with his bachelor's degree in psychology. He later went on to pursue a master's in college counseling and student development at Azusa Pacific University. During his master’s program, he discovered his passion for career counseling through an internship at CSUF. Now back at his alma mater, he is so happy to be serving students as they embark on their own career journeys in all different creative fields. It is his goal to make sure every student he meets is able to graduate confident in their career path.

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Joshua ChoiJoshua Choi

Career Specialist
School of Education | School of Humanities & Social Sciences | Talbot School of Theology | Cook School of Intercultural Studies | Rosemead School of Psychology

Joshua graduated from Calvin College with a bachelor's degree in psychology and worked in Los Angeles for three years in the field of social work, specifically within the field of adult mental health and tackling homelessness. Joshua then moved on to work as a staff member at USC and Azusa Pacific University in their respective admission departments before coming to Biola.

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Kelsey JimenezKelsey Jimenez

Career Specialist
School of Science, Technology and Health

Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, and her master’s from Regent University. She finds personal joy in helping others, and in the wonders of God’s natural creations. Although she has lost her Midwest accent, she still loves to serve students with her small-town, community focused work ethic.

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Peer Internship Ambassadors

Peer Internship Ambassadors are the frontline staff and heartbeat of the Career Center. These trained student leaders coach fellow students in resume building, Linkedin creation, networking strategies, and internship searching.

Looking for leadership experience? Learn how you can become a Peer Internship Ambassador.

Fall 2020 Sponsors

Thank you for the support of our annual sponsors: Advent Group Ministries, Alliance for Transatlantic Theological Training, B4 Church (Residency Program), Base Sports Ministry, BlueSky Global Ministries, Christar, Communitas International, East-West Ministries International, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Frontiers, GrowthPlug, Inc., Harvest Home, LaughMD, Liferay, Inc., Maggie's Place, OneHope, Operation Mobilization, Ronald Blue Trust, Serge, TeachBeyond, UNIDOS South OC Inc., World Team and YouthWorks.

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