After a national search, the UC Berkeley Career Center has hired Cal alumna Pamela Paspa as the center's career counselor for Haas undergraduates.
Paspa previously worked as a UC Berkeley career counselor focused on the College of Engineering and College of Environmental Design. She transitioned to the Haas position in August, succeeding Paul Savage, who is now director of student-athlete affairs for Cal Intercollegiate Athletics.
Although based at the campus Career Center, Paspa's position is paid for entirely by Haas, using some donor funds. Haas has been funding the position since spring 2006.
"The financial support from the Haas School enables us to provide a higher level of specialized career services to Haas undergraduates, which is critical in today's competitive job market," says Career Center Director Tom Devlin.
Paspa already has begun holding Career Lounges every Wednesday afternoon at Haas in Room S489. The lounges include drop-in counseling from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. followed by panel discussions or information sessions. This week's session will focus on how to build your network.
Paspa graduated from Berkeley in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in sociology with a focus on organization and management. A transfer student and career changer, she began working in the UC Berkeley Career Center as an intern and then joined the staff after earning her graduate degree in counseling from San Jose State University.
Paspa can be reached at email@example.com, 510.642.1718 (until Oct. 22), and 642-8334 (after Oct. 22).