New Career Counselors Serve Haas Undergrad Students

Two new career counselors came on board in the fall to serve Haas undergraduate students from the UC Berkeley Career Center: David Woodward and Chris Gavin.

Gavin joined the UC Berkeley Career Center in September, bringing six years of experience with the UC system to the position. With previous experience at Stanford and Oxford, Woodward became a career counselor serving Haas students in October.

Although based at the campus Career Center, Woodward’s position is paid for entirely by Haas, using donor funds. Haas has been funding a career position since spring 2006.

After earning his MBA in the UK, Woodward was invited to start teaching communications in MBA and executive programs. Since then, he has worked on programs at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. His experience also includes working in the world’s largest outplacement company.

Gavin has previously worked at UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara. His skill set includes career planning, recruiting, interviewing, and resume development. Prior to his work in the UC system, Gavin spent five years as an outside sales representative in the business solution and promotional industries.

The Career Center has planned many business career-related events in the spring, including forums on companies with rotational programs, business jobs in the nonprofit and public service sectors, and careers in marketing.

Woodward can be reached at (510) 642-0433 and [email protected]. Gavin can be reached at (510) 643-7937 and [email protected]. They are both available to current students for 45-minute one-on-one counseling sessions at the Career Center (which can be booked online) and mini 20-minute sessions at the Haas Undergraduate Program office Wednesday afternoons (bookable in person Wednesday mornings).