Executive Director’s Welcome

James Tarbox

Welcome to San Diego State University Career Services. As the Executive Director for our center, I invite students, employers, alumni, parents, and other campus and community partners to engage with our center.

Our team is dedicated to empowering students to identify, pursue, and realize their career goals. We work with students directly to promote career development as a lifelong process.

We proudly support the vast opportunities provided by San Diego State University through experiences such as research, classroom learning, involvement in student government and student organizations, internships, mentoring, and experiential learning. We know these experiences serve as spaces for students to build the skills, judgment, and confidence to become the future global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators who will impact our region and our world.

I invite our many campus and community partners to collaborate with our center to increase access and opportunities for our students and alumni. Our team is eager to partner with you to increase internships, mentoring, research, experiential learning opportunities, full-time employment, and other areas that will help us advance student career development at San Diego State University.

Please note that by December 2019, our campus will become a Handshake campus. I am excited for the increased opportunity that this platform will provide our students. Please contact me for additional information about this transition.

Finally, our team looks forward to an impactful Spring 2020 semester. We will engage students, alumni, employers, and other partners with programs such as our 2020 Annual Diversity Career Conference, our Aztec Mentor Program, and an array of career fairs and career-focused workshops.

James J. Tarbox, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Career Development & Services
[email protected]

Ph.D., Penn State University
M.A., Penn State University
B.A., Bates College