Get in touch with the Staff at the Career Center and make an appointment today! For appointments, please call (925) 631-4600
Patty Bishop, Director
I start my day by: Sneaking int to the office early, while its still quiet.
My secret passion: To work with students to design unique student lounges throughout the campus.
I'm inspired by: MY STAFF!!!
Can't live without: Chai Green Tea
First Job, Worst Job, Best Job: W.O.W aka World of Wierners
Brother Glenn Bolton, F.S.C.,
Graduate School Advisor
I'm Known For: Encouraging our graduates to go to distant universities so I'll have some fantastic schools to visit when they graduate. (It's only partially true. Ok. Largely true, but think of the education they'll receive.)
Guilty Pleasure: Late night card games (no money involved, just ego)
Favorite Local Restaurant: Little Shin Shin - Chinese food place in Piedmont
Last Meal On Earth: Lemon chicken, kung pao beef, and brown rice at Little Shin Shin's and then just down the street to Fenton's Ice Cream for a pint or two
Favorite Book I Ever Read: Augustine's City of God
Movie That Inspired Me: Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Favorite Pastime: Visiting archeological sites, museums, and cities dealing with past civilizations
Interview Tip: Watch what you reveal...matching socks and no clip-on ties, please!
Kate Cole, Career Counselor and
Graduate and Alumni Outreach
I start my day by: Having a cup of Peet's French Roast, playing with my two black labs and working out.
My secret passion: Enjoying the moment in a sidewalk cafe in Paris
I'm inspired by: People with heart and soul
Can't live without: Dark chocolate and Russian River Chardonnay
First Job, Worst Job, Best Job: 1st job: Babysitting my next door neighbor's two little "angels with devil's horns" :-);Worst: Filing massive amounts of files in a dimly lit file room. Best: Career Counselor at Saint Mary's!
Paula Conrad, Internship and
Career Fair Coordinator
I start my day by: Cursing my alarm clock!!
My secret passion: Can't tell you...it's a secret!! :-)
I'm inspired by: People who overcome major obstacles to succeed
Can't live without: family and friends
First Job, Worst Job, Best Job: 1st job, Translator at a German Trading Company in Hong Kong; Worst, the worst year of my life, working for an unethical tyrant who manufactured watches in Hong Kong and China to sell in Europe.
Employer Relations Manager
I start my day by: Hitting the snooze button.
My secret passion: Suspense movies
I'm inspired by:Creativity
Can't live without: Music
First Job, Worst Job, Best Job:Picadilly Deli (High School Job)
Brother Brendan Madden, F.S.C.,
I'm Known For: Being a founder of the Career Center
Guilty Pleasure: I eat Durian. (Smells like rotting flesh, tastes like custard)
Favorite Local Restaurant: LaLimes in Berkeley
Last Meal On Earth: A Chinese Banquet
Favorite Book I Ever Read: A Person by Carl Rodgers
Movie That Inspired Me: Cool Hand Luke
Favorite Pastime: Watching PBS or MSNBC
Interview Tip: Eye contact and a firm handshake