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Mesa Pathways

On-Boarding & Career Exploration


  1. Align organization structures and resources that are equitable to support student career preparation and exploration as an integral aspect of student onboarding and learning.
  2. Create of a strategic implementation plan focused on majors and career exploration which includes both instruction and student services.
  3. Develop a support system inclusive of student services, business services, instruction, and alumni to better support the varied student needs and career development within the programs.
  4. Explore and integrate work-based learning and career exploration activities in the student experience both inside and outside the classroom.
  5. Improve onboarding and career exploration opportunities for prospective and current students and implement an intake process that provides a more streamlined experience for students.
  6. Develop inclusive, equitable, differentiated orientation.
  7. Strengthen dissemination of information and 21st Century skill development in each of the college’s programs.


  1. Review gap analysis regarding career exploration and services and incorporate the findings into Mesa College’s strategic implementation plan focused on majors and career exploration. (Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  2. Implement a concrete and accessible “interface” for students who can access information at their convenience. (Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  3. Design and offer inclusive, equitable, differentiated onboarding and orientation for incoming students and current students transitioning to a new area of study. (Goal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  4. Create and offer courses, work-based learning, and career development activities for each program of study. (Goals 1, 2, 3, 4)
  5. Investigate technological access to career exploration software including electronic resources and databases for career exploration that facilitates student career exploration. (Goal 4)
  6. Establish a community of practice and training between student services and instruction focusing on career exploration. (Goals 2, 3)
  7. Implement practices that share information and integrate 21st Century skill development in each of the college’s programs. (Goals 2, 4, 7)

Meeting Times:

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:30pm pm – 4:00 pm. Meetings are being held virtually until further notice.

Meeting Dates:

Fall Semester 2020 Spring Semester 2021
  • August 26
  • September 9 & 23
  • October 14 & 28
  • November 11
  • December 9
  • February 10 & 24
  • March 10 & 24
  • April 14 & 28
  • May 12 & 26

Agendas & Meeting Notes:

Fall Semester 2020 Spring Semester 2020
  • August 26
  • September 9 & 23
  • October 14 & 28
  • November 11
  • December 9


Name Title Department / Program / Affiliations
Claudia Estrada-Howell
Supervisor Career, Transfer and Evaluations Center
Shawn Fawcett (Co-Chair) Faculty Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Marisa Alioto Faculty Counseling, GP Co-Coordinator
Raquel Aparacio Supervisor Admissions Supervisor
Joel Arias Classified Professional Web Design & Development
Gabriela Ibarra Aspe Pathways Fellow Pathways
Juan Bernal Faculty Mathematics
Amy Bettinger Classified Professional SSSP/Assessment and Placement
Pavel Consuegra Faculty Internship Coordinator
John Crocitti Faculty History
Moe Ebrahimi Faculty Mathematics
Linda Hensley Dean Humanities
Sharon Hughes Faculty Accelerated College Program
Leroy Johnson Faculty, Department Chair Counseling
Charlie Lieu Classified Professional College Technical Analyst
Alicia Lopez Classified Professional Senior Student Services Assistant
Dulce Carolina Lopez Classified Professional Admissions
Helen Ma Career Peer Ambassador Career Services
Kim Mills Faculty Allied Health - RadTech
Edeama Onwuchekwa Librarian Equity & Engagement
Olivia Picolla Classified Professional Student Services Technician
Shenai Potter Pathways Fellow Pathways
Agustin Rivera Classified Professional AVANZA, CRUISE, Peer Navigator Program
Monica Romero Associate Dean Career Technical Education
Rachel Russell Faculty Geographic Information Systems
Kris Secor Faculty Web Development
Raquel Sojourner Faculty Counseling/Career Coordinator
Karla Trutna Supervisor Outreach Coordinator and Assessment Supervisor
Duane Wesley Faculty Computer & Information Sciences
Amy Woods Faculty Nutrition