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Career Counseling Appointments

Career Counseling Appointments

What is Career Counseling?

Within our one-on-one appointments we may discuss the following:

  • Your interests, strengths, values, personality and how it relates to to careers and majors
  • If you are undecided or unsure about your major, help you strategize and personalize career exploration to help you make a more informed decision regarding your educational and career goals
  • Refer you to appropriate career and major resources for career research and reflection
  • Provide job search guidance including resume review, interview preparation (including mock interviews), develop networking skills, and increase opportunity in job searching

Career Counseling is NOT primarily for Academic Counseling (i.e. Educational Planning, Prerequisite Clearance). If you are seeking academic planning, please make an appointment with Academic Counseling  - or if you are part of a special program like FYE or EOPS, please make an appointment with the respective department. 

If you are looking for prerequisite clearances, please refer to Express Counseling (“Ask a Quick Question) or fill out a Prerequisite Clearance form

Connect With Us

To schedule a career counseling appointment please complete the Career Center Counseling Appointment Request Form, Or call (310)532-3670, ext. 6137

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Friday: Closed

Meet with a Career Counselor on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited to 10-15 minutes. During drop-in hours you will be able to:

  • Get general information about the Career Center's services and resources
  • Book an appointment with a Career Counselor
  • Explore resources related to major(s)/career(s) of interest
  • Create a resume and/or get resume feedback
  • Recieve tips on how to improve interview skills





9:00 - 10:00 am

(Click to Register on Zoom)


1:00 - 2:00 pm (@ Student Services Plaza) (Starting February 14)



1:00 - 2:45 pm (@ Library)




11:00 am - 12:00 pm (@ Career Center)

1:00 pm - 2:45 pm (@ Library) (Starting February 13)



Career Center Staff Bios

Henry started as a career counselor at El Camino College in fall 2019. He is an undergraduate alumnus of University of California, Irvine, where he graduated with a B.A in psychology and social behavior. Henry later obtained his M.S. in counseling, specialization in career counseling and emphasis in college counseling at San Francisco State University. Residing in the Bay Area for the last five years, he has worked in a variety of public, private universities, as well as a variety of California Community Colleges in Northern California. Returning back to his native Southern California, Henry is excited to bring innovative equitable change in delivering career services for the students at ECC.

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Lesley is a born and raised Angeleno. A first generation college student. A proud Latina of Honduran background. She has over ten years of experience in both career and academic counseling in higher education working with diverse student populations. She double-majored in Global Studies and Spanish from UCSB. During her undergrad, she studied abroad for a year in Madrid, Spain and also interned in Washington D.C. She obtained her two graduate degrees from CSUN: M.S. Counseling with specialization in College Counseling & Student Services, and Career Education & Counseling Certificate. After her master's degree, she lived abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador for over two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Currently, she is in an EdD program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University. In her spare time, she loves to travel, go to concerts, and be outdoors.


Jacqueline majored in psychology and received her M.S. degree in counseling with specialization in college counseling and student services. She also completed a certificate in career education and counseling from CSUN.  She has worked at private and public universities, as well as several California Community Colleges. Jacqueline has experience with working with students to assist them in reaching their career and academic goals. She now has the opportunity to work at ECC and continue her passion for helping students and assisting them with where they are and where they want to go.

Jacqueline Lizarraga

Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a Professor of Counseling at El Camino College. As a Fullbright scholar, Dr. Cooper exchanged best practices in career counseling and development in Germany and has exchanged best practices with higher education institutions in Botswana.

Dr Yamonte Cooper

Claudia is a proud alumni of El Camino College. She received her AA-T in Sociology and transferred to UC Irvine. She is currently pursuing her M.S in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne to become a college counselor in the near future. As an advisor, Claudia loves supporting students’ diverse academic and career trajectories while promoting self-advocacy and self-efficacy. She is passionate about educational reform and advocates for an equitable, student center, multicultural education. Outside of work, Claudia loves to travel, engage in political discussion, and binge-watch K-dramas.

Claudia Buenfil

Agnes is a Hispanic born and raised in Los Angeles who has been married for 20 years and a mother of two teenagers. Agnes has been a part of the ECC family for 5 years and was away for 2 years during the pandemic but is back now and officially working with the Career Center part-time as a Technician. For any assistance with appointments or Warrior Jobs questions, she's your gal!


If you need to contact the Career Counseling Department and are unable to utilize the virtual resources, please email careercenter@elcamino.edu.