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Center for Career Education & Community Engagement

California State University, Bakersfield
54 CAF
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Telephone: (661) 654-3033
Fax: (661) 654-3345

Email the CECE at career@csub.edu

Visit our office at 54CAF, located next to the Runner Cafe

Schedule an Appointment

Students may schedule an appointment with the counseling staff using the RunnerLink System

Director

Dr. Markel Quarles
Director
Phone 661-654-3033
E-mail mquarles1@csub.edu

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Education:
Dr. Quarles has worked in higher education for 16 years, serving in counseling, teaching, and administrative roles. He has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses and facilitated numerous seminars and trainings on topics including career decision-making, cross-generational management, and student success. Dr. Quarles serves on the National Association of College and Employers' Career Readiness Competencies Model team and is a Graduate Opportunity Fellow. He received his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Assistant Director

Katrina Gilmore
Assistant Director
Phone 661-654-3033
E-mail kgilmore2@csub.edu

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Other:
Katrina Gilmore earned a Masters of Science in Educational Counseling: Student Affairs and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from CSUB and is well versed in all aspects of career development. Katrina is the lead for the administration, training and increased usage of the university career services management system, and supervision of career events, career education workshops and career advising. She also volunteers her time as a mentor through the Garden Pathways Program.

Career Counselors

Geraldine Alcantar
Career Counselor
Phone 661-654-3033
E-mail galcantar2@csub.edu

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Teaching:

Geraldine Alcantar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and also earned a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs from CSU Bakersfield. Previously, Geraldine worked as a Field Advisor for the Cal-SOAP program providing high school students with academic support, advisement and access to information regarding higher education and is now the newest addition to the CECE Department. She works closely with students and alumni providing career development and job search counseling as well as collaborates with faculty members to implement career features to their program. 


Diane Allford
Career Counselor
Phone 661-654-3034
E-mail dallford@csub.edu

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Other:
Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Southern California, and is currently working towards her Master of Science in Educational Counseling degree at CSU Bakersfield. She works directly with students on all facets of career planning, and collaborates closely with faculty members to coordinate classroom projects related to career development. Previously, Diane worked for many years as a Customer Service Manager for QANTAS Airways, and within recruitment and administration for the CSUB Social Work program. She has also served as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations in the Bakersfield community.

Administrative Coordinator

Kathy Velguth
Administrative Coordinator
Phone 661-654-3035
E-mail kvelguth@csub.edu

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Other:
Kathy has been with the Career Center at CSUB for many years. She provides administrative support to the Career Center staff and enjoys interacting with students and employers and directing them to the appropriate staff member for assistance with all their job search and employment needs. Kathy administers the budget for the department and serves as the primary recruitment coordinator responsible for facilitating on-campus interviews, information sessions and activities related to company visits.

Administrative Assistant

Janet Rivera
Administrative Assistant
Phone 661-654-3033
E-mail jrivera8@csub.edu

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Education:
Janet Rivera earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from CSUB. She started working for CECE in 2014. Over the years, while working with ACS, BPA, and ASI, she has worked closely with students, staff, and faculty. Janet has taken the responsibility in coordinating the career fairs. She interacts with students on a daily basis assisting them with their questions, setting up appointments and helping them with RunnerLink.