From the Director:
“As a society we are experiencing the biggest disruption in the workforce in over 100 years, since the transition from an agricultural society to an industrial society and now from an industrial society to a digital age.” (Zoë Baird, CEO, Markle Foundation) The modern 21st century world of work has emerged. It is global, data-driven, with fast paced communication, and innovation emerging from collaborative environments with a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. The ever-evolving world of work, significant technological and generational shifts, and changing dynamics and expectations around the role of education have spurred the need for major paradigm shifts in the delivery of career services in higher education. “It's estimated that 65% of Generation Z (born between 1995-2015) will end up doing work that does not yet exist.” (Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade, New York Times)
As educators, how we respond to these changes is at the forefront of our minds. It is essential for us to be forward thinking in our understanding of students’ emerging learning needs and innovative educational and employer engagement models to facilitate and accelerate our students’ personal and professional development. The heart of our work at Santa Clara University’s Career Center involves a passion for helping students find their fit, to discover the intersection between their talents, what brings them joy, and what the world needs. We encourage students to engage with us early and often in their exploration of Silicon Valley’s vibrant employment marketplace with opportunities ranging from fellowships, internships, research opportunities, and full-time jobs.
-Rose Nakamoto, Director of the Santa Clara University Career Center
Rose brings over 10 years of experience ranging from overseeing the recruitment and talent acquisition process within HR, coordinating employment and workforce development initiatives, and managing a global executive education program for rising senior leaders within Silicon Valley tech and fortune 500 companies. Additionally, she has significant global work, study, and service-learning experience in Southern Africa, South America, and Europe. Rose brings her passion for developing people to the Career Center where she enjoys helping students discover and then transform their unique talents and interests into a career they will love. Her inspiration in work comes from developing innovative career and professional education initiatives to help SCU students launch into the dynamic and ever-changing 21st century world of work. Rose has her BA degree in Modern Literary Studies and a MA in Counseling Education, Career Development.