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Center for Career and Calling


Make an appointment

To make an appointment, go to your Handshake account, click on “Career Center” at the top and then on “Appointments” and fill out the form.

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You can also visit us on the second floor of the Student Union Building or call 206-281-2485. 
Same-day virtual walk-in appointments for resume and cover-letter reviews are available via Zoom. You can join our virtual walk-in through this Zoom link.
Here's our weekly walk-in schedule:

9:30am - 11:00am; 11:45am - 1:00pm; 1:15pm - 3:30pm

12:15pm - 3:00pm

9:30am - 1:00pm; 1:15pm - 3:30pm

9:30am - 11:00am; 12:15pm - 3:00pm

9:30am - 11:00am; 11:45am - 3:30pm

The CCC is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Mailing Address

Center for Career and Calling
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W., Suite 216
Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: 206-281-2485
Office: Second Floor, SUB
Email: spucareercenter@spu.edu*
For Employers: EmployerRelations@spu.edu

* Please note: Appointments can be scheduled online through your Handshake account or by calling the front office line. DO NOT schedule appointments by email..

Jacqui Smith-Bates

Executive Director for the Center for Career and Calling
PhD, Seattle Pacific University

Email: jacquisb@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2488
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

first generation college student

Lori Brown

Associate Director
BA, University of Washington

Email: loribrown@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2493
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

Sara Jones

Assistant Director
MATESOL, University of Washington

Email: joness25@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2679
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

Elle Gohr

Program Manager & Career Counselor
MEd, Fort Hays State University

Email: gohrd@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2482
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

First Gen college student

Christina Longcor

Senior Career Counselor
MA, John F. Kennedy University

Email: longcorc@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2270
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

Veronica Zhu - 伊然

Career Counselor
MEd, University of Washington Bothell

Email: veronicazhu@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2487
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

Carla Orlando

Vocational Discernment Counselor
MEd, Seattle University

Email: orlandoc@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2343
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

Dereck Kamwesa

Career Coach
BA, Taylor University

Email: kamwesad@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2485
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

Graduate Career Advisors

Our graduate career advisors (GCAs) are enthusiastic student leaders who recognize the value of career services and want to support their fellow students with career-related needs. The GCAs facilitate one-on-one career advising appointments, teach CCC classes, and assist in office research. 

Elena Cantorna

Clinical Psychology PhD Program

Aastha Dhamija

Computer Science, M.S.

Megan Fox

Clinical Psychology, PhD Program

LeAnne Zaire

Clinical Psychology, PhD Program

Peer Career Advisors

Our peer career advisors (PCAs) are enthusiastic student leaders who recognize the value of career services and want to support their fellow students with career-related needs. The PCAs participate in individual peer advising, campus outreach, and event programming and marketing. They also work as office assistants in the Center for Career and Calling, providing general administrative support and customer service.

Abigail Anderson

General Studies

Brenda Valencia Flores

Political Science, Economics

Daniella Ragmat


Junwon Song -

Computer Science Major

Bonnie Tran

Business Administration