Career Center Opens


Kylee Valencia

Financial Aid Specialist Eva Monteverde, left, Interim Financial Aid Supervisor Krista Ducharme, middle, and Interim Career Coordinator Reggie Turner setting up voice mail in the new Career Center.

The new Career Center is officially open for business. The revamped center, located in room CC2-224, opened on October 1.

The Career Center offers workshops on resume building, cover letter instructions and hires students to work on campus.  Students who have never held a job get the experience of working in the field. The Career Center also helps prepare students for interviews, so that when they go in for a job interview, they know what to expect.

Starting as the Interim Career Coordinator, Reggie Turner expresses his excitement about the future of the students who walk through the door asking for help on resume building and training for interviews.

“Having a stand-alone career center with a devoted individual, being me, I am hoping to make a difference,” said Turner.

Turner came to Los Medanos College seven years ago from the work-force development sector. “I was hired on as an employment specialist, and initially I was in charge of on and off campus employment I did that for about six years, until I started my new position today,” said Turner. It will help the Career Center as well as the Employment Center and Los Medanos College is focusing getting the career development up and running.

“I’m very excited about this because we have never had a dedicated career activity center,” said Turner.

Students have multiple resources to choose from, from getting their resumes built up, or even writing a cover letter for future employers.

Before the new Career Center it wasn’t the most cohesive setting for the students on campus.  “We did a lot of good for our students who came through here, who were able to transfer and obtain their degrees, because they either found a job on campus or we helped them find a job on campus, which allowed them to continue with their studies,” said Turner.

Having a career is very rewarding.  “ I have been very successful because I have dedicated myself to what I have been doing and I believe in what I do and I believe in what I am doing is actually helping,” said Turner.

For students who would like to learn more information on the career center and what it has to offer, they can go online to