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San Diego State University

Career Services

James Tarbox

Executive Director’s Welcome

Welcome to Aztec Career Connection, the online portal of SDSU Career Services. Our updated web site and its many resources demonstrate our intent to strengthen career development and career opportunities for San Diego State University students and alumni.

Higher Education, Student Affairs and Career Services are changing rapidly. Traditional beliefs about the people, purposes and processes that define higher education shift as we define factors that contribute to students’ personal and professional development.

Nearly a decade ago, our office committed to creating a world class career center. We maintain this commitment and keep a flexible focus on the qualities of being connected, committed and creative.

Our center actively connects to SDSU studentsalumniemployer partnersfaculty and staff, and community partners. We connect through media ranging from Facebook and Linkedin to Instagram and WordPress.

We commit to the professions and services that strengthen career development and student success. For example, our work with our campus partners on internships and our improved Aztec Mentor Program provide substantial high impact practices that prepare our students to make successful career transitions.

Finally, we innovate by constantly asking ourselves key questions such as how do we increase opportunities for those that we serve? How do we connect more effectively to our partners? How do we strengthen ourselves so that we are able to strengthen others?

I invite you to partner with our staff. We are always looking to expand our community, and we welcome your involvement.

Go Aztecs!

James J. Tarbox, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Ph.D., Penn State University
M.A., Penn State University
B.A., Bates College

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James Tarbox, Ph.D.
Executive Director

(619) 594-4379