CLA Career Forum
'Where Do We Go From Here?'
The College of Liberal Arts proudly hosts its annual Career Forum for Open House weekend. Titled "Where Do We Go From Here," the forum includes a speakers panel on careers for current and prospective students in liberal arts. The forum will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Building 26, Room 103. Come listen to and talk with CLA Career Advisor Laura Hunkler, alumni pursuing a broad range of successful career paths.
KENDRA ARONSON, Modern languages and literatures '09
Local writer, photographer, designer, and self-publisher, Kendra Aronson launched a Kickstarter campaign, in July 2015, to fund The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Simple Seasonal Recipes & Short Stories from the Central Coast of California. The campaign raised $26,714, for an initial print run. The cookbook is now in its second printing. The cookbook features seasonal recipes as well as short stories, interviews, and profiles of local farmers, food artisans, and farm-to-table chefs. In the spirit of a creating a collaborative community-driven cookbook, the majority of the recipes are provided by the food growers and crafters themselves to showcase the true taste of the Central Coast.
BUSTER BROWN, Philosophy '13
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Philosophy and receiving the Philosophy Department's Outstanding Senior Award, Buster took a sharp left turn and started his career selling enterprise software at Oracle. He moved from Oracle to Plantronics, a tech firm in Santa Cruz, where he became a hardware sales representative and now manages America's Inside Sales Team and supports Global Sales. Buster still finds time to surf, camp and play music.
ASHLEY STEPHENS, Political science '15
Ashley Stephens Program & Operations Associate with FUSE Corps, a non-partisan, non-profit that partners with civic leaders to identify pressing strategic challenges and then recruits entrepreneurial, mid-career professionals to serve in executive-level fellowships across local government.
As well as operation management, Ashley is develops organizational strategies to maximize the efficiency and usability of internal systems and processes. On the Program side, Ashley supports the planning and execution of FUSE's intensive recruitment process and training program.