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Career Counselor Profiles

Anita Manuel

Associate Director of Career Education

Anita is an innovative career development leader with 20+ years of experience working in higher education. She leads a dynamic team of career professionals (team of 9 to 17 over her tenure) serving a campus of 35,000 students and overseeing the development of career readiness programs for San Jose State University. She is dedicated to helping students and staff design meaningful lives and careers. She is passionate about developing and growing teams, applying life design and career development practices to career coaching and counseling, and impactful curriculum design.


  • B.A. degrees in Economics and Communication Studies, UC Santa Barbara
  • M.A. Counseling, Career Development Emphasis, Santa Clara University

Specialties and Interests

Career counseling/coaching, career education and curriculum development, leadership and training, , program development/management,


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