Christian Ortiz Gonzalez

UCSB Career Peer
Hello! My name is Christian Ortiz Gonzalez and I am a fourth year majoring in Sociology and German!

Academic year working for Career Services?: 

2017-2018

Describe the different types of internship or job experiences that you have been involved with?: 

I have worked for UCPD as a CSO, I worked as an RA for the EOP STEP program, I have been working at EOP as a mentor since my second year, I held an internship with UCSB's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and now I work for Career Services.

Which student organizations are you currently involved with?: 

I am currently a member of Theta Nu Kappa Multicultural and Academic Fraternity and a part of the UCSB NUFP program.

What is your current career goal?: 

My current career goal is to go into the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs.

What one resource would you recommend to students coming to Career Services?: 

Using Handshake to look for Jobs and Internships.

What career advice would you give to UCSB students that you wish you knew about earlier on?: 

You never know where life will take you but as long as you keep going, things will figure themselves out. If you are finding that your original major is not working out for you, do not be afraid to talk to undergraduate advising and look for a new major. You could even just take an elective course in a different field to see if you are interested in it or not.