Career Services Staff & Contact Us

Brad Tharpe
Director of Career Services
Scott Hall 126
909.621.8519
brad_tharpe@pitzer.edu

Brad arrived at Pitzer in March 2015 after serving for nearly 3 years as one of the chaplains to The Claremont Colleges. Prior to joining the Consortium,  Brad served as Associate Director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics program and as Administrative Director of The Center for Bioethics, Health and Society at Wake Forest University. Both the academic center and graduate program are designed to facilitate ethical exploration, analysis, and research by persons working in health care, biotechnology, and the basic sciences. From 2004–2008, he worked in college chaplaincy as Director of the Office of Spiritual Life at DePauw University. Previously, he was Assistant Director of the Pro Humanitate Center at Wake Forest University, where he facilitated vocational discernment among students, faculty, and staff. Brad received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Classics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially on long car trips, and taking advantage of the wonderful cultural resources in the LA area.

Teresa Roberts
Associate Director, Career Services

Scott Hall 126
909.621.8519
teresa_flores@pitzer.edu

Emphasis areas:

  • Employer Relations
  • Career Advising/Coaching
  • Claremont Colleges On-Campus Recruiting Program
  • Career Information Sessions
  • Career Networking Events and Meet Ups
  • Claremont Colleges Career Center Programs

Originally from the Northern California town of Fremont, Teresa has many roles as the Associate Director of a five-person office. She plans, organizes and facilitates career-related programming including programs with Alumni. She manages the Career Fellows, a peer advising program. She counsels students and alumni on writing resumes, finds internships, and improves interview skills and job search strategies. Students should contact her if they are interested in The Claremont Colleges On-Campus Recruiting Program and/or want to plan joint events.

Carolina Rodriguez, Assistant Director for Career Development

Carolina Rodriguez
Assistant Director for Career Development
Scott Hall 126
909.621.8519
carolina_rodriguez@pitzer.edu

Carolina is no stranger to the Claremont Colleges! She has worked in the career centers at Pomona College and the Drucker School of Management and earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education at Claremont Graduate University.  She is returning to Pitzer having worked previously in the Office of Admissions. She was previously the Student Engagement Coordinator for Enrichment Programs at Cal State LA.

Her passion for higher education started with her involvement in student government at the University of Redlands.  She was also involved in first-gen initiatives and was a student assistant at their career center! Carolina is excited to meet with Pitzer students one-on-one and provide them with the support they need to kick start their career!

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends & family, trying out new restaurants and cuisines and loves to travel (her goal is to visit all 7 continents)!

Stephanie Gandara
Student and Alumni Career Advisor

Scott Hall 126
stephanie_gandara@pitzer.edu

Stephanie graduated from the University of California, Riverside where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Policy. She previously worked at UCR’s Health Professions Advising Center as an advisor for pre-health students. She also served as a Community Engagement and Outreach Intern focusing on recruitment of Latinx and Native American students at UCR.

Stephanie serves as our pre-law advisor and counsels students on a wide range of career services such as resume reviews, interview skills, and job search strategies. She is excited to support Pitzer students and alumni in their career journey!

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her Australian Cattle Dog!

Tamara Muir
Office Manager, Career Services
Scott Hall 126
909.621-8519
tammy_muir@pitzer.edu

Emphasis areas:

  • Front Desk Responsibilities including answering questions for students, helping students access Handshake for appointments and events and helping students find the best way Career Services can meet their needs through referral to counselors, Career Fellows and Office Assistants.
  • Coordinates publicity and other needs for Career Services workshops and special events.
  • Manages Work Study students
  • Runs the Student On-Campus Job Fair each fall
  • Works with staff and faculty to post jobs on Handshake; works with students for on-campus jobs.
  • Approves employers and posts jobs and internships on Handshake
  • Coordinates Pitzer Internship Funding and Winter Break Shadowing Funding

Tammy is a graduate of Albion College in Michigan and received her Masters in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She taught at the Community College level for 21 years before joining the Career Services team. She continues to teach part-time in the evenings. She wants to encourage students to come into our office and explore what we do.