Sydney Ching

Customer Services Assistant

Area
Administrative Services

Education
B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior - University of California, Irvine

How did you get here?
When I was an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, I became an intern at the Career Center there and loved learning about the services. Since I am originally from the Bay Area, I decided to move back home and to work at the University of California, Berkeley’s Career Center.

What's cool about your job?
The coolest part is that I have the privilege of seeing students’ experiences and helping them see value in themselves. Inspiring people to understand they have transferable skills that can translate from school into the working world means a lot to me.

What's the Best Career Advice Anyone Has Ever Given You?
My best advice came from a career counselor. She said, “When you’re interviewing, remember you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. With that knowledge, you are more likely to relax and to determine whether or not you are a good fit for the role.” Before working at career centers, I had no idea that companies spend such a large amount of time interviewing candidates. Since we spend so much time at work, it is vital that we feel we can work well with the rest of our team to yield better results. For me personally, I found it does not matter so much as what I am doing versus who my team members are.

Interests/Hobbies
Industrial/organizational psychology, dancing, singing, drawing, reading, friends and family

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