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Larry Jackson

Senior Associate Director

M.A. Clinical Psychology – Counseling Specialization, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
B.S. Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

How did you get here?
I worked in various professional roles before working in career services which included community mental health, faculty administrative support and market research. I knew I wanted to work in higher education when I learned about career counseling as a career path. I enrolled in my graduate program and completed a career counseling internship at Northwestern University and absolutely loved it! I was hired for a full time role after completing my internship and worked there for seven years. I did career advising, programming, employer and campus relations, learning outcome development and served on different campus committees before making my way to UC Berkeley.

What is cool about your job?
I supervise several Assistant Directors that serve our Letters & Sciences and Haas students. I help to devise strategies that deepen engagement with students and campus partners with the Career Center. I also support L&S and Haas staff within our office with their professional development. This position is great as I am allowed the opportunity to help grow the career center’s influence on campus while supporting staff with achieving their professional goals.

What’s the best career advice anyone has given you?
What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve.

Singing; trivia; dancing; social justice; religion/spirituality; politics; camping; spending time with my spouse