Career Advising

Your career services staff serves as a resource to students and alumni, assisting them with overall job search strategy and applications, and linking them to top employers locally and internationally.

  • David Robertson

    David Robertson

    Director
    darobertson@ucsd.edu

    Coaching Focus: CSR, energy, sustainability

    David has been with the School since 2005. He oversees the day-to-day functions of the career services department and manages the department's long-term strategic planning and program development. His focus is marketing the expertise of students and developing relationships with targeted employers. He especially enjoys the wide diversity of backgrounds, interests and dreams of the students. David holds a master's degree in counselor education from San Diego State University.

  • Stephanie Boomhower

    Stephanie Boomhower

    Assistant Director
    sboomhower@ucsd.edu

    Coaching Focus: U.S. public sector, think tanks, multi-lateral

    Stephanie joined the career services team in June 2014. Since 1997, she has worked with graduate students on career development and how to navigate through the internship and career-search process, from developing a search plan to negotiating salaries. Her collaborative coaching style focuses on helping students develop a career plan by working to focus on what they want to achieve in their career and developing the skills required to seek out employment opportunities. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in college student personnel and a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also has a certificate in human resource management through UC San Diego Extension. Stephanie spent the majority of her childhood living in Asia and various cities throughout the United States.

  • Kristen Ryan

    Kristen Ryan

    Career Consultant
    k5ryan@ucsd.edu

    Coaching Focus: Private sector, nonprofit organizations, international students

    Kristen joined the GPS Career Services team full-time in March 2016. With 3 years of career coaching experience in the fields of business, international affairs, and public policy, Kristen is dedicated to helping GPS students and alumni clarify and achieve their professional goals.

    Kristen earned her master’s degree in postsecondary educational leadership from San Diego State University and bachelor’s degree in international development studies from the Ohio State University. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Beijing and interned at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

Student Interns

In addition to the career services staff, student interns complete the team. They are an integral part, keeping the electronic job board up-to-date, assisting in event coordination, and aiding visitor and student reception. You may contact an intern via email or at (858) 534-7589.