The Office of Career Planning offers a wide variety of services for students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff. Our goal is to engage students and alumni in strategic career management as a lifelong practice.



536 Mission Street
The HUB, Suite 1381
San Francisco, CA 94105


Mon - Thu: 10 am - 6 pm
Fri: 10 am - 5 pm




Director / Career Consultant

Neepa Parikh works with students and alumni in developing opportunities for career satisfaction. Neepa provides ongoing assistance with interviewing, job search, salary negotiations, and networking strategies. In addition to working with students, Neepa manages GGU's employer relations program. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers and serves as an adjunct faculty member for UGP 10.

Prior to joining the team at GGU, Neepa provided comprehensive career services at Mills College and has experience counseling within higher education, high school and a juvenile detention center. She has also spent some time abroad and is fluent in Spanish.

She is a CA Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Neepa holds an MS in counseling with a career and college specialization from San Francisco State University and a BA in criminology from the University of California, Irvine. She also spent a year studying abroad in Costa Rica. Pura vida!


Assistant Director / Career Consultant

Kandis Rodgers is dedicated to the personal and professional development of all students, graduates, and alumni. Serving as a resource for employer relations, Kandis utilizes her strengths of relationship building, unique collaboration creations, and empowerment to build on the resources and connections needed for continuous career satisfaction and success.

Prior to becoming a member of the GGU Office of Career Planning team, Kandis was a Career Services Advisor at DeVry University providing career counseling and employer relations throughout all of Northern California and Nevada. She has also served as Program Administrator at Missouri University of Science and Technology, facilitating conversations and developing programs focused on leadership development and cultural competence.

Kandis holds a master's degree in education with a focus on higher education counseling in addition to a bachelor's degree in social work, both from Bloomsburg University.


Career Consultant

Ryan Frechette works closely with students and alumni to address their most pressing career concerns, ranging from professional resume and cover letter assistance, to interview and networking techniques. He believes that having an enriching vocational foundation is an integral component for an overall better quality of life and strives to help students identify which roles they are best suited for.

Prior to joining GGU, Ryan worked as a Career Counseling Intern for the Undergraduate Advising Center at San Francisco State University. He also has 3 years of professional experience working in corporate tax and accounting at a Fortune 50 company. Ryan has held numerous internship positions with large financial institutions such as UBS, State Street Bank and Fidelity Investments and he is also a Certified Management Accountant.

Ryan is currently studying for his MS in Counseling with a career specialization at San Francisco State University and holds a BS in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He also has 3 years of experience living abroad in Asia, where he founded a language center and also taught English in a public high school setting.

Wendy McWilliams

Career Counseling Intern

Wendy provides one-on-one counseling to students and alumni seeking to clarify career goals and target the right position whether it’s an on-campus job, internship or full-time employment. She has held many jobs in various work environments including: a small “mom and pop” tax preparer, a large telecommunications provider, a number of software companies from start-ups to IPO’s. She was a stay-at-home mom for a number of years, then transitioned back to project working 100% remotely with a small IT consulting firm.

Wendy brings over 15 years of project management experience in the SF Bay Area tech industry. Changing careers in her mid-forties with a teenager entering college gives her a particular understanding of the leap of faith required.
Prior to joining GGU’s Office of Career Planning, Wendy worked in the Student Success Office at Saint Mary’s College working on a variety of special projects to support the Asst Vice Provost.

Wendy loves to learn and has studied hand bookbinding, calligraphy, and cello, and recently went on her first solo backpacking trip. She is in her final year of a Master’s in Counseling, with an emphasis in Career Counseling at St Mary’s College of California in Moraga.


Administrative Assistant

James (Jimmy) Bonner is a graduate from San Francisco State University (SFSU) with a BA in English Education with an emphasis in Linguistics. During his time at SFSU, he worked in the Office of International Programs, helping incoming exchange students. He also studied abroad in South Korea.

Jimmy has also tutored English, working with middle school students, high school students, and college ESL students in the United States, and Korean students while in South Korea.


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The mission of the Office of Career Planning is to provide students and alumni with the support, resources and opportunities to make informed career decisions.