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
Career Services, Suite 5314
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.

joana scharinger

Career Consultant

Joana Scharinger is a Career Counselor and former recruiter. She is passionate about combining her counseling and recruiting experience to help people pursue and plan their career paths and journeys. She provides support for resume reviews, LinkedIn profiles, interview preparation, job searching, and networking strategies.

Before joining GGU, Joana worked as an agency recruiter helping companies such as Facebook, Salesforce, GAP and others, expand their teams. Joana has helped hundreds of candidates format their resumes, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.

Joana also has a therapy background and worked at a Mental Health Institution for 5 years. She earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Culture from University of Brasilia, Brazil, and a master's degree in Human Resources from Golden Gate University.

In addition, Joana provides volunteer career advice to the Brazilian community in the Silicon Valley by participating in various one-on-one meetings, panels, and conferences.

jimmy BONNER

Administrative Assistant

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.