Career Services: Career Center

The Career Center 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
San Francisco, CA 94105


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



Laura Clemens, M.S., JD

Associate Dean - Career Services

Laura Clemens joined GGU in 2021. Before joining GGU, she served as Associate Director and Pre-Law Advisor in the Career Center at Carleton College. In that role, she oversaw all career education and coaching efforts while also advising students interested in pursuing a legal career. Before her time at Carleton, she worked in career services at the University of Minnesota Law School and Mercer Law School where she coached students, gave classroom presentations, and co-ran each school's professional development programs.

Prior to joining higher education, Laura worked as an attorney in civil litigation and family law. Laura earned a B.S. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and an M.S. in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and new puppy Rosie.


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 volunteers as a career coach with several nonprofit organizations in San Francisco Bay Area.


Assistant Director

Jimmy Bonner graduated from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in Fall 2014 with a BA in English Education. During his time at SFSU, he worked in the Office of International Programs, helping incoming exchange students. He also studied abroad in South Korea for a semester.

Jimmy has been working at GGU since 2015 and he also received his Master's Degree (MS in Digital Marketing, 2020) here as well. He enjoys working with Photoshop and is the creative mastermind for the office’s graphic designs. His background in marketing has helped paved way to highlight the Career Center around GGU. On his free time, Jimmy enjoys playing video games, reading comic books, and he has in interest in fashion.


Career Consultant

Wendy is a Certified Career Counselor providing one-on-one support for career planning/exploration, resume development, career and industry research, self-assessment/inventories, networking coaching, informational and formal interview prep. Prior to her transition to Career Counseling, Wendy was a software project management in the SF Bay Area tech industry for 15 years and had a stint as a stay-at-home mom. She understands how important it is to find a good fit for both the job and work environment in order to love what you do and thrive. She enjoys working with people in transition at all stages and ages.

In her free time Wendy spends as much time as possible outside among the redwoods with her Dalmatian, Riley. She is also a passionate supporter of preventing food-waste and volunteers with the Berkeley Food Network as a cook.