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Career Services: Office of Career Planning

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, Tue, Thu: 10am - 6pm
Wed: 10 am - 7 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, is a contributor to the InternMatch blog and is an active member of the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers.

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

Laura Snow Benoit is a career coach who supports individuals achieve their career goals through strategic job search planning, resume development, and enhancing their interview skills.

Before joining GGU, Laura worked as a human resources generalist at a social services nonprofit in Chicago, where she was actively involved in recruiting and on-boarding. She also volunteered as a career coach for the Career Transitions Center of Chicago and was a career intern at the Colorado College Career Center. In her free time, she loves volunteering in the community and participating in triathlons.

Laura received her master of arts degree in counseling and organizational psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in August 2011. She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from The Colorado College in 2007. She is a qualified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois.


Assistant Director / Career Consultant

Julie Salzman maintains a portfolio career as career consultant at GGU and an adjunct lecturer at GGU and San Francisco State University. In the Office of Career Planning at GGU, she consults with students who are wondering how to best utilize their GGU degrees in the workplace in addition to assisting students and alumni hone their job searching skills.

Prior to her current position, Julie was the Disability Services Coordinator at GGU and prior to that that, she worked in the non-profit sector as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with adults who were considering various career options. Julie has tried on many careers herself, including: staffing and catering manager, trek leader and tour guide, massage therapist, personal trainer, and athletic trainer.

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


Administrative Assistant

James (Jimmy) Bonner is a recent graduate from San Francisco State University (SFSU), receiving his 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.


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.