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Coming Fall 2014:

COUN 252 - Career/Life Planning: Disability Awareness & Advocacy
Section 2: 20009
Mondays, 4:00 - 6:45 p.m. (3 units)
Instructor: Jacquelyn Gerali, M.S.
Disability Management Specialist, Disability Support Services

Prerequisites: Oral Communication and English Composition
*Open to any student with a disability*

Course Description: Career, personal and educational awareness. Strategies include integrating skills, abilities, interests and values into career search. Decision-making and goal setting.

This Career and Life Planning course will help students create a “success plan” for their life and relates directly to disability awareness and advocacy in professional, personal, and academic settings. It is geared towards individuals who have disabilities. This course teaches students to become advocates who create professional and academic opportunities which transcend traditional career development. By using the text, the instructor’s career development modules, in class discussions, self-exploration exercises and inventories, and by researching major and/or career options, students will expand self-understanding and their place in the world-of-work.

Cartoon of a boy wearing a thinking cap with thinking bubbles reading: What skills could I develop for successful interpersonal communication? How do I advocate for myself in an academic, personal or career setting? What strategies do I need to be a successful student? How do I make myself more employable?

A Personal Message from the Course Instructor, Jacquelyn Gerali, Disability Management Specialist:

“My greatest passion is working with students and I am excited to meet you to discuss your academic and career pursuits! I would love to work with you as you begin to explore, establish, diversify and transcend your career goals.”

Jacquelyn Gerali, M.S. (Counseling and Guidance) has a background in providing career, group and individual counseling and instruction services to students with disabilities. Jacquelyn has provided counseling/job development services to students with a variety of career aspirations/backgrounds (which include but are not limited to: engineering, computer science, chemistry, biology, public relations, administrative, accounting, medical, counseling, psychology, education, cosmetology, and many more!). For more course information please feel free to contact: Jacquelyn Gerali at (657) 278-3112 or

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