Staff

Dana Alexander headshotDana Alexander
Director
805 565 6237
dalexand@westmont.edu

Dana graduated from Westmont with a degree in Sociology. He went on to earn a Master's in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, an advanced degree in Counseling from Northeastern University, and a Certificate in Career Counseling from California State University at Northridge. After serving in the ministry for nine years as an assistant pastor, he transitioned to the career development field, where he has been since 1988. He is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), a National Board Certified Career Counselor (NBCCC), and has taught graduate level courses in career planning at Antioch University.

What was your first job?

I saw an ad in the back of the Boy Scout magazine for selling seeds (both flower and vegetable).  I was pretty much a failure and realized in the fifth grade that door-to-door sales was not included in my skill set.

What was one of your favorite jobs?

I actually enjoyed delivering pizzas.  I was always busy and usually people liked seeing me.

What is your dream job?

The one I’m in.

What would you be horrible at?

Too many things to enumerate, but certainly anything requiring math or science.

What did you want to be when you were little?

It certainly seemed cool to be a guy in the bread-making factory we visited in grammar school.  The smells were very compelling to me.

What was the shortest job you ever held?

Cleaning tin enchilada pans with super hot steam during Fiesta (also one of the most miserable jobs I’ve had).  

What was the best advice that you received?

Remember, nothing is wasted in life.