Sander Salguero

College Specialist
College of Science and Engineering

B.A. in Sociology & Spanish, Sonoma State University 
M.S. in Counselor Education (School Specialization), California State University, Sacramento

What is your approach to advising or supporting students?    

I use a holistic and collaborative approach. I aim to meet the student's personal and professional needs, while working together toward a goal.

What inspired you to pursue a career in advising?

I enjoy helping others, and have learned first hand how important education is. I hope to support students realize their potential.

What excites you about helping students at SF State?

As a first generation student, I had many mentors and others who supported me throughout my college career. Without them, I would not be where I am today. I am excited to support students in college. I know how exciting graduation can be for a student and their loved ones. The journey is just beginning.

What's your favorite part of your job?

Having the privilege to observe a student's journey, and seeing them achieve their dreams and goals.

What's the best class you've ever taken? 

At Sonoma State, I took a careers in Sociology course that explored possible career opportunities in my major. The course also went over resumes, cover letters, and how they were used in our field. Ultimately, I was able to create a 5 year career plan and use what I learned to obtain my first internship the following summer.

What's the most unusual job you've ever had? 

One summer I worked for a shipping company. I helped load and organize shipments in a warehouse. Shifts were 4:00 am - 8:00 am. I do not miss that sleep schedule.

What advice do you have for SF Gators?

Explore! Whether that means studying abroad, seeking internships, or pursuing your interests. Right now is the time to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore your professional, personal, and academic interests. You will learn so much about yourself and others, and you may be surprised where your aspirations take you. 

About me (likes and hobbies):

I enjoy reading memoirs and murder mysteries, watching films and sports, trying new foods, traveling abroad, playing board games, and staying active.