Career Counselor, University College
Abreetta Bonner is the Career Counselor for University College . Over the past 6 years, Abreetta has served in several different capacities within Career Services including employer relations, program management, & career counseling in higher education. Abreetta currently serves students and alumni by providing a diverse array of services such as: career assessments, job & internship search strategies, resume assistance, mock interviews, and special topic workshops related to career development.
She has her Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, both from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She is currently earning her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership here at UTSA.
She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE), and locally, San Antonio Colleges and Universities Career Center Association (SACUCCA).
Abreetta is passionate about serving students and proud to serve the growing UTSA community and as always, Go Runners!
Specialities and InterestsFreshmen, Undecided, & MDST
Career Counselor, College of Public Policy/College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
As the Career Counselor for the College of Public Policy (COPP) and the College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning (COACP), Dionne Davila Granados serves students and alumni by helping them with various levels of career exploration to development needs to include such services as: career assessments, job search help, resume assistance, internship search, mock interview help, and special topic workshops (i.e. What Can I Do With My Major; Salary Negotiations, Selecting a Major). Dionne is a two time graduate from UTSA where she earned both her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A in Counseling. She has 17 years of experience in the Counseling/Social Service field, of which, 11 years has been with UTSA and has over 7 years of experience teaching at the university. Currently, she teaches the Personal Career Planning course (UCS 2033- formerly COU 2103) to undergraduate students and is the Social Media Committee Chair for the University Career Center where she helps moderate and oversee the various social media platforms for the Career Center. Her professional interest areas include Career Development for First-Generation students, Social Media for Professional Development and Social Media’s impact on Student Engagement. In addition, she frequently facilitates and presents on StrengthsQuest and the theories/principles proposed by strengths psychology and how others can apply those principles to their career, academics, and personal life.
Specialities and InterestsGeneralist
Career Counselor, College of Education & Human Development
Career planning is an integral part of your four-year experience here at UTSA. And, for liberal arts majors in particular, career exploration during these four years is critical. I’m here to help you make decisions about the path that you will pursue upon graduation and I look forward to helping you make a smooth transition after college.
Mike Zucker is the Career Counselor that is designated to work with students in the College of Education and Human Development. Mike has been with UTSA Career Center for over 5 years. He is a graduate of UTSA and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Mike has also completed his Master of Arts degree in Community/School Counseling. Mike enjoys spending his free time volunteering in the community to coach youth basketball. He coached Team San Antonio to the Bronze medal at the 2007 Maccabi games and the consolation Gold medal at the 2010 Maccabi Games in Denver. Mike has also presented at national conferences on issues such as workplace diversity and career placement. Mike is also currently serving as the staff advisor for the COLFA Council, a Student Organization here at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has served as a staff representative on the NCAA Recertification Committee for UTSA. Mike has previously taught the COU 2103 Personal Career Planning Class.
Specialities and InterestsDisabilities
Career Counselor, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Sara Goede is a Career Counselor for the College of Liberal & Fine Arts. She has 7 years’ experience providing career counseling in individual and group settings on college campuses ranging from 12,000-32,000+ student enrollment. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is passionate about working with students at all stages of their career development as well as collaborating with faculty, staff and student groups on innovative ways to help students succeed and reach their career goals. Facilitating an environment of career confidence, insight, encouragement, and inspiration is her ultimate goal in helping students and alumni reach their fullest potential.
Specialities and InterestsGeneralist
Career Counselor, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Sarah Williams is one of the Career Counselors for the College of Liberal & Fine Arts. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ohio University and is pursuing her Masters of Public Administration from UTSA. Sarah was an Internship Coordinator at Texas A&M – Central Texas and created a Political Science Internship that placed two interns in Representative Scott Cosper’s office and has worked on a Presidential campaign. Sarah has facilitated career guidance workshops for transitioning Service Members and their families at the Fort Hood USO. Community service is a passion of hers as Sarah currently volunteers at the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center as a hospital advocate and outreach volunteer.
Sarah is passionate about helping students create strategies for their career success.
Specialities and InterestsLGBTQ+
Career Counselor, College of Engineering
Jeff Patten is the Career Counselor for the College of Engineering. He spent ten years as a Career Counselor at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. In his role there, he served as a liaison to the College of Agriculture & Life Science, the Graduate College and the Honors College. During his tenure, he developed tailored content for these colleges, as well as tailored content for the College of Engineering, the Eller College of Management, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and the Film & Television Studies program.
Prior to his work at UA, Jeff was the Director of Counseling & International Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, AZ, where he also served as an academic advisor for Aeronautical Science students. Jeff has a Masters’ in Counseling from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is ABD in a Ph.D. program in the Organization and Administration of Higher Education from the University of Arizona.
Specialities and InterestsVeterans
Career Counselor, College of Business
Mysti Frazier has been working creatively in adult training, development, and event coordination for 10 years. With over 5 years of experience in career counseling, she currently serves students majoring in the College of Business at the UTSA University Career Center. Mysti also oversees the Graduate Career Counseling Internship Program, and serves as liaison for specialized career development programing for undergraduate and graduate international students at UTSA. She also serves as the lead for the Career Center’s Social Committee, the VIPS.
Mysti received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2005. After which she worked in various non-profit, education, corporate, and social service agencies around Texas. She is also a proud University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) alum, earning her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2011. Additionally, Mysti is a successful small business owner and hobbyist in cake decorating and jewelry making while staying active in various networks and ministries in the San Antonio community. Mysti believes her purpose is to use creative excellence and outgoing positivity to inspire growth and a life of abundance in others, so everyone might live as their joyful best-selves.
Specialities and InterestsInternational
Career Counselor, College of Science
Lisa Vigil is a San Antonio native, after working many years within the Colorado State University system. An alum of CSU-Pueblo, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from CSU-Global. Since 2011, Lisa has gained experience in higher education, working in Admissions, Financial Aid, First Year Advising, Concurrent Enrollment, and Career Counseling.
Currently, Lisa sees students within the College of Science. She welcomes questions regarding career assessments, job & internship search strategies, résumé assistance, mock interviews, or other related career development areas. Lisa also serves as a liaison for specialized career development programming for her affinity groups including Latinx and DACA/Dreamer students, as a liaison for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and as a faculty/staff advisor for the Sigma Lambda Gammas. For this past Spring, she has co-coordinated a new student advisory council for the UCC with the goal of hearing directly from students about their career needs. Her passion for fitness and health also leads her to be a Rowdy New U Wellness Champion and hopes everyone finds a way to take care of themselves emotionally, physically, and mentally.