Ashlin Mattos is enjoying his position in the college Career Center as the new Job Development Specialist. “Helping students find work while filling local workforce needs,” is what Mattos says he likes most about his work.
As a Job Development Specialist, Mattos helps students to connect career and major options through one-on-one consultations. Through the Career Center, students can explore their interests, skills, and values, think about majors, connect with alumni and employers, secure internships, find jobs, attend job skills workshops, and investigate programs of study.
Challenging himself to leave the familiar behind and plunge into the unknown, Mattos spent a year in Venezuela as an exchange student, and credits the experience with giving him a greater understanding of cross-cultural issues. He spent three years working as a Senior Legal Assistant for an Immigration Law Firm in Fresno that ultimately led him back to Ridgecrest, family, and a familiar, yet slower paced life-style.
A native of Ridgecrest, Mattos is a 2004 Honors Program graduate of Cerro Coso with a degree in Social Sciences. He holds three separate Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science, Anthropology, and Sociology, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from California State University, Fresno. He has a six year old daughter, Aislin, who lives in Fresno, and spends his free time traveling.
Cerro Coso welcomes Ashlin baaack!