As Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations at the Bren School, David Parker is responsible for job placement, internship and job development, career advisement and training, professional development, and alumni relations. He has more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and career development fields, including background as an employment manager, corporate trainer, career counselor, college recruiter, and organizational development consultant. David has worked for small, medium, and large organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. His organizational-development work includes consulting projects with AT&T, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), and Coast Savings and Loan.
David received his BA magna cum laude in Economics from UC Santa Barbara, his MBA from California State University, Long Beach, and his MS in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University. He has specialized training and expertise in interviewing, resume design, sales and marketing, salary negotiations, job search strategies, management, and networking. He has certifications in behavioral interviewing, human resources development, and total quality management.
David has been an active member on the Board of the Association of Environmental Professionals since 2002. He was also president and vice president of the Personnel and Employee Relations Management Association when he managed the employment unit for the Southern California region of Allstate Insurance. Previously, his approach to customer service earned him the prestigious University of California Staff Citation of Excellence Award. A former UCSB tennis player, David is an avid UCSB sports fan and can be seen supporting the UCSB soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, and softball teams.
Office: Bren Hall 2520
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Bren Hall 2520
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131