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Jacob Houchen

Jacob Houchen

Career Peer Advisor

UCSB Career Services


Career Peer Advisor at UCSB Career Services





UCSB Career Services

Career Peer Advisor

•Actively develop a working knowledge of agency and campus referral sources in the areas of career exploration, internships, job search and graduate school.
•Advise students in their initial stages of career planning and provide appropriate referrals.
•Conduct research for career library including revision and organization of current materials.
•Conduct formal/informal group presentations to students, faculty and staff about Career Services.
•Assist with program development and implementation of specialty areas.
•Participate in recruitment, hiring, and training of new Career Peer Advisors.
•Serve as ambassador for Career Services and market our programs

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Evolve Media, LLC

Business Intern

• Researched potential target websites to expand company market share
• Analyzed competitive environment of existing vertical markets
• Assembled promotional materials for new and prospective clients
• Prepared PowerPoint presentations by capturing screenshots, designing slides and providing notes for account executives.
• Worked extensively in Excel to examine website acquisition verticals


Santa Barbara Sound Design


• Provided recording and mixing services to a variety of venerable clients within the music industry

• Assisted in the management of day-to-day operations of this world-class production facility

• Handled client’s needs and requests in an efficient and confidential manner 

• Continued to implement advanced problem-solving techniques with conventional analogue and DAW systems

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King's Fish House


• Monitored the open dining sections of the restaurant for empty and cleaned tables
• Estimated and monitored wait times for guests
• Ensured that the needs of the guests were met while they were waiting.
• Responsible for answering the telephone, booking reservations and moving tables together to accommodate large parties.


University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Film and Media Studies