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Dean Ku M.A. '09, Assistant Director, University Alumni, Career Center

Dean Ku M.A. '09

Dean has over a decade of business experience, including an overseas assignment in China for Starbucks Coffee and nearly 7 years as VP of Marketing for RedOctane, the company that created the video game, Guitar Hero.

Throughout his varied experiences, his greatest source of joy has come from the opportunities to coach and mentor others, including students and alumni in his current role as the Alumni Counselor at Santa Clara University. Dean has a BA in Psychology, an MBA, and a MA in Counseling Psychology.

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3 Mindfulness Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

By Dean Ku M.A. '09
Work can be exceedingly stressful these days. There are too many meetings, calls, emails, and deadlines. Oftentimes we magnify our stress by...
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Want to Work at a Startup? Read This First

By Dean Ku M.A. '09
Before becoming a career coach, I worked at a startup for almost seven years. My wife jokes that I’m one for one and got incredibly lucky, as the one...
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Top 5 Bay Area Companies with the Most SCU Alumni

By Dean Ku M.A. '09
According to LinkedIn, the top five employers of SCU alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area are (in descending order), Cisco, Apple, Google, Oracle, and...
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5 Ways to Up Your Work-Life Balance Game

By Dean Ku M.A. '09
If you’re having a hard time balancing work and life, you’re not alone. According to the American Sociological Review, 70 percent of American workers struggle...
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