Faculty & Staff

Joe Bucher


Joe Bucher

Counseling

Counselor

(408) 741-2614

joe.bucher@westvalley.edu

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Courses Taught

COUNS 5: College Success

COUNS 12C: Careers & Lifestyles

Academic Service

Puente Project Counselor/Coordinator

2008 NACE/Chevron Award Recognized for outstanding achievement for innovative programs in the college career services field.

(former) Central Coast EOP&S Consortium

(former) Mission College EOP&S Consortium

Experience

Counselor and Puente Program Co-coordinator, West Valley College

Faculty Advisor, Deeptok.org

Adjunct Counseling Faculty, Mission College

Assistant Director, Stanford School of Medicine Career Center

Lead Academic Advisor, San Jose State University EOP Program

Career Counselor, San Jose State University

Blogger, Studentbranding.com

Career Counselor Intern, San Jose State University

Applied Behavioral Analyst, Catch Clinic

Education

M.A. Counselor Education, San Jose State University

B.A. Child Development, San Jose State University

Transfer Student, DeAnza College

Other

Certified Practitioner, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Certified Practitioner, Strong Interest Inventory

Certified Practitioner, Strengths Quest

Member, Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges & Employers (MPACE)

Member, National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Bio

Joe has been a counselor since 2005. Having worked at West Valley College, Mission College, San Jose State University, and Stanford University he brings a diverse understanding of higher education to his role.

He has spent a majority of his career focusing on the needs of first-generation college students while teaching and counseling. Having been a community college transfer student himself, he enjoys helping students navigate the transfer process, identify possible majors and programs to develop career skills, and balance their busy schedules with their academic commitments.

When Joe isn’t working you may see him hiking the beautiful trails of the bay area, playing soccer, or reading a good book.

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