Donnie Mineo

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(949) 582-4575
Career Guidance Specialist
Career Center
SC - SSC 164 - Office
Saddleback College


Don Mineo is a long time resident South Orange County, and is a graduate from Dana Hills High School.  Don graduated Saddleback College with a AA in Journalism and Liberal Arts, then transferred to UCSC to major in Community Studies.  After returning to Southern California, Don finished a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Cal. State Fullerton and worked part-time in the Matriculation Department at Saddleback College. Eventually, he worked in Admission and Records as an Evaluator granting degrees, certificates, and certifying transfer curricula certifications. 

In 2002, Don graduated with Masters degree in Career Counseling at Chapman University, Orange, California.  Don enjoys traveling, technology, the beach and working to make the environment (including work environments) a better place for future generations.  Don has served on many different college, district and state committees. Don has specialties in career, leadership, technology and how it effects student learning and (student and employee) retention.

Check out these fun videos and websites that might you offer some career directions (or make you laugh):

Visual Creations of Career/Life Mapping (see below):

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Email me comments and/or questions at DMineo@saddleback dot edu during regular business hours or use the district email form method.

The department of Career Guidance is under the Career and Re-Entry Center in the division of Counseling Services.  Job assistance was reassigned to another division by a re-organization in 2010. If you are interested in Job Services and resources, please check out .

The Lavender Affinity Group for LGBTQIA+ district's employees (send me an email to be listed as a supporter, dmineo @ saddleback. edu)

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Handshake is Saddleback College's campus-wide career management platform for students to find jobs and internships. Click on the icon to learn more! For questions, please visit


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Career Guidance Services offers programs and resources to assist with making career decisions, choosing a major, and researching occupational information. View our Career Guidance flyer for more details and call us at (949) 582-4575 to set up an appointment.




Search Majors, Colleges, and Continuing Education:

Career Resources and Occupational Information:

  • Career Coach - Take a 6 or 60 question interest assessment, check out career information, explore Saddleback College's programs, and build a resume.
  • Take an interest assessment, explore California labor information.
  • TalentED: Learn about the in-demand industry sectors in Orange County, identify local companies, and identify programs that lead to those careers.
  • FutureBuilt: Learn about CTE programs at California community colleges.
  • O*Net: Nationwide labor market and salary information.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Nationwide labor market and salary information.
  • RoadTrip Nation: Explore your interests and learn from thousands of professionals who have shared about their career paths and experiences. *** Exteneded to June 30th
  • Take an interest assessment to determine which careers may be a good fit for you.

    Additional Free Resources