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Work with a Career Coach

Our team has years of experience helping people land jobs and change their lives. They’ll tailor their approach to your needs and goals and will be by your side every step of the way. We’re in your corner.

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Arya Zarrinkelk is the instructor Instructor for BAVC's "Interviewing Strategies" Career Workshop
Senior Career Counseling Manager

Arya Zarrinkelk is the Steve Kerr of career counseling. Never officially being a career counselor before his previous tenure at Bay Area Video Coalition, Arya has helped over 300 clients ranging from ages seventeen to seventy find employment and higher education opportunities. Arya balances a warm and fun approach to career counseling with a strict level of accountability. Arya won't let his clients fail. His mantra is "lent now, mardi gras later." He attributes his success to his colleagues at BAVC, playing bass, and his innate ability to grow amazing beards.

"Every morning I wake up and sing my mantra like the blues, I cannot lose. Time to get up and move." - Quelle Chris

Mindy Aronoff
Senior Advisor New Business Development

Mindy leads the team that provides all adult training and technology education to digital media professionals, educators, artists and mediamakers, independent producers, dislocated workers and job seekers. The scope of this department includes over 600 classes annually, as well as custom classes, and the California state-funded Employment Training Panel contract. Previously the Director of Business Development, she forged partnerships with corporations and government for BAVC, strategized marketing and public relations efforts and planned for product development. Mindy also served as Director of Creative & Media Services at BAVC, was instrumental in overseeing the successful co-production of Spark with KQED, institutionalized BAVC's preservation program, created scores of video executive productions for California nonprofits and managed BAVC's suite rental and postproduction services. She came to BAVC in 1999 as Industry Outreach Coordinator to jumpstart the ETP program for BAVC and holds a B.A. in Design from UCLA.