Chris Vasquez

Three words that describe me:

  • Grateful: I’m grateful for the love of my family and friends and the opportunity to meet new people. I am also grateful for every day and what each day brings!
  • Optimistic: I believe that people have great power within themselves to shape their own and others’ destiny. Because of this, positive attitude means a great deal. I am optimistic about life and people. I strive to remain positive, hopeful, and look for the best in others.
  • Musical:  I have always loved music and continue to be involved with music through playing in local bands and attending performances whenever I can!

Special moment in my career

When I realized that living in the “now” and the value of my “word” were important.

Favorite college:

Stanford. Stanford is a special place. I like the University’s value statement: To support Stanford’s missions of academic excellence and social responsibility, we strive to create a community (and future leaders) based on integrity, respect and tolerance.

It you were 16 years old again, what would you do differently?

I would have taken full advantage of all opportunities I had been given and “drank” more deeply from the cup of life! 

Describe your ideal student:

My ideal student would be one who is passionate about education and life, is resilient, and strives to improve and helps others.

Chris Vasquez

Chris Vasquez, Interview Coach

Chris has over thirty years experience in Human Resources holding increasingly responsible positions in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs, Employee Relations, HR Systems, Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Benefits, and Labor Relations. Chris most recently held the position of Director of Recruiting for the Lockheed Martin Corporation.  In this capacity, Chris directed the hiring of thousands of employees throughout the United States for Lockheed Martin. Chris was also on the University Relations Team that recruited at top US colleges and has extensive experience as an interviewer.

Chris served on the Board of the San Jose G.I. Forum Scholarship Foundation in San Jose, California, and also volunteered for the Role Model Program in the Bay Area, giving presentations on Careers at local schools.

Chris has attended many management development programs at such schools as Santa Clara University and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a BA degree in Psychology from Stanford University.