Title/s: Career Peer
Office #: Sullivan 255
Tell us about yourself:
I am a junior double majoring in Finance and Spanish at Loyola University Chicago. I was born and raised in Chicago, and I went to St. Ignatius College Prep for high school. I have been a Career Peer since spring of 2013, and I enjoy every day on the job.
Why did you apply to be a Career Peer?
The Career Development Center is a great place to learn not only about different careers but also about your strengths and interests, and this is exactly what I did when I changed my major my sophomore year. I met with a Career Peer who helped improve my resume and gave me solid career advice. I then took the Career Self-Assessment Workshop, and I learned about career paths that aligned with my interests. After discovering my path through the CDC’s resources, I realized that I wanted to equip students with the same tools I was given. The career search can be a challenging endeavor at times, but I’m glad to be here to make that process as smooth as possible.
What do you like most about working with students?
The best part of this job is definitely working with students during our resume walk-in hours because I can help direct their professional experiences that will give them a competitive edge when being considered for a position. I really enjoy seeing the different passions and talents that students have, and I am inspired by their ambition to land successful careers.
Start the career search early and take the C-SAW during their freshman or sophomore year at Loyola. The C-SAW can either confirm your career path or help you find a new one, and the earlier you know your strengths and interests, the more prepared you’ll be to land a successful job after graduation.