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Career Mentor Bios

2014-15 Career Mentor Team

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Alex Bybee

Alex Bybee

"My favorite part about being a Career Mentor is helping our clients to have a sense of confidence and clarity while planning their careers."

Alex is a junior majoring in Political Science and International Affairs and minoring in the Spanish language. He hopes to pursue a joint JD & MPA program to complement his future aspirations to be involved in public service. Alex invites you to connect with him on Linkedin.

Organizations:
  • Vice President, Associated Students of the University of Nevada
  • College of Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board
  • American Legion Nevada Boys State Counselor
  • Nevada Youth Legislature Foundation Board of Directors

Jacob Coddington

Jacob Coddington

"I am a Career Mentor because I want to help you achieve your goals and conquer every step along the way.  It's dangerous to go alone, so take the help."

Jacob is a junior majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies.  He is also minoring in English and Math. He plans to graduate and either teach in the U.S. or join the military and teach abroad.

Organizations:
  • Kids University
  • Martial Arts Legacy
  • Nevada Humane Society

Rachel Felix

Rachel Felix

"I love being a Career Mentor because our team has the amazing opportunity to instill confidence and excitement in our clients. It's so rewarding to know that I've helped someone move forward or grow within any aspect of his or her career exploration process."

Rachel is a junior at the university pursuing a major in Journalism, with a concentration in Strategic Communications. She minors in Political Science. She plans to pursue her Juris Doctorate upon graduating from the University of Nevada and hopes to work as a crisis communications specialist in the future.

Organizations:
  • Sigma Kappa
  • AAF
  • Nevada Dance Co-op

Bianca Guzman

Bianca Guzman

"I really enjoy being a Career Mentor because of our clients. There's nothing more rewarding than helping a client develop the skills necessary to be successful in their careers."

Bianca is a third year student in the Neuroscience program. She will be graduating in Spring of 2015. She hopes to get involved with Planned Parenthood and gain experience in the field of crisis counseling before attending graduate school for a Masters in Science in Genetic Counseling.

Organizations:
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Relay for Life

Amanda Hartman

Amanda Hartman

"I love working in the Career Studio because I am able to expand my skills while engaging with the fantastic student population here at the University of Nevada."

Amanda is a senior Anthropology major with a minor in Foreign Affairs. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in medical anthropology.

Organizations:
  • Fundraising Coordinator, University of Nevada Anthropology Club
  • Development Intern, The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
  • Nevada Humane Society

Izzy Houston

Izzy Houston

"I love being a Career Mentor because I can help make the transition into the job world seem more feasible to people.  Bringing clarity and making the process not seem so daunting is rewarding and seeing people achieve and grow makes it such a great environment to be a part of."

Izzy is a Junior with a passion for science, especially biology.  She loves her campus, professors, and flourishes in the learning environment.  Izzy loves to understand how everything works, is always fascinated by new information, and hopes to continue her learning process beyond her Bachelors Degree.

Organizations:
  • Social Chair and Member for Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Biology Discussion 190 Leader and T.A.
  • Biology 300 Discussion Leader and T.A.
  • Biology Discussion Leader Mentor

Sarah Krum

Sarah Krum

"I love working at the Career Studio because I get to help make a difference in students' lives. Helping my peers see their own accomplishments and passions after completing a resume or personal statement for the first time is absolutely inspiring."

Sarah is a sophomore pursuing two degrees in Education and Agricultural Science with a minor in Special Education. She plans to work in the education sector as a teacher in Agriculture or Special Education or as a school counselor/career counselor.

Organizations:
  • Treasurer of the Newman Club
  • Collegiate FFA Member
  • STEM Volunteer Teacher with Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
  • Volunteer at Marvin Picollo Elementary School, Equine Therapy Riding Program
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators Student Member

Nadia Manivong

Nadia Manivong

"As a Career Mentor, I enjoy helping clients discover their hidden potential. The most rewarding part is witnessing the reactions of clients, whether it is because of a job offer, or simply after completing a remarkable resume."

Nadia is a sophomore majoring Biology, and minoring in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. She plans to attend medical school and work in the field of pediatrics.

Organizations:
  • Phi Delta Epsilon
  • HOSA Future Health Professionals Secretary
  • United Way Volunteer

Ziad Rashdan

Ziad Rashdan

"I enjoy empowering my peers to discover their passion and helping them develop a road map to get there."

Ziad is a senior in The College of Business, pursing a dual degree in Economics and Finance.  Ziad hopes to apply the skillset that he has gained from his course work along with his extra-curricular to a career in business consulting/ development and eventually local government. 

Organizations:
  • Business Student Council
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity
  • TEDX University of Nevada

Alyssa Yocom

Alyssa Yocom

"I love working as a Career Mentor because I am passionate about empowering my peers to be the best job candidates. I enjoy being able to simplify the job and career process through helping students with resumes, cover letters, and searching for jobs."

Alyssa is a sophomore with a double major in Finance and Economics. She wants a career as a financial advisor for individuals and small business so that she can take her passion for finance and simplify the idea of money to make a positive influence in her community. Alyssa invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn.

Organizations:
  • Nevada Circle K International
  • Honors Ambassadors

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