Career Mentors

Career Mentors are undergraduate and graduate students who coach, mentor, advise and guide their peers through career decisions. The 2020-21 team includes 11 Career Mentors from diverse academic programs and backgrounds. Career Mentors participate in a competitive application and hiring process, training over the summer and weekly training and supervision throughout the year.

The Nevada Career Studio has had the opportunity to share our innovative model of peer mentoring to national audiences through the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Meet our Career Mentors

Alyssa Poudrier

Alyssa Poudrier

Class year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing

Advice to share: "Utilize your network to find a position that you're interested in with people you like."

Edward Stoddard

Edward Stoddard

Class standing: Senior

Major: Neuroscience

Advice to share: "Be bold in your interview."

Emily Salazar

Emily Salazar

Class year: Senior

Major: Neuroscience

Advice to share: "Be genuine in whatever it is you are doing. Whether its choosing a career path, interviewing, or interacting with people in the work place; people around you can feel it and it will make work much more enjoyable if you choose to do what your heart really wants to."

Herman Hira

Herman Hira

Class year: Senior

Major: Computer science

Advice to share: "Always cater your resume to the job for which you are applying."

Lindsey Lam

Lindsey Lam

Class year: Senior

Major: Communication studies

Advice to share: "In an interview make sure to ask your potential employer questions. Just as they are making sure you are a good fit for them, make sure they are a good fit for you."

Miranda Sanford

Miranda Sanford

Class year: Graduate Student

Major: Higher education administration

Advice to share: "Don't be afraid to use your network! From former and current bosses, coworkers, classmates, professors, TAs and family friends. These connections can provide access to new opportunities."

Nicole Becker

Nicole Becker

Class year: Junior

Majors: Journalism/Art

Advice to share: "Before an interview, remind yourself that you were chosen for a reason; your hard work and perseverance has led you to this moment so try your best to enjoy it!"

Patricia Keene

Patricia Keene

Class year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Advice to share: "Always be positive and polite; you never know who’s around."

Peyton Capellen

Peyton Capellen

Class standing: Junior

Majors: Management and Marketing

Advice to share: "Do not be afraid to apply to a job where you may not meet all of their requirements or qualifications!"

 

Sara Jones

Sara Jones

Class year: Junior

Majors: Criminal justice and International affairs

Advice to share: "When going to an interview, always make sure your dress one level better than what the company typically dictates you wear."

Tiana Antonio

Tiana Antonio

Class year: Senior

Major: Marketing

Advice to share: "It is always better to be overdressed than underdressed for an interview."