Career Mentors

Career Mentors are undergraduate and graduate students who coach, mentor, advise and guide their peers on a variety of career topics. The 2021-22 team includes 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

Ian

Ian

Class year: Senior

Major: Mechanical engineering

Advice to share: "Always follow up emails after an interview, don't just leave one and call it a day. After a few weeks if they have not responded, it is helpful to send another email."

Meghan

Meghan

Class year: Senior

Majors: Anthropology and Spanish

Advice to share: "As stressful as everything in college (and life) is, allow yourself to slow down every once in a while, take a breath, and check in with your mental health and current goals. It's okay to feel lost as long as you do not give up on yourself!"

Nicole

Nicole

Class year: Senior

Majors: Journalism and Spanish

Advice to share: "We often lose ourselves in the stress of applications, so throughout your processes be sure to ground yourself and remember who you are! Don't be afraid to exemplify your skills and hard work."

Nina

Nina

Class year: Junior

Major: Marketing

Advice to share: "Always update your resume when you are doing the job, as it can be hard to think back and create good bullet points later."

Rumaysa

Rumaysa

Class year: Junior

Major: Marketing

Advice to share: "Don't be afraid to come into the Nevada Career Studio time and time again. Asking for help goes a long way, and you'll learn something new every time!"

Sara

Sara

Class year: Senior

Majors: Criminal justice and international affairs

Advice to share: "When applying for new jobs, remember to research the current market and salary of the desired position. Knowing your worth is essential to developing your career - and subsequently, developing your future."

Sawyer

Sawyer

Class year: Senior

Major: Criminal justice

Advice to share: "Eighty percent of people wind up in careers that they don't major in. It is okay to find a job you love instead of forcing yourself into a career you will not enjoy."

Stephen

Stephen

Class standing: Junior

Majors: Finance and Economics

Advice to share: "If you are asked about a topic that you are unfamiliar with in an interview, make sure you are honest, but ensure the interviewer that you are passionate about being able to learn about the topic."

 

Zane

Zane

Class year: Junior

Major: International affairs

Advice to share: "Always transport key words from job postings directly into your application materials to help you stand out."