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Meet the Student Workers

CPAs and Interns 2019-20

Career Peer Advisors (CPAs): When classes are in session, you can find your Career Peer Advisors in the Career Services office (Parrish 135) from 1-4:30 pm every weekday, and at special events. CPAs can help you with your career or internship searches, edit your resumes and cover letters, and much more.

Technology Interns: The Social Media intern aids with designing and scheduling digital content to promote Career Services events. Additionally, the Website intern ensures that the Career Services page is up-to-date with latest events, resources, and information.

Career Development Intern: The Career Development Intern works with the staff to develop a vision for and manage a comprehensive set of programs and initiatives to educate students about careers and possibilities for professional development outside the classroom. This includes assisting in organizing and facilitating workshops, lectures, and experiential learning opportunities.

Office Assistants: Our office assistants help with manage postings, staffing the front desk, and carrying out various administrative duties around the office. 

Lauren Chung '20 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I'm a senior studying Economics and English Literature. I'm interested in pursuing a career in finance, so drop by any time during my afternoon shift to ask me about recruiting, networking, and resume review. Outside of the Career Services office, I play violin in a chamber music group, play ultimate frisbee, and TA for the Econ department. I'm excited to work with you and am always happy to help!

Lauren Chung '20

Shayla Smith '20 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi, I’m Shayla! I’m a senior from South Florida and an avid beach-goer. I’m passionate about environmental justice, ecofeminism(s), crime shows, and indie films. I'm involved with organizing shows at Olde Club and love talking music. I've worked closely with professors in Environmental Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies and would love to talk with you about my experiences. I also love traveling and am always open to speaking about how I've combined my love for adventure with my academics and career interests! Come visit me on Monday afternoons to talk about any or all of the above. I look forward to meeting and working with you this year!

Shayla Smith '20

Wrenn Odim '20 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi! My name is Wrenn Odim and I am a senior. I am from Brooklyn, NY. I am a Special Major in Political Science and Architectural History with a Minor in Philosophy. I am currently doing research for my thesis on Eastern State Penitentiary. On campus, I am Co-President of the Swarthmore Afro-American Student Society (SASS), as well as, I am an Admissions Fellow and the RA of Woolman. I just got back from a semester abroad in Berlin. If you want to know more about me, or have questions regarding careers and professional development, stop by my office hours in the Career Library on Mondays from 1:00pm-4:30pm.

Wrenn Odim '20

Maeve Juday '20 - Office Assistant

Hi! I’m in my final year here at Swat, studying Latin and Greek, with a specific interest in the languages themselves. I was a member of the Varsity Swim Team for my first 3 years here and now I spend most of my time being involved with Theta. Feel free to stop by any morning M-F and chat with me about baseball, Ancient Greek, the Bachelor, or anything else!

Elizabeth Shin '21 - Career Peer Advisor

Hello! I'm Elizabeth, currently pursuing a BA in Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary special major which combines Biology and Psychology. My other academic interests involve genetics and statistics. Outside of Career Services, I serve as part of the Executive Board of the Doctors Without Borders Student Chapter at Swarthmore (MSF for short), Swarthmore Health Society (SHS), Kappa Alpha Theta, and the Fencing Club. In my leisure time, I enjoy working out, running, and playing the ukulele. I look forward to seeing you in the office and assisting you in achieving your career goals!

Elizabeth Shin '21

Valentin Sanchez '21 - Career Peer Advisor

My name is Valentin. I'm doing an Honors Major in Computer Science with a Course Major in Political Science. In the last few months, I have been exploring more about the intersection of both fields, including data-driven policy making and cybersecurity and international relations. Another topic I'm interested in, which is part of the research I'm helping with, is digital surveillance conducted by states. My academic interests also include psychology, math, data science, and education, but I'd be happy to talk about anything. Outside Swarthmore, I contribute to Open Source projects, mentor programs such as Google Code-In and Google Summer of Code, and work on some personal projects. I'm looking forward to meeting and assisting you in your career journey!

Valentin Sanchez '21

Tiara Tills '21 - Career Peer Advisor

Hey y'all! My name is Tiara or T (either is fine with me!) and I am one of your Career Peer Advisors! I am currently a FLI junior from Houston, Texas studying Biochemistry, Educational Studies, and pre-law. I am interested in criminal justice/law/ forensics, music, communicating with others about any and everything, and, as of late, traveling because of my trip to Japan this summer! In true Swattie fashion, I am also involved in other activities outside of Career Services such as being a Research Assistant in the Biology department, a Math 27 grader, an (occasional) writer for the Phoenix, and a member of SASS. If I'm not in the office, you can find me living in the Science Center, laughing/ talking with friends, or roaming the campus aimlessly, yet frantically, so please don't be shy and say hi! I am always excited to help and/or talk and can't wait to learn more about you as we figure out this career thing together during my shift on Wednesdays from 1-4:30!

Tiara Tills '21

Bellara Huang '21 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi! My name is Bellara Huang, and I am currently a junior studying art history and computer science. I am from a small town in Iowa, but I really love traveling, trying new food, and meeting people! The coolest thing that has every happened in my life was when I was working in an excavation in Rome, I found a full, bronze Justinian coin. I can tell you all about it-- including any questions you have about jobs and careers-- on Friday afternoons!

Bellara Huang '21

William Han '21 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi! My name is William Han. I'm from a small town in southern California called Arcadia. I'm a computer science and math major (with an emphasis in statistics), but I'm also taking a lot of classes in economics as well. I love travelling, music, basketball, and spicy food. I'll be in the office on Tuesdays, so please feel free to drop by!

William Han '21

William Khan '21 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi, I’m William, a Junior here from Queens, NY. I am pursuing a double major in both Economics and Physics. I spent my previous three summers working in Treasury at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, specifically within the debt management division. However, I am interested in pursuing a financial career elsewhere from a government agency, most likely either in municipal banking, equity research, or credit analytics. I will be in the office on Thursday afternoons, so feel free to stop by to ask any questions, resume editing, and interview tips!

Carole Lee '21 - Technology Intern: Social Media

Carole Lee (she, her, hers) is the social media intern for Career Services. She is majoring in English, minoring in chemistry, and on the pre-med track. Carole also is the GA of Roberts. Over the summer, she was in Tanzania learning Swahili through the Critical Language Scholarship program. A big part of her identity is she was born and raised in SoCal, and then moved to Seoul, South Korea when she was thirteen. (Her family moved from Korea to Louisiana last year.) Feel free to drop by and say hi!

Carole Lee '21

Helen Huh '21 - Technology Intern: Website

Hey! My name is Helen and I'm a junior from Anaheim, California (Disneyland!). I'm currently majoring in Computer Science with minors in Art History and Astronomy. Over the summer, I recently participated in SPEED (Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development) where I helped create data visualizations for census and baseball data, a civic engagement map, and a MAC Address Finder for which I was able to design and 3D print a case! I'm also passionate about watching/analyzing films, going to museums, playing archery, and How I Met Your Mother. Say hello if you see me in the little Tech Intern corner office or have any questions about my experiences!

Helen Huh '21

Will Drake '21 - Career Development Intern

Yo! My name is Will, and I'm a Career Services Intern focusing on Career Development. I'll be working with Career Services to develop initiatives and programs to educate students about opportunities for the future. I'm pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in Engineering, and I'm especially interested in urban economics. I'm also a huge fan of American History and Roman History, and I love to read when I get time. During my free time, I can be found practicing lacrosse on Clothier Field or practicing the Culinary Arts on the grill.

Ayleah Johnson '22 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi, my name is Ayleah Johnson. I am a sophomore from Fayetteville, North Carolina planning to major in Economics with a minor in either philosophy or statistics. I’m interested in working with public health policy to alleviate health disparities across populations. Outside of the career center, I participate on the executive board for our Questbridge Scholars Network and work in the libraries as a Research and Information Associate (RIA). I enjoy public speaking, watching Youtube videos, video games, and cooking. Feel free to stop by during my shift on Friday afternoons.

Murtaza Ukani '22 - Career Peer Advisor

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Wow, props to you for stopping to read this. Glancing at LinkedIn bios will serve you well on your career journey. I’m Murtaza Ukani, a second-year with disciplines of interest in sociology/anthropology, peace and conflict studies, and Arabic. I would describe myself as tenacious, an intense strategist, a communal thinker, rebellious, and goofy. I am an avid Catan enthusiast, and when I should be doing my readings, I will probably be watching The Last Kingdom, Suits, or The Patriot Act. On campus, I’m involved with SGO—serving as the executive chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and the Deans’ Student Academic Mentoring Program. Career wise, I interned at Optum/UnitedHealth Group this past summer to get a grasp of the healthcare space on a macro level. That’s enough about me, I want to hear from you!—stop by Career Services Monday afternoons and say ‘Hi’!

Jefferson Yin '22 - Career Peer Advisor

Hello Swatties! My name is Jefferson, and I'm a second-year student studying Economics. I hope to apply economic concepts I learn into a career in finance or consulting. Growing up, the opportunity to travel allowed me to appreciate the purpose and function of spaces. This further sparked my interest in real estate/tourism/retail sectors of finance and consulting. In addition to being a Career Peer Advisor, I am a member of the Finance Mentorship Club, Treasurer of Project Sunshine, a student representative of the Dining Advisory Committee, and a member of the FLI Group. I will be at the Career Service office hours from 1:30 to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Feel free to stop by to say hello and ask questions!

Mrinali Taskar '22 - Career Peer Advisor

Hi! My name’s Mrinali and I’m a sophomore who grew up in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Currently, I am considering pursuing a double major in Pre-Med and Gender and Sexuality Studies. I worked with Worth Health Center to receive my certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid. Also, I was fortunate to get the opportunity to shadow a dermatologist in January and, over the summer, I completed my certification in Group Fitness Instruction. I’m currently the Assistant Director of the Swarthmore chapter of Redefine HER Street, an executive board member of the Sexual Health Advocates, a peer leader for the Body Project, the treasurer of our Folk Dance club, and a member of both the college choral ensemble and our medieval chamber group Critical Mass. I’m currently working as a Chorus Manager for the Music Department and, of course, as a Career Peer Advisor! I look forward to meeting and collaborating with everyone!

Sonia Linares '22 - Career Peer Advisor

My name is Sonia and I am a sophomore at Swarthmore College with an intended double major in History and Peace and Conflict Studies. Through these majors, I hope to learn more about Central America in order to have the tools to advocate for people in countries like El Salvador which are facing environmental, political, and economic turmoil. I am also passionate about radically transforming our criminal justice system and aspire to one day go to law school to become a public defender. Some other roles you can also find me in: IC Intern, RIA, and Voices news editor. In my free time you’ll find me taking a nap, watching Korean dramas, or procrastinating on assignments by “studying” around friends in McCabe or the Intercultural Center. I will be working in Career Services on Wednesday afternoons, stop by for help with anything!