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Peer Career Coaches

The Peer Career Coach program is comprised of a group of student leaders dedicated to serving their peers through the career development process, working alongside full-time staff in the Career Services office. Peer Career Coaches (PCCs) are responsible for providing peers with resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, Handshake, and other professional advice through walk-in advising. They will conduct individual and small group appointments at various locations and hours around campus. Find us on Facebook here!

Students meeting with Peer Career Coaches will experience the same level of professionalism as Career Development Coaches, but with the added benefit of gaining a student perspective on career and job search strategies.

Meet Your Peer Career Coaches

NOUR ISSA

My name is Nour Issa, and I am a fourth year biology and pre-dental student. I am the vice president of MEDLIFE, as well as the co-president of the Women in Science Project at Illinois Tech. I am also a peer career coach at Career Services. For me, helping students get where they want to be in life is my ultimate goal as a PCC. I look forward to working with you and helping you get to where you want to be.

TINA LEKSHMI KANTH

I am a data science graduate student at Illinois Tech. Data moves me! I specialize in Data Mining and Computer Vision. I am also a member of the Student Engagement Team. In my role, I interact with students by providing them information and answering queries. I am delighted to be part of a great team that takes the right initiatives to give students a great experience at Career Services. I also love cooking, dancing, and music.

RODRIGO LOPEZ

I will be graduating in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I was born in Mexico City, but I have been in Chicago for most of my life. I am proud to say that I am from Chicago and Mexico. I have maintained a strong involvement in the Illinois Tech Community as I am part of both LIFE and HACE. We help promote Latin and Hispanic culture on campus through music, dance, food, and history. I am also part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). As part of SHPE, we strive for change by empowering Hispanics through STEM awareness. I became a Peer Career Coach because I like helping people develop their professional skills and realize their potential.

devyani gauri

Devyani

My name is Devyani Gauri and I am a second-year Computer Science student with two minors: Music, and Astrophysics. I'm an international student from India (so if you ever need Indian food or music suggestions, let me know!). I work at the Career Services office as a Peer Career Coach, and my job is to help students out with their Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles and job-search strategies. I am very involved on campus, as a part of ACM-W, ACM, RHA, and Social Justice Ambassadors as well as Junior Hawks. I joined the Peer Career Coach team in August 2018 because I strive to bring out the best in others, and I know that even preparing to search for jobs can be hard. My piece of advice to students is to start as early as you can, it is never too early to build a profile and a network. 

GEETHANJALI Vivekanandan

Geethanjali

I am a Data Science graduate student, specializing in Big Data,Advanced Database Organization and Machine Learning. I have always been a dreamer, hoping to make positive changes in society with every waking day. One wave of positivity can make a big impact in society. Career Service is one such delightful, positive place for me, it gives me a platform to help the student society of IIT, help them grow professionally. I enjoy helping my fellow students and in the process learn something new everyday. Whenever a student walks in to career services my aim is to ensure that the student gets all the queries answered, finds the right network and walks out less anxious, more confident. I love being on student engagement team, as it makes me a more positive person, knowing that am making a difference. I love to sketch and make paper origami when am stressed, it helps me focus better.

XOCHITL CASTEL

I’m pursuing my Bachelor’s of Architecture degree here at IIT. Born and raised in Chicago, I have an enthusiastic interest in the city’s architectural and cultural history and its impact on design across the world. Currently, I am involved with the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) which aims to improve the lives of minority architecture students in many aspects, and LIFE/HACE which focuses on providing opportunities to Hispanic students and allies. I enjoy working as a Peer Career Coach because I love to help students prepare for their professional experiences, all while being inspired by their own enthusiasm. One piece of advice I have for students is to remember that life goes on; the only thing to do is learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward!

Juan Flores-Salazar

Juan

I’m pursuing my Bachelor’s of Architecture degree here at IIT. Born and raised in Chicago, I have an enthusiastic interest in the city’s architectural and cultural history and its impact on design across the world. Currently, I am involved with the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) which aims to improve the lives of minority architecture students in many aspects, and LIFE/HACE which focuses on providing opportunities to Hispanic students and allies. I enjoy working as a Peer Career Coach because I love to help students prepare for their professional experiences, all while being inspired by their own enthusiasm. One piece of advice I have for students is to remember that life goes on; the only thing to do is learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward! 

Oluwadahun Mamora

Dahun

 The "h" in my name is silent, so an easy way to pronounce my name is: da-uun. I am from Lagos, Nigeria, and I am currently pursuing my graduate degree in engineering management with a specialization in product design & development. I have over 2 years of full-time work experience working in the food processing industry, so if you have any questions about the industry, feel free to ask me! I also have a strong desire to see students succeed in their career, and not to be bound by any limitations (including being an international student). For this reason, I chose to be a career coach and I hope to motivate you and help you advance in your career.

Contact

Hermann Hall, 113
Email: PCC@iit.edu
See coaching availability on our Calendar.