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Meet Our Career Peer Advisors

Career Peer Advisors and Student Administrative Assistants serve a critical role in the Engineering Career Center. Our student employees welcome and direct students, employers, and visitors to appropriate resources; offer an invaluable student perspective needed to create effective programming and services, provide resume & cover letter critiques, and mock interviews, and so much more!

If you are interested in being a part of our team, email Helen Chandler (helen.chandler@cornell.edu). We hire Career Peer Advisors on an as-needed basis. Students from all colleges are encouraged to apply.

Emma Rose

Emma Rose Wirshing
Computer Science, College of Engineering  '19

Emma Rose is a senior in the College of Engineering. Originally from San Francisco, she is majoring in Computer Science with minors in Business and Law & Society. On campus, she’s the captain of the Cornell Speech and Debate Society British Parliamentary team, a member of the Engineering Dean’s Advisory Committee, and works remotely for a fintech startup in San Francisco. She’s had internships at PubNub, LendingHome, and Microsoft over the past three summers and is planning on pursuing a career in software engineering after graduation. In the office, Emma Rose advises her peers during one-on-one appointments for resume and cover letter critiques, conducts mock interviews, and helps at the front desk.

Grace

Grace Okunubi
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences '20

Grace is a junior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Originally from New York City, she is majoring in Information Science concentrating in User Experience. On campus, Grace is an active member of ISSA (The Information Science Student Association) and is the Vice President and Graphic Designer for the Nigerian Students’ Association.

Jack

Jack O'Sullivan-Griffith
School of Hotel Administration '19

Jack is a junior in the College of Business. He spent the summer working at J.P. Morgan as a Markets Summer Analyst. On campus, Jack is the President of the on-campus investment club, Apex Capital. He is also an active brother for his business fraternity, Phi Gamma Nu. In the office, Jack works at the front desk assisting students and visitors, and conducts resume/cover letter critiques as well as mock interviews with peers.

Joseph

Joseph Arewa
College of Engineering '20

Joseph is a sophomore in the College of Engineering from New Jersey. He is currently working towards affiliating as a Mechanical Engineer and wants to further his education by participating in the Master of Engineering program before going out into the workforce. At Cornell, he is an active member of both NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) and S.W.A.G (Scholars Working Ambitiously to Graduate). In the office, you will find Joseph at the front desk greeting visitors, assisting employers, answering questions, and directing students to resources.  

Nicole

Nicole Torosian
Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering '19

Nicole is a senior studying in the College of Engineering from New Hampshire. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering and hopes to pursue a career in the biopharmaceutical industry. Over the past two summers, Nicole has worked for Pfizer and Lonza, both pharmaceutical companies, where she has gotten the chance to learn more about research in industry as well as large scale manufacturing. At Cornell, Nicole conducts research with the Alabi lab and volunteers with Step Up. In the office, Nicole conducts resume and cover letter critiques as well as mock interviews.

Emily Gibson

Emily Gibson

Civil Engineering, College of Engineering '21

Emily is a sophomore in the College of Engineering. Originally from Champaign, Illinois, she plans to major in Civil Engineering with a minor in Public Policy. On campus, Emily is a member of the project team Bridges to Prosperity, as well as Debates in Science and Health. She spent the summer working in the Bioadaptive Morphology Lab at the University of Illinois. In the office, you will find Emily at the front desk assisting visitors, answering questions, and directing students to resources.

Grace Chung

Grace Chung

Human Biology, Health, and Society, with a minor in Policy Analysis, College of Human Ecology '21

Grace is a sophomore in the College of Human Ecology. Born and raised in Queens, New York, she plans to major in Human Biology, Health, and Society and minor in Policy Analysis and Management.  On campus, she is a brother in Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity and a mentee in CURB (Cornell Undergraduate Research Board). Over the summer, she spent her time training to become an Emergency Medical  Technician in a NYC ambulance, hoping to gain different experiences before applying to medical school. In the office, you will find Grace at the front desk greeting visitors, assisting employers, answering questions, and directing students to resources. 

Ruchi Chitgopekar

Ruchi Chitgopekar 

College of Engineering '21

Ruchi is a sophomore in the College of Engineering and originally hails from the Chicago area. She plans on majoring in Chemical Engineering while pursuing a minor in English, her second love. On campus, Ruchi is a Cornell Tradition Fellow and the social chair of the Cornell Dressage Club. She spent this past summer as a quality control intern for a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company back home in Chicago, and looks forward to exploring the different career opportunities available in her field. You can find her in the office at the front desk, helping to connect students to a variety of resources, assisting employers, and greeting visitors.

Caroline

Caroline Devin

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ‘21

Caroline is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She was born and raised in Rockland County, New York and plans on majoring in environmental engineering. This past summer, Caroline worked with Technical Traffic Consultants as an international data entry specialist. On campus, she is an active member of Planned Parenthood Generation Action, Consent Ed Ambassadors, and enjoys doing volunteer service with the Cornell Tradition.

Jennifer Tasneem

Jennifer Tasneem

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College '17, M.Eng. in Materials Science, College of Engineering '19

Jennifer Tasneem is a second year Master’s student in Materials Science and Engineering. Originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in May 2017 with minors in Mathematics and Materials Science. Her interest in career advising began during her undergraduate years at Mount Holyoke where she was a Peer Career Advisor at the MHC Career Development Center. At Cornell, Jennifer conducts research in Professor Lara Estroff’s lab and works on developing functional nanocomposites under confinement. In the office, Jennifer assists graduate students, particularly the M.Eng and MPS student population, in navigating a wide variety of career resources and conducts resume and cover letter critiques as well as practice interviews.