Career Center


Career Center
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2013-2014 Peer Advisors

Our Peer Advisors (PAs) are students like you who have been trained to critique cover letters and resumes. Whether you have never written a resume or you desire a proof-reading of your final draft, PAs are available during both day and evening hours to meet with you one-on-one. In addition to helping to write and critique resumes and cover letters, upon referral from a professional counselor PA's are trained to assist with learning how to network, how to help students to begin to look for career-related experience(s), and can offer advice on how to prepare for basic interviews. To schedule an appointment with a PA, please call the Career Center front desk at 315-859-4346 or stop by Bristol Campus Center, 3rd floor.

Kim Bogardus '14 is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from Syracuse, New York. After her sophomore year she did chemistry research at Hamilton with Professor Myriam Cotten focusing on protein binding. She continued her research last summer by interning at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has also worked as a chemistry TA, peer tutor and was recently named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar.  After graduation, Kim hopes to pursue a career in medical research.

Catherine Gold '14 is a Public Policy major from Somers, NY. She discovered her passion for helping with resumes and cover letters while helping the immigrant population of Washington, DC apply for jobs through an internship with the non-profit organization LIFT. She has also interned with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in New York City and hopes to be a social worker after leaving Hamilton. Until then, Catherine enjoys working as an RA, managing the campus Tech Crew, and serving as an Alternative Spring Break executive.

Benjamin Holloway '14 is a World Politics major from Wilmington, Delaware. Last summer he interned at Morgan Stanley in their Private Equity division and is looking to pursue a career in either finance or consulting. He spent his spring semester studying abroad in Stockholm at the Stockholm School of Economics, and some of his interests include travel, motorcycling, and playing the guitar.

Nayantara Joshi '14 is studying Communications and Anthropology at Hamilton. On campus, she is involved with the Spectator, Phi Beta Chi, Habitat for Humanity, and HALT (Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training). Over her summers, she has worked in New York City and has explored careers in Finance, Marketing, and Public Relations.

Lisa Labate '14 is a Math and Creative Writing double-major from Queens, New York. Last summer she interned with the Editorial department of Bloomsbury Children's Books in New York City. She is a member of the Red Weather staff and the Kappa Sigma Alpha sorority on campus. She enjoys musicals, writing, and traveling.

Sarah Pfund '14 is a World Politics major from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. On campus, she is the captain of the volleyball team, and is part of the Leadership Experience and preparation Program. She also is an Orientation Leader for both the fall and winter. Last year, she spent a semester studying water management and urban planning in the Netherlands, which inspired the topic of her current senior thesis. Sarah hopes to attend graduate school after leaving Hamilton.

Bonnie Wertheim ’14 is an English major from Millburn, NJ. While working for her town newspaper — The Item of Millburn and Short Hills — during high school, she discovered her passion for journalism. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Spectator and co-founder of the academic journal FORTY-THREE NORTH. She has interned at Mashable, Vice Media and Universal Music Group.

2013-2014 Peer Presenters

Julia Grace Brimelow '14 is a senior at Hamilton pursuing a degree in History. On campus, she serves as Lecture Chair for the Emerson Literary Society and News Editor for The Spectator. She was also an Orientation Leader for incoming transfer students last August. Originally from Greenwich, CT, Julia spent last summer in New York City interning for CBSNewYork.com, the umbrella website for CBS Radio NY, which includes 1010WINS, WCBS 880 and WFAN.

Sarah Dempsey '14 is a Public Policy and Chinese double major from Rochester, New York. This past summer, she worked in financial planning as a Financial Representative Intern with Northwestern Mutual. Besides her work at the Career Center, Sarah is also a captain of the Hamilton Swim Team, and a student writer for the Communications and Development Office. After graduation, she is thinking of pursuing a career in health administration.

Ellen Esterhay '14 is a World Politics and Chinese double major from Louisville, Kentucky. This past summer she interned for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in D.C. and coached high school club lacrosse. In her time at Hamilton she has worked as an Employer Relations Intern at the Career Center and as an Online Journalist for the Admissions office. She has also served on Student Assembly, played varsity lacrosse and is a member of HEAT dance team. Last year she studied abroad in Beijing, China, and hopes to return to East Asia after graduation.

Jessica Moulite '14 is a Communications and Women's Studies double major from Miami, Florida. Last summer, Jessica interned with GLAM Life Blog where she interviewed the likes of Olympian Samyr Laine, celebrities such as Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Burmudez, as well as NBC corespondent Mara Schiavocampo. Jessica also studied abroad with the Hamilton Academic Year in Spain during the spring semester in Madrid. This past summer, Jessica interned with CBS News in New York City. When not revising resumes as a Peer Advisor in the Career Center, Jessica works as a Peer Tutor in the Oral Communications Center and writes for The Spectator as well as participating in events hosted by The Feminists of Color Collective and the Black and Latino Student Union. Jessica loves dancing and journalism, aspiring to become an on-air anchor.

Alana Christopher '14 is an English major from Buffalo, NY.  Last semester she was abroad in Dublin, Ireland, and last summer she worked in the Programming Office at Exploration Summer Programs at Yale University. On campus, Alana is also the director of HAVOC, a Residential Adviser, and enjoys participating in Hogwarts at Hamilton. Upon graduation, Alana plans to work or volunteer abroad and eventually pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.