Our peer advisors (PAs) are students 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 Peer Advisor please call 315-859-4346. Appointments will take place at the Career and Life Outcomes Center, 3rd Floor, Bristol Center.
Want a Peer Advisor to contact you? Send a brief note and/or your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Peer Advisor will respond to find a time to meet within 48 hours.
Tyler Lovejoy ’16 is a public policy major with minors in art history and anthropology. The last two summers Tyler has enjoyed meaningful experiences in workforce development. First, with the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, which provides construction-trade training to mostly formerly incarcerated individuals. He focused on designing and implementing a new database and outcome reporting system, while also helping individuals draft their first resumes and assisting with the overall development of the organization. Last summer, he served as the Workforce Development Advisor to Kevin Sousa, owner of the Superior Motors restaurant in Braddock, PA, helping design a tuition-free job-training program. At Hamilton, he serves as an assistant captain on the Men’s Ice hockey Team and is Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Rashveena Rajaram '16 is an Economics and Chinese double major. She spent last summer in Beijing, China on the Hamilton sponsored, ACC program, whereby she took two language-intensive Chinese courses while taking some time to interact with the locals and better understand the Chinese culture. Over the years, Rashveena has developed a liking for Chinese movies and food of course, that means "real" Chinese food. Last semester, she participated in the NYC program focusing on Global Financial Networks and interned at Deutsche Bank in their Investment Banking division. This upcoming summer, Rashveena will be interning at Citigroup in their Capital Markets Origination group. In her free time, she likes to be involved in volunteering as a HAVOC E-board member or through the Study Buddies Program. Rashveen is also an active member of the Finance Club.
Brian Ferrell '16 is an economics major with a minor in jurisprudence, law, and justice studies. He is from Wilmington, NC and attended Berkshire School prior to enrolling at Hamilton College. This coming summer, Brian will be a Financial Management Program (FMP) intern with GE Transportation. Brian spent last summer in Atlanta, GA as an intern in the marketing metrics and tune-in department at Turner Network Sales, a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System responsible for the sales and marketing of Turner's 11 basic cable networks. The prior summer, he interned in the pricing department at Maximum Design and Advertising, a boutique advertising firm in Wilmington, NC. Brian is a member of the varsity baseball team and a social chair in the Psi Upsilon Fraternity.
Sarah Rahman ’16 is an English major from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She spent last semester in New York through Hamilton’s NYC program, where she interned as a marketing and communications intern for Plum Agency. Sarah explored various aspects of the advertising industry as she worked alongside experts in the field, created publicity for indie artists and promoted concerts through digital media and news outlets. Previously, she interned at Oxford University Press as a digital product marketing intern, where she learned various marketing strategies, managed digital advertising campaigns and attended project meetings, learning seminars and master classes. At Hamilton, Sarah has served as a Features Editor for the Spectator, tutored children through America Reads and the DEAR program, and coordinated events for SASA. She enjoys meetings with the Meditation Club, several cups of green tea, and Netflix sessions with her friends.
Rachel Beamish '16 is an English and Classical Studies double major from Melrose, New York. She is interested in pursuing a career in the book publishing industry and has had incredible internship experiences at two different literary agencies in New York City, HSG Agency and New Leaf Literary & Media. These internships involved reading client manuscripts and submissions, writing reader’s reports and editorial letters, meeting with people in various areas of publishing, and keeping an eye out for the next bestseller. This past summer she also pursued an Emerson grant research project which examined adaptations of classical mythology in two young adult novel series, in collaboration with Professor Shelley Haley. In her time at Hamilton Rachel has worked as a Student Circulation Assistant in Burke Library, performed as a member of Hamilton’s Latin dance performance group, Tropical Sol, worked on The Spectator as a features editor, and organized the Newman Council’s annual Trust Treat. Rachel also spent a semester abroad in Rome, Italy, where she thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful art, incredible architecture, and of course the delicious food.
Katie Bishop '16 is a Sociology major and Education minor from Armonk, NY. She studied abroad in Rome last semester where she focused on Italian language. This past summer Katie worked at Camp Huntington, a camp for people with developmental disorders and special needs. She worked with low functioning girls and learned how to develop and follow behavioral plans, communicate with nonverbal campers through technology and sign language and teach daily independence. During the summer of her sophomore year, she interned with the speech pathologists at Bythedale Childrens hospital where she shadowed appointments and created tools for therapy sessions. At Hamilton, she has volunteered at the Clinton Early Learning Center and as a SHINE and America Reads tutor. She is currently a member of the Hamilton College Dance Team and HEAT.
Blaire Frett '16 is a Biology major from Evanston, Illinois. Last semester she studied abroad in Tanzania as part of an ecology research program, where she examined the relationship between sustainable land use and local village livelihoods. This past summer she pursued her passion for ecology and conducted research with her Hamilton thesis advisor. She looked at the potential effects of increased urbanization on American crow behavior, disease transmission, and social structure. She also worked in the Career and Life Outcomes Center helping summer students with resumes and career related questions. At Hamilton, Blaire is an EMT with HCEMS, leads trips for Adirondack Adventure and the Outing Club, and is a member of the Women’s Rugby team. In her free time Blaire enjoys hiking, snacking on sour patch watermelon kids, and catching sunsets on Skyline Drive with her friends.
Ann Pooley '16 is a senior at Hamilton majoring in Economics and minoring in English. Annie is on the executive board of the finance club and a co-head of the senior gift campaign. Outside of school Annie plays for the varsity women's squash and lacrosse teams. The summer after her sophomore year Annie was a publicity intern for the Weinstein Company in New York City. She worked on press breaks, film screenings, and budgeting for films such as The Giver, The Imitation Game, and Begin Again. This past summer Annie returned to New York City to intern in the Private Wealth Management division of Goldman Sachs where she learned asset allocation tactics and portfolio management strategies for high net worth individuals. Annie is former Student Development Associate for Hamilton's Communications and Development office and a former Communications intern for the Maurice Horowitch Career & Life Outcomes Center.