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.
Rachel Beamish '16 is an English and classical studies double major from Melrose, N.Y. Last summer Rachel interned at the Albany Institute of History and Art in the development department. This past summer she interned at HSG Agency, a literary agency in New York City, where she spent her days reading manuscripts, writing reader’s reports, and keeping an eye out for the next bestseller. In her time at Hamilton Rachel has worked as a Student Circulation Assistant in Burke Library, served as president of Tropical Sol, Hamilton’s Latin dance performance group, and worked on The Spectator as a features editor. Rachel plans to study abroad in Rome, Italy in the spring and hopes to pursue a career in book publishing.
Katie Bishop '16 is an English and sociology double major from Armonk, N.Y. This past summer, she interned at Blythedale Children’s Hospital with the speech pathologists and in the Early Childcare Center. In addition to this internship, she worked as a tutor in English and math for local families. During her time 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, IL. This past summer she was on campus researching the relationship between invasive shrubs and Lyme disease in Hamilton’s surrounding forests. She is also a pre-orientation leader for Adirondack Adventure. On campus, Blaire is an EMT with the Hamilton College Emergency Medical Service, plays for the Women’s Rugby Team, and is a teacher’s assistant for Ecology. Next semester, Blaire hopes to study abroad in Kenya and Tanzania, in hopes to pursue her interests in biological field studies.
Sarah Rahman '16 is an English major from Dhaka, Bangladesh. This past summer she interned for Oxford University Press in New York, NY, where she explored various aspects of digital and online marketing within the publishing industry. At Hamilton, she has spent a few semesters tutoring kids through America Reads and the DEAR program, and currently writes and edits submissions for The Spectator. Sarah also serves as a Site Coordinator for HAVOC's Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and is part of the editorial board for FORTY-THREE NORTH, Hamilton's critical journal in the humanities and arts.
Rachel Sobel '15 is a biochemistry and women's studies double major from Grafton, Wis. She has conducted biochemistry research as well as a Levitt Fellowship during her time at Hamilton, and is currently pursuing a senior fellowship project. This past year she attended the UN Climate Talks representing the American Chemical Society as a student delegate. She will serve as a student mentor this upcoming fall for the program in Lima, Peru. In her free time Rachel enjoys playing IM basketball and acting as philanthropy chair of her sorority Kappa Sigma Alpha. She also enjoys her other on-campus employment as a teaching assistant and tour guide.
Andrew Yates ’15 is a double major in economics and environmental chemistry, with a minor in mathematics and is from Sutton, Mass. Last summer, Andrew constructed operational efficiency models in M&T Bank’s Management Development Program. He spent the previous two years in project management at TMC Environmental, an environmental remediation and abatement firm, performing project cost analyses on hazardous waste sites. At Hamilton, Andrew is the head RA of the Dark Side, as well as vice president of Finance Club and founder and president of the Roleplaying Club. In his spare time, Andrew provides approximately 30 percent of the newly opened Chipotle’s business.
Nicholas Andrés Yepes '15 is an economics major from Lawrenceville, N.J. This past summer he worked as a Summer Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. At Hamilton, Nicholas has worked as a teaching assistant for the Hispanic Studies Department, been a Residential Advisor in North and a Levitt Research Fellow and founded the men’s club soccer team. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese, loves Latin culture and hopes to move to Brazil after graduation.
Justin Zhou ’15 is an economics and government double major from New York, N.Y. This past summer, Justin interned in San Diego as a finance intern at the Consumer Tax Group of Intuit Inc., a financial software company. On campus, he heads the Finance club and participates as an active member of the Consulting club. On a more personal note, as a proud New Yorker, Justin regretfully feels the obligation to be an avid New York Knicks fan, much to his own remorse. As such, in his spare time, he can often be found blowing off steam by running and playing basketball.