Our Peer Presenters (PPs) are students like you who have been trained on career development topics such as writing resumes and cover letters, networking, and interviewing. In addition to facilitating workshops and coordinating programs such as the How I Got My Internship lunch series, Linkedin Photobooth, and First Year Smoothie, they serve as liaisons to groups around campus to coordinate workshops. You will most often find these students hard at work in KJ, Sadove, Bristol, or the Science Center. If you would like to request a specific workshop for your student group, email Janine Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Defnet '16 is a mathematics major and economics/physics double minor from Pottstown, Pa. This past summer Amy provided analytic and general support as an intern at Aadmi Consulting, a global human resources consulting firm located in Boston. In addition to being a peer presenter, Amy also works as a front desk administrative assistant at the Career Center. When not at work or in the classroom, Amy is likely to be found running on the field with the women’s club soccer team, or getting her hands dirty as a volunteer leader at the Hamilton College Community Farm. While still uncertain about a specific career path, Amy hopes to integrate her love of math into a practical business setting.
Bradley Gifford '15 is a communication major from Brooklyn, New York. This past summer Bradley interned at Teneo Holdings, a CEO consulting firm in New York City. He has also had previous work experience in the New York State Executive Chamber, where he aided the public relations team for Governor Andrew Cuomo. In addition to being a Peer Presenter, Bradley is a Resident Advisor and works in the office of Communications and Development. He hopes to start a career in Public Relations or Marketing after graduation.
Emily Pitman '15 is a geoscience major and a public policy minor from Plympton, Mass. Last summer, Emily worked for Amy James in the COOP and helped organize the Outreach and eXploration Adventure Pre-Orientation programs. When not working in the Career Center, she plays rugby as part of the women's club team and is a leader for the Alternative Spring Break program. Last spring Emily studied abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania and hopes to continue exploring the world after graduation.
Joseph Rausch '15 is a Public Policy and Psychology double major from Ardsley, NY. This past summer he interned for Congressman Eliot Engel's Bronx District Office and coached ice hockey camps. In his time at Hamilton he has worked as a Resident Advisor and as a Head Resident Advisor for the Office of Residential Life. In addition, he plays on the varsity hockey team and does psychological research with the MAD (Media and Development) lab. Joseph loves American politics and reading, aspiring to go into politics after Hamilton.
Caroline Reppert '17 is a Government major from Kingston, Pennsylvania. This past summer, she interned with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, assisting tax payers as well as shadowing those involved in the state budget approval process, gaining an inside look at politics and the passage of state legislation. After starting life at Hamilton by studying in London as a January Admit, Caroline is now an active member of the Campus Activities Board and serves as the Assistant Captain of the Hamilton College Mock Trial team.
Monique St.Jarre '15 is a world politics major and economics minor from Berlin, Conn. This past summer, Monique interned with Calvert Investment Management in Bethesda, Md., where she assisted with corporate sustainability research focused on gender and diversity. She also has had past work experience with the Child Labor Coalition, UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights, and the Children's Law Center of Conn. Monique spent the fall of 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa studying human rights and multiculturalism and completing independent research on poverty in a local township. When not working as a peer presenter in the Career Center, Monique is a member of Hamilton's varsity softball team and active in the on-campus organization Liberty in North Korea. She hopes to start a career in international development after graduation.
Lisa Yang '17 is an Economics and Chinese double major from Boston, MA. This summer, she interned at Biogen Idec, a global biotechnology company, where her work focused on building a robust talent pipeline in Research and Development. On campus, Lisa is a Student Assistant at the Levitt Public Affairs Center, Vice President of Model UN, and Secretary of the Continental Lending Group (previously Microfinance Club). She plans to study abroad in Beijing and to continue to fulfill her love for experiencing new cultures upon graduation.