Our student Peer Advisors are our thought partners to bridge the student experience with our office. They strategize with us to build intentional and innovative programming in their respective industries, such as How’d You Get There? talks, Career Treks, and Peer2Peer Learning Workshops. The Peer Advisors act as ambassadors to our office in sharing information about our resources and upcoming events. Lastly, our advisors offer their time to advise peers in one-on-one appointments; questions range from the exploration of interests and resume development to how to rock an interview. We appreciate their voice and perspective to create meaningful programming for current students! To schedule a time to meet with any of the following Peer Advisors, please log in to Handshake and request a new appointment.
Arts, Communications, Technology Peer Advisors
Minh Phan ’23
Technology Peer Advisor
I’m Minh, a sophomore from McKinney, TX with a prospective major in Computer Science. My passion with technology is a very big part of my identity and I hope I can share my love of building digital projects with others in a meaningful way. On campus, I’m a TA for the CS department and am also involved in clubs such as UnICS, CASO, and VSA. When I have free time, I enjoy getting in a good workout at Lassell with some friends and then grabbing Goodrich as a reward; my go-to order is an everything bagel with jalapeño cream cheese and a small mocha with double shots of peppermint! Even though it’s often loud, I really enjoy studying in Baxter because there’s always someone I know passing by and, for me, a short chat is the best form of a study break. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
Alejandro Flores Monge ’21
Arts & Communications Peer Advisor
I am a senior Art History and Studio major at Williams College. After spending a semester at Williams-Mystic in my sophomore year, I came back to join Ritmo Latino as the dance team’s Artistic Director. I have danced with CoDa, co-directed a collaboration between Ritmo Latino and Kusika, worked on dance research at Jacob’s Pillow, and am now Chair of Lessons for Ritmo Latino. I have worked in various capacities with the Clark, MASSMoCA, and WCMA, am a Class of 1960’s Scholar in the Dance Department, and am using my senior year as a moment to find the intersections between the performing and visual arts. Some fun facts about me are: I’ve spent every single summer in the Purple Valley since the summer before my first year (go SHSS!), my favorite spot to study is the penthouse balcony at the Clark (even in the winter), and my friend and I ate at Blue Mango so much they learned our names and our usual order. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
Business Peer Advisors
Cole Robbins ’21
Consulting Peer Advisor
I’m the Consulting Peer Advisor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Originally from Chicago, I came to Williams after falling in love with the Purple Valley on a school tour. On-campus, I am a member of Alhambra Consulting Group, the Williams College Radio Station, and the Williams Rugby Football Club. I initially became interested in consulting after learning about the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration within the industry. I loves to play soccer, listen to music, and has a debilitating hot sauce addiction. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
Victoria Liu ’21
Finance Peer Advisor
I’m a senior majoring in Economics and Statistics and is currently working on Women in Business, Design for America, and WCMA engagement! Work experiences include tech startups, trading floors and venture capital. Lee’s Skyr will always be special for me, the quintessential experience any day I’m on campus. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
Social Impact Peer Advisors
Rachel Porter ’21
Social Impact Peer Advisor
I am an Environmental Studies major and Africana Studies concentrator from Los Angeles, California, and will be graduating in December 2020. In the past, she worked as a writing tutor and interned with the Massachusetts Student PIRGS for efforts related to voting, environmental policy, and carbon offset markets in Massachusetts. She is interested in helping students become aware of the many excellent resources that the ’68 Center offers for Careers related to Social Impact.
Aria Mason ’21
Social Impact Peer Advisor
As a current senior, geoscience major, and Russian/Eurasian global studies concentrator, I’m excited to bring my passion for environmental sustainability and international affairs to my role as a Peer Advisor for Careers w/Social Impact. On-campus, I enjoy being involved in the community by serving as an EphVenture director and student-chair of the Committee on Student Life. This past summer, I had the opportunity to work at the United Nations Environment Programme on their TCFD team and gain valuable experience navigating the intersection of non-profit work, climate science, and finance. I’m looking forward to expanding opportunities incorporating social impact, environmental sustainability, and global perspectives, and I am happy to connect and advise you in any stage of your career search. On-campus you can find me working (virtually) in the Writing Workshop or biking around town. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
- Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Mondays through Fridays
Essence Perry ’22
Social Impact Peer Advisor
I work as a Peer Advisor for Careers in Social Impact (CSI). If you are interested in careers related to government, law, international affairs, nonprofits, public policy, and social justice, please feel free to set up a time to talk! I am always happy to discuss career paths you are interested in, review your resume & cover letter, or help you discover potential opportunities for Winter Study or the summer. Generating change and creating social impact is something that is incredibly meaningful to me and it guides many of the activities I do on campus. From serving on committees aimed at improving the student experience to Williams Forum which helps facilitate more conversation on campus. When I am not at ’68 Center for Career Exploration, you will probably find me at Tunnel reading, studying, or catching up with friends over coffee. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
- Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.- Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Rebecca Dodgson ’22
Accessibility Peer Advisor
As an Accessibility Peer Advisor, I work to improve and maintain Career Center resources for students with disabilities. I joined the Office of Accessibility as an Accessibility Coordinator at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester and have been focussing my efforts here at the ’68 Center for Career Exploration since the beginning of 2020. Whether or not you have a diagnosed disability, I’m happy to discuss career center resources. If you have any questions about internship, employment, or post-grad opportunities, especially relating to disability or accessibility, I’ll do my best to answer or connect you to a career advisor more suitable. I’m majoring in English and Political Science with concentrations in American Politics and Justice and Law Studies. I like to read, write, play board games, and listen to podcasts in my time off. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].
- Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Saturdays