Student Peer Advisors

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

Headshot of Minh Phan '23Minh 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].

Business Peer Advisors

Headshot of Cole Robbins '21Cole 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].

Social Impact Peer Advisors

Amanda Roff ’22

Social Impact Peer Advisor

As a Peer Career Advisor for Careers with Social Impact (CSI), I’m here to help any student with quick questions, referrals to specific advisors, and workshopping resumes and cover letters. I’m a junior majoring in Chemistry and concentrating in Leadership Studies, and I can relate to people who are still exploring their career options. On campus, I’ve been involved with Matriculate and No Lost Generation (NLG), and most of my experience is with nonprofits in Houston and New York in education, refugee rights, and animal overpopulation, though I’m happy to talk with students of other interests! In my free time, I enjoy traveling (when possible), drawing, playing with animals, and soaking in the natural beauty of wherever I am! Outside of Handshake I can be reached at [email protected].

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].

Maria Estrada '23 headshotMaria Fernanda Estrada ’23

DEI Student Assistant & Peer Advisor

Greetings–I am a sophomore studying Political Economy. I am a first-generation student at Williams and becoming better acquainted with career resources at the College has pivotal to my experience. I am glad to assist in discussing potential career paths, industry opportunities, LinkedIn, EphLink, alumni reach out, or if you want to talk about the Career Center’s resources. I am passionate about innovative ways to bring social impact to the workplace. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected]. You can schedule an appointment here!

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].

Career Preparation Peer Advisors

image of Elizabeth Hughes '22

Elizabeth Hughes ’22 (she/her/hers) 

Career Preparation Peer Advisor
As a Career Preparation Peer Advisor, I am so excited to help first-years and sophomores develop their career interests and learn skills such as resume writing and networking. I am currently a junior majoring in history and political science, but when I first arrived at Williams, I had no idea what I wanted to do or how to achieve my goals. The career center was very helpful to me, and I hope I can provide that same help to you! When not working at the career center, I volunteer at the elementary school, dance, and read. Outside of Handshake, I can be reached at [email protected].