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. They also inform our promotional efforts so we can reach the widest student population using optimum communication channels. 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 Ephs!

To schedule a time to meet with any of the following Peer Advisors, please log in to Handshake and request a new appointment here.

Arts, Communications, Technology Peer Advisors

Shaheen (Sha) Currimjee ’20

Shaheen Currimjee is a senior, majoring in psychology and French. She is a deputy managing editor of The Williams Record and a photographer for Humans of Williams. Over the summer, she interned at a publishing house in New York and gained experience in both editorial and marketing departments. At the ’68 Center, Sha works with Kristen McCormack for careers in Arts, Communications, and Entertainment. She is interested in connecting alumni working in creative fields with students and can review resumes and cover letters. Book an appointment with Sha on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm!

Shivam Patel ’20

I’m a senior computer science major who enjoys leveraging the right technologies to solve complicated problems. I’m the current president of Williams Students Online (WSO), and I hold this year’s position of Student Chair on the College’s Information Technology Committee. Outside of school, you might find me trying to perfect my ping-pong game or watching the latest international crime-thriller on Netflix.

Business Peer Advisors

Victoria Liu ’21

Victoria Liu is a current junior who has worked in growth products at startups (Rumbl, NERV), venture capital (ATEL), and the global markets division at HSBC. On-campus, she leads Women in Business, Williams Professional Association, Design Thinking, and the Williams Summit. Victoria competed in the Women in Investing Cornell Pitch Competition (First Place) and the Undergraduate Cornell Pitch Competition. She’s interested in creative solutions, tangible impact and meeting people.

Emily Tibbetts ’20

Emily is from Lenox, MA and will be graduating from Williams in 2020 and is a Political Science major. She runs cross country and track, and she’s also the consulting peer advisor here on campus. After she graduates she will be working at EY-Parthenon in the Boston office as an Associate.

Careers with Social Impact Peer Advisors

Amanda Roff ’22

As a Peer Career Advisor for Careers with Social Impact, I’m here to help students with quick questions, referrals to specific advisors, and reviewing resumes and cover letters. For a bit of background, I’m a current sophomore and a prospective chemistry major. In the past, I’ve primarily worked with nonprofits in Houston and New York in education, animal overpopulation, and refugee rights, and I’m an Advising Fellow for Matriculate Class of 2020. In my free time, I love watching crime shows, playing with animals I’m allergic to, listening to music, and talking about Houston.

Rachel Porter ’21 (photo coming soon!)

I am an Environmental Studies major and Africana Studies concentrator from Los Angeles, California. My interests include playing bass, weight lifting, and writing poetry. I am involved in several groups on campus that include Jazz at Williams, the band Homebrew, and the Black Student Union. I am here to answer any questions that you may have related to Careers with Social Impact. 

Essence Perry ’20

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.