Peer Career Advisors

During the fall 2020, Peer Career Advisors are meeting with students virtually.

Peer Career Advisors are MIT students trained by Career Advising & Professional Development to help fellow MIT undergraduates and graduate students during individual 30-minute appointments. PCAs assist with professional documents including resumes, CVs and cover letters. Additionally, they may provide general advice on a number of other career topics such as internships, UROPs, applying to graduate school, networking, and more!

To meet with a PCA, schedule a Resume/Cover Letter Review or Career Appointment in Handshake.

Peer Career Advisors

Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang

Graduate Peer Career Advisor

Angela is currently a fifth year MD-PhD student in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program, and is a graduate student in Darrell Irvine’s lab in the Koch Institute, studying cancer immunotherapy and materials science. She graduated from MIT in 2015 with a B.S. in Biological Engineering, and is currently a Graduate Resident Advisor (GRA) in Burton-Conner House. She has interests in Prehealth and research mentorship and medical education. Angela advises undergraduate and graduate students.

Rui Chen

Rui Chen

Graduate Peer Career Advisor

Rui is a 5th year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Ocean Engineering and underwater acoustics. Rui holds bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern University in Physics and Earth Sciences. His previous mentoring experiences include serving as a graduate teaching assistant and tutoring undergraduate physics. Rui advises undergraduates and graduate students on resume and cover letter writing. In addition, he is knowledgeable in graduate school and fellowship applications.

Oby Nwodoh

Oby Nwodoh

Peer Career Advisor

Oby is a senior in the Department of Physics with a minor in Political Science. Throughout her sophomore and junior years at MIT, she served as a leader in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) helping minority students to succeed academically and professionally. As a pre-law student, she continues to help her peers bridge the gap between STEM and the humanities. Oby advises undergraduates on resumes and cover letters, as well as those who are navigating technical and non-technical industries, preparing for law school, and applying to MISTI programs.

Amanda Horne

Amanda Horne

Peer Career Advisor

Amanda is a current senior/MEng student majoring in Course 6-2. She’s completed 6 internships in various roles including Software Engineering, AI Research, Product Management, Consulting, and Cybersecurity. Amanda loves helping other undergraduate students figure out what their passions are and find opportunities related to those passions to take advantage of, to further advance themselves. She has previously helped out the CAPD by serving on the Freshman Career panels for 2 years, and she’s looking forward to helping more students with resumes, cover letters and other career topics, as a PCA. In her free time, Amanda enjoys skiing in the winter, traveling and seeing broadway musicals!