Peer Career Advisors

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 Careerbridge.

 

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.

 

Danielle Grey-Stewart

Danielle Grey-Stewart

Undergraduate Peer Career Advisor

Danielle is a junior in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. As a first-year, she participated in CAPD’s Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP), introducing her to professional development. Since then, she has continued to develop her skills and can now advise fellow undergraduate students on resumes and cover letters. In her free time, Danielle UROPs in the Department of Chemistry.

Elise Harrington

Elise Harrington

Graduate Peer Career Advisor 

Elise is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT studying environmental policy and planning. She is interested in energy policy, electricity access, and environmental regulation. Prior to MIT, Elise worked as a research assistant for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania examining regulatory design and enforcement. She holds a B.A. in Architecture and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Elise advises undergraduate and graduate students.

Rui Chen

Rui Chen

Graduate Peer Career Advisor

Rui is a 4th 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.

 

Yasmin Chavez

Yasmin Chavez

Graduate Peer Career Advisor

Yasmin has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and is currently a Masters student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on medical device design and control. Yasmin served as a F/ASIP peer mentor for 3 semesters and is excited to continue helping her peers with resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and general career advice. She has personal experience with applying to MISTI, GTL, internships, externships, and UROPs.