Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors are currently 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

  • When you select the appointment type, select those labeled (with a Peer Advisor)

Peer Career Advisors

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!

Cami Mejia

Cami Mejia

Infinite Careers Program Assistant

Cami is a sophomore majoring in Course 6-3 and planning to double major in CMS with a minor in Spanish. She was first introduced to the CAPD when she came in for help with forming her resume and cover letters, which eventually led her to interning at Microsoft in her freshman summer. Outside of her studies, Cami has an active presence with the MIT Admissions office, where she currently works as a blogger and panelist, as well as runs the MITAdmissions account on Instagram. She is extremely excited to connect more undergraduates with MIT alumni and showcase the many unique career paths MIT can lead to. When not studying or working, she can be found playing video games, writing, or listening to music.