CAPD Program Assistant
Cami is a junior majoring in Course 21E (CMS+ Computer Science). 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.
What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is definitely Stud 5, aka the study floor of the Student Center. I love going there to pset with friends or just chill.
Career Exploration Leader: First-Year Engagement
Yan is a current sophomore majoring in 18-C. She has completed two UROPs in management and aerospace engineering. Yan has been involved in the MITPAL program and matched with pre-frosh to answer their questions and provide useful information about MIT. She hopes to advance her communication skills and guide first-year students to more career opportunities. Outside of academics, she enjoys cooking, playing video games and visiting local coffee shops.
What did you dream about being when you were a kid? In high school? In college? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional baker so that I could eat sweets for free every day. When I was in high school, I was aiming to be a researcher. Right now, I’m hoping to become a data scientist.
MIT Tip: If you are on campus, you have to visit the Stata Center because of its atypical shape. It is one of the few buildings that got its own name rather than a number.
Career Exploration Leader: Academic Ambassador
Britney is a current senior double majoring in Course 10B and 7 with a specific interest in pharmaceuticals and oncology. In her attempt to find out her career interests, she has completed internships in software engineering, bioinformatics, and consulting. She has been involved with CAPD through the Career Fair team since her sophomore year, and hopes to continue to work with the department to connect students to career opportunities and encourage exploration into different fields. Outside of academics, she enjoys running along the esplanade and trying new restaurants!
What is your favorite spot in Kendall Square? Since most of my classes are in building 66, my favorite spot in Kendall Square is Blue Bottle. I love going there between classes for a coffee break or after classes to get some work done!
Career Exploration Leader: Employer & Alumni Relations
Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Alberto is a current MSRED candidate that arrives at MIT with a background in civil engineering and experience in multi-family construction and project management of large-scale housing developments. He’s passionate about the built environment and eager to explore affordable housing models from a sustainable city development perspective, and he believes MIT is the ideal place to do so. Alberto expects to make the most of his experience at the CAPD while holistically working to connect MIT students with career opportunities, alumni, and future employers.
When free, he enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, and soccer, or reading a good book over a cup of Colombian coffee.
What was your first job? Surprisingly, and although I have a background oriented on the hard sciences, my first job was as a Sommelier at a restaurant in Bogotá during the summer of my first year of college.
Peer Career Advisor
Amanda is a current MEng student and an MIT graduate (6-2). This is her second year as a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). She loves to help MIT students figure out what their passions are, and find opportunities related to those passions that can help them gain knowledge, skills, and experience. Amanda has completed 6 internships in various roles including Software Engineering, AI Research, Product Management, Consulting, and Cybersecurity. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, traveling and seeing Broadway musicals!
What was your first or most unusual job? My first job in high school was being a summer camp counselor for a robotics camp.
Peer Career Advisor
Shenal is a current junior double majoring in course 6-3 and 18. He has been active within the judicial branch of MIT, having served as a member of the Committee of Discipline and the judiciary committees of the Interfraternity Council, Alpha Delta Phi, and Burton-Conner. Last year, he also worked as a Program Assistant for the MIT Refugee Action Hub, where he helped coordinate the Computer and Data Science Certificate Program (CDS), a year-long blended program for refugee learners spread throughout the world.
What is your favorite place on campus? The Barker Library. It is an amazing, quiet place to unwind after a long day of classes; and a place to focus on work when I need it.
Favour is a sophomore majoring in Course 20. She was first introduced to CAPD through their help with forming resumes and mock interviews, which led to her participating in a Leadership Develop Summit and interning as a Software Engineer her freshman summer. Favour is actively involved with the Undergraduate Association, where she advocates on behalf of students to improve student life, as well as InterVarsity and Gymnastics. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys cooking, baking, knitting, and reading. She hopes to impact first-years by sharing lessons she’s learned from both her academic and professional experience.