The mission statement of the peer educator program is, "By building meaningful peer-to-peer interactions, we help students on their journey from academic to professional career."
When you visit the Career Center, you will most likely meet a peer educator. The peer educators are here to help you get started. Our current peer educators are students like you, who are familiar with the career development process and can speak to you about Career Center resources, resume and cover letter development, and job search strategies.
They can also just listen as you begin sorting out what your next steps should be. You may also see the career peer educators on campus as they share the resources of the Career Center.
Check out our video for more information on our peer educators. You can contact the peer educators by either stopping by the Career Center located in University Hall 105, emailing us at email@example.com or calling (818) 677-2878.
Hello! My name is Monique, and I am a senior at CSUN, majoring in psychology. My initial career goal was to obtain a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. and pursue an occupation in counseling. After working at the Career Center for a year, I gained valuable experience and learned a lot about my strengths and have decided to take a different direction. Currently, I am considering teaching primary, secondary or college level students. Within my free time, I enjoy traveling and singing within my church choir, participating in African dance classes at my local community center, helping others, and doing any challenging outdoor activities.
I find that being a Peer Educator is preparing and training me for my future aspirations as an instructor. It has allowed me to have the opportunity to collaborate with my fellow peers, advising them on their career and professional decisions. I enjoy reaching out to students and my ambition is to encourage and guide them as they maneuver along their career path. If you feel lost or confused about your future, come visit the career center and a Peer Educator will assist you. Hope to see you soon!!!
Hello everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am currently a senior here at Cal State Northridge. My major is English-Literature, with a minor in Communication Studies. After I graduate from CSUN, my dream is to work with college students in some way – career related, academically, or personally. In order to do this, I plan to apply to a graduate program and receive my master’s degree in either Student Affairs and Higher Education, or Counseling.
In my free time, I enjoy journaling, reading news articles, watching Netflix, listening to music, running, playing guitar, and other random things! I love meeting new people and making connections with others.
This is my first year as a Peer Educator, and I’m very excited to see what opportunities I will have to learn and grow in this position. I look forward to helping out CSUN students with their transitions into professional careers, as well as using the Career Center’s resources to assist in my own professional development. Stop by our drop-in hours and myself, or one of my fellow peers, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Hello! My name is Carina and I am currently a sophomore at CSUN, majoring in Sociology. My goal is to motivate high school students to pursue a higher education. Working at the Career Center has been helping me figure out what I really want to do once I graduate.
During my free time, I love hanging out with my family and friends. I love going to the beach, hiking, and having a barbecue on a Sunday afternoon. Also, I love volunteering because I get to do hands on activities which helps me experience new things. I am very fortunate to be working at the Career Center because not only am I helping other students, but I will be discovering what I want to do with my career.
I am a first year peer at the Career Center and I am ready to answer any questions you may have. I hope to motivate and encourage you to a successful path.
Hello! My name is Keila, and I am currently a junior here at CSUN, majoring in Psychology. After graduation, I am planning on going to graduate school and receiving a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or Counseling. My ideal career goal is to work with children from lower income areas and provide them with resources to be able to apply and attend college to pursue a higher education.
During my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, dancing, going to the beach, and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy volunteering in my community and getting involved on campus in different clubs and organizations.
I am eager to now be involved on campus as a Peer Educator to learn more about myself and the resources CSUN provides for its students, and to be able to help my fellow Matadors in their academic and career journey here at CSUN as well.
Hello! My name is Veronica, and I am a second year here at CSUN. I am currently in the process of declaring Deaf Studies as my major, as I would like to pursue a career in which I work heavily with the Deaf community. In college, I plan to study abroad, minor in Dance, and gain unique experiences that will benefit my future career.
Outside of the Career Center, I spend a chunk of my free time training in multiple dance styles. Besides dance, I enjoy spending quality time with close family and friends, traveling and visiting new cities, playing board games at game cafes, and camping at different camp sites.
In my first year as a Peer Educator, I look forward to helping other students succeed academically and in the work force as well. I am excited to not only provide students with the proper tools for professional development, but also utilize them in my own development. Please feel free to stop by at the Career Center with any of your questions and I, or one of my fellow Peer Educators, will be more than willing to help! Can’t wait to meet you!