Meet the Peer Career Advisors
Caitlin Kempinski ’15
School of Arts, Communications Major
Career Interests: I am concentrating in public relations and minoring in marketing. The company I interned with over the summer works with clients in the oil and natural gas field. I took interest in the field and am now very interested in it. I am from Pennsylvania where the natural gas industry does not have a good reputation and I think it would be an interesting challenge to apply what I've learned in public relations to this industry.
Personal Interests: When I'm not at school, I am home in Pennsylvania, enjoying the Pocono Mountains. I love to read and spend time with my family and friends.
Why did you decide to become a Peer Career Advisor? Last semester I came to the Center for Career Development to work on my resume. They were so helpful and with that resume, which helped me get my first internship. When the opportunity to become a Peer Career Advisor came up, I decided to apply because I wanted to be able to help other students just as they had helped me.
Kyle Kennedy ’15
School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Major
Career Interests: I would like to specialize in structural engineering and work for either a construction firm or a consultant firm. Eventually I would also like to get my Masters and eventually my Professional Engineering license
Personal Interests: I look forward to going to Haiti on the LOVE Haiti trip in January. I enjoy playing soccer and lacrosse and being involved in making a difference in the global water crisis by working with charity: water. I am actively involved on campus and was also an Orientation Leader this year.
Why did you decide to become a Peer Career Advisor? I decided to become a Peer Career Advisor because I enjoy helping people and I think it will give me an edge on my resume. It will also give me more connections on campus.
Susan McCarthy ’15
School of Science, Computer Science Major
Career Interests: My career interests involve staying in the New York area working with technology and business.
Personal Interests: Some of my personal interests include cooking, outdoor activities, fashion, making crafts, and reading books.
Why did you decide to become a Peer Career Advisor? When I heard about the Peer Career Advisor position I immediately applied because I wished this service was available last year when I was creating my resume. I also enjoy working with my peers and want to help them avoid some of the mistakes I made.
Syed Shabab ’16
School of Arts & School of Business, International Studies & Business Double Major
Career Interests: Lawyer, United Nations advocacy, professor, international banker, international business specialist, legal assistant, journalist
Personal Interests: Journalism- writing news articles, soccer, volleyball, quadding, discovering music, watching TV, room décor, abstract designing
Why did you choose to become a Peer Career Advisor? I chose to become a peer career advisor for several reasons. I have been a group leader for a science & engineering program in the past. I have also been an orientation leader at Manhattan College. Being a group leader as well as an orientation leader, I gained experience on how to guide students. I am looking forward to helping the Manhattan community better themselves in the real world!