Student Career Advisors
What is a Student Career Advisor (SCA)?
The Student Career Advisors (SCAs) are peer career liaisons of the Career and Community Engagement Center. They review resumes, cover letters, assist with job applications, Whitman Internship Grant applications & process, connect you with the Career Pathfinder and/or Whitman Connect, plus offer guidance in Handshake. They are available during their drop-in hours or for a 1:1 appointment that you can schedule over email.
Follow the Career and Community Engagement Center Instagram account to keep caught up on the SCA news, announcements, events, and their drop-in hours!
Meet the SCAs
Nishtha Rajbhandari '24
My name is Nishtha Rajbhandari. I am a Junior majoring in Economics-Mathematics.
Career planning and job application can get stressful and challenging, especially while trying to juggle it with busy college schedules. As an SCA, my goal is to help you navigate your ways into your future careers and provide available resources. I’m looking forward to connecting with people on campus and working together to make smooth transitions into different career journeys.
Emilia Rojas '24
My name is Emilia and I am a Junior statistics-math major. I love people and consider myself a great listener.
I am excited to be a SCA this spring semester because it will allow me to build relationships with other students through a crucial and very tricky part of our professional lives. I hope that at the end of our interaction the path towards success will be more clear and easier to navigate thanks to our resources and SCA aid.
Joy Nina Nampaso '23
My name is Joy Nina Nampaso. I am a Senior BBMB major.
I believe that planning for our future careers is a crucial part of our college experience. I am excited to interact with students and help them chart their future. Fun fact; I am fluent in four different languages!
Ahmed Elsayed '23
My Name is Ahmed Elsayed. I am a Senior majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a minor in Creative Writing. I love working with students and connecting with new people!
I am excited about this position because it will allow me to understand the diverse professional backgrounds of the Whitman Campus. Planning your career is tricky, hard, and full of stress. However, it is a vital part of your future journey. One of the questions that I hope I will help you answer is: how do the different experiences - social, professional, and academic - that you have on and off campus contribute to your career building?
Aby Ramata Mbaye '23
My name is Aby Ramata. I am a Senior majoring in Economics and Mathematics.
This position is a great opportunity to make use of the valuable experience I have gained as a club leader and as a tutor. As a student career advisor, I am looking forward to building bridges between affinity clubs and the Career and Community Engagement Center to facilitate access to resources and opportunities. I believe in the power of education and networking through dialogue and I love that Whitman provides amazing opportunities for students of all classes to gain work experience. I can’t wait to guide students through the crucial process of preparing for the future!
Odin McDermott '24
Hi hi! My name is Odin McDermott (he/him) and I’m a junior majoring in rhetoric, writing, and public discourse (RWPD) and sociology.
I’m really looking forward to helping students best present themselves to potential employers. Whether you have years of experience or are looking for your first job, I think everyone has skills and interests that can help them in any position–you just have to market them correctly. Your resume, cover letter, and interview(s) all are your best tools to show what you’re capable of, and I want to help you with all of those things and more!