The Pomerantz Career Center Peer Advisor Program serves as a way for undergraduate UI students to receive high-quality career tips and guidance from their peers.

Career Peers Advisors can help you by:

  • Reviewing your resumes and cover letters or providing information on how to get started 

  • Preparing with you for networking events and Job & Internship Fairs

  • Helping you to set up and maximize your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles

  • Assisting with job and internship searches and providing interview tips & practice 

  • Supplying information on Pomerantz Career Center programs, services and resources

  • Answering general career-related questions

  • Presenting on career-related topics to your student organization or class 

In need of some quick career advice? Schedule an appointment with a Career Peer Advisor to chat about your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, and Handshake: 

Schedule an Appointment

Or come to the Pomerantz Career Center 10am–2pm, Monday–Friday for drop-in hours with peer advisors. (Career Peer Advisors are not available during summer, spring, or winter breaks)

Student Comments

"My peer advisor spoke to me as a peer and her suggestions for my resume were clear and very helpful."

"This is a great program. I think everyone at the University should use it!"

 

Meet the Career Peer Advisors

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Isabel Anderson

Hometown
Springfield, IL

Majors/Minors
Econmics and Management, International Business Certificate 

Career Goals
I am very interested in facilitating business transactions that keep large companies accountable and ethical; therefore, following graduation, my goal is to attend law school in order to become a corporate arbitrator for a Fortune 500 company.

Hobbies/Fun Facts
I’m a huge foodie and I love trying to recreate recipes from the Food Network at home or trying a new restaurant in any town I visit!

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Nico Broussalian

Hometown

Bettendorf, IA

Majors/Minors

Entrepreneurial Management

Career Goals

I see my myself either starting a hedge fund or working in private equity. I'm also fascinated by the idea of startups and hope to use innovation and entrepreneurship as a means of solving some of the world's most complex problems.

Hobbies/Fun Facts

I'm a Resident Assistant, love anything investment related, play collegiate chess, work out 6 days a week, and read a ton. I look forward helping you create a competitive edge amongst your peers and maximize your chances of winning.

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Danny Cleary

Hometown

Brookfield, WI

Majors/Minors

Business Analytics and Information Systems

Career Goals

My goal is to become a consultant at a technology consulting firm. I think it would be fun and fulfilling to help many companies and people navigate through various types of opportunities and challenges.

Hobbies/Fun Facts

I am very active, love running, and enjoy working out in the weight room. One fun fact about me is that I have a twin brother.

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Kyle Dingus

Hometown

Fort Myers, FL

Majors/Minors

Political Science and Ethics & Public Policy, Economics & Philosophy minors 

Career Goals

My career goal is to practice law. I ultimately hope to be retained by major casting agencies, athletic teams, and/or corporations to facilitate regulatory compliance in business practice. I would also love to work on behalf of medical and recreational marijuana companies as compliance regulation is critical as the industry begins to flourish and firms begin to scale. 

Hobbies/Fun Fact

I have Crohn’s Disease and am First Generation. I love to workout, snowboard, hike, travel, and go to concerts. 

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Emma Heuer

Hometown

Macomb, IL

Major/Minor

Marketing, Spanish minor 

Career Goals

Future marketer and lifelong humanitarian. I want to be a part of the change in business that puts the world and its people first and find a career where I can utilize my creativity and deep passion for people and the environment. 

Hobbies/Fun Fact

I like to read, thrift clothes, and make art. I also really love to cook and watch cooking shows like Epicurious

Alessandra

Alessandra Dutra

Hometown
Northshore Suburbs, IL

Majors/Minors
Global Health

Career Goals
I could really see myself going into either pediatrics or OBGYN, as women’s health is really important to me and I love kiddos.

Hobbies/Fun Facts
I am a first generation American (my parents immigrated here from Brazil in the 90's), I originally wanted to major in English, and my favorite color is yellow! I also love to paint, read, and goof around with my friends.

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Laura Sitz

Hometown

Davenport, IA

Major/Minor

Accounting, Political Science minor

Career Goals

I enjoy dealing with finances and solving business problems. My goal is to complete my Master of Accounting and become a CPA to work at a Big 4 accounting firm!

Hobbies/Fun Fact

I love watching and playing tennis, and am a part of club tennis here at Iowa. In my free time I love to bake and go on walks!

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Meg Callaghan

Hometown 

I went to high school in Newton, Iowa but am from Texas and live in El Campo!

Major/Minors

Business Management

Career Goals

I am majoring in business management towards a Master's in Healthcare and Hospital Administration. I have a deep passion for leadership and helping others, so I find that working in the medical field while also pursuing my business ambitions will allow me to share my passions with the professional world.

Hobbies/Fun Fact

Some fun hobbies of mine include playing volleyball, playing the ukulele, and watching Disney movies!

Want to Become a Career Peer Advisor?

We look for new peers each school year. Peer Advisor recruitment takes place each spring semester. We encourage you to meet with a current peer to learn more about what being a Career Peer Advisor is all about! Email Paula Ross, Peer Program Manager, with any questions about the role.
paula-ross@uiowa.edu  

Paula Ross

Paula Ross

Title/Position
Assistant Director, Peer Programs
(Career Coach)