Peer Career Ambassador Program
Peer Career Ambassadors (PCAs) are the student leaders supporting the Undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD).
The PCAs serve as the student face of CCD setting the foundation as students explore the services CCD offers. They are trained to develop the skills and expertise needed to assist their peers with their career-related needs. The PCAs also are a crucial part of CCD’s efforts to promote services, program offerings, and the CCD brand across campus.
2016–2017 Peer Career Ambassadors
Anamaria Najera '17
Anamaria is currently a senior at Babson College and will be graduating with a concentration in Information Technology Management. Currently, Anamaria is involved on campus as a Peer Career Ambassador; a member of the sorority, Chi Omega; a member of the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi; and a Posse Scholar. Anamaria has been a Peer Career Ambassador for the past two years and very much enjoys working with students in the UGrad CCD Office.
During her junior year, Anamaria spent a semester abroad in Barcelona and during the summer of her junior year she spent a month working in Bogota, Colombia for EY. During the summer of her sophomore and junior year, Anamaria has interned at EY as an Advisory Intern. After graduation, Anamaria will be joining EY as part of their Technology Advisory Program.
Calvin Wang '19
Calvin is a second year student from Los Angeles, CA. Calvin is a student supervisor at Horn Library and he is a Resident Assistant for Park Manor West. Calvin serves in Alpha Kappa Psi as the Vice President of Alumni Relations and he is a member of the Babson Investment Banking Association and Apprentice Fund. In his free time, he likes to explore Boston, go to concerts, and play basketball.
Calvin will be concentrating in Finance, alongside either Real Estate of Marketing. Over the summer, he worked as a Digital Marketing & Design intern for KCAL Insurance Agency, a regional insurance firm. Through this, he has acquired experience in SEO, website building, and various online marketing strategies.
Davele Zephyr ‘19
Davele is currently a sophomore from Queens, New York interested in concentrating in Accounting. Last summer, she interned at Pricewaterhouse Coopers through their Start Internship Program. In previous summer internships, she worked at law firms primarily doing data management and analytical work. On campus, in addition to being a PCA, Davele is a Posse Scholar, CWEL Scholar, Resident Assistant, and a member of the Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness (SOCA) and the Black Student Union (BSU) student organizations.
Davele describes herself to be very charismatic and driven, with that said, she is looking forward to assisting students with their career needs because she recognizes the importance of sculpting one’s career path from an early stage.
Gyda Sumadi ’18
Gyda is currently a junior pursuing both the Finance and TED (Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design) concentrations. Her on campus involvement includes being a Diversity Leadership Scholar, where she participates in leadership events to promote diversity and the fostering of inclusive communities. Her extensive internship experiences include working for Dunkin Brands, in Business Development and Data Analytics. Most recently she interned with Boston Scientific, supporting the Global Operations Finance team.
Gyda is passionate about career development, which was fostered early in her college career after participating in a career-focused First Year Seminar class. She has been a PCA since sophomore year and enjoys sharing her developed skills with the younger student body. Gyda is passionate about social entrepreneurship and languages and hopes to integrate these passions in a career in either finance or consulting.
Ji Hwan Kim ‘17
Ji Hwan is a third-year student from North Wales, Pennsylvania pursuing concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is currently pursuing an early career in tax accounting and consulting and an ultimate career as a corporate attorney. His work experiences include serving as a legislative intern for Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and interning as a tax consulting intern for the Financial Services Industry team with Deloitte Tax.
At Babson, Ji Hwan serves as a class senator for the SGA, a member of the Undergraduate Honor Board, President of GIVE (community services organization), and a member of the Babson Political Association. Ji Hwan enjoys golfing, watch collecting, Philly sports, and spending time with friends.
Owen Shea ’17
Owen is currently a senior at Babson College and will be graduating this May. Currently, Owen is involved on campus as a Peer Career Ambassador, member of the baseball team in which he captains, member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), and member of the Babson Investment Banking Association. In particular, Owen has been a Peer Career Ambassador for the past three years and thoroughly enjoys speaking to peers about career development.
Owen will be graduating with a concentration in Finance and is interesting in pursuing a career in financial services and/ or consulting. During the summer of his sophomore and junior year, Owen interned at Monster Worldwide as a financial planning and analysis intern. Between his junior and senior year, Owen interned at Fidelity Investments as a corporate finance intern in the client analytics group.
Shun Ping Huang ’17
Shun Ping Huang is a Senior studying Finance and Strategic Management. She hauls from New York and is enjoying her experience in suburban Babson Park. When she first came to Babson, she had no idea which career path to pursue so she explored internships in Recruiting and Marketing only to discover her passion for social media marketing, career development, and finance. She looks forward to a future filled with possibilities and learning opportunities.
Her current leadership roles on campus include Co-President of the Babson Investment Management Association, Class of 2017 Student Government Association Senator, and a dedicated Peer Career Ambassador. Her former involvements include President of The Babson Free Press and President of Babson Archers. She enjoys helping her peers with their resumes, cover letters, and general career advice. Fun Fact: she recently tried indoor rock climbing (through a Babson Sweatworking Event) and would definitely go rock climbing again sometime soon.
Stela Maksutaj ‘17
Stela was born in Greece, although she originates from Albania, and is currently living in New Jersey. Her interests are steered towards mixing business and medicine for a career, currently pursuing the consulting route. She is double concentrating in Strategic Management and Economics, while keeping her career options open. She strongly believes in motivational career development, and roots her involvement on the PCA team as an advocate for optimism in every situation.
Entering Babson as a CWEL Scholar, she was able to have an impactful footprint through her VP of Leadership position. Sophomore year, Stela joined the Honor Board as President with a desire to give the student body a voice. Stela has also been a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity since freshman year, advancing her passion for the national organization as the current chapter President. Her involvement allows her to view many aspects of Babson, motivating Stela to guide her peers in achieving their own personal and career development.
Swapnika Yarlagadda '19
Swapnika is currently a sophomore on campus and will be graduating in May 2019. When Swapnika first started exploring colleges, she had absolutely no idea what career path she wanted to pursue. She applied to a variety of undergraduate programs ranging from engineering, law and medicine to business. Babson became her final choice when she realized that she could cover all those fields through entrepreneurship – while getting a global experience.
In her free time, she is an avid reader who loves playing badminton, eating Hyderabadi biryani and going horseback riding. She is very excited to leverage her current leadership roles on campus (Peer Career Ambassador and Resident Assistant) to help her peers not only discover their interests but also make the most of their Babson experience.
The PCA application is included in the Babson Community Leadership Application, along with all other student leadership positions on campus. The
Community Leadership Application for 2017–2018 will open in November with a deadline in early February.
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