Peer Career Ambassadors
Peer Career Ambassadors (PCAs) are the student leaders supporting the Hoffman Family 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.
Aditya Agarwal ’22
Aditya Agarwal is a sophomore from New Jersey, planning to concentrate in Finance and Entrepreneurship. This past summer, Aditya served as an investment research intern for an Asset Management firm in New York. He is currently pursuing a career in finance but is open to learning and expanding his field of interest.
Aside from working as a Peer Career Ambassador, Aditya’s involvements on campus include being a Resident Assistant and serving as the VP of Finance for the Student Government Association. Aditya enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and trying new experiences. He is looking forward to helping students with their professional development!
Natalia Castellanos ’21
Natalia is a junior from Guatemala, and she is concentrating in Social and Cultural Studies. She is a Global Scholar and Natalie Taylor Scholar. She is interested in the food industry and multi-cultural management. Other than being a Peer Career Ambassador, Natalia is a Resident Assistant, and is involved with the GIVE community. Natalia is a foodie and a jazz fanatic. During her free time, she enjoys discovering new songs and learning about the culinary world.
Catherine Ferri ’21
Catherine is a junior from Saugus, Massachusetts, pursuing an entrepreneurial-focused curriculum with a concentration in Finance. This past summer, Catherine interned with the Investment Team in the Wealth Management division of Eastern Bank. She is excited to continue learning more about Investment Management this coming summer through her internship with the Investment Solutions Group at Bank of America.
In addition to being a Peer Career Ambassador, Catherine is also a Peer on Wellness (POW) and an executive board member of the Babson Yoga Club. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys staying active, cooking, and yoga.
This year, Catherine is looking forward to learning from the CCD team and assisting students in creating professional profiles, enhancing resumes, searching for internships, and navigating application processes.
Rumeer Keshwani ’21
Rumeer Keshwani is a Junior from Edison, New Jersey, interested in concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Rumeer is pursuing Corporate Finance and is interested in private banking. Professionally, Rumeer has experience in sell side finance, and working on and with start-ups. Outside of that, he is also very passionate about volunteerism and giving back. Rumeer is also involved with is Alpha Kappa Psi as its Treasurer. Rumeer enjoys helping others in their personal and professional development.
Julian Parra ’20
Julian Parra is a senior from Hawthorne, New Jersey. Julian is interested in fields within the intersection between business and technology. He has been a Peer Career Ambassador since his sophomore year and enjoys every minute of it! Besides being a PCA, Julian is also a Delta Sigma Pi brother, a member of ALPFA, LASO, and CODE. Julian enjoys traveling, practicing karate, playing guitar, and spending time with friends and family.
In summer 2018, Julian interned at Ernst & Young as a Financial Services Office Launch Intern in New York City where his main function was to prepare gift tax returns for financial services clients. In fall 2019, Julian studied abroad in Russia, India, and China as part of the BRIC program, in which he experienced the changing global business landscape through cultural excursions, onset coursework, and meetings with business and political leaders. In summer 2019, Julian interned as a Business Analyst at IBM’s headquarters in Armonk, New York, on the Enterprise Performance Management team.
Alex Rabell ’21
Alex Rabell is a junior concentrating in Finance and Business Analytics. He was born in Barcelona, Spain, and moved to Miami at age 8. Apart from being a Peer Career Ambassador, he serves as a Financial Accounting SPARK Tutor and as a member of the Babson Club Soccer Team. Some of his interests include sports, traveling, and scuba diving. In the spring, Alex studied in HEC Paris, where he focused on strategy and French society courses.
This past summer Alex interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Start Intern, where he worked on a consulting/data analytics project for one of the firm’s clients. Prior to that, he interned with Mirai Advisory ALM, a financial services company in Mexico City. He looks forward to assisting students with their career needs because he recognizes the importance of sculpting one’s career path from an early stage!
Simon Zhang ’21
Simon Zhang is currently a junior from Los Angeles, CA, and is planning to concentrate in Data Analytics and Finance. On top of working as a Specialty Peer Career Ambassador, Simon is the vice president of the Babson Asian Pacific Student Association, and is a member of the Investment Club. Simon’s hobbies include traveling, watching movies, and playing tennis.
His past work experiences include helping with asset management with Jet Global as well as helping the Career Center as the front desk assistant.
Yuwei Zheng ’22
Yuwei Zheng is a sophomore from New York City concentrating in Accounting and Information Technology Management. Her professional experiences include interning at an accounting firm in New York City, where she prepared sales, withholding, and unemployment insurance tax, as well as dissolving Massachusetts and New York corporations. She is a Certified Volunteer Income Tax Preparer, and she volunteered in the VITA program to assist families for the 2018 Federal and State Individual Tax Return. On campus, she is involved with the Babson Accounting Club, BAPSA, and CSSA. In her free time, Yuwei enjoys learning new skills and spending time with friends and family.
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 2020–2021 will open in November with a deadline in early February.