Career Peer Ambassadors
Career Peer ambassadors
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Share/Download Online Peer-to-Peer Résumé and Cover Letter Assistance Flyer PDF Learn more about the Career Peer Ambassador Program on the page below.
about the program
The Career Peer Ambassador Program (CAP) is a new career readiness peer-to-peer learning community at the San Diego Mesa College Career Center. The program is a pilot funded by the Strong Workforce Program. CAP began in the Spring of 2018 to support our short-term campus projects while the region develops a long-term plan to grow and improve outcomes for Career Education programs in the California Community Colleges.
What is a Career Peer Ambassador?
Career Peer Ambassadors are campus student leaders who are trained to facilitate the resources available through the San Diego Mesa College Career Center department. Students selected to serve as Career Peer Ambassadors participate in intensive summer training sessions with our Career Counselors, Internship Coordinator, and Career Center staff to develop transferable work-related skills, and participate in professional development trainings as needed. They promote and deliver informational presentations about career services within Mesa College classrooms, around the college campus, and at career services events. They also provide walk-in individual and group peer-to-peer career coaching sessions.
The Career Peer Ambassador Program is a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and friendly students who represent the San Diego Mesa College Career Center. They guide their peers through their career journeys by providing peer-to-peer coaching sessions on job searching, résumé writing, cover letter writing, and interview preparation, as well as other career readiness resources.
online Peer-to-Peer Résumé and Cover Letter Assistance
The Career Center at Mesa College has expanded the Career Ambassador Program to offer remote online student support services. Online peer-to-peer résumé and cover letter assistance is available to all currently enrolled students and alumni free of charge.
- Get one-on-one support with:
- Résumé building
- Cover letter writing
Available formats for résumé/cover letter review sessions:
- Zoom meeting appointment - Zoom is a free platform for video and audio conferencing
- Phone call appointment
- Email communications
What if I don't currently have a resume or cover letter?No worries, our Career Ambassadors can guide you through the steps to create one!
To schedule an online appointment, please call the Career Center at (619) 800-3556 during regular operating hours. Students will also be asked to complete a pre-survey prior to their scheduled appointment. In the pre-survey google form, students can upload their resume/cover letter for the Career Peer Ambassadors to better prepare and provide students with feedback. Completing the pre-survey is a required step for resume reviews via phone call appointment and email communications.
Questions? If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Career Peer Ambassador Program services, please contact Alicia Lopez, at email@example.com, or call (619) 800-3556 to speak with a Career Center staff member.
Accommodations for appointments outside of regular operating hours are available upon request between 7am-8am and 4pm-10pm on M-F.
Hours will not be available on January 18th, February 12th & 15th, April 2nd, and May 31st, 2021. Hours may be subject to change.
Meet our career Peer ambassadors
Lara napasa ’20 (New)
Lara recently graduated from San Diego Mesa College with an Associate’s Degree for
Transfer in Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies Pre-Nursing. She is bound to start her
journey at San Diego State University in the Fall of 2020 to continue her studies
in the Nursing Program. Lara also previously served as a Peer Navigator with the CRUISE
program to mentor first year students in their transition to Mesa College. She is
now excited to join the Career Center to assist students with their career goals as
a Career Peer Ambassador. She chose to attend Mesa because of its close distance to
home and how the campus exhibits excellence through various aspects. Mesa has plentiful
resources to offer its students that will help them achieve success and flourish in
any career path they choose to pursue.
An advice she would give to students is to always seek for help and be engaged on campus. "Expanding your connections is an essential part of your success so don't be hesitant to reach out. We are here for you! Stay persistent and continue to work hard for your dreams. Always remember to just keep swimming."
Helen Ma ’17, lead
Helen graduated from San Diego Mesa College in the Spring of 2017 and graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) in May of 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration. During her time at Mesa, she was a part of the Peer Navigator program when it started as a pilot. While attending SDSU her senior year, she continued her student affairs journey through the Mesa College Career Center as a Career Ambassador. Helen has just completed her first year in the SDSU Master's Program in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a specialization in Student Affairs.
Luiza Catharina Barreto Rodrigues ’20, lead
Luiza is an international student born and raised in Brazil who moved to the United States in order to pursue higher education. She is going into her last semester at Mesa College and finishing her Associate's Degree in Sociology and Political Science this Fall 2020. Luiza believes that representativity and inclusivity in college communities are extremely important and that is why she is so excited to start her second year as a Career Peer Ambassador. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a Bachelor's degree next year. As part of Mesa's Speech and Debate Team and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Luiza has witnessed the amazing learning opportunities Mesa College has to offer, including travel experiences within the local communities, nationally, and internationally.
Luiza incentivizes students to always look into all of the resources the college has to offer because there is so much they can gain from utilizing them. She believes the Career Center is an amazing place for Mesa students to discover and develop their educational and professional career visions. "We are always ready to assist you!"
Malik Shabazz ’20, lead
Sadie Wager ’20, lead
Open house 2020 presentations
- Black Students Matter - The Plight of Black Queer Students | By Malik Shabazz
- How to Survive, Thrive, and Succeed as a Latinx Mesa Student (Amidst a Global Pandemic) | Cómo Sobrevivir, Prosperar, y Triunfar como Estudiante en Mesa siendo parte de la Comunidad Latinx (en medio de una Pandemia Mundial) | By Carolina Chavez
- Once Upon A Time: The Art of Storytelling in Virtual Interviewing | By Lara Napasa
- Oh, the Places You’ll Go for Transfer | By Helen Ma
- Learning to Work Around My Hunger: Students Experiencing Food and Housing Insecurities | By Sadie Wager
- International Student Experiences: Navigating Obstacles to Reach a Successful Career in the United States | By Luiza Barreto Rodrigues