CSC Peer Advisors-Who We Are
We are undergraduate students who are trained by the Career Services Center to help you explore both majors and careers. As peers, we have learned to use the many resources available in the Center and look forward to sharing them with you.
We have learned how to develop our own resumes, and are ready to help you polish yours. We help support the staff in the Center with their many events and outreach activities. Come in and visit us soon.
Summer is a senior at Western majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minoring in Leadership Studies. Born in Eastern Washington, Summer has grown up with a love for sunshine and a passion for service. A common question people ask her is: What's your favorite season? Although you might think she’d say summer, it’s actually spring because of all the bright and beautiful things that come to life when the sun comes out. In her free time, she can often be found making pies or riding her bike. She likes to support people and make them feel welcome so if you ever see her around the office, please be sure to say hello!
Kortney is a sophomore at Western majoring in a dual endorsement program for Special Education and Elementary Education, and minoring in Leadership. This is her first year as a Peer Advisor in the Career Services Center, and also works as the Social Media Peer helping manage their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. She is very excited to use this opportunity to help others put their best foot forward when they enter the professional world. Whether you need tips on your resume, or a little boost in confidence, you can find her in the CSC ready to answer any questions. From Lynnwood, Washington, Kortney enjoys doing studio dancing and arts and crafts. She also has found a great passion in assisting students with their education when more significant circumstances may make their experience a little bit harder. One of Kortney’s favorite things to do is snuggle up with her kitten Hazel, hot chocolate in hand, and watch some good chic flicks. But if they weather permits, you can find her seeking out new adventures and exploring Bellingham.
Amanda is a second year peer advisor at the Career Service Center. As a junior at Western Washington University, she is finishing up her degree as an Environmental Studies major at Huxley College of the Environment. Following her main passions, she is emphasizing her studies on geography and field work. She hopes to study abroad next summer to experience new ideas and places. Amanda is excited to help the western community accomplish their career goals through resume checks, mock interviews and exploring other CSC resources. In her free time, Amanda enjoys embarking on small road trips, watching classic movies, journaling, hiking with friends and family, and seeing new places!
Haley is a Junior at Western majoring in Sociology with a minor in both Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This is her first year as a Peer Advisor and she is excited to jump in to help students learn about the different opportunities through the Career Services Center! She is from a small rural town called Elma, Washington and grew up raising and showing horses, goats, chickens and more and has a passion for animals (especially cats) and agriculture. In her free time, she likes to make her own candles and soaps, develop new recipes, or curl up with a Harry Potter book, a good cup of green tea, and her guinea pig on a rainy day. She values a kind conversation and turning strangers into friends so make sure to say hello when you see her in the office!
Ryan is a freshman at WWU and while undeclared, plans to major in Biochemistry and minor in Physics. His goals after undergraduate study aren’t concrete yet, but he is interested in medical research and pharmaceutical science. This is his first year as a peer advisor, but he can guarantee the career services center has resources to help any student. As a dedicated Boy Scout alumnus from Renton, Washington, he loves the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest, despite his reservations about going out in the rain. When he isn’t busy with academic or professional work, he enjoys being a fan of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spending time with his siblings playing Nintendo games, listening to and creating music, and competing as a Chaser on the WWU Quidditch team.