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.

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Kortney is a Senior at WWU majoring in Woodring’s Exceptionality and Disability Program with a focus in Leadership. This is her second year as a Peer Advisor in the Career Services Center. 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, WA, 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 the weather permits, you can find her seeking out new adventures and exploring Bellingham.

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Haley is a Senior 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!

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Eric is a Junior at Western with a major in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. Like many students, Eric initially struggled to figure out his major but is thankful for all the help he received from the counselors at the Career Service Center. Eric is excited to be in the position to help other students develop their skills in order to be successful in college and in their careers. In his spare time, Eric loves movies, hiking, and exploring all that Bellingham has to offer. He also loves to travel and will be studying in Rwanda this winter. For Eric, the Career Service Center creates a positive environment where he is ready to help you out with whatever you need!

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Madison is loving her Sophomore year at Western and her second quarter as a Peer Advisor. Her intended major is Sociology with a minor in Education and Social Justice. She is grateful for the opportunity to help other students create resumes and cover letters that will help them achieve their career dreams. Kindness, positivity, and successful collaboration are values that she is excited to integrate into her appointments. Some of her favorite things include windy ferry rides, cups of chai tea, and good books. If she is not in the Career Services Center, there is a good chance she is at the beach, listening to music, or going for a run in the rain. She enjoys meeting new people, so please say hello when you see her working.

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Aubrey is a Junior at Western majoring in Recreation Management and Leadership. Originally from the Mojave Desert in Southern California, she transferred to Whidbey Island while serving as an active duty member in the US Navy. As a veteran, she hopes that she can assist fellow vets and students alike in pursuing their desired career path. With lots of experience surrounding job applications, resumes, and interviews, she’s excited to provide skilled support to students so that they can achieve their goals. When she’s not at school, you can find her at rugby practice, on a trail in the mountains or watching whales (as a tour guide!).

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Mathew is a Sophomore at Western double majoring in Political Science and Communications. He is from West Richland, Washington. This is his first year as a Peer Advisor and is excited to support students with the resources the Career Services Center has to offer! He is passionate in helping students reach their career goals and wants to encourage them every step of the way. In Mathew’s spare time, he loves to study graphic design, listen to jazz music, and explore all the neat places in Bellingham! He also loves participating in Model United Nations and traveling. Mathew is happy to be part of one of the best services on campus that helps support our positive Western Community!

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Lily is a Sophomore at Western who is interested in majoring in Sociology with a focus in Criminology. Currently enjoying her first year as a Peer Advisor, she is excited to help others explore career options or whatever else they may need help with. She is originally from the Bay Area, California, but has moved around a lot and enjoys traveling. Outside of this, some of her favorite things include watching movies, reading, cuddling with dogs, and exploring Bellingham’s outdoors. So come over to the Career Services Center and say hi!

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Guadalupe is a Freshman at Western planning on majoring in Marine Biology and graduating in June 2023. This is her first year working as a Peer Advisor. She is very excited on helping give everyone who comes into the Career Closet self-assurance and confidence as they begin their career path. Guadalupe is from Yakima, Washington and enjoys going on nature adventures with her family and friends. Guadalupe is a nature lover and often finds herself spending too much money on plants, some people call her a plant mom.

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Isaac is a Junior at Western with a major in History/Social Studies and a minor in Anthropology. He hopes to go into Woodring’s Secondary education program after the completion of his Undergraduate degree and become a high school teacher. This is Isaac’s first year as a peer advisor. He is ecstatic to help prepare you with the tools needed to gain confidence before going into the working world.Whether that be mock interviews, resume checks, or even just a simple encouraging word, he has got you covered. Growing up in the small town of Chewelah WA, Isaac enjoys spending his free time with friends, going on random adventures, thrift store shopping, and learning more about the world around him. He loves the social and encouraging environment that the CSC has and hopes to add to it.