Peers for Careers

The Peers for Careers program is a highly selective leadership program that trains students to provide peer career advisement on resumes, cover letters, business correspondence, mock interviewing and more. Upon successfully completing rigorous training, Peers offer resume/cover letter review appointments, walk-in sessions, video mock interviews, and orientations to the SCDC to students using the services for the first time. Peers also facilitate workshops, co-sponsor programs, spearhead our traveling “Starr Mobile” information cart, and write weekly Career Corner articles in the Ticker. Check out the center’s website for more information, resources, career corner articles and peer video tips.

Peer Staff

Akash Shah Akash Shah
Akash is a senior majoring in Accounting with a minor in Economics. For past two years, he served as a Student Aide at the SCDC. Through this, he learned about the Peers for Careers program and gained insight into various opportunities offered at the SCDC. In addition, as an Orientation Leader and Peer Mentor, he assists incoming students with their transition to Baruch. As an active student leader he looks forward to continue helping students succeed academically and professionally.
Alina Nesterenko Alina Nesterenko
Alina is a junior pursuing a major in Statistics & Quantitative Modeling and minors in Psychology and Economics and Finance. She is eager to step into her second year of work as a Peer and chair of the Ticker Committee. Alina encourages students to utilize the resources offered at the SCDC. She hopes that the Center will serve as a point of contact and comfort to many. Outside of the Center, Alina dedicates her time to a leadership program called New York Needs You.
Christopher Woo Christopher Woo
Christopher is a sophomore who is interested in studying Finance and Math and minoring in New York City Studies. He is looking forward to his role as a Peer and is excited to help others in their professional development just as the Center has helped him. He is eager to utilize the Center’s resources to aid students in their search for internships and careers. Outside of Baruch, Christopher spends his summers teaching youth in Forest Hills through the Community House Summer Camp.
David Tsui David Tsui
David is a junior pursuing a major in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. After utilizing many of the SCDC resources, he gained work experience in accounting and finance. He is grateful for the head start he received and wants to give back to the Baruch community by providing resume and cover letter reviews. He hopes he can help Baruch students find their desired internship and learn more about their career paths. Outside of Peers, he is active in Beta Alpha Psi and New York Cares.
Jason Ioffe Jason Ioffe
Jason strongly believes in encouraging a strong community through positive social impact. Highly active on campus through TEAM Baruch, Jason helps guide incoming Bearcats down the roads of academic and professional success. Currently, he pursues an Ad Hoc Major in the liberal arts, combining Cognitive Psychology with Graphic Design. Jason has been developing applications and websites for the past 7 years, and aims to use these skills to create the ultimate intuitive user experience.
Jiaxin “Karen” Lu
Jiaxin is a junior pursuing a major in Accounting and a minor in Business Writing. As a transfer student, she realizes the importance of joining campus activities to truly experience progress in professional and personal development. In addition, she is devoted to assisting students with resume, cover letter and thank you letter revisions. She believes students can maximize their success and make positive transformations through the valuable resources offered by the SCDC.
Jubi Gauchan Jubi Gauchan
Jubi is a junior majoring in Finance with a double minor in Economics and Advanced Business Analysis. She is also in the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program. Previously, she was part of the Rising Starr Sophomore Program. Now, as a Peer, Jubi reviews resumes and cover letters, and promotes SCDC events. She is also an Orientation Leader. Off-campus, she is on the executive board for youth and media organizations in the Nepali Community. Her passion lies in helping people to succeed.
Manal Janati Manal Janati
Manal is a junior pursuing a business degree in Accounting with a minor in New York City Studies with honors. On campus she is the Treasurer for Women in Business as well as an Orientation Leader to incoming students. She is also a Macaulay Honors Scholar and an active participant in the Financial Women’s Association. As a Peer, she hopes to help students learn how to effectively communicate their experiences and encourages them to take advantage of the career services at the SCDC.
Minqi Xiang Minqi Xiang
Minqi is a senior majoring in Finance and minoring in Mathematics. She was a participant in the Financial Leadership Program class of 2012-2013, a VITA volunteer, as well as an Accounting tutor at SACC. In addition, she obtained an OCR finance internship through Starr Search. As a Peer, Minqi reviews resumes, cover letters, conducts mock interviews and promotes SCDC events. She enjoys enhancing the Baruch Community by serving fellow students and helping them achieve career success.
Nadya Semenova Nadya Semenova
Nadya is a senior majoring in Accounting minoring in Economics. As a Peer, she is trained to conduct resume and cover letter reviews. Through the SCDC, she obtained and completed internships at Colgate-Palmolive Company and EY, LLP. She has also participated in VITA serving low-income clients for two tax seasons. She believes that that the SCDC can help you with your career path from day one of college. Outside of the Center, Nadya is a Fellow in New York Needs You Leadership Program.
Paulina Jankovic Paulina Jankovic
Paulina is a senior majoring in Marketing Management and minoring in Advanced Business Analysis and Psychology. She has had internships in marketing and sales, and most recently, a video account management internship at AOL. She is also the Director of Marketing for The Transfer Student Organization. As a Peer, she has developed professionally thanks to the guidance of the SCDC staff. Paulina feels lucky to help so many students, and is excited to continue to do so this year.
Ruixiang (Richard) Wu Ruixiang (Richard) Wu
Ruixiang is a junior pursuing a major in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Psychology. He is an honor student of the Baruch Provost Honors Program and serves as the webmaster for Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society – Baruch Chapter. He strongly believes that everybody can influence others positively and that is why he is eager to be a Peer. As a peer, Ruixiang aims to help students with resumes and cover letters and help them achieve career success.
Shiqi Chu Shiqi Chu
Shiqi is a senior majoring in Accounting with a double minor in Communication Studies and Japanese. As a Peer, she reviews resumes, cover letters and assists SCDC staff with employer relations tasks. Outside the Center, she has served as the director of Public Relations and transfer student mentor of the Transfer Student Organization, participated in KPMG/ALPFA Case Competition, and volunteered at WANY English Conversation Group with the Mayor’s Office.
Soobin Choi Soobin Choi
Soobin is a junior pursuing a major in Actuarial Science and a minor in Political Science. As a fellow of the Max Berger Program, she took advantage of the resources available at the SCDC. Outside of the SCDC, she is the Vice President of the Pre-Law Society. She finds joy in making a difference by helping others. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer with New York Cares. While working as a Peer, she hopes to motivate students in developing and refining their professionalism.
Yahya Khan Yahya Khan
Yahya is a senior in the Baruch Honors program, majoring in Accounting with minors in Communication Studies and Economics. Apart from being a Peer at the Starr Career Development Center, he is actively involved with Beta Alpha Psi, a nationally recognized honors society. His aim as a Peer is to provide the best service available to clients and to inform student organizations on campus regarding on campus recruiting, resume reviews and general recruiting information.
Yan Ting Jiang Yan Ting Jiang
Yan Ting is a junior majoring in Accounting with a minor in Communications Studies. As a Peer, she is committed to helping students utilize the Starr Career Development Center’s resources to execute their career visions and further their career development. Yan Ting is also a Tax Intern at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She is actively involved in student organizations such as Baruch Accounting Society, Ascend and she currently serves as an officer at Baruch Toastmasters.

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