Career Ambassadors

Our Career Ambassadors Program is an integral part of the services we provide in the Career Development Center. Career Ambassadors play a vital role in educating and serving their peers across campus by providing workshops for groups ranging from 5 to 200+ students. 

In 2017-2018, our Ambassadors presented to over 2300 students at 113 different events, including residence hall programs, sorority and fraternity chapter meetings, classes, and other campus programs.

Presentation topics include resume writing, career fair prep, interviewing skills, ePACK, and Career Development Center services.  Career Ambassadors also represent the office at career and information fairs around campus throughout the school year.

Request a program and/or workshop for your student group!

Role of Career Ambassadors

  • Present programs in residence halls, as well as clubs & organizations
  • Facilitate Professional LAUNCH Series Workshops
  • Represent the Career Development Center at events and career fairs
  • Train students on using ePACK

Do you know someone who would be a good Career Ambassador? Or are interested in becoming a Career Ambassador?

Why is being a Career Ambassador is so special? Hear stories from some of our Career Ambassador Alumni.

2018-2019 Career Ambassadors

 

Adam Pecoraro

My name is Adam Pecoraro and I am a sophomore studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. My first year at NC State brought me many incredible things, and one of them was undoubtedly the Career Ambassador Program. By giving presentations to students about workforce related components, I hope to provide meaningful information to other students that will be used to facilitate future employment and accomplish personal goals.
Biological Sciences
Sophomore
afpecora@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/adam-pecoraro

Andrea Veiga Rincon

My name is Andrea Veiga and I’m a sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in Business Finance. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador and I’m really excited to get to know all the resources that the program offers to become a better professional.
Economics
Sophomore
avveigar@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/andrea-veiga

Cassie Alphin

Hello, my name is Cassie Alphin and I am sophomore in the English-Creative Writing program. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador and I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful program! I am looking forward to helping my fellow students develop professional skills that will help them with their career aspirations!
English-Creative Writing
Sophomore

 

Christie Norton

My name is Christie Norton, and I am a junior in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I have been a Career Ambassador for a year, and I love that the program allows me to help peers one-on-one. I love telling others about all that the Career Development Center has to offer!
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Junior
cdnorton@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/cdnorton/

Darian Boyd

Hey! I’m Darian Boyd, and I’m a junior in Textile Technology. I came into the Career Development Center for a resume critique a little over a year ago, and the staff there has been stuck with me ever since. What I enjoy most about being a Career Ambassador is the steady growth that I’ve been able to witness in my peers and in myself as a leader, a teammate, and a professional. I’m excited to continue this development this year through the LAUNCH programs and all that the Career Development Center has to offer (especially those mock interviews)!
Textile Technologies
Junior
dboyd@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/darianboyd/

Drew Delbridge

My name is Drew Delbridge and I am a sophomore in Human Biology. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador and I am very blessed to be a part of a dedicated and passionate program at NC State. I love basically any outdoor activity and cannot wait to help encourage and teach fellow students applicable skills to use beyond college.
Biological Sciences
Sophomore
amdelbri@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/andrew-delbridge-

Elizabeth Shin

My name is Elizabeth Shin, and I am a freshman in Food Science with a concentration
in Science. I am new to the program this semester and I look forward to taking the information that I learn and using them in my life. I am also eager to meet new people, develop confidence in public speaking and most importantly, having fun! I cannot wait to see what this program has to offer!
Food Science
Freshman

 

Emily Fomin

привет, or hello! My name is Emily Fomin and I am a sophomore in Biomedical Engineering. I am a brand new Career Ambassador and I am eager to dive into the program and help both myself and others sculpt professional skills. I introduced myself in my first language, Russian, in order to help provide a little bit of a cultural background as well as show the value I have for my family and its roots. Fun fact about myself: I have a slight addiction to Russian tea and drink at least a few cups a day!
Biomedical Engineering
Sophomore
ejfomin@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/emilyfomin/

Haley Teeples

I am a junior here at NC State pursuing a major in Communication Media and a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. In my free time, I love catching up with friends and taking time to relax. Currently, I am an intern to the Assistant to the Chancellor for Communication at State and work on the correspondence of Chancellor Woodson. For my future career plans, I hope to have a communication marketing role for a company where I can fulfill my passions to work with people and market to them.
Communication Media
Juniorhrteeple@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/haleyteeples/

Jillian Lewis

My name is Jillian Lewis, and I’m a Sophomore studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. This is my first year working as a Career Ambassador, and I’m most excited to get involved on campus and make new friends. The Career Ambassador program gives me the opportunity to ask all the questions I’ve always wanted to about preparing myself for future success, and I can’t wait to share all the knowledge I learn with my peers along the way!
Business Administration
Sophomore
jglewis2@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillian-lewis3/

Joe McConnell

 

Hello everybody! My name is Joe McConnell and I am a Sophomore studying electrical and computer engineering. The upcoming semester will be my first time being a Career Ambassador. I am anxious to work on teams with students from other career paths, excited to delve into the different workshops of the program, and have a good experience as a Career Ambassador.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sophomore
jamccon2@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-mcconnell-282745164/

John Fang

My name is John Fang and I’m a junior in Animal Science. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador and I am thrilled to be part of this program where I can further develop my public speaking and leadership ability while helping students navigate closer to their professional goals.
Animal Science
Junior
jfang6@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnfangncsu/

Joshua Hant

My name if Josh Hant, and I am a junior in Electrical and Computer Engineering. My favorite presentation topic is Career Fairs because of the experiences I had as a freshman going into career fairs blindly. After a year of being a Career Ambassador, I have become much more confident with public speaking and approaching employment opportunities. On top of all the skills I have gained, the people I have met through the program are the reason I enjoy being a part of it.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Junior
jnhant@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/joshuahant

Kathryn Barnes

Hi, everyone! My name is Kathryn Barnes and I am a junior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State. During my first two years here, I have had many experiences: once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and life lessons. Through being a Career Ambassador, I hope to share my experiences to help other people on their journey to be a successful student at NC State. Let’s have a great year!
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Junior
kmbarne6@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-m-barnes/

Kelly Crabtree

My name is Kelly Crabtree, and I am a junior studying English with a minor in Spanish. I am excited for my third semester in the CA program because I get to meet so many cool people through the presentations. My time as a Career Ambassador has been invaluable!
English (Language
Writing
and Rhetoric)
Junior
klcrabtr@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/kelly-crabtree

Kyndra Reed

Hi everyone! My name is Kyndra Reed, and I am a Junior in Neurobiology and Integrated Physiology with a minor in Biotechnology. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador, and I am so excited to not only see myself grow as a professional, but to also share what I learn with my peers. I hope to help students feel more confident and prepared in accomplishing their goals.
Biology
Junior
kdreed@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyndra-reed/

Kylie McCool

My name is Kylie McCool and I am junior majoring in Psychology. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador and I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting program. I cannot wait to meet everyone and begin sharing the new tools and professional skills I have learned with the Wolfpack community.
Psychology
Junior
ekmccool@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylie-mccool-6533b3159/

Lexi Bynum

I am Alexsiara “Lexi” Bynum. I am a junior majoring in Statistics with minors in Spanish and Agricultural Business Management. The thing that excites me most about becoming a Career Ambassador is being able to bring clarity to the job-seeking process for my peers and myself through the professional development of skills we already possess and strengthening those we do not.
Statistics
Junior

 

Lucia Thomas

Hello! My name is Lucia Thomas and I’m a senior majoring in anthropology. I hope to establish a career in medical research. This will be my first semester as a Career Ambassador and I look forward to meeting so many new people through such a helpful program. In my spare time, I enjoy working out and reading thriller novels.
Anthropology
Senior
lathoma8@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luciathoma8/

Maggie Avis

My name is Maggie Avis and I am a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and thinking about pursuing a minor in Economics. I am currently a lifeguard this summer working at two different pools, and spending way too much money on sunscreen. I have been a Career Ambassador for over a semester and I enjoy the program because through it I have learned important information on how to further my college career, such as making connections, building relationships, preparing for future jobs, and presenting myself as a professional. I am excited to keep gaining experience and improving my skills so I can continue to teach others on how to be a professional.
Mathematics
Sophomore
mravis@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/avismargaret

Margot Clyburn

Bonjour! My name is Margot Clyburn and I am a senior in Biological & Agricultural Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering and pursuing a minor in French. During my sophomore year, I attended almost all the Launches workshops and utilized the Career Development Center to help me with career fairs, resumes, and interviews. I want to learn and grow through this program and help fellow students find the resources they need. I look forward to serving as a Career Ambassador while developing my leadership skills and advancing into my professional path.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Senior
mnclybur@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/margot-clyburn/

Megan Angevine

My name is Megan Angevine and I am a junior double-majoring in Economics and International Relations. I have been a Career Ambassador since my freshman year! To me, this program is a great way to incorporate my passions and interpersonal communication skills while helping me gain knowledge and experience. Easily the most gratifying part of being a CA is the way this program serves as an outlet to pass on the knowledge it has given you to other students just like you.
International Relations and Economics
Junior
mrangevi@ncsu.edu
http://linkedin.com/in/meganangevine/

Michael Simon

My name is Michael Simon, a junior majoring in political science. My future endeavors include attending law school. I am a new Career Ambassador and I am excited about this opportunity and new relationships. I have been working hard to diversity my resume with various jobs. My interests include professional and college sports and I am a huge foodie.
Political Science
Junior
masimon@ncsu.edu

linkedin.com/in/michael-a-simon

Neal Hairston

Hey everyone! The name is Neal Hairston IV. I’m a Senior in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. I’ve been a career ambassador for two years and counting, and I must say it’s been amazing. The program has helped me hone my presentation skills, gain a sense of family and community with my fellow ambassadors and the Career Development Center, and allowed me to help so many of my fellow students in this journey we call college.
Psychology
Senior
nhairst@ncsu.edu

linkedin.com/in/neal-hairston

Savannah Russell

I’m Savannah Russell a Sophomore in Communication Media. This is my second semester as a Career Ambassador and this program has introduced me to so many new friends and mentors who are always there to help. I really enjoy helping my peers at NC State work on their resumes or helping them prepare for an interview with a mock interview.
Communication Media
Sophomore
sgrussel@ncsu.edu

linkedin.com/in/savannah-russell

Sophie Bean

My name is Sophie Bean and I am a junior in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. This is my first year as a Career Ambassador and I am so excited to join this program where I can encourage my friends and classmates to build confidence in professional settings. I look forward to presenting topics that will support students as they navigate the path towards future goals.
Political Science
Junior
scbean@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/sophiebean

Will Burns

Hey everybody! My name is Will Burns and I am a junior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering and am considering pursuing a minor in Sports Science. This will be my first year as a Career Ambassador and I am truly excited to help my peers more successfully navigate the early portion of their careers. I wanted to join this program to not only further develop my professional skill set and become a more competent public speaker, but to give back to a school that has already given me so much. I look forward to helping students gain the confidence needed to take charge of their careers.
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Junior
wlburns@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-burns1/

Taylor Murphy

Hi! My name is Taylor Murphy. I am a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering. This will be my first semester working as a Career Ambassador and I am very excited to soak up all the knowledge that this program has to offer with the privilege of being able to pass it on to my peers. My goal is to make NC State a place where students come to gain an education and a knowledge of how to better present themselves in the professional world. I also plan on using this experience to aid me in gaining a graduate degree in Marine Engineering where I hope to help shape naval craft into safer, more efficient vehicles.
Mechanical Engineering
Freshman

 

Talia Bender

My name is Talia Bender and I am senior studying Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in Biological sciences. I am passionate about travel and international studies as well, as I have just returned from a year of living in Madrid, Spain. The Career Ambassador program has been so beneficial to me because I have been able to improve my public speaking and presentation skills exponentially. My favorite CA topic to present on is resumes.
Business Administration
Senior
tmbender@ncsu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/taliabender5597/

Questions?

Contact Alex Ricciuti apricciu@ncsu.edu, Career Ambassador Coordinator