Career Ambassadors

Career Ambassadors are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with other students.

Request a program and/or workshop for your student group, or attend the Professional LAUNCH Series

During the Spring 2016 semester, our Ambassadors presented to over 690 students at 60 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. Do you know someone who would be a good Career Ambassador? Or are interested in becoming a Career Ambassador?

2017 - 18 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
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

Brian Gentry

My name is Brian Gentry and I’m a senior majoring in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. I joined the Career Ambassador program in the fall of 2016 because I wanted to improve my interviewing and career readiness skills. My favorite part of the program is the sense of community and the support from the staff of the Career Development Center. I’ve learned so much from my fellow presenters and I’m excited to continue to contribute to the program for my last year at NC State.
Chemcial and Biomedical Engineering
Senior
bcgentr2@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/briancgentry

Cecily Sonner

Hi my name is Cecily and I am a Junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I love getting to meet new people and help them learn about career topics. My favorite topic to present is LinkedIn because I feel that it is a necessary tool that every professional and student should take advantage of. Being a Career Ambassador has taught me so much about myself and the professional world around me, and I am truly grateful for the program.
Business Management (Marketing)
Junior
cesonner@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/cecilysonner/

Chris Kelly

My name is Chris Kelly, and I am a senior majoring in Industrial Engineering. I have completed a year-long co-op working at BMW in South Carolina where I was able to gain real world experience in the working world. I love being a Career Ambassador because I enjoy meeting new people and helping them to achieve their goals!
Industrial Engineering
Senior
cjkelly@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/chriskelly17

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 CDC has to offer!
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Junior
cdnorton@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/cdnorton/

Claire Steffen

My name is Claire Steffen and I am a sophomore in Applied Mathematics. I became a CA to learn the presentation skills I would need in my future career, but this program has taught me so much more. I have developed valuable professional skills that I didn’t even know I would need and learned a lot of tips that will help LAUNCH me into a career when I graduate. My favorite part is getting to help others prepare for their careers with what I have learned.
Mathematics
Sophomore
clsteffe@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/clsteffen

D’Nealson Bain

My name is D’Nealson Bain and I am a sophomore First Year Engineer. I was born and raised on the island of New Providence in The Bahamas. I have been a Career Ambassador for one semester and I decided to become a CA in order to conquer my fear of public speaking. I can feel my fear starting to dissipate the longer I stay with the program. Through this program, I’ve been blessed to meet so many new and fascinating people and I cannot wait to see what’s next!
Chemical Engineering
Sophomore
dbain@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/dnealsonbain

Darian Boyd

Hey! I’m Darian Boyd, and I’m a junior in Textile Technology. I came into the CDC 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 CDC has to offer (especially those mock interviews)!
Textile Technologies
Junior
dboyd@ncsu.edu
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 NCSU. 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
linkedin.com/in/andrew-delbridge-

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
linkedin.com/in/emilyfomin/

Fatoumatta “Fatima” Fatajo

My name is Fatoumatta “Fatima” Fatajo, and I am a senior in Computer and Electrical Engineering. I love to travel and eat good food. I have been a Career Ambassador for 3 and 1/2 years. I love the program because it allows me to teach students about professional development and helps me improve my public speaking. Each semester allows me to interact with more students and learn more about professional and career development to incorporate in my life and share with others. My favorite presentation topic is Resumes because they are what gets students through the door to prove they are qualified for a role.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Senior
fsfatajo@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/fatimafatajo

Kingston Liriano

Accounting
Junior
jmlirian@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/kingston-leaveitbetter

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
linkedin.com/in/joshuahant

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
linkedin.com/in/kelly-crabtree

Logan Tucciarone

My name is Logan Tucciarone, I am a Senior in Accounting with a concentration in Finance. This is my first year as a Career Ambassador and I am very excited and blessed to have this opportunity to work alongside the best NC State has to offer! I wanted to join this program to improve myself and give back to my peers and school, both of which I will always be grateful for. Go Pack!
Accounting
Senior
mltuccia@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/LoganTucciarone

Makayla Miller

I am Makayla Miller. I am a sophomore majoring in Business Administration and International Studies. This will be my second semester as a Career Ambassador. I have loved giving presentations on the ins and outs of career preparation, because it helps my fellow students and teaches me new career tips and skills.
Business Administration and International Studies
Sophomore
mmiller6@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/makayla-miller

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
linkedin.com/in/avismargaret

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
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

Musaab Alamoudi

Hey there! I’m Musaab Alamoudi, a passionate learner and industrial engineer and an avid gamer who also happens to be someone who really truly cares about audio and music. If you see me passing by, feel free to stop me to find out how awesome this program is. It might not be the most prestigious, but it certainly breeds successful, confidant, and influential leaders.
Industrial Engineering
Senior
mmalaou@ncsu.edu
linkedin.com/in/mmalamoudi93

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

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

Questions?

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