Peer Career Advisors (PCAs)

CCI's Peer Career Advisors serve as the CCI's ambassadors to fellow Middlebury students. PCAs are available during Quick Questions to help you:

  • Develop and review resumes and cover letters
  • Search for internship and employment opportunities
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Access resources like Handshake
  • Refer you to appropriate CCI advisors
  • Present a workshop to a student  organization

Quick Questions Hours

During fall, winter, and spring terms, 15 minute slots are available during posted hours, on a first come first serve basis.

Meet your 2018 - 2019 Peer Career Advisors!

Meron Benti, CCI peer career advisor. Meron Benti ’19

Hello there, I am Meron Benti, a senior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in French and African Studies. I am originally from Ethiopia, but I have also lived in Italy and Oakland, CA. On campus, outside of the classroom, I am a strong advocate of maximizing my time by being involved in as much as possible. So in the past few years I have been an Italian Language Tutor, a co-president of Umoja (the African Students’ Association), a participant of a MAlt trip to the Dominican Republic, a participant in MiddCORE, an intern at the Center for Community Engagement and most recently I spent a semester abroad studying in the beautiful city of Paris.

In the past two summers I had two very different internship experiences. The summer after my sophomore year I was a Fundraising Researcher for a small social enterprise in Ghana called Cocoa360. This past summer I was a Human Resources intern in the inclusion Recruiting Strategy team at LinkedIn in Sunnyvale, CA. Both experiences allowed me to learn the pros and cons of non-profits and of corporations.

In the future I am interested in a career that combines these two environments through either social impact consulting or corporate social responsibility professions.I am really excited to join the PCA team this year. I look forward to assisting you get that dream internship/job by helping you craft an awesome resume, cover letter, or interview! Come say hi whenever I am in the CCI office or if you see me around campus.

Alejandra Chavez, CCI peer career advisor.Alejandra Chavez ’19

Hi! My name is Alejandra, and I am a senior International Global Studies major from Los Angeles, California. I spent a memorable junior spring semester studying abroad in Florence at the school of political science. At Middlebury, I’ve been involved with Alianza, Alternative Break Trips, language tables, and being a tour guide with admissions.

The summer after my sophomore year, I did a CCI funded journalism internship in Milan, Italy where I was able to immerse myself at an international work environment. Last summer I pursued my interest in marketing as an intern at City National Bank in downtown LA. I am excited to be helping out as a PCA for the 2018-2019 academic year and putting you in touch with the many resources the CCI has to offer!

Nadani Dixon, CCI peer career advisor.Nadani Dixon ’20

Hi! I’m Nadani Dixon, a junior Computer Science major and Gender, Sexuality & Feminism Studies minor from Kingston, Jamaica. At Middlebury, in addition to CS and GSFS, I’ve taken classes in Middle Eastern History, Dance, Math, Sociology/Anthropology and Chemistry. At Middlebury, I’m involved in RIDDIM World Dance Troupe as the Treasurer for 2018-2019, Pan Caribbean Student Organization (PCSO), Black Student Union (BSU), the American Chemical Society, Women in Computer Science (wiCs++) and Steam Girls as one of the Co-directors. I’m interested in the role technology plays in our world today: the challenges and benefits. Simply, the factors, ideas and beliefs that make it a controversial tool and how it is used in our 21st century world.

On campus, I’ve worked as the Dance Technical Director and Performing Arts Series Intern. In Summer 2017, I interned at the Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry here on campus as the Digital Pedagogy and Instructional Design intern. During my internship, I created an app for the Middlebury Museum of Art, developed and design WordPress sites, researched critical digital pedagogy and more. Last summer, I interned at Team4Tech on a project in Costa Rica focused on improving education through technological implementations and teacher training. I love to swim, dance, plan and organize events, practice yoga and garden. I’m excited to be a PCA and look forward to meeting you and answering any and all questions you may have. Come by the CCI!

Henley Hall, CCI peer career advisor.Henley Hall ’19

Hi! My name is Henley Hall and I am a senior from Denver, Colorado, majoring in Psychology and Political Science. On campus, in addition to my role as a Peer Career Advisor, I am also a member of the varsity lacrosse team and I work part-time at the athletic center.

The summer after my first year, I interned in New York City at Artnet, an online resource for the international art market. Sophomore summer, I attended the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth before going abroad to Sydney, Australia in the fall. Most recently, I interned in New York City as an analyst at DWS, the asset management company of Deutsche Bank. When I came to Middlebury, I was very interested in international security studies, so my path to where I am now is unexpected, though I could see myself pursuing those interests in the future. I Iook forward to meeting you!

Geovany Martinez, CCI peer career advisor.Geovany Martinez 19

Hi there! I’m Geo, a senior majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Chicago. On campus I’ve been involved in SGA, Distinguished Men of Color, and work for the Anderson Freeman Resource Center & Football Team.

My summer after my first year of college I coached football at my former high school. The summer after that I interned at Exelon Corporation in the Office of the CFO where I explored different dimensions of the corporate finance world and the energy industry. Last summer I interned at Morgan Stanley in their Fixed Income Sales & Trading Division.

I’m really excited to begin my role as a PCA. I know how difficult and overwhelming it may be finding internships, applying to positions, interviewing, etc. The most important thing to do is utilize all your resources. So drop by and say hi! 

Paola MezaPaola Meza ’19

Hi! My name is Paola, and I am a senior studying neuroscience and Portuguese from Los Angeles, CA. Outside of the classroom, I serve as co-founder and president of UR-STEM and as a program leader for First@Midd.

However, most of my professional growth has taken place at the Open Door Clinic in Middlebury. Since the fall of 2015, I have been working as an administrative assistant and medical interpreter for Latinx migrant farm workers. Throughout the past three years, I have acquired clinical shadowing experience, a glimpse into health care management, and a new perspective on the disparities that shape care in underserved communities.

Increasing access to equitable health care for all people, especially marginalized people, has always been on the forefront of my career interests. To gain an understanding of care delivery in a larger context, I interned as a Posse Ubben Fellow at the Children’s Health Fund in New York City, a national organization aimed at providing America’s most disadvantaged children with high quality care. I worked on the CHF’s project to reduce health barriers to learning under the supervision of President Emeritus and co-founder Dr. Irwin Redlener and Executive Vice President Karen Redlener. My interest in health care systems brought me back to LA this past summer as a USC Gehr Fellow, where I participated in projects relating to health care systems science and issues of access that my hometown faces.

Brodie Miller, CCI peer career advisor.Brodie Miller ’19

Hello! I’m Brodie, a senior Economics major from Orcas Island, WA. During my last three years on campus, I've rowed crew, played rugby and been part of the Fed Challenge, a student competition about macroeconomics and central bank policy. This year I'll be the co-chair the Student Investment Committee, which manages over $700,000 of the College’s endowment and provides resources for students interested in careers in finance. After sophomore year I interned at EverFi, an education software startup in Washington, D.C. and this past summer I was an investment banking summer analyst at Stifel Nicolaus in Houston, TX. After Middlebury I am interested in a career in finance.

I'm really looking forward to being a PCA and helping students, from first-years just starting to think about possible careers, to upperclassmen preparing for interviews. The CCI has been a huge help in getting to where I am now, and I look forward to helping the next cohort of Midd students.

Anastasiya Prokhorenko, CCI peer career advisor.Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Hi everyone! My name is Anastasiya and I am a double major in Economics and Film Studies. In my three years at Middlebury I've been involved in Model United Nations, rowing, Student Investment Committee, and Russian Speaking Society. On campus, I work as a circulation desk assistant at Armstrong Library and take photographs of Music department sponsored events.

Outside of Middlebury throughout my internships I've been exposed to the high tech startup community by working in Kyiv (Varg Technologies) and San Francisco (Petcube) and management consulting (Kaiser Associates). My recent internship experience was in Needham, MA in corporate development (mergers and acquisitions) at PTC - a global technology company that provides industrial software solutions in computer aided design, products lifecycle management, and augmented reality. After Middlebury I want to pursue a career in consulting or technology.