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Peer Career Advisors

Office of Career Development

The peer career advisor is a valuable role for the Office of Career Development, providing an opportunity for students to engage with their peers in the Salve Regina community as ambassadors for career services and student employment. Peer career advisors are trained to provide accurate information about the office and its resources, and encourage students to understand and connect with our services. Students can visit the Office of Career Development during walk-in hours for a 15-minute resume or cover letter meeting with a peer career advisor every weekday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. without an appointment.

Kara Barnao '21

Major: Biology and French

Kara loves spending time outdoors, whether it be in the mountains or by the sea. She tends to spend all of her money on traveling and trying to see the world. Being a peer career advisor has improved her communications skills and allowed her to become a pro at critical career components like creating a resume and writing a cover letter. She loves helping students with these tasks, as they can be overwhelming.

Tommy Froessel '23

Major: Theater arts, minor in dance

Outside of performing, Tommy is into fashion and loves hanging with friends. He likes being a peer career advisor because he likes getting to help his peers start their journey of employment.

Lauren Graves '22

Major: Business administration and marketing

Lauren loves music, movies and anything related to pop culture. She likes working as a peer career advisor because she has amazing bosses and it helps her learn so much about career planning.

Chris Hodgkinson '21

Major: Administration of justice

Chris's hobbies include walking the Cliff Walk, going to the beach and exploring all the different attractions in the Newport area. His favorite part about being a peer career advisor is helping his peers accomplish their current and future career aspirations.

Bobby O'Connell '23

Major: Health care administration and management

Bobby enjoys exploring Newport with friends, meeting new people and going to the beach. He loves being a peer career advisor because he gets to help his fellow peers reach their job-seeking goals.

Maddie Romano '23

Major: Psychology

Maddie's hobbies include skiing, going to the beach with her friends and spending time with her family. She likes being a peer career advisor because she enjoys helping fellow students with their career plans along with a great staff.

Penny Theodoropoulos '20

Major: Economics, minor in psychology

Penny loves doing outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking. She always enjoys a good book and a mug of tea. She likes being a peer career advisor because she enjoys being able to help other students on their career path. Plus, they have a great staff.