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Career Peers  

Peers 16-17

What do peers do?

The Career Center Peer Advisors are here to help you out with your professional development. We are here to support, assist, and provide guidance for students in drop-in advising, workshops, and information sessions—all of which are designed to encourage your exploration of the career and academic opportunities available to you. If you have any questions, you can find the peers at Career Station every Wednesday, or at the Career Center during regular hours.

Check out our video from the past here

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Read our 2016 -2017 blog by our Peer Advisor Rubyd Olvera!

Career Station
Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., the peers will have a table near the Bell Tower. Come visit if you have any questions about resumes, online resources, upcoming events, and what the Career Center can offer you—or just drop by to say hello. The Career Peers are here to help, and we hope to see you soon!

Meet Our Peer Advisors


Arfah Majeed

Major: Psychology

: Fourth Year

Career Goal
: Occupational Therapist


My career goal is to be an occupational therapist for children. I’ve always loved working with children and helping those in need and hope to do that not only as an occupational therapist but in other future work as well. I would love to someday travel the world for community service/work to help those in need by possibly working with a non-profit, volunteering, or teaching occupational therapy.  I believe we should make our mark in this world and give back in any way possible, whether it be big or small. Some things I love to do are spending time with family/friends, traveling to new places, and trying new things.

I love helping others with their problems and as a peer mentor I hope to help in the best way that I can. The Career Center has definitely shown me that there is so much opportunity out there and that there are endless possibilities to what you can do with your life. There are so many resources and tools at the Career Center that I believe every student should utilize and explore to achieve whatever they want in life and be successful in what they aspire to do. 

Arfah 16-17




Casandra Lopez 

MajorCreative Writing

Year: Forth Year

Career Goal: Best-Selling Author/ TEFL Teacher


Not only am I a Peer Advisor, but I'm also a Resident Advisor at A-I. I love everything and anything to do with traveling! I plan to go back to volunteering as a conversation partner. I hope to become a certified English teacher in order to teach English abroad all around the world, hopping over to a different country each year. Frist stop, South Korea. As a writer, I want to learn more about the world and the best way to do that is to get out there and experience it for myself. Another one of my goals is to attract an agent, become an author of young adult fiction, and then publish a best-selling novel. I intend to travel, write, and teach, but most importantly, I wish to be happy and healthy. If you have any questions, don’t be shy. Come on down to the Career Center! I’d be happy to help.

Casandra 16-17


Steven Clemens 

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: Forth Year

Career Goal: Biochemist/Pharmacist

Bio: My favorite things are: the gym, the outdoors, FOOD, and, of course, music festivals. I aspire to become a Biochemist that can develop medicines and eventually save people from dreadful diseases and cancers. As an impending scientist and engineer, trial and error is a big deal when it comes to experimentation and I believe that when it comes to life decisions, people should also be unafraid to test their limits. Go and try out that club your friend keeps inviting you to, go out and try eating snail, go out and try something foreign because I feel that a lost opportunity is a lost lesson, who knows, you might have liked snail or missed that chance to be a part of something bigger through a student organization. The best things in life are free, and to know that means to make mistakes and grow from them. When trying to choose your future, and your career, here at the Career Center we have resources such as assessment tests, career counselors, career fairs, and even information sessions that you could utilize to see what t's the right fit for you. Feel free to come by to the Career Center for any questions or concerns, we will be happy to help!

Steven 16-17


Veronica Valadez

Major: Business Administration

Year: Third Year

Career Goal: Health Care Executive


I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, going to concerts, and watching movies. I aspire to become a Healthcare Executive and going to graduate school. My interest in going into the health sector has been shaped by learning about the health policies that affect communities and other factors that contribute to the access of health care.

The Career Center has given me the tools and resources I need to begin my search and improvement for personal and career growth. Whether you know of your career plan and how to get there or are still thinking about it, I encourage you to visit the Career Center! Take advantage of all the resources and activities on campus, you’ll never know where and what activity will spark your interest and define your next college or career move! Allow yourself that opportunity to grow, to experience, and to learn something new. You’ll be surprised when these skills will come in handy!

Veronica 16-17



Rubyd Olvera 

Major: Sociology

Year: Third Year

Career Goal: Attorney 


They say, "The handwork puts you where the good luck can find you". This is a quote that resonates with me and I feel applies to our journey through life. As we travel through college we often find ourselves feeling like our work does not have an end result, but indeed it does! Hard work always comes with results and may even come in the form of landing a job of which consider,"luck". As we travel through the year remember that your work comes with results and as long as you keep putting in the work the opportunities are endless. That being said we are also here to help you prepare to land your first job or any other career help.

A little more about myself I enjoy hiking, running, and anything related to adventures. Helping others is an endless self-fulfilling journey that intrigues me and has gone as far as shaping my future career. I aspire to become a community and help those on the fight for justice. I crave socializing and getting to dive into different worlds through conversations.  Serving as a member of various clubs on campus I am here to help in what I can! Allow me to join you on your journey at UCR and stop by our center!

 Nicole J Perez


Marcus Lou 

Major: Neuroscience

Year: Second Year

Career Goal: Neurologist 


I enjoy going to the gym, playing sports, traveling, and adventuring into the essence nature. As an ambitious undergraduate in pursuit of medical school, I am fascinated in how our brain influences our emotions, thought processes, and everyday behaviors. I aim to become a Neurologist who can treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

The thing that I love most about working at the Career Center is knowing that at the end of the day, we are helping to make a difference. As a Peer Advisor, I am granted that opportunity to guide and assist students on their path towards success through hosting and aiding with workshops, career fairs, information sessions, and much more.

On top of the many resources and tools, there is much more to the Career Center than what meets the eye, and it is our staff. From career counselors to special program coordinators to employer relations, they are nothing short of amazing through their kindness, compassion, and dedication that they devote towards helping students succeed.

Whether you want to learn more about your career path, are unsure on how to write a resume, want to learn the keys to a successful interview, job searching, or are unsure of the steps to take after graduating, I encourage you to drop by our center, and we would be more than happy to help you out!

Marcus 16-17


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Career Center
Career Center Plaza

Tel: (951) 827-3631
Fax: (951) 827-2447
Student Questions: careercounseling@ucr.edu
Employer Questions: careerrecruiting@ucr.edu