Ashley Olenkiewicz '25

Peer Career Adviser

Concentration: School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Certificates: Journalism

Home residential college: Butler

Liaison residential college: Butler

Career area interests: 

  • Law
  • Social Impact

Activities, clubs, or organizations:

  • The Petey Greene Program
  • The Daily Princetonian
  • Princeton Rose Castle Society
  • Raqs
  • Service Focus
  • Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP)
  • WPRB News and Culture

Past internships or job experiences:

  • PICS, Policy and Research Analyst - New York Lawyers for the Public Interest 
  • Princeternship, Voting Engagement Intern - Harris County Democratic Party

What's the most underrated/overlooked resource or service offered by the Center for Career Development?

The resume and cover letter guides! These guides are very detailed and explain the logic behind each step of creating your résumé or cover letter, making them the perfect place to start before coming to the Career Center for more guidance.

What advice would you give to someone considering your major/industry/area of expertise?

Make the most of every summer (and winter - Princeternships!) you have at Princeton, and explore different careers through your internships before committing yourself to a job, or to grad school/post-grad. The only way to really find out if you would enjoy or excel at a job is to try it out - and Princeton has a plethora of resources and opportunities exactly for that purpose!

In my free time, I like to...

Read, try new coffee shops and eat pastries!

One thing I'm looking forward to this semester is...

Performing with Raqs in our spring show!