Edwin Vega

Employer engagement assistant
Email Address: 
edwinv@princeton.edu

Edwin administers employer account registrations and full-time and internship position postings in the Handshake system, assists employers at information sessions and other recruiting events, and provides support with the check-in process for campus interviews

Pronouns: He/Him/His

A fun fact about me is: I’m an avid gamer. I primarily play BR and FPS games on PC at the moment. The benefits of gaming often go unnoticed. The high level of creativity, communication, strategy, accuracy and quick decision-making involved in certain games is vastly under appreciated.

My favorite part of my job is: Knowing that my work helps both students and employers. As a recent college graduate, I’ve been in the place of many students who are currently seeking employment opportunities. The fact that I can empathize with that, helps me curate the online experience for students to the best of my ability. I know how important it is to continue success after completing a degree, and I hope the resources our Center for Career Development provides, allows students to career-plan with ease.

I wish more students knew more about: The benefit of seeking help. In the case of my work, career development help. In the grand scheme of things, the resources available on campus are there to help you. Independence and pride are great qualities, but don’t let them discourage you from attending career advising, info sessions, career fairs, coffee chats and other opportunities. Yes, we live in a digital world where you may find it simpler to browse careers online, or get advice online, but simpler isn’t necessarily better. The impact of communicating with people who are here to help is far greater than trying to do it all on your own.

I'm energized by: Future possibilities, new ideas, viable strategies and free thinking. I’m not the best at small talk, but I could sit and share ideas with someone for hours. The bigger picture is what stimulates me.

The most interesting place I’ve been is: Japan. Of all the places I visited in Japan, I enjoyed Osaka the most. Visiting Dotonbori is quite the experience if you like arcades, savory foods (okonomiyaki is a must), and shopping.