Edwin Vega

Associate director, student engagement

Edwin develops strategies to facilitate early and frequent engagement with the Center for Career Development, and creates programming and resources tailored to underrepresented populations to help them build skills and increase their awareness of possible career paths. He also provides one-on-one career advising for undergraduate students. 

A fun fact about me is: I was born in Sicily.

If I weren’t doing this job, I’d be: In the NBA…. if I were also a foot taller * “I wish” by Skee-Lo plays *

I wish more students knew more about: The benefits of using Handshake to connect with employers. There are opportunities to build a relationship with employers as early as freshman year through events like coffee chats, information sessions and career fairs. It is never too early for career exploration.

I'm energized by: Planning, and innovating. I love brainstorming in meetings, as the anticipation in the planning process is an energizing build-up to the wonderful feeling that follows when you successfully execute the plan.

I could give a 40-minute presentation with absolutely no preparation on: MBTI types and cognitive function stacks. I enjoy discussing MBTI with people, as I think it is a useful tool in finding out why people think/behave the way they do. For what it's worth, I am an INTJ.