Edwin Vega

Assistant director, employer engagement

Edwin provides employer event approval and coordination, administers employer account registrations and full-time and internship position postings in the Handshake system and supports the employer engagement team with administrative and technical support for on-campus/virtual recruiting and outreach activities.

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.