Mariem Elgendy '26

Peer Career Adviser

Major: School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Certificates: Near Eastern Studies, Spanish, Latin American Studies

Home residential college: Forbes

Liaison residential college: Forbes

Career area interests: 

  • Law
  • Social Impact

Activities, clubs, or organizations:

  • Scholars Institute Fellows Program
  • Matriculate
  • Forbes College Council
  • Model Congress

Past internships or job experiences:

  • Intern - Local Assemblyman
  • Research Assistant - Princeton's Education Research Section
  • Residential College Advisor - Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI),
  • Princeternship - Alford Group (Nonprofit Consulting)

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

The various guides ​​​​​available, whether how to build a resume or how to even begin looking for jobs and internships. Those are valuable resources!

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

Be passionate! Policy and politics are fields for passions, whether they are social justice, environment or healthcare, let your passions lead you to your career.

How has your idea of a career or your career interests changed in the past 10 months?

Over the past 10 months, I have become more openminded about exploring different career options, and want to continue taking advantage of opportunities to branch out and explore various interests and fields.

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

Making more memories and meeting new people.