Mariem Elgendy '26

Peer Career Adviser

Concentration: School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Certificates: History and Practice of Diplomacy and/or Applications of Computing

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

Past internships or job experiences:

  • Intern - Local Assemblyman
  • Sales Worker

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.

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

Exploring more study spots around campus!