Satomi Yaji Chudasama

Director, student engagement
Office Phone
36 University Place, Suite 200 (Above the U-Store)

Satomi sets the vision for the Center for Career Development's programs, leads efforts to support diverse groups of students and facilitates career development support groups. She also manages the Peer Career Adviser (PCA) program and facilitates trainings for PCAs and other student staff in our office.

Satomi provides one-on-one advising across a broad range of career interests and industry areas, covering topics including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Choosing concentrations
  • Practice interviews
  • Internship and job search planning
  • Graduate school planning and applications

She advises students interested in all career fields, and in particular enjoys speaking with students about:

  • How they can start to explore their career interests 
  • International student career development
  • STEM careers

I enjoy: Dancing, drinking good coffee and visiting new places.

A fun fact about me: I have boy/girl twins.

My favorite part of my job is: Interacting with a wide range of constituents.

My first job after graduation: Marketing assistant for a financial firm.

An internship/experiential opportunity that helped shape my career path: Serving as an international student adviser, which afforded me to meet with a number of amazing international students with dreams and aspirations.

I wish more students knew the Center for Career Development offered: A holistic approach to student career development as described in our Learning Outcomes

If I weren’t doing this job, I’d be: Teaching Japanese as a foreign language.

I wish more students knew: Your life and career journey is unique. Only you can decide your own definitions of happiness and success—nobody else.

Some small things that make my day better are: Good conversations with my colleagues, students and employers.

The place I grew up is special because: I have so many fond memories with my family and friends (I spent the first 23 years of my life in Tokyo, Japan)