Satomi Yaji Chudasama

Senior associate director, student engagement
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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 choice of concentration, career exploration, internships, experiential learning opportunities, post-graduation employment and graduate school planning in in both individual and group settings.

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.

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)