Internship Peer Advisor Profiles

Evan: IPA Daniel Hello!  My name is Evan Blair and I am a senior at HSU.  I transferred to HSU last year from Modesto Junior College which is located in the San Joaquin Central Valley.  I’m majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Environment and Sustainability.  This is my first year with the Career Center as an Internship Peer Advisor (IPA) and I’m enjoying every minute of it.  Throughout my life I’ve had many leadership opportunities ranging from Boy Scouts; Venturing Crew; FFA; NJROTC; created, organized, and planned two community recycling events; and President of HSU’s College Creek Council. I experienced my first internship opportunity this summer with The Source Group in Turlock, California.  I had the opportunity to work with Agriculture Services where we helped dairy farmers throughout California with engineering assistance, waste and nutrient management plans, record keeping, plus much more. My internship experience was very rewarding and I learned a lot from an industry that I wasn’t familiar with. I can’t stress how important internships are, whether they are paid or non-paid. An internship can open many doors and give you a possible lead to a career after graduation. As an IPA, I will be here to help guide you with landing that internship or job you have been looking for. Whether you need to know where to start, were to look, or need help with your resume or cover letter, I’m here to help YOU.  Come in to the Career Center, schedule an appointment, and I will be pleased to meet and assist you.  See YOU Soon!! .

Ivanna: IPA Mandy Greetings! I’m Ivanna Tejeda and just joined the I.P.A. Crew in addition to joining HSU’s Ambassadors program. This is my second semester and am currently an undeclared freshman, hailing from Los Angeles, Southern CA. I’ve had a handful of career-related opportunities from being a recreation aide at a neighborhood park; a job shadow at a downtown law firm; child mentoring for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization; and by the beginning of my Senior year, I interned at a non-profit organization doing community outreach. These experiences have been invaluable, owing to the fact that it introduced a preview to that field and allowed me to determine my interests along with networking. Hence, internships are of great value. If you're in need of assistance no matter what boat you’re in, our door is always open so come by and take advantage of the great resources we have to offer. Best wishes!

IPA AlexEmily: My name is Emily Thorne and I am a Wildlife Biology major and Applied
Statistics minor. This is my first year at Humboldt State University. I transferred here from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Last summer I participated in the National Science
Foundation Research Education for Undergraduates program. As an independent student researcher I studied Red-naped Sapsuckers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado. My experience influenced me to change my major from Zoology to Wildlife Biology and to pursue a career in Wildlife conservation and management research. My internship has greatly influenced my direction in life and I really encourage other students to come by the IPA office and let us help you find an internship that can spark an interest in your future plans.

Camille: IPA JessicaHi there! My name is Camille Ruiz and I am a second year student here at Humboldt State. I am a Biology and Dance major, aspiring to continue my education at medical school. I previously had an internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California, where I was given the amazing opportunity to shadow trauma surgeons. My career related experience helped me root my ideas of one day becoming a trauma surgeon. I really encourage students to find internships that spark an interest in them, and I encourage everyone to check out all of the resources available at the Career Center and to make an appointment with an Internship Peer Advisor. The possibilities are endless!