Title/s: Career Peer
Office #: Sullivan 255
Tell us about yourself:
My name is David Lescano and this will be my third year at Loyola as a psychology major, and second year working for the Career Development Center. As a multiracial first-gen. student, I have devoted a lot of my time and passion to our Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs as a STARS mentee and mentor. My passions involve good food, quality music, and lending a hand to those who seek help - all three of which have gotten me through the adventure that is college.
Why did you apply to be a Career Peer?
I applied to be a Career Peer because I want to get further involved with the Career Development Center, as it has been a place where I have learned many valuable pieces of info - both as a student and a worker. My hope is to further develop and fine tune my skills and talents as a worker so I can eventually translate them into my future professional life.
What do you like most about working with students?
The one thing I will always enjoy the most about working with students is having the ability to pass down and teach the skills I have acquired myself. As a first gen. student of color, I've learned the importance of social and institutional capital I've come to earn, and so I hope to pass on that wealth to other students as well. If the cycle continues, hopefully the knowledge spreads and the navigational skills necessary for college are more easily accessible for more students of different backgrounds.
As cliche as it may sound: don't knock it until you try it! It isn't uncommon for many students to be unsure of what they want the rest of their lives to look like - and that's totally okay! It takes time, careful planning, some research, and plenty of trial and error before you pursue something you (hopefully) love and want to excel in.