Loyola University Chicago

Career Development Center

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Zaynah Farooq

Title/s:  Career Peer

Office #:  Sullivan 255

Phone: 773.508.7716



Tell us about yourself:

I am a junior from the suburbs of Chicago, currently studying Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Studio Art. With my free time, I like to watch The Office, watercolor, and drive through Chicago.


Why did you apply to be a Career Peer?

I have been a part of several mentoring positions over the years, and I’ve come to enjoy that aspect of my experiences. Being a Career Peer really focuses on helping those that come to the CDC, and I am excited about helping students prepare for what they are passionate for.   


What do you like most about working with students?

Having been in their position before, I think being a peer to the students is very helpful. I am able to pass on what I have learned through my experiences, as well as be exposed to the different fields and directions my fellow Loyola students are interested in.


Career Tip:

As long as you are passionate and hard-working about something, there is always a means to achieve it.