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Students Launching Students: The Unsung Heroes of Success After F&M

Preparation for life is built into the DNA of 顶级国产视频 & Marshall College. A vast network of advising and support at the faculty, residential, and cocurricular levels ensures every student has a place to turn when they inevitably start to wonder, 鈥淲hat is in store for me after my four years at F&M?鈥

Senior Armina Emami is part of that network. She is a career peer assistant with F&M鈥檚 Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD), a division of the College dedicated to helping students and alumni forge successful paths through a combination of mentorship, advising, networking opportunities, and life-skills workshops.

Emami is joint majoring in public policy and business, organizations, and society. She also is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, the Benjamin 顶级国产视频 Financial Services Honor Society, the Marketing Club, and Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow. At OSPGD, she leads training sessions on best practices in building effective resumes and cover letters, during which current students come to listen, take notes, and ask questions in an effort to put their best selves forward in the job-search process.

I saw a job posting in the fall (of 2023) and knew I wanted to be a mentor,鈥 she said of her current role. 鈥淚 wanted to build my network, get to know new faces on campus, and share my knowledge with younger students.鈥

Emami鈥檚 supervisor, OSPGD Director of Career Development Ashley Fry, said students like Emami 鈥 one of 18 student workers OSPGD employs 鈥 provide a critical peer-to-peer viewpoint.

鈥淗aving a student adviser on our staff allows for increased relatability and approachability in the career development journey,鈥 Fry said. 鈥淎 fellow student can empathize from a unique perspective from which to say, 鈥業 understand. I have just experienced that, too. Let me help.鈥欌 

We asked Emami a few questions about her work in OSPGD, advice she frequently shares, and how she came to choose F&M when deciding where to enroll four years ago. Here is what the Wayne, Pa., resident and graduate of The Baldwin School shared with us.

F&M: You conduct weekly workshops and drop-in sessions for fellow students on best practices in resume writing. What is the toughest question students bring to you at those sessions?

Emami: The hardest question people ask me is, 鈥渨hat do I put on my resume if I don鈥檛 have any job experience?鈥 When I was a first-year, I had the same issue. So, I tell them to include club and research experience. Then, after sophomore year, I tell them to lean into internships, jobs on campus and other skill-building experiences.

F&M: Say I am a current F&M sophomore or junior. What advice would you offer me as I begin to look ahead to my life after F&M?

Emami: Definitely use your connections. For example, the (a career path network exclusive to F&M). I didn鈥檛 realize what a great resource that is to have. That鈥檚 how I got my first summer job, through an alum who owned a hedge fund. I have been able to network with so many alums, and they have connected me with more and more people. They鈥檝e helped me out with the job process, with getting referrals, and building knowledge about different fields on the whole. Also, don鈥檛 be upset if a hiring manager says 鈥渘o.鈥 Internships are very hard to get as a first-year. I applied to maybe 50, heard back from five. Keep on applying. I鈥檝e gotten so many nos, but some yeses. Something will turn up, and if they say no, it wasn鈥檛 the best role for you.

F&M: What鈥檚 the best advice you would give a student considering enrolling at F&M?

Emami: When it comes to picking where you want to go, figure out what you value in a college. I really liked the idea of a small community, having come from a smaller high school (one of 53 in my graduating class). I visited F&M four or five times.

F&M: What is the biggest reason you chose F&M?

Emami: The liberal arts education 鈥 and how personable everyone was. When it鈥檚 a small school, everyone gets to know you. It鈥檚 a more holistic approach. F&M values differences in people and new ideas. I realized that as much as I love business, I also love economics, government and philosophy. F&M was the best mesh of my values and interests.

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