Career Envoys

Career Envoys are undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one co-op or internship experience and who help promote programs supported by both our office and the College of Engineering. They provide walk-in advising hours for engineering students and can answer questions about résumés, cover letters, interviews, and professionalism at work. They also reach out to engineering students, faculty, and employers through volunteerism at events, in special programs, and in classrooms.

Within our group of Career Envoys, there are two subgroups of Envoys who target specific student populations. International Student Career Envoys are international undergraduate engineering students with work experience who can answer questions their fellow international students may have about details like the application process for work visas or cultural adjustment to a U.S. workplace. Graduate Career Envoys are graduate engineering students who can answer career-related questions that are more specific to graduate students, especially those seeking industry positions.

Office Locations and Hours

Stop by and talk to Career Envoys in their cubicle on the top floor of Kunkle Lounge (between Hammond and Sackett Buildings) during their office hours. No appointments necessary!

You can find the Graduate Career Envoy walk-in office hours here.

If you are a student at a campus other than University Park, you can reach out to the Envoys by email.


Meet the Envoys

Envoys marked with an asterisk (*) are international students.



Elena Gowdy
erg5178@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.A.E., Architectural Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2019
Worked at:  AECOM (Summer 2015); SmithgroupJJR (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Lauren Boyle
laurenjaneboyle@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.A.E., Architectural Engineering
Minor:  Architectural Studies
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  High Construction (Summer 2014); Southland Industries (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Arthur Melo Cruz*
amc6630@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Minor:  IST
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  PwC (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Kathryn Lambert
kel5298@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Minor:  IST, Space Systems Certificate
Graduating:  December 2016
Worked at:  Dynatech Controls, Inc. (Summer 2013); NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Spring 2014); Naval Research Lab (Spring, Summer, Fall 2015)
Campus:  University Park



Sahil Desai
syd5281@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  December 2017
Worked at:  Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Summer 2014); The Boeing Company (Summer 2015); PricewaterhouseCoopers (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Joshua Kessler
josh.kessler@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Image Insight (Summers 2012 and 2013); B. Braun (Summer 2014); TE Connectivity (Summer 2015)
Campus:  University Park



Madeline Nellis
mnm5115@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Minor:  Business and The Liberal Arts
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Johnson & Johnson - McNeil Consumer Products (Spring and Summer 2015), K2M (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Julia Selden
jos5858@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  December 2017
Worked at:  Kimberly Clark Corporation (Summer and Fall 2015, Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Quoc Tran
qvt5020@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Chevron (Summers 2015 and 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Terry Kim*
tzk5127@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minor:  Theatre
Graduating:  December 2016
Worked at:  DPT Labs (Spring and Summer 2014, Summer 2015)
Campus:  University Park



Tom Baylis
thombaylis@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  DuPont (Fall 2014, Summer 2015); The Chemours Company (Spring 2016); Shell Oil Company (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Megan Zuccato
megzuccato@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Chemical Engineering and Applied Spanish
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Braskem America (Summer 2015 and 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Anna George
axg5379@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Civil Engineering
Minor:  Engineering Leadership Development
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Federal Highway Administration (Summers 2015 and 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Danielle Berman
dvb5358@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Civil Engineering
Minor:  Spanish
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  STV Inc. (Summer 2015); WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Moyo Williams
mow5248@Psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  GE Transportation (Summers 2014 and 2015); The World Bank Group (Spring and Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Shaurya Rastogi*
shaurya.rastogi@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Engineering
Minor:  Mathematics
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Fidelity Investments (Summer 2015); India Internet Fund (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Sparsh Saxena*
szs5898@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  December 2017
Worked at:  West Arête Computing Inc. (Summer 2015, Fall 2015)
Campus:  University Park

Arun Kumar
arunkumar@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Science
Minor:  Business Fundamentals Certificate
Graduating:  Spring 2017
Worked at:  PinnacleHealth (Summer 2014); Dell (Summers 2015 and 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Kaitlyn Heinzmann
kaitlyn.heinzmann@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Science
Minor:  IST and Mathematics
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Rockwell Automation (Summer 2015); Capital One (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Ria Bhatia
riabhatia@live.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Science
Minor:  Engineering Leadership Development; Mathematics
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  L-3 Communications (Summer 2011); Microsoft (Summers 2014, 2015, and 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Vincent Wang*
v_wang@outlook.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Computer Science
Minor:  Statistics and Mathematics
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  SoShare Mobile (Summer 2014); Edible Arrangements International (Summer 2015); Lutron Electronics (Spring and Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

John Dick
johndick@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Electrical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  General Electric Transportation (Fall 2014, Summer 2015, and Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Mason McGinnis
mgm5340@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Electrical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Harris Corporation (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park, Altoona

Andrew Matzik
ajm6218@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Penn State Office of the Physical Plant (Summer 2016)
Campus:  Altoona



Akshay Sanwal*
akshaysanwal@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Sheetz (Summer 2014); Surge Business (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Katie Heininger
kxh347@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  Math
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Acme Corrugated Box (Summer 2015), General Mills (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Lisha Li
lbl5067@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  Six Sigma
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  General Electric Transportation (Fall 2015, Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Maggie Jiang*
Liwenjiang95@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  Six Sigma
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Hi-Lex Control(Summer 2014); Sanoh America( Summer 2015); Volvo Construction Equipment (Spring and Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Mustafa Ali
msa5342@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Norfolk Southern (Spring 2015); Kraft Heinz (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Stephanie Prohaska
sep5301@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  Economics
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Johnson & Johnson (Summer and Fall 2015); General Electric (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Chee Hau Teoh*
czt5227@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  KOSSAN Rubber Industries (Summer 2015); Penn State College of Engineering Research Initiative (Spring 2016); PETRONAS Work Program (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Cayla Castells
crc5485@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  General Electric Transportation (Summer 2015); General Electric Power (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Maxine Taylor
mit5276@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  December 2017
Worked at:  The Dow Chemical Company (Summer 2015 and Spring 2016); Exelon Generation (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Roger Salguero
roger.a.salguero@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Penn State Research (Summer 2016)
Campus:  Berks



Victoria Zhao*
ziz5121@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Volvo Group Trucks (Spring and Summer 2015)
Campus:  University Park

Andrew Wagner
agw5115@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  December 2017
Worked at:  C.C. Johnson & Malhotra (Summer 2014), Volvo Construction Equipment (Spring 2015), JLG Industries (Summers 2015 & 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Soufieh Hakimzadeh
smh6112@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science
Minor:  Biology
Graduating:  May 2018
Worked at:  Johnson & Johnson (Spring 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Brian McKellar
bvm5207@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  B.S./M.S., Biomedical Engineering
Minor:  Economics
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Johnson and Johnson, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Spring 2015); EpiBone Inc. (Summer 2015, Summer and Fall 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Prateek Srivastava
psrivastava0404@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  M.Eng., Civil Engineering
Minor:  
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Pariccha Power Plant(Spring 2011), PWD Jhansi(Summer 2011), Department of Irrigation(Summer 2012), SA Infrastructure Consultants (Winter 2015)
Campus:  University Park

Sahil Arora
sahilarora.7691@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  M.S., Architectural Engineering
Minor:  
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Affiliated Engineers (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Sai Krishna Venkataraman
saikris2104@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  M.S., Architectural Engineering
Minor:  
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Lighting Design Alliance (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Akshay Arora
ama6447@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  M.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  Apple (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park



Pankaj Lokesh
pfl5063@psu.edu
Degree & Major/Concentration:  M.S., Industrial Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  May 2017
Worked at:  FedEx (Summer 2016)
Campus:  University Park

Khashayar Kotobi*
khashi@gmail.com
Degree & Major/Concentration:  Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Minor:  N/A
Graduating:  December 2016
Worked at:  ANSYS, Inc. (Spring and Summer 2015)
Campus:  University Park