Career Envoys

Career Envoys are undergraduate 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 Envoys, there are internationals 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.

Office Location 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!

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

Meet the Envoys

Elena Gowdy
B.A.E., Architectural Engineering, University Park, May 2019
Worked at: AECOM (Summer 2015); SmithgroupJJR (Summer 2016)
Email: erg5178@psu.edu

Lauren Donatelli
B.A.E., Architectural Engineering (minor in Business), University Park, May 2019
Worked at: PJ Dick (Summers 2015 and 2016)
Email: led5256@psu.edu  

Arthur Melo Cruz*
B.S., Aerospace Engineering (minor in IST), University Park, May 2018
Worked at: PwC (Summer 2016)
Email: amc6630@psu.edu

Sahil Desai
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University Park, December 2017
Worked at: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Summer 2014); The Boeing Company (Summer 2015); PricewaterhouseCoopers (Summer 2016)
Email: syd5281@psu.edu

Madeline Nellis
B.S., Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering (minors in Business and The Liberal Arts), May 2018
Worked at: Johnson & Johnson–McNeil Consumer Products (Spring and Summer 2015), K2M (Summer 2016)
Email: mnm5115@psu.edu

Clare McHugh
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University Park, May 2019
Worked at: Essential Medical (Summer 2016)
Email: cmm6832@psu.edu

Julia Selden
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University Park, December 2017
Worked at: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Summer and Fall 2015, Summer 2016)
Email: jos5858@psu.edu

Katie Corridoni
B.S., Chemical Engineering (minor in Environmental Engineering), University Park, May 2018
Worked at: Janssen Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson (Summer and Fall 2016)
Email: klc340@psu.edu

Alexis Gawelko
B.S., Civil Engineering, University Park, May 2019
Worked at:  Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (Summer 2016)
Email: ang5382@psu.edu

Anna George
B.S., Civil Engineering (minor in Engineering Leadership Development), University Park, May 2018
Worked at:  Federal Highway Administration (Summers 2015 and 2016)
Email: axg5379@psu.edu

Sparsh Saxena*
B.S., Computer Engineering, University Park, December 2017
Worked at: West Arête Computing Inc. (Summer 2015, Fall 2015)
Email: szs5898@psu.edu

Jin Lin
B.S., Computer Science and Systems Analysis Math (minor in Statistics), University Park, May 2018
Worked at: Microsoft (Summer 2016); Sikorsky Aircraft (Summer 2015)
Email: jzl5822@psu.edu  

Mason McGinnis
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Altoona/University Park, May 2018
Worked at: Harris Corporation (Summer 2016)
Email: mgm5340@psu.edu

Andrew Matzik
B.S., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, Altoona, May 2018
Worked at: Penn State Office of the Physical Plant (Summer 2016)
Email: ajm6218@psu.edu

Carolyn Riegel
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University Park, May 2019
Worked at: General Electric (Summer 2016)
Email: cariegel5@gmail.com

Jessica Buchanan
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University Park, May 2019
Worked at:  Harley Davidson (Summer 2016)
Email: jxb5862@psu.edu

Katie Heininger
B.S., Industrial Engineering (minor in Math), University Park, May 2018
Worked at: Acme Corrugated Box (Summer 2015), General Mills (Summer 2016)
Email: kxh347@psu.edu

Lisha Li
B.S., Industrial Engineering (minor in Six Sigma), University Park, May 2018
Worked at: General Electric Transportation (Fall 2015, Summer 2016)
Email: lbl5067@psu.edu

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

Chee Hau Teoh*
B.S., Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University Park, May 2018
Worked at: KOSSAN Rubber Industries (Summer 2015); Penn State College of Engineering Research Initiative (Spring 2016); PETRONAS Work Program (Summer 2016)
Email: czt5227@psu.edu

Cayla Castells
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University Park, May 2018
Worked at: General Electric Transportation (Summer 2015); General Electric Power (Summer 2016)
Email: crc5485@psu.edu

Kathleen Connell
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (minor in Engineering Leadership Development), University Park, December 2018
Worked at:  Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Summer and Fall 2016)
Email: ktc5133@psu.edu

Maxine Taylor
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University Park, December 2017
Worked at: The Dow Chemical Company (Summer 2015 and Spring 2016); Exelon Generation (Summer 2016)
Email: mit5276@psu.edu

Andrew Wagner
B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, University Park, December 2017
Worked at: C.C. Johnson & Malhotra (Summer 2014), Volvo Construction Equipment (Spring 2015), JLG Industries (Summers 2015 & 2016)
Email: agw5115@psu.edu

Soufieh Hakimzadeh
B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science (minor in Biology), University Park, May 2018
Worked at: Johnson & Johnson (Spring 2016)
Email: smh6112@psu.edu

*denotes international students

 

Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032