Career Development

Peer Career Coaches

The Career Ambassador team and a CA working with 2 students

Peer Career Coaches are a team of students who are trained to assist undergraduate students through the career development process - from creating and editing your resume or CV, crafting an engaging cover letter, and finding positions that suit your interests and goals. Peer Career Coaches can also help with interviewing and career fair preparation.

The Peer Career Coach team is the first point of contact during daily drop-in hours. Stay for 10 minutes or stay for an hour to get the assistance you need and a Peer Career Coach can help you through the process. If a Peer Career Coach needs assistance with your questions, they will help you schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.

If you are in a club or residence hall who would like a Career Development presentation, the Peer Career Coaches can help with that too! Just email with information about what you would like presented and they will craft a workshop to fit your needs.



Carolanne Zelis

Hello! My name is Carolanne Zelis and I am a senior from Cleveland, Ohio with a double major in Economics and Management and a minor in Strategic Human Resource Management.  Outside of the classroom, I am the Secretary for Human Resources Club as well as a member of Dean's Student Advisory Board and Community Action Day's Board.

Being a Peer Career Coach is one of the best decisions I've made as a Xavier student. Creating relationships with other students through professional development activities such as resume building and interview preparation brings me so much joy.  I'd love to share this experience with all of you!

Fun Fact: One of my favorite college adventures was studying abroad in London and traveling to 11 other European countries before returning home.


Bridget Walsh

Hi! My name is Bridget and I am a Senior Art and Advertising double major from Youngstown, OH. Outside of class, I have been involved in various clubs and organizations on campus. I love to create art, cook, watch tv shows and movies, and spend time with friends.


I enjoy being a Peer Career Coach because I am able to help students achieve their goals. I am passionate about the arts and allowing students in the arts to have the same career and professional resources and opportunities as any other major. It is my goal to create a more approachable and accessible space for creative majors within the Career Development Office. I hope to be a resource for anyone who comes to visit the Career Development Office.

Fun Fact: I’ve walked on the Great Wall of China.


Chloe McKee

Hi there! My name is Chloe McKee, I am a junior, International Business major and Spanish minor from Boston, MA. Outside of classes, I am an admissions ambassador, and a member of both the Xavier International Business Club and the American Marketing Association.  

Being a Peer Career Coach has given me the opportunity to connect with several peers, alumni, and professionals. These opportunities include, networking and generating relations with students through the Professional Mentor Program, resume/cover letter building, and preparation strategies for the post graduate world. Investing in one’s future preparations and thinking about the future brings me excitement. What one does now, will only benefit them for what is to come! 

Fun Fact: I absolutely LOVE the ocean and seafood! I hope to one day cage dive with sharks somewhere in Europe or Africa!  


Lance Van Ostran

Hi, my name is Lance Van Ostran and I am a Sophomore at Xavier University. I am lancevanostran.jpgcurrently in the ECOS program, which is short for Economics, Sustainability and Society. This year I will be participating in the Xavier Ultimate Frisbee team, as well as spending my free time with friends and streaming video games.

I’m excited to be a Peer Career Coach this year so as to give back to the school that’s helped me so much. In fact, a graduated senior who worked as a Peer Career Coach not only helped me create my resume and cover letter, but also encouraged me to look into the career ambassador position and eventually apply.

PS: If you would like to catch a stream or connect over video games my twitch is Come drop in!