Career Development

Meet Our Student Staff


Peer Career Coaches

The 2022-2023 Peer Career Coach team, from left to right: Pat Delaney, Madison Clore, Riana Richards, Nick Rakis, and Amina Drame.

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.

Pat Delaney

Hey everyone! My name is Pat Delaney, and I am from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. I am a senior Social Work Major with a minor in Communications Studies. As for some activities that I am a part of, I am heavily involved in the Orientation Team (Manresa) here on campus. I am also currently interning at a non-profit called Caracole here in Cincinnati! Being that this is my last year here at Xavier, it has made me realize how appreciative I am to have been a part of the CDO. It has enabled me to create some great connections with prostaff as well as strengthen my professional presence both on and off of paper. As for my hobbies, I love listening to music, going to Dunkin’ with friends, trying new foods, and going on bike rides!

Fun fact: I met Scottie Pippen at a soccer tournament without even knowing who he was.

Madison Clore

Hello everyone! My name is Madison Clore, and I am from Crestview Hills, Kentucky. I am a sophomore Finance Major with a minor in Political Economy. Outside of the classroom, I am involved with Women in Business, A Xavier Christmas, Finance Association, Delta Sigma Pi, and Economics Association. I am also a Marketing Consultant for Xavier Element and a Reservationist at Executive Transportation. As a new Peer Career Coach, I am excited to work one-on-one with my peers to help them achieve all of their career goals. The Career Development Office offers a multitude of resources and tools to help us succeed, and I look forward to sharing these with my peers. 

Fun Fact: I love cats! I have three cats at home named Patches, Loki, and Odin! 

 Riana Richards

Hello everyone! My name is Riana Richards, and I am a senior from Southfield, Michigan. I am a Psychology major double minoring in Social Work & Gender Diversity Studies. This is my third year working as a Peer Career Coach and it's one of the highlights of my experience here at Xavier. Throughout my freshman year, I was able to improve my resume and cover letter with the help of the amazing Career Coaches. I applied for this position to offer the same assistance to my peers and ensure they are able to reach their career aspirations. This year I also run the office social media accounts and hope to increase engagement on all platforms. Outside of the classroom, I am also a member of the Unparalleled Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, President of the Children's Charities Club, and a Behavior Technician at New Path Child & Family Solutions. If you ever see me around campus, please say hi!

Fun Fact: I love roller skating and have my own pair of skates. They are black with blue and green wheels.

Nick Rakis

Hello! My name is Nick Rakis and I am a junior from Kensington, Maryland. I am currently a management major and an economics minor. Outside of the class, I am involved in the Xavier Club Tennis team and X-Change Program. I spend my free time hiking with my dog and hanging out with friends. My favorite part about being a Peer Career Coach is getting the opportunity to build relationships with my peers while also helping them achieve their career dreams. I believe that through professional engagement activities, every student can find the perfect career path. I also look forward to working with my amazing coworkers.

Fun Fact: During Summer, 2021, I took academic courses in the Xavier Expeditions Program. Part of these courses involved spending time exploring the National Parks of Wyoming for two weeks.

Amina Drame

Hello! My name is Amina Drame, and I am a sophomore from Dacula, Georgia. I'm currently majoring in Sports Marketing with a minor in Advertising. As a Peer Career Coach, I am most excited to be able to build relationships with my peers and use the tools that I've learned to help us both navigate transitioning into those next steps in our careers. I am a big believer that there is a career for everyone that they can feel passionate about. Some facts about me are that I'm a Falcons fan, I could eat seafood every day of the week, and I love playing the Sims. On campus, I'm involved in the TRiO Scholars Program, Sports Business Club, and Xavier Athletics Marketing Internship Team. If you ever see me around campus, please say hi!

Fun Fact: I have a very unhealthy obsession with the show Big Brother!



Anna Kreiser

Hi everyone, my name is Anna Kreiser and I am currently a senior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am an accounting major with a minor in Gender & Diversity Studies and I am so excited to be working as the Employer Relations Intern this year! I love meeting new people and helping to host events on campus. This year, I want to connect employers with students and help everyone find some great opportunities! Outside of this position, I am on the student advisory board for the Professional Mentor Program and am a member of the Accounting Society. In my free time, I love to watch football (roll tide!), get coffee with friends, listen to podcasts, and shop for my dog, Emmy. I look forward to working with everyone in the Career Development Office and our wonderful employers!


Fun Fact: I play piccolo in the Xavier Pep Band, so you can find me at all home basketball games!