Walk-In Career Peer Advising

During the academic year, our team of Career Peer Advisers (CPAs) offer walk-in resume and cover letter reviews and peer advising on the 2nd floor lounge in Ida Noyes Hall – no appointment needed!

CPAs are current UChicago undergraduate students who have been trained by Career Advancement to provide peer advising on resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, searching for internships or on-campus employment opportunities, and exploring career interests.

The CPAs are off for the summer quarter. Advising hours will resume after the start of the academic year in the fall. You can still book an appointment with a Career Adviser through Handshake or reach out via email for support.

AY23-24 Career Peer Advisers

Bella Alfaro

Bella Alfaro
Class Year: Third Year
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Business Economics & Spanish

​In addition to being a CPA, Bella participates in a few different activities on campus. She is a member of the varsity women's basketball team and is on the executive board for both the Women's Athletic Association and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

She is also a member of the Trott Business Program, and as a first-year student had a Metcalf Internship as a Business Development Intern with Acall, a tech company based out of Japan. The summer following her second year, she interned as a Sophomore Summer Business Analyst at McKinsey, which is where she will be full-time upon graduation. She looks forward to working with you all!

Natalyah Cadiche
Class Year: Second Year
Hometown: Union, NJ
Major: Computer Science, joint Master of Science in Financial Mathematics

Natalyah’s Career Advancement involvement includes attending treks to Berlin, Germany for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and to Los Angeles California focused on quantum sciences. She received a Metcalf Grant to work as an Intern in Berlin this past summer for Founderland, a not-for profit organization focused on building a community of women of color founders in Europe.

She is now entering her second year as a member of the Class of 2026 Prototype for Success cohort and a member of the Class of 2026 Financial Markets Program. When she is not in class, she works for the UChicago IT Services as a Network Auditor, and also interns as a Financial Risk Analyst.

Natalyah is passionate about predictive software and machine learning models and hopes to share her diverse experiences to support students with their career journey to help them achieve their goals.

Natalyah Cadiche
Gabriel Reyes Esclasans

Gabriel Reyes Esclasans
Class Year: 2024
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Major: Economics
Minors: Data Science and Portuguese

​Gabriel’s academic pursuits have centered on Economics, with additional focuses on Data Science and Portuguese. Outside of his academic endeavors, he has served as a Board Member and Political Chair for the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), working to foster cross-cultural understanding and celebrate Latin American heritage. He also took on responsibilities as a Senior VP Consulting and Board Member at the Business Organization for Latino Development (BOLD), where he aimed to empower the Latino community on campus and drive professional development initiatives.

In addition to his involvement with the Latin American community on campus, he has also worked as a Senior Consultant at Eckhart Consulting, where he applied his knowledge and skills to provide valuable insights and solutions to clients. Furthermore, he served as a Research Assistant for The Chicago Center on Democracy. In this role, he contributed to important research initiatives, furthering his understanding of democratic processes and their saliency.

In the professional realm, he had the privilege of interning as a Fixed Income Research Summer Analyst at Morgan Stanley during the summer of 2023. He is grateful for the opportunity to have made meaningful contributions during his internship and for receiving an offer to join them upon his graduation in 2024.