Meet NAU Career Development's Peer Mentors - The CareerJacks!

CareerJacks are the Peer Mentors at NAU Career Development at University College. They work hard to run walk-in career advising, maintain Jobs for Jacks, keep your questions answered via career@nau.edu,  connect with you via social media, and much more. The CareerJacks work together to develop new ideas, work on projects, and represent the student voice on the NAU Career Development team.

Our students aren’t working a typical office job – unless you count holiday parties, mentoring NAU students, Instagramming career fairs, or creating career board games as typical. Here’s more on what the CareerJacks do here at NAU Career Development at University College and what skills they’re gaining for their own careers: 

AnaClara Rice

AnaClara Career Jacks Page 
Senior, Speech Language Pathology Major

What advice do you have for your fellow NAU students?
"One thing I would recommend to NAU students is to always use the resources around you, be sure to talk to your professors and build a professional relationship. Even though our professors have Masters and PhD degrees, it doesn’t mean they are unapproachable. Your teachers are a wealth of knowledge that goes beyond the 4-5 hours a week of class you spend with them. If you have questions about graduate school, the work force for your field, or their years as an undergraduate ask them! Trying to figure out your future can be daunting, from my experiences I’ve found my professors to be a great networks for graduate schools and research opportunities."
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
"One of my favorite hobbies is has always been relaxing by drawing, and making pottery. It’s relaxing to take a break from classes for a few hours, as a change of pace. I also enjoy hand making pillows, it’s a great way for me make a functional piece that is still a challenge for me."

April Canseco

April Career Jacks
Junior, Criminology and Criminal Justice Major, Psychology Minor

What advice do you have for your fellow NAU students?
"I encourage my fellow NAU Students to get out of their dorm rooms, make friends, and utilize the resources that are available to them on campus."
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
"Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, baking/cooking new things, playing video games and watching Netflix on a cloudy day!"

Emma-Leigh Enrico

Emma-Leigh CareerJacks

Junior, Elementary Education Major

What advice do you have for your fellow NAU students?
 "My advice to fellow NAU students is to definitely get out and explore the city of Flagstaff. There is so much out there besides the campus and there is something for everybody."
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
 "Some of my favorite hobbies are baking, going downtown and just simply spending time with family and friends!"

Turner Kallen

Turner Resized

Senior, Public Relations and Advertising Major

What advice do you have for your fellow NAU students?
"My advice to you all is to get involved as much as possible! Join clubs, Greek Life, intramurals, or volunteer experiences because those are some of the best memories you will have after you graduate. Get out of your room and get involved."
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
"I am a very diverse person. I will play any sport you throw my way. You can probably find me in my garage working on cars or lifting weights. I also love spending time with friends."

Each of the CareerJacks works on various projects and tasks to help NAU Career Development at University College deliver the best resources and services to our students. The CareerJacks work hard on the NAU Career Development Team but also gain new skills and learn first-hand about career skills. Meet the rest of the team here