PathPeer is how students network to their dream job. They can easily chat to any professional and receive career advice that actually works. Let's find out how Anthony Susevski used PathPeer to land his dream internship.
Hello! What's your background and what made you decide to try PathPeer?
I’m a 4th year student at University of Waterloo who will be graduating soon and I decided to try PathPeer because I realized that I had a shockingly small amount of insight into what the workplace in my field looked like. This is despite having almost finished a university degree. I realized I would be shockingly underprepared for industry and began seeking any way I could to gain a competitive advantage. Fortunately, that opportunity came “knocking” (haha get it) when I heard about PathPeer.
How was the process of using PathPeer? Would you use it again?
The process of using PathPeer was about as simple and straightforward as it gets. I would absolutely use PathPeer again and I would recommend anyone try it out.
How was your coffee chat with the professional? What did you learn?
The coffee chat was excellent! She was super knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. I learned a lot about what it takes to get a data science job and what skills are in demand. I couldn’t have asked for a more helpful meeting.
How did you end up getting an internship in data science?
The professional chatted with made me aware of an opportunity that was not on my radar. She was so helpful that she even assisted with my resume. Without talking to her, I definitely would not have been fortunate enough to land this job. Speaking with them quite literally opened doors for me.
After trying PathPeer, what makes you use it over other mentoring and networking programs?
PathPeer is unique in that the platform is all about helping students get on the right track. At its core, the most valuable thing PathPeer offers is the ability to get a glimpse into jobs that you’re interested in through engaging conversation with intelligent industry professionals.
Any advice for students who are looking to land their dream job?
My advice is to SIGN UP WITH PATHPEER. I am biased because I happened to strike the luck of meeting with someone who knew of an opportunity that would be a good fit, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because even if the professional had not known of this opportunity, or if this opportunity did not exist, my time with them was incredibly valuable in gauging my own interest in data science as well as learning more about the contrast between industry and academia. Further, my advice would be to get started any way you can. If you’re interested in data science, try some Kaggle competitions. If you’re interested in software development, try coding some side projects. Above all else, nothing helps get a job like actually doing the thing you’re interested in.