Eran Peterson

Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling

Eran Peterson

Eran Peterson joined the department in 2013 and has held roles as a Career Consultant, the Career Consultant for the School of Engineering, and now oversees Career Coaching and Counseling. Eran holds his Master of Science in Counselor Education and is a military veteran who deployed to Iraq in 2006. Additionally, Eran regularly presents on networking, LinkedIn, and the job search and meets regularly with students, alums, and career-changers for one-on-one consultations.

Eran is the proud recipient of the Student Support Services Faculty (SSS) Faculty Recognition Award in 2020, as well as the Center for Career Development’s coveted “Ice Cube Award” which recognizes the “most chill staff member”.

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Virtual or phone appointments- even easier than finding Wilbur Cross!

If you’ve made it this far and found our website, I’ve got great news! Meeting with a Career Consultant is just a couple of clicks away. If you are finding yourself wondering about the current state of the job or …

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Do you even need an Engineering degree to work in the field of Engineering?

There are certainly majors that are more linear than others in regards to career paths. You pretty much need a Nursing degree to be a Nurse, an Actuarial degree to be an Actuary, and a Pharmacy degree to be a …

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You’re here!

Welcome to the Science, Data, and Technology Career Community. If you are wondering what a Career Community is, we can sort that out right now!

We recognize that narrowing down career interests is pretty hard, and even if you do …

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I Chose Science so That I Don’t Have to Write

Written communication is a topic we hear about all the time and I’m with you, it’s pretty boring and kind of stressful to talk about. The thing is though, it doesn’t matter what you end up doing for your career, …

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What is an Engineer, anyway?

“You’re good at math and science, you should be an engineer!” followed by “Engineers make lots of money!” If this is something you’ve heard, you might wonder what an engineer is.

An engineer is someone who wants to know how …

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The Rewards of Life Sciences Consulting: A Conversation with Putnam’s Remco op den Kelder

All consulting work is objective-driven in some form or another. Consultants are driven to transform their clients’ business models: to identify core challenges and opportunities, recommend a strategy for optimization, and often to implement that strategy to create sustainable change. …

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My Experience as a Research Subject

Just attending a major research university offers so many possibilities to get involved in research and to meet interesting people all around campus. We hear a lot about the benefits to getting involved in research as an undergraduate research assistant …

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Do you need a Business Degree to work in Business?

This may come as a surprise to you, but the vast majority of those who work in business do not hold a degree from a School of Business. What does it mean to work in business anyway? Business is everywhere …

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Career Fair Prep Mistake #1

Filters. We love filters. Don’t let filters make you sad, though. Let me paint a scene for you that might sound familiar:

Maybe you heard about the upcoming Career Fairs, your roommate is going, a couple people from your stats …

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Math careers in unlikely places

You’ve heard it again and again… “What are you going to do with a Math degree, teach?”. When we keep getting this question, it can make us wonder if that is the only option, or if that’s the best option. …

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