Graduate Assistants

Pedro Badillo

Graduate Assistant (He/Him/His)

In my role at the Career Center, my primary work is to guide students through the Senior Year Experience course so they can be prepared for post-graduation. Through this course, students will be introduced to career readiness, transitioning, evaluating job offers, goal setting, work culture, diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI), balance of life, communication skills, and financial literacy. I also go over student resumes so they can get feedback and advice so they can be confident about their resume. I want to see individuals prosper in whatever they do, and that is why I am pursuing a career as a guidance counselor. 


Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut

Things I enjoy: I enjoy playing video games, listening to music (open to all types), cooking, as well as reading and watching anime (my favorite being, The Rising of the Shield Hero).  

Advice to students: If you need help, and are afraid to contact anyone, know you are not alone. I encourage you to try your best because there were a lot of times where I was hesitant to speak up but once I started, it opened a whole new world of opportunities for myself. 



University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 
Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling, May 2025
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Sciences, May 2023 

Favorite Project: PSYC 2100WQ Research assignment. I was in a group that decided to tackle how Covid-19 affected students with their classes at UConn. Our class had to learn everything about how to find relevant articles on our topic, figure out our main question, learn a stats program, conduct research, gather data, analyze that data, create a research essay, and to end the class off, we had to present our findings to bystanders.  

Previous Roles 

Student Administrator Assistant- Facilities Operation Center – UConn, Storrs Mansfield, CT 

Wellness Manager/ Assistant Shift Supervisor – New Britain Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, CT