Eran Peterson

Associate Director, Student Engagement

In my role, I oversee the one-on-one career coaching program. In addition to coordinating our offerings, I also help the team of coaches in their professional development by implementing trainings and discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. My favorite aspect of my job is when get to meet individually with students and alums, hearing their stories, and together, coming up with action plans to meet their future goals and aspirations. One of my emerging interests is in helping students find their purpose and find meaningful work.


Bio

Hometown: Storrs, CT

Things I enjoy: I love everything about the outdoors and never turn down an adventure. I grew up exploring the woods behind my house, Mansfield Hollow State Park, and surrounding areas. I enjoy traveling and have visited almost every state in the continental US and a handful of European and middle eastern countries.

Advice to students: Be open to possibilities. Approach life with a sense of curiosity and the rest will follow.

Education

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Master of Science, Counselor Education: Student Development in Higher Education
Graduate Thesis: Combat Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Higher Education, the Effects on Learning and Behavior

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Bachelor of Science, Sport Management
Favorite Project: Establishing the Outdoor Adventure Club

Previous Roles

  • Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling- UConn Center for Career Development, Storrs, CT
  • Career Consultant, School of Engineering– UConn Center for Career Development, Storrs, CT
  • Career Counselor – Goodwin University, East Hartford, CT
  • Counselor – Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
  • Owner- Margo Manufacturing, Mansfield, CT
  • Warehouse Manager- Wildlife Control Supplies, East Granby, CT
  • 88M and 13B- Connecticut Army National Guard