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Peer Advisor recognized with the Student Employment Award
Author: Yulya Toporochan
Posted: April 18, 2016

Portland State University recognized its outstanding student employees at an annual Student Employment Awards Celebration on Monday, April 11th. School of Business senior and Peer Advisor Audrey Pond ’16 received recognition in the category of Service through Innovation. She was one of nine student employees from across campus to be honored out of more than 115 who were nominated.

Audrey developed and presented workshops to help SBA students improve their professional image before the School of Business Job Fair. Her workshop “Presenting a Professional Image” has been expanded into a two-hour Fearless Friday session.

“Audrey cares so deeply about helping students, she routinely goes above and beyond. She is a very thoughtful and warm Peer Advisor with a calming demeanor that helps students feel heard and at ease,” said Audrey’s supervisor Haley Holmes.

Student employees run all the front desk operations, do Express Advising and many other behind the scenes projects giving Career and Academic Advisors more time to meet one-on-one with students. The business school could not run the day-to-day operations without them.

We are proud of Audrey and want to thank her for the great work, service to the School and the undergraduate students. She represents SBA so well and has set the bar high for those who follow.

Meet Audrey at her workshops during SBA Career Week:

  1. Monday, May 2nd - "Presenting a Professional Image"
  2. Wednesday, May 4th - "Making a Great First Impression"

Join us for more student-led workshops:

  1. Tuesday, May 3rd - "Life After Student Involvement: Highlighting Skills on your Resume" by Jimmy Simeles
  2. Thursday, May 5th - "Leveraging your Network" by Angela Stanton


From left to right: Haley Holmes, Career & Academic Advisor, Student Employee Manager Angel Cruz, Student Associate Shelbie Butler, Peer Advisor David Dixon, Student Associate Hafsa Aden, Student Associate Mary Byes, Student Associate Audrey Pond, Student Associate Angela Stanton, Peer Advisor/Student Associate Paul Hampshire, Career Services Assistant Alex Garfias, Student Associate Jimmy Simeles, Peer Advisor Ted Quinn, Peer Advisor Sarah Dunbar, Peer Advisor