Mina Habib

Employer Concierge at UC San Diego Career Center

First year transfer | Eleanor Roosevelt College | Political Science and International Relations Major w/ International Migration Studies Minor

I work as an Employer Concierge at the Career Center. I connect with employers who are coming on campus to conduct information sessions or attend the career fairs. I represent the Career Center and serve as the main point of contact during these event to help troubleshoot on the spot. Before the event date, I communicate with employers by introducing myself, sending logistics, and making sure that everything is prepared so their time on campus runs smoothly.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job? A: There are a lot of perks about working at the Career Center, besides getting tons of free food and professional connections, two of my favorite parts are getting to know employers on a personal level, and witnessing students get jobs from attending information sessions. It is really inspiring and rewarding seeing students getting offered job positions from their dream companies.

Q: Is this job in line with your long-term career goals? A: Even though I am not exactly sure what my long-term career goals are, I am really interested in learning about the law, more specifically immigration law and the refugee crisis. I took this job because I knew I could learn valuable communication and leadership skills while making connections. So far I’ve gotten to work with an imponderable amount of professional people which has allowed me to exercise my teamwork skills, ability to pay attention to small details, and ability to multitask by troubleshooting problems on the spot. All of these skills are applicable to any job and will definitely help me in the future.

Q: How did you find out about your current job? What prior work experience did you have? A: I found about this job through Port Triton. I had previously worked in the Financial Aid Office as a student assistant at College of the Canyons, as well as a front desk and group coordinator at The Fairfield Inn by Marriott International. Both positions taught me impeccable customer service, coordinating, time management, teamwork, and administrative skills.

Q: What advice do you have for students? A: Port Triton is super helpful and has a tremendous amount of job offerings. Build up a strong resume! All students are welcome to come to the Career Center for a resume critique. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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