Meet our Peer Leaders

 

 

 

 

TranBui.Tran Bui

Major: Business Administration: Management Information Systems

 




Student Involvement:

Management Information Systems Association (MISA) and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA).

Why did you become a Peer Leader?

As an international student, I had a hard time adapting to a new culture. I struggled to find what I am good at and what I am not, what major I should choose, and what field I should end up in. All of those academic struggles became easier when I started visiting the JHSSC and received the support that I needed there. Because I understand the anxiety that students may have, I want to help them out because I have been in their shoes, back when I first came to SJSU. Becoming a Peer Leader also gives me an opportunity to be more involved in my major and to build more connections with other business students and professionals.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Don’t be afraid to seek help when you need it! SJSU has many campus resources so take advantage of them. Plan your schedule ahead of time so that you can balance your social life on- and off-campus and prevent yourself from falling behind in your classes. Your time in college is limited and valuable, so enjoy it as much as you can!


 

Kenny DoanKenny Doan

Major: Business Administration: Finance

 



Internships:

Finance & Analytics Intern at eBay and Operations Intern at Braven Leadership & Career Accelerator.

Student Involvement:

Rush Director for Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity, Historian for Financial Management Association (FMA), Fellow for Braven Leadership & Career Accelerator, and Peer Facilitator for Leadership Today.

Why did you become a Peer Leader?

I became a Peer Leader because I wanted to give back to the SJSU community. When I first arrived on campus, I had no clear direction of where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do. Because of how supportive and helpful the JHSSC was, I was able to find my path and branch out and gain the experiences and memories I have today.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Get yourself involved with the campus community! There are a lot of great clubs and organizations that are at SJSU! It's a great way to meet new people and help make your college experience more memorable! Another piece of advice is to plan out your classes ahead of time. You should get used to how college courses work so that registration can be as smooth as possible for you.


Jessica NguyenJessica Nguyen

Major: Business Administration: Management Information Systems

 

 

 

Have you had an internship? If so, which company?

Project Coordinator Intern at KW Silicon City

Which student organizations are you a member of a student involvement experience?

Management Information Systems Association (MISA), Akbayan SJSU

Why did you become a Peer Leader?

I became a Peer Leader because I want to help incoming and current students with not only advising questions, but also to help them to get involved with student involvement in SJSU. As a student myself, I always have questions about my progress to graduate and how to build more connections with other business students. I want to help students get one step closer to their future goals.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice for incoming students is to build connections by getting involved with student organizations at SJSU. Whether it’s a business organization or a social organization, there’s always something for everyone’s interests to make your SJSU experience more memorable.


Linh Nguyen
Major: Business Administration: Corporate Accounting and Finance

 

 

 

Why did you become a Peer Leader?

I became a peer leader because I want to work with other students to figure out the solutions, revise my knowledge, and make new friends.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice is do not procrastinate and do not let yourself fall behind. If you have time to do your homework, just do it. If you don’t understand a problem, you can figure it out by yourself through lessons on YouTube or other websites; and you can ask you professors, your peers, and your tutors.


Alyssa PamintuanAlyssa Pamintuan
Major: Business Administration: Human Resource Management

 

 

 


Student Organizations
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  • Akbayan
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Why did you become a peer leader?

I became a peer leader because I loved the idea of helping incoming and current business students. Whether it was through answering questions or giving my advice, past peer leaders and advisors have helped me a lot throughout my college career, and I hope to do the same for my peers.           

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Take advantage of all the opportunities and resources JHSSC and SJSU has to offer! Sign up for clubs that interests you, go to events, and don’t be afraid to try something new.

If you ever have questions, always reach out for help!


 

ThomasProctor.Thomas Proctor

Major: Business Administration: Business Analytics

 




Internships:

Digital Sales at the corporate location for FedEx Services.

Student Involvement:

Formerly the Vice President and President of AIESEC at SJSU. I was also a Residential Advisor for two years.

Why did you become a Peer Leader?

I became a Peer Leader because I wanted to aid incoming students in maneuvering the College of Business.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice would be to never underestimate a class. There is a reason why we have a good Business program and that can show itself in unexpected difficulty curves in classes.


Name: James Shoenhair
Minor: Humanities

 

 

 


Student Involvement:

Why did you become a peer leader?

I became a Peer Leader because I love the business program at San Jose State and want to help my peers in the business program together.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Get involved on campus and never be afraid to try new things! You never know what sort of opportunities might come your way and college is the perfect time to make great memories!

The only bad question is one that goes unasked! Never be afraid to ask questions, it made my transition from high school to college a lot easier.