Marian Azeem-Angel

Position title: Career Advisor

Pronouns: Career Advisor

Website: Make an Advising Appointment

Phone: Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Hometown: New York City, NY

Education: Currently pursuing a MS Nelson Institute for Environmental Resources at UW-Madison; B.S in Environmental Science with a minor in Soil Water Science at Miami Dade College and University of Florida 

Hobbies: Cooking

What’s your favorite thing about being a peer advisor?

I think it’s really great to just talk with students from a wide range of different backgrounds. Undergraduate students have a very hopeful aura, which I love because I’m a big advocate for believing the world is your oyster. You can do whatever you want with your life and you don’t have to be channeled into a single path.

How did you decide your major/career path?

I’ve always been an environmental girl. When I was in Canada, I did a couple of summers of eco-summer camp. I’ve always just been outdoors and loved it, but couldn’t really put a name to it. Water was something that stuck out to me, just the underlying theme that it’s always there. For me, living in the mountains made me put a lot of thought into where my water comes from. 

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t be afraid to look around into potentially adjacent neighboring fields or topics!

What’s a career resource at SuccessWorks that you wish you learned about sooner?

The alumni portal is resourceful because you’re able to talk with alumni in fields that you’re interested in and connect with someone that’s willing to answer your questions. Networking is such a scary word, but it helps when you’re able to get the perspective of someone who’s in it. They can point out things that they do or don’t like about the field that you might have never thought about before. It helps inform your own choices without having to go through that yourself.