Luis Rodriguez

Position title: Peer Advisor

Website: Make an Advising Appointment

Phone: Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Education: Double major in Human Development and Family Studies and Chicano/Latino Studies. Certificate: criminal justice (UW-Madison)

Hobbies: Bowling, Thrifting, Biking, Soccer

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

I think my favorite thing about being a Peer Advisor is the unique experience of working with different people everyday and learning how to support them. Coming across people on different paths, they oftentimes have different career backgrounds, and I enjoy getting to know them better.

How did you decide your major/career path?

 I decided on my career path because I always had the idea in mind of helping people, and I like using history to find solutions to issues. I became passionate in the development of people and the development of my community, as well as learning more through a legal perspective.

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

I think the best career advice is: “don’t say no to yourself before they tell you no”

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

Besides for career advising, I wish I knew about the career communities and having a guide when it came to the navigation of my major and my career path.