Hannah McCurdy

Graduate Assistant

My role at UC San Diego

As a graduate assistant, my role includes advising students, creating professional development workshops, and outreach to make students more aware of our resources here at the Career Center. 

My career path

My career path starting moving towards higher education during my time at the University of Arizona where I studied Psychology and Family Studies and Human Development . There, I worked as an orientation leader, a preceptor, and a peer advisor for an academic recovery program. These experiences allowed me to develop my passion for working with university students throughout their college journey. I am currently pursuing my masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University in order to learn more about how I can assist students in varying capacities of student affairs.  

The rewards in doing what I do

It is rewarding to me to see how a student progresses over time. I enjoy being able to meet with students repeatedly and see how they have overcome challenges, achieved goals, and worked toward other successes.  It is especially meaningful to hear from a past student about how an interaction or referral has influenced their progress and helped them along their path.

My words of wisdom to students

My advice to students is to get involved and gain experience. Join a club, get a job or summer internship, do research, or start volunteering. Whether you feel you know your career path or not, be open to trying new things and further developing your interests. All of the experiences you have will be a meaningful piece of your career path, whether it is honing in on an interest or finding out that a certain path is not right for you. 

In my free time...

I love to be outside, especially at the beach. I enjoy being active including yoga, hiking, biking, and snowboarding. I have recently taken up surfing as my newest hobby.