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Career Peers are bright and energetic students who serve as volunteer ambassadors for the Career Development Center. They play an important role serving as the center’s word-of-mouth marketing team. Career Peers can also assist with general program development and delivery and other related projects as their schedule permits. Career Peers can serve approximately 4 hours a month or more if desired.

Examples of Career Peer activities may include:

  • Resume and cover letter editing and development
  • Job and internship searching
  • Interview preparation
  • Partnering with Counselors for student support in mock interviews
  • Graduate school search and application process
  • Brief classroom discussions on career-related topics and activities
  • Using online resources such as Focus2, What to Do With this Major?, Warrior Careers
  • Supporting Career Development with our website and social media
  • Working special events with Career Development

Benefits for Participating:

  • Personal & professional development
  • Contact with faculty, employers and other professionals
  • Mentoring with a Career Development counselor
  • Co-curricular transcript credit
  • Professional experience to be included on your resume

Responsibilities:

Career Peers are available to assist fellow undergraduate students and duties will include:

  • 3 hours per week in the Career Development assisting with resume review during drop in hours of 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the academic year
  • As a volunteer you are requested to attend a monthly informational meeting (TBD) with Career Development
  • Deliver the monthly information to each of your classes
  • Host one monthly info table on campus, per semester
  • Co-present two career–related workshops or big events such as the Job and Internship Expo
  • Refer student peers for appointments with the Career Development Office

Career Peers must participate in an annual orientation and training, which will be held in the beginning of the fall semester. This is an unpaid volunteer position, however, there are opportunities and incentives to earn prizes and gift cards, as well as participate in fun team building activities throughout the year. Additionally, Career Peers are matched up with a professional career counselor within the office for their own career guidance and mentoring as needed.

Required skills include:

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Ability to learn (and regularly use) online career software and internet resources
  • Proven work ethic, time management, and professionalism

Prior career development training is not required. All majors and class years are welcome to apply. Candidates must be in good academic standing to be considered for this position.

For consideration, please complete the application and return to our office by September 5th, 2014