Peer Career Advisor Candidates Needed

10/18/2004

Contributed by Tracey Cross-Baker

The Office of Career Services is beginning its peer career adviser (PCA) selection process for the Spring 2005 semester.

Peer career advisers function as paraprofessional support staff in the career services office and they assist other students with career issues such as:

Most important, the Peer Career Adviser program is a unique leadership opportunity for students who are interested in helping others while also working on their own career development.

Qualifications -- A willingness to work with peers in a high-paced environment; being flexible and willing to adapt to change; an interest in having fun while working with others; interest in career issues and learning about the career development process; open to any current first-year, sophomore, or junior from any major.

Responsibilities -- Four scheduled office hours per week; a weekly one-hour meeting and training session every Thursday at noon; involvement with major events such as Job and Internship Fair and Graduate School Fair; participation in the recruitment and selection of the following year's PCA staff; available to participate in additional training sessions as needed.

Application Process -- Applications are available at the career services office, 1101 Gannett Center and the deadline to apply is Friday, November 12 ,at 5:00 pm. Should you know of a student who could add to our team, please encourage them to apply!

Questions -- Please contact Tracey Cross-Baker, associate director of career services, 274-3365, for more information.

Contributed by Tracey Cross-Baker

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