Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) play an invaluable role in the Career Services office at Ithaca College. PCAs educate and assist fellow students of all majors and backgrounds on career development topics during drop-ins and presentations. They are trained to assist fellow IC students with the following career topics:
- Resume and cover letter editing and development
- Job and internship searching
- Interview preparation
- Graduate school search and application process
- Using our online resources such as Handshake, the Alumni Directory, and Career Shift
PCAs are available to assist during drop-in hours (11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday) when classes are in session, on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by Career Services to receive help from one of your peers!
Interested in becoming a PCA?
New PCAs are selected each spring to begin work in the upcoming fall semester, with annual PCA training occurring the week before fall classes begin. Prior experience in career advising is NOT required. Candidates must demonstrate a multicultural awareness and ability to contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful college community. Click here to view the PCA job description. To apply for the PCA position for the 2018-2019 academic year, please submit a resume and PCA application through your Handshake account by Friday, March 9.
If you have any questions about the Peer Career Advisor program, please contact Caryanne Keenan, Assistant Director for Career Development, at email@example.com or (607) 274-3365.