Career Services Peer Advisor


Note that peers for a given academic year are selected the PREVIOUS year. Peers for AY 2016-2017 have already been selected.

Tentative dates for 17-18 school year:

Info sessions (mandatory to attend 1)
Jan 31 @ 2pm
Feb 2 @ 12pm
Feb 6 @ 1pm
Feb 8 @ 3pm
Feb 14 @ 11am
Feb 16 @ 3pm
Feb 17 @ 3pm
GauchoLink Application Open
Jan 31 @ 12:00am
GauchoLink Application Due
Feb 21 @ 11:59pm


Questions? Stop by Career Services' Career Resource Room, 
email Maya Salmon or call 805-893-4630.


Career Peer Advisors are employed for about 10 hours per week and need to commit for the entire Fall-Spring academic year, with the possibility of employment over the summer. Peers need to be available for training the week before classes begin in Fall Quarter.

Peer Responsibilities Include:

  • Actively develop a working knowledge of agency and campus referral sources in the areas of career exploration, internships, job search and graduate school.
  • Advise students in their initial stages of career planning and provide appropriate referrals to advisors, counselors, or other campus agencies as needed.
  • Conduct research for career library including revision and organization of current materials.
  • Recommend students to appropriate occupational profiles, handouts, resource materials and computer programs relevant to their needs.
  • Help students with GauchoLink registration and internet searches for part-time, internship and career employment options.
  • Troubleshoot questions when applying for positions through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program.
  • Conduct formal/informal group presentations to students, faculty and staff about Career Services.
  • Assist career counselors with program development and implementation of specialty areas.
  • Participate in recruitment, hiring, and training of new Career Peer Advisors.
  • Provide tours of Career Resource Room as requested.
  • Serve as ambassadors for Career Services and market our programs to students, academic departments, residence halls and student organizations.

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • ALL majors and all class levels (except graduating seniors) are encouraged to apply
  • Interested in helping your fellow Gauchos with majors, employment, and careers
  • Patient and responsible
  • Comfortable working in a team, as well as being a self-starter
  • Organized and able to manage time