Career Services Peer Advisor

Career Services Career Peer Advisor Application Opens in Handshake January 29, 2018!

Attend one mandatory 20-minute info session to learn more about being a Career Peer Advisor. Ask current peers about their position and learn about the responsibilities, duties, and qualifications. Questions? Email

All located in the Career Resource Room at Career Services
January 18 @ 10:30am
January 22 @ 10am
January 26 @ 1pm
January 30 @ 11:30am
February 1 @ 9:30am
February 5 @ 3:30pm
February 7 @ 2pm
February 13 @ 4pm
February 16 @ 10am

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 Handshake login and internet job 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