Apply to be a Career Peer


To apply for 2013-2014 Career Peer Advisor position:

  1. Download and complete the 2013-2014 Career Peer Advisor application.
  2. Attend an information session either on Tuesday, January 15 (6-7pm) or Wednesday, January 23 (6:30-7:30pm). 
  3. Get your résumé and cover letter critiqued by a career counselor during CRR drop-in hours, Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm.
  4. Submit your application by Monday, January 28!

NOTE: Apply to only ONE peer advisor position through Handshake (UCSB's job/internship database) and select which individual interview date is your #1 preference (Handshake Job ID# and Date):

  • 735163-Monday (Feb 25)
  • 735164-Tuesday (Feb 26)
  • 735165-Thursday (Feb 28)

Upload the following documents to Handshake in order to complete the application process:

  1. Career Peer Advisor Application (PDF application you completed)
  2. Résumé
  3. Cover Letter

Application for Career Peer Closed
Good luck in the application process!

Career Peer Advisors are employed for 10 hours per week and need to commit for the entire Fall 2013-Spring 2014 academic year. They also 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 binders, handouts, resource materials and computer programs relevant to their needs.
  • Help students with Handshake registration and internet searches for part-time, internship and career employment options.
  • Guide students on how to apply for the Internship Certificate Program.
  • 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.