Career Services Peer Advisor

Career Services Career Peer Advisor Application Opens in Handshake January 15, 2019!

Are you interested in helping students figure out their career path? Then we want you to apply to be a Career Peer Advisor! No experience necessary, just a desire to help others and skills in communication, organization, public speaking, teamwork, and time management. This is a commitment for the entire 2019-2020 school year.

What do peers do?

  • Run the Career Resource Room front & back desk by greeting students, assisting with questions, showing Career Services resources, organizing drop-in services
  • Help students write resumes & cover letters, choose majors, find internships & jobs
  • Critique resumes and cover letters
  • Coach students on interview questions
  • Work with Career Counselors & staff on projects, such as industry research, website updating, and events
  • Present workshops & table at a variety of events
  • Market our services & perform administrative tasks

How to apply:

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 maya.salmon@sa.ucsb.edu.
 
Apply on Handshake with resume, cover letter, and supplementary questions by Feb 7 at 11:59pm
 
All info sessions are located in the Career Resource Room at Career Services:
  • Jan 15 9:30am
  • Jan 17 10am
  • Jan 22 1pm
  • Jan 25 @ 2pm
  • Jan 28 @ 11am
  • Jan 29 @ 11am
  • Jan 30 @ 3:30pm
  • Jan 31 @ 10:30am
  • Feb 1 @ 2pm
  • Feb 4 @ 1:30pm
  • Feb 5 @ 11am
  • Feb 6 @ 10am
or 
On-Campus Job and Internship Mixer, Monday, Feb 4, 4-5:30 at SRB.
Can't make any of the sessions? Email Maya to work out an alternate date. maya.salmon@sa.ucsb.edu

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