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Do you love public speaking? Are you interested in boosting your professional skills and empowering your peers to do the same? Career Services is seeking applications from undergraduate students interested in serving in a leadership role as a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). The position will begin August 2018 and will extend to at least May 2019, with the intent to work until graduation. This position pays $11.10/hr and will work 8-10 flexible hrs/week during the school year.

BENEFITS OF BEING A PEER CAREER ADVISOR:

This position allows students to use their strengths and talents in conducting career related presentations and helping students navigate the job/internship search process. PCAs also work one-on-one with undergraduate students on resumes and cover letters. Additionally, PCAs have the opportunity for professional development in the following areas:

  • Explore personal and career interests
  • Develop successful job search strategies
  • Connect with employers and diverse students
  • Enhance leadership and public speaking skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years remaining on campus
  • Flexible schedule, including evening availability
  • GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Interest in gaining counseling/advising experience
  • Enjoyment of and experience with public speaking
  • High degree of personal responsibility and self-motivation
  • Interest in learning about Career Services and representing Career Services on campus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build relationships with academic departments, student leaders, and campus groups (for example: Greek Life, Residence Life, and diverse student groups) in order to share Career Services’ information
  • Perform presentations on Career Services’ topics, including: resume/cover letter writing, social media strategies, networking, interviewing skills, job search techniques, and major exploration
  • Participate in tabling events around campus to educate students on Career Services, Handshake (job & internship database), and resume critiques
  • Provide one-on-one advising to students on resumes and cover letters
  • Attend Career Services events and serve as an ambassador for the office
  • Data entry for events, presentations, and outreach on campus
  • Work with a team of peers and use creativity to collaborate
  • Adapt to changing tasks and needs of office
  • Demonstrate autonomy and be self motivated
  • Participate in ongoing training, group processing, and supervision

HOW TO APPLY:

Complete application should include:

1). A cover letter expressing interest and qualifications and

2). A current resume; submitted via Handshake.

Please refer to Career Services resources when creating your documents: Resume & Cover Letter tips

Interviews: In-person interviews will be scheduled with qualified applicants as applications are received.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received with the hope of filling the position before the end of the school year (May 2018). Position will be posted until filled.

Questions? Please email Justin.Felton@colorado.edu