Career Services Center: Peer Advisor
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Who are they?
The role of the Career Services Center (CSC) Peer Advisor is to be an ambassador to the campus community for the CSC. As a representative of the Center, they coach and model job/internship search skills to all visitors and help market our services to their peers. They assist the WWU community in using career resources (both print and online) in the Center, show students how to the use the CSC databases to access information about employment, do resume counseling and promote CSC in the Western community.
- A strong interest in and desire to be trained in a career services environment.
- Excellent customer service skills and ability to maintain a professional presence.
- Ability to work well in a team environment.
- Enrollment on campus during the academic year.
- At least a 2.5 GPA.
- Completion of a one-quarter training class.
- Familiarity with computer programs.
- Experience with event planning.
Students are recruited and "hired" during winter quarter and complete the SAA 340 training class. Once hired, on-site training and development continues during the academic year.
How many students are hired annually?
Two to four, depending on the graduation rate of the team.
Is the position paid?
Options include paid, work-study, internship and volunteer positions.
Where can people learn more?
www.careers.wwu.edu Positions are advertised on both the CSC and Student Employment web site beginning December. Students interested in this leadership opportunity could contact Kergie Garcia during fall quarter and become familiar with the Center's events and services.
Deadlines for this year's recruiting have not been set. Last year applications were due the end of January.