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Queen's University
 

Career Services Peers Program

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NOW RECRUITING FOR 2014-15 
Current deadline:  rolling admissions
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Peers work with undergraduate and graduate students one-to-one and focus primarily on strategies for improving resumes (or cover letters and personal statements) rather than proofing or editing. We are seeking individuals who would be interested in developing or furthering their coaching skills, in particular, learning how to guide interactions in appointments so as to lead to transformative learning (“Aha” moments) for clients.

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Career Services Peers offer 6 half-hour appointments at Career Services per week during office hours (at times suited to their schedule).  We will be providing training on coaching skills including: active listening, the ability to ask good questions, providing effective feedback, explaining options and strategies, and helping clients assess options and form their own goals. While these skills will focus on career strategies, they would be transferable to professional work that requires an advising or coaching skillset (such as consulting, law, counselling, teaching or academia, or work with any clients) .  The amount of supervision (some of it based on direct observation) available throughout the program makes this opportunity a significant one for a graduate student seeking professional development in this area. Currently, 75% of our team is comprised of graduate students.

For Questions and Information:

Julia Blackstock,  Career Counsellor
Tel:  613-533-6000 X78350
Email:  julia.blackstock@queensu.ca

 

 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000