Career Services Peer Program
Peers work with undergraduate and graduate students one-to-one on resumes and cover letters and focus primarily on strategies for improving resumes 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.
Career Services Peers offer 6 half-hour appointments at Career Services per week during office hours (at times suited to their schedule). Peers are provided with extensive 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 student seeking professional development in this area.
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Go to http://careers.queensu.ca/students
b. Login into MyCareer using your NetID
c. Select job postings from the left-hand menu
d. You have 2 options for searching for the relevant postings:
i. Use the following search terms: Student Affairs
ii.Alternatively, you can use the specific job ID associated with the Peer role: # 83080
e. Follow all application instructions and send your resume & cover letter as a single document to Julia Blackstock
For Questions and Information:
Julia Blackstock, Career Counsellor and Career Services Peer Program Coordinator
Tel: 613-533-6000 X78350