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Career Services Peer working with a Queen's studentCareer 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.

Get Experience

Career Services Peers provide 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. 

Recruiting for 2017-18

Career Services is actively recruiting Career Services Peers with a focus on graduate applicants.  Please consult the volunteer position description titled Career Services Peer in myCareer or download the following pdf.  

Download the Job Description (PDF, 134 kB)

Deadline for applications:  Sunday, November 5, 2017, 11:59 PM 

Please send your cover letter and resume as a single pdf document to cspeers@queensu.ca

Interviews: November 8 & 9, 2017 (or earlier by arrangement)

Training: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10am - 5pm and Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6-9pm

For Questions and Information:

Julia Blackstock,  Career Counsellor and Career Services Peer Program Coordinator
Tel:  613-533-6000 X78350 
Email:  julia.blackstock@queensu.ca