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.
The current recruitment cycle is closed.
If you are applying on the basis of the Special Application Extension, please submit an application by February 12, 2017 11:59 pm. An application consists of a cover letter and resume. Please take care to explain your interest in the role and how your skills and experience would make you a good volunteer. Please submit your application as a single document (pdf) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next opportunity to apply will be in the Fall: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 11:59 pm.
Download the Job Description (PDF, 134 kB)
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