Career Peer Advisor 2022-2023

Thank you for considering The College of Wooster in your search.

About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.

Job Description:

Career Peer Advisors will assist peers by advising and supporting their career exploration and planning through individual and groups sessions including, but not limited to Career Planning resources, resume writing, cover letter writing, and career exploration workshops and activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Learn Career Planning resources and refer students to the appropriate resources.  
  • Greet students, answer preliminary questions regarding Career Planning resources.
  • Attend Walk-in-Wednesdays and regularly scheduled drop-in hours.
  • Advise students on drafting and revising resumes, cover letters, and career exploration.
  • Engage in career development such as creating and updating your LinkedIn profile, resume, and other career related materials.
  • Facilitate presentations about Career Planning to student organizations and clubs.
  • Serve as a positive representative of Career Planning and APEX.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be a current student at The College of Wooster. 
  • Strong computer skills including Career Planning online resources.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings, drop-in hours, and training.
    •  5 – 8 per week
      • Attend CPA monthly 30-minute one-on-one.
      • Attend CPA monthly 1-hour meeting.
      • Facilitate at least 1 30-minute presentation or workshop per semester on career exploration.
      • Complete 2 hours every Wednesday between 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm for drop-in hours.
      • Complete 2 hours per week between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to positively interact with all students, staff, and faculty.
  • Knowledge of and experience with planning one’s career and with the Career Planning office.
  • Understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information see our nondiscrimination policy.

Application Instructions:

Applications are due by April 11, 2022

For highest consideration, please:

The cover letter should share:

  • Why you want to be a Career Peer Advisor
  • The skills or qualifications that would make you successful as a Career Peer Advisor.

Consider making an appointment with the Career Planning team to create, edit, or refine your application materials, this is not a requirement.