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Be a Career Peer-2017-2018 Academic Year

Help Students with Resumes and Cover Letters

April 14, 2017 5:38 PM

Career Peer Advisors assist the Career Center(CC) in extending career services and information to the UMBC student body.  Students must be able to commit to both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Duties and Responsibilities: Use your communications skills and your proof-reading skills to assist fellow students during  drop-in sessions (must be available between 2-4 p.m. on at least one day of the week); review resumes and cover letters; facilitate workshops/seminars; design and present group information sessions to student organizations, residence halls, and other groups; provide occasional office reception duties (as needed); assist with special events such as career fairs; conduct outreach to student organizations and one of three colleges (Engineering and Information Technology, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Mathematical Sciences); work closely with CC staff on special projects as needed.  Training will be provided. Hours:  10-12 per week.

Note: All majors encouraged to apply.


Continuing undergraduate or graduate student with at least a 2.75 GPA; strong interest in helping others and working with students, staff, employers, and faculty; in good academic standing; excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; experience with public speaking helpful; ability to use tact and diplomacy in working with others (both face to face and on the phone); previous or current involvement in campus organizations or activities helpful; basic computer skills (MS Word, Power Point, knowledge of UMBCworks required); detail-oriented, dependable and reliable; initiative and enthusiasm.

Excellent opportunity for Social Work, Sociology, and Psychology, Instructional Systems Development majors. However this opportunity to open to ALL MAJORS. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

Note:  Must be available to attend a mandatory two-day training program in August 2017.

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