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USA Career Services seeks highly motivated Career Peer Champions to educate the USA community about Career Services resources and programming for summer and fall 2021 and spring 2022.

Application Window: March 22nd - April 9th

Career Peer Champions support the mission of USA Career Services by expanding the Career Center's ability to reach students. Career Peer Champions serve as ambassadors of the Career Center by conducting presentations on career-related topics and promoting services and resources to the University community. Career Peer Champions will also have the opportunity to learn about career resources while assisting the Career Center with a wide range of projects. Career Peer Champions will gain exposure to many different career tools and resources and will be encouraged to utilize this knowledge in their own career development.

Career Peer Champions will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week during Summer and Fall semesters (excluding breaks and holidays). Career Peer Champions are required to work at least 2 days a week, with some evening and weekend hours required.

Required Qualifications: This is an hourly student assistant position. Applicants should be currently enrolled USA students.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the desire to enhance those skills through presentations to student groups.
  • Experience providing excellent customer service is helpful.
  • Possess interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, and the ability to take initiative and identify opportunities to match skills/interests with office needs.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for peer education, creativity and the initiative to learn new information.
  • Above all, express a genuine desire to support and serve their fellow students.

Required Duties:
Peer Advising and Resource Assistance
  • Provide peer mentoring virtually or around campus and provide drop-in advising assistance for USA Career Services
  • Review peer resumes and provide feedback on areas of improvement
  • Review and become knowledgeable about USA Career Services print and online resources
  • Assist students with online resources such as Handshake, Vault Career Guides, LinkedIn and more!
Outreach & Events
  • Conduct or co-facilitate presentations on Zoom, in the classroom, and/or to campus organizations on topics such as resume writing, internship search resources, and navigating a career fair
  • Assist employer partners during virtual and campus events, including career fairs, on campus interviews, or other career-related activities
  • Use your creativity to assist with the marketing of major career fairs, career workshops and programming efforts
  • Initiate new and innovative ways to increase student use of USA Career Services programs and resources
  • Engage in and provide support for USA Career Services events and career fairs¬†

Interview Preparation:
Interested students are asked to review the following questions outlined below. These questions may be included during the interview process.
  • Describe your current interests and/or goals?
  • Why are you interested in peer education and what contributions will you make to the Career Peer Champion program?
  • What is the greatest challenge facing USA students in their overall career development? As a Career Peer Champion, what would you do to address this problem?
  • What are your top three professional development areas of interest? Why?
  • What other activities are you planning to participate in during Summer and Fall 2021.¬†

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to use the Resume section of the USA Career Services website. Career advisors are also available to provide feedback on your resume and interview prep by appointment or during office hours:

Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
251-460-6188

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email to schedule their interview.

If you have questions about the application or position, please contact Adam Barnes, Career Services Coordinator: abarnes@southalabama.edu