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Peer Career Advisor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 12/18/2017
Working Title Peer Career Advisor
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Spring
Job Type Student
Job Category Other
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Career Development & Placement Assistance (CDPA) is seeking energetic undergraduate students who are passionate about coaching and assisting fellow Pitt students to represent our department as Peer Career Advisors. Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) play a critical role within CDPA. PCAs support the career consulting component of our office by meeting with undergraduate students during drop-in hours and are trained in reviewing resumes and cover letters, use of Handshake and other CDPA resources, and interview preparation.

PCA responsibilities include:
• Work 5-8 hours per week between 10 am-4 pm Monday-Friday; some additional evening hours may be required for programs/presentations.
• Advise undergraduate students during drop-in hours on topics including resume & cover letter critique, use of Handshake & CDPA resources, and interview preparation.
• Facilitate basic career education programs and presentations for residence hall students and student organizations on topics including resumes/cover letters, job search strategies, and interview preparation.
• Represent CDPA in an enthusiastic and professional manner at events including campus tabling, marketing opportunities with fellow students, career events, and employer interactions.
• Attend paid bi-weekly meetings to participate in ongoing training and departmental updates

Competitive PCA candidates will possess these desired skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstration of self-motivation and confidence
• Demonstrated comfort level speaking in front of groups
• Willingness to learn and maintain subject matter specialty related to career education

Job Requirements

To be considered for our team, PCAs must meet the following requirements:
• Must be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh with at least two (2) semesters completed at the University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus
• Must be a student in good academic standing; preferred cumulative GPA is 3.0
• Students from all majors are encouraged to apply
• Must be available to work spring 2018 semester
• Must be available to fulfill work hours between 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
• Must possess a desire to serve and coach their fellow Pitt students

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $8.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 5-8 hours
Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 2 hour shifts – between the hours of 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location WPU 200
Posting Number S-05985-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please list the days and times you would be available to work Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents