Career Peers

The Career Peers are a very important part of the support we provide in the Student Life Centre.
Career Peers are a team of highly trained, upper-year student leaders who are advised by the Student Life Centre staff to provide career support and programming to Brescia students. This career support takes on several services, including:

  • Holding drop-in office hours for on-the-spot resume, cover letter, CV, and LinkedIn Profile critiques.
  • Winter Term Drop-In hours begin Wednesday, January 9, 2019. At this time, you can meet with a Career Peer on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • This year’s Career Peers are able to provide you with help in English, Mandarin, and Polish.
  • Helping fellow students work through available tools and resources to help assess values, skills and interests
  • Co-facilitating workshops with SLC staff
  • Initiating special projects to meet the career needs of students
Meet your 2018-19 Career Peers!
Kristen Da Silva: Hello all! My name is Kristen and I am in my third year of university. I am enrolled in the Food and Dietetics program here at Brescia. I love cooking new recipes and exploring different foods! My favourite food to make is lasagna with my mom as we prepare everything from scratch! I am so excited to be a Career Peer and help fellow students develop skills that are essential for the workplace. I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing team and cannot wait to work with you! Don’t hesitate to come in and see me during our drop-in hours!

Yolanda Liu: My name is Yolanda and I am in my third year of HSP Nutrition and Dietetics. I am very excited about being a Career Peer this year and I look forward to help you with career development. Besides English, I also know Mandarin and Cantonese. I will try my best to assist you so come in if you have any questions.

Paulina Bialek: My name is Paulina and I am currently studying Foods and Nutrition at Brescia University College. I was born in Mississauga, Ontario but my family is from a small town in Poland called Bielawa. Thanks to my parents, I am bilingual in Polish and English! I can’t wait to be a Career Peer because helping others has always made me happy. I hope that I can be a mentor and a friend to other students at Brescia!

Wenjing Liu: Hello, all! I am Wenjing and I am in my third year of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is my pleasure to be a career peer and assist with resumes, cover letters, and anything that could be of practical help when job searching and working towards your own career development. I am looking forward to share my opinions with you and spending a great semester together. Come and see me when you have a chance.

What can I expect at drop-in session?
Drop into the Student Life Centre during the designated hours (stay tuned!) to have your Resume, Cover Letter or Linked In Profile reviewed and critiqued by experienced Career Peers.

Career Peers are trained in everything from resume layout and formatting, to using accomplishment statements to highlight your skills and your experiences. Not only that, but you can talk through maximizing your online potential (hello, LinkedIn) and even start to tackle those big questions (how can I narrow down my options?) when you’re having trouble getting started.

Drop-in Hours for Winter 2019
Fall Drop-In Hours are coming to an end December 6, 2018. Our Winter Drop-In Hours will resume on January 9, 2019. At this time, you can meet with a Career Peer on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

*Drop-in hours are subject to change, changes will be noted above.  If cancelled, a notice will be added to this webpage and in the Student Life Centre’s Instagram (@bresciastudentlife), as soon as possible.

Please ensure that you bring a copy of your resume or cover letter to review. Career Peers will be unable to review electronic versions of these documents.

Be a Career Peer!

Brescia Co-Curricular RecordIn their role, Career Peers spend 3-5 hours/week, from September-April, gaining first-hand knowledge of career development strategies and working closely with our professional staff, while applying their knowledge directly to a valued leadership role at Brescia. Not only that, but Career Peers develop the skills and knowledge to engage in self- and career exploration as they think about life beyond Brescia.

Interested in joining the Career Peer team?  Visit the Student Life Centre to learn more about how to get involved. Applications open Winter 2019!