The Career Peer Program provides student-driven, peer-to-peer career support through a customized one-on-one setting. As the drivers behind Student Life’s resume & cover letter advising drop-in service, Career Peers are career exploration ambassadors and peer advisors who help develop the ‘My Career Story’ panel series, as well as other educational on-campus career events (i.e., resume clinics; peers-in-residence office hours), and help students get oriented to the career education support in Student Life.
Career Peers provide resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn support to Brescia students and work closely with the SLC to deliver career-related programming, such as the 'My Career Story' panel series, workshops, and events.
Highly-trained, upper-year students, Career Peers spend between 3-5 hours each week, from September-April, offering virtual drop-in hours and programming. During the year, the Career Peers work closely with Student Life engaging in their own career development via bi-weekly team meetings and ongoing training.
Career Peer recruitment takes place during the #bestudentlife campaign in February-March of each academic year. For more information on this role head to our Upcoming Opportunities page.
The Student Coordinator role is an enriching student leadership opportunity, usually filled by a returning Career Peer. This paraprofessional role assists the Coordinator, Student Life and Learning in administering all aspects of the Career Peer program. The Student Coordinator will assist with program administration, program development, workshop facilitation, hiring, training, and team development. In addition, the Career Peer Student Coordinator will play a central role in planning the 'My Career Story' panel series, including working with a number of campus stakeholders and alumnae.
Career Peer Student Coordinator recruitment takes place during the #bestudentlife campaign in February-March of each academic year. For more information on this role head to our Upcoming Opportunities page.
Career Peers are trained by Student Life in everything from resume layout and formatting, to using accomplishment statements to highlight your skills and 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.
Through virtual drop-in hours and e-advising, this service helps all Brescia students seeking support with resumes, cover letters, CVs, personal statements, & LinkedIn profiles.