Career Peer Adviser Program

Sometimes the best advice you get on campus comes from a fellow student. That's why the Career Planning Center created the Career Peer Adviser position so students could help fellow students with career-related questions

What is the Career Peer Adviser (CPA) Program?

The CPA Program is a student leadership program for sophomore, juniors, and senior students interested in helping underclassmen develop career readiness skills. CPA's receive extensive training from the Career Planning Center staff and use that knowledge to meet with and guide students in the Center.

Peer Advisers assist students with:

  • Resume critiques and writing resumes from scratch
  • Tips for using LinkedIn
  • Applying for internships and jobs - particularly navigating Stags4Hire
  • Sharing interview tips

Expectations:

Peer advisers volunteer 4-7 hours per week during the Center's drop-in hours and at events and programs on campus. Drop-in hours are typically from 1:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday. Peer advisers do presentations in residence halls and to clubs, attend information/career fairs on behalf of the Center, and occasionaly plan their own events. They also help market the Center's events as well as the CPA program.

Students attend one full-day training in the beginning of the semester and hour long bi-weekly meetings as a group with the coordinator of the program.

Who can apply:  Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

How to Participate: Applications will be available in November for positions during Spring 2015.

For more information: e-mail Cath at cborgman@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4081.