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Peer Consultant

Date: Dec 7, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

No external posting.


The Office of Career Engagement supports the career development of all undergraduate student populations at Kogod. To best serve our students, we hire Peer Consultants (PCs) to support our advisors with resume and cover letter reviews and help educate fellow classmates on the resources available to them through our office. The PC position is paid and hiring preference is given to students who will be available to work during both the fall and spring semesters.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Student Appointments 
  • Meet with students during scheduled appointments and drop-in hours to provide feedback on resumes, cover letters, and other career-related documents.
  • Help students reflect on their experiences and effectively represent these experiences in their professional documents.
2. Meetings/Biz 1.0 
  • Attend weekly team meetings.
  • Collaborate as a team to grade Biz 1.0 assignments and provide status reports, as required.
3. Outreach Activities 
  • Market our events, services, and resources by distributing promotional flyers, staffing outreach tables, and visiting classrooms and student clubs.
  • Collaborate with Kogod student leaders to identify opportunities for partnership on programs and workshops consistent with services offered through Career Engagement.
4. Programming/Resource Development 
  • Provide support for Career Engagement initiatives including credit bearing classes, Industry Days and employer information sessions.
  • Brainstorm and pitch programming ideas (career events, alumni speakers, etc.) reflecting student needs and wants. 
5. Confidentiality 
  • Commit to preserving confidential information on students, employers, faculty, and staff while working in the Office of Career Engagement.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 8-10 hours per week with the possibility of additional hours, as needed (with occasionally evenings and weekends if needed).
  • In-person

Salary Range

  • $16.00/hour

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be a Junior or Senior or current Graduate Student.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills including being able to create and deliver presentations with confidence to groups of 10+ students, and work both independently and collaboratively with other PCs and the Office of Career Engagement team.
  • Applicants should possess a strong interest in developing knowledge of career-related issues and skills in resume writing techniques.

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