Become a Career Peer Advisor!

Description of Career Peer Advisors:

Career Peer Advisors are students selected to act as representatives for Career Services on campus to help fellow students by making career resources and information easily accessible.

Responsibilities of Career Peer Advisors (CPA’s) include:

CPAs are extension of Career Services. They receive extensive training in resume review, interview skills, gain knowledge of all Career Services resources and be expected to share this knowledge with fellow students. CPAs are expected to commit to 12 hours of training throughout the spring semester and for a minimum of 3 hours a week during the following academic year. They attend monthly meetings and be responsible for providing Peer Advising Hours in convenient locations on Campus. CPAs also support Career Services by marketing for and participating in Career Services events and workshops.

Why become a CPA?

Career Peer Advisors have the opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities and develop transferable skills while supporting the goals of the Career Services office. As a CPA you will:

  • Participate in leadership activities and training
  • Network with career professionals and campus recruiters
  • Learn to effectively market your PSU degree and skills
  • Qualify for scholarship funding and gain access to resources
  • Gain valuable communication, active listening, presenting and consulting skills
  • Practice event planning and utilize organizational abilities
  • Build resume
  • Assist fellow students and make a positive impact
  • Obtain knowledge of Career Service’s resources and job search techniques
  • Become prepared for internships and other professional opportunities
  • Get cool swag
  • Gain access to individual monthly mentoring services with a Career Services Professional to work on your career goals
  • Have the opportunity to be paired with an alum for additional mentoring services
  • Be part of a caring, effective team developing a program to support PSU students

Program Eligibility:

  • Satisfactory academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.7 at time of application and throughout rotation
  • Sophomore or Junior standing
  • Ability to attend 12 hours of training spread over several evenings during the preceding Spring term and also the day before classes begin in the Fall
  • Friendly and motivated attitude
  • A desire to assist other students in the area of career services and development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity, a strong work ethic, and consistent productivity with minimum supervision

To Apply: 

All applications are due by December 19, 2014

Application must include the following:

  • Completed application
  • Current resume

Submit all materials to:

Stephanie Messina, Career Services Graduate Assistant

Center for Global Engagement, Mary Lyon Garden Level

or by e-mail


Career Peer Advisor Application

Name:  ______________________________________________________________

Address:  ____________________________________________________________

Phone:  _____________________________________________________________

E-mail:  _____________________________________________________________

Major:  _____________________________________________________________

Anticipated graduation date:  ____________________________________________

Cumulative GPA:  _____________________________________________________

Current student status: Sophomore ________     Junior ________


Questions: Please answer below, continue on back or attach another page if needed


  1. Why are you interested in being a Career Peer Advisor?



  1. What are your personal career goals?



  1. Please describe your current level of involvement on campus, and how your experience may be an asset to the program?



Please mark the liaison and projects areas you’re interested in (you may check more than one):


Project Areas
Social Media
Event Planning
Creating Fliers and Newsletters
Developing new career-related programs and events


List the name, title and contact information for 2 faculty, staff, administrators, or supervisors who can serve as references for you. Please continue on the back or attach another page if more space is needed.


Name (printed) __________________________________________________

Signature _______________________________________________________

Date ___________________________________________________________