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Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are a group of student volunteers who are selected through an application and interview process during each Spring semester. They serve as ambassadors to undergraduates and play a valuable role in supporting the Center for Career Development (CCD). PCAs reinforce the knowledge, skills, and resources offered through the CCD. PCAs are specially trained to assist you with the following topics:

  • Resume and cover letter reviews

  • How to use Handshake

  • Job and internship basics

  • Using our online resources (Focus2, Vault, etc.)

  • Understanding CCD services

Each residential college has its own team of PCAs, so they are easily accessible and available to answer your questions in person or through email, even when the CCD is closed for the night. Check out our 2019-2020 PCAs here or on the poster in your college commons!

Interested In Becoming a PCA for 2020 - 2021?

We look for committed students who have a genuine interest in learning more about career topics and in assisting their peers. If this sounds like you, being a Peer Career Advisor can give you great experience working with a team, while also building your leadership, communication and career development skills. We select new PCAs each Spring through an application and interview process.

For more information about the program, ask a PCA or look for the announcement on the homepage of Handshake. For questions, please contact Marilyn Wade, Asst. Director, Career Development.