Peer Career Advisor (PCA)
CAPD Peer Career Advisor 2021-2022
Peer Career Advisor Role
Peer Career Advisors (PCA) play a significant role at CAPD by assisting fellow MIT students during individual career appointments and open office hours. They review and provide feedback on peers’ professional documents, and offer guidance on additional career topics. PCAs also work with CAPD staff to develop and deliver programs and resources for MIT students.
Why Should I Apply?
· Make a positive impact by helping your peers in reaching their professional goals.
· Develop communication, leadership and interpersonal skills that will be helpful no matter what you do after MIT.
· Gain knowledge and skills that will support your own career exploration and preparation.
· You get paid
What You'll Do:
· Assist your peers during 1-1 appointments and open office hours.
· Review and provide feedback on resumes, CVs and cover letters.
· Additionally, may provide guidance on other topics such as internship and job search strategies, interviewing and networking, applying to graduate school and more.
· Develop and deliver a workshop, program or resource on a career related topic.
· Participate in ongoing group training and individual bi-weekly check-ins.
A commitment of two semesters is required. Peer Career Advisors work approximately 5 hours per week for 15 weeks during both the fall and spring semesters. Training includes both recorded training sessions and in-person orientation (dates TBD).
· Must be a Junior, Senior, Masters or PhD student, graduating no sooner than May 2022.
· Must be in good conduct and academic standing.
· Must have some evening availability.
Do I need to be a career expert to apply? No, we will teach you all you need to know! You do need a desire to learn, and the ability to demonstrate the skills listed below.
What We're Looking For:
· Interest in helping MIT students with career related concerns.
· Demonstrates professionalism and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
· Displays interpersonal skills, ability to build rapport and interact with individuals one-on-one and in group settings.
· Shows respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for students of different backgrounds.
· Demonstrates good time management, organization and adaptability.
· Is self-motivated, takes initiative and follows through on details.