Career Peer Educator Program

The Career Peer Educator Program (CPEP) is a paid internship opportunity for a selected group of students to gain extensive hands-on training and experience within a state-of-the-art career center. Peers will develop transferable work-related skills such as communication, advising, counseling and presentations skills, in addition to leadership and teamwork experience.

Career Peers are student experts on the resources available through the Career Services Center. They advise students on resume writing and internship opportunities. Career Peers deliver workshops, plan related programs and assist with logistics at job and recruiter fairs.

Meet the '17-'18 Career Peer Educators

On-The-Spot Advising/Walk-in Advising Schedule

On-The-Spot Advising at the Career Center:

Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Fall, Winter, and Spring)

*No On-The-Spot Advising at the Career Center on April 11 or 13

On-The-Spot Advising schedules at the Colleges coming soon.

General Responsibilities

  • Advise students regarding resume writing, internship opportunities, career exploration resources and general Career Services Center questions
  • Deliver workshops and conduct outreach presentations on the following topics: overview of the Career Services Center, internship search, resume writing
  • Participate in job and graduate school fairs and other Career Services Center employer events
  • Participate in outreach and marketing activities to various student groups and units on campus
  • Participate in student advisory functions with the Career Services Center director
  • Assist students with the location and use of resources in the Career Services Center Library and on Career Services Center website
  • Complete additional career-related projects as directed
  • Attend peer staff meetings, trainings, and occasional off-campus training/workshops throughout the year

In addition peers will be assigned focused areas they will be responsible for in content delivery and services.

Program Eligibility

Class Level Undergraduate
Major All majors encouraged to apply
GPA Must be in good academic standing
Skills/Qualifications Strong communication skills; an ability to make presentations to large and small groups. Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work occasional evenings/weekends.

Students selected to be Career Peer Educators must pay UC student services fees and commit to the program for the entire academic year for 10-15 hours/week.  

CPEP Positions

Career Development Peers

  • Assist with the coordination and promotion of career exploration programs (i.e. career exploration panels and other career exploration activities)
  • Update and research links on the Career Center webpage, including the Internship Supersite and Career Exploration pages
  • Serve as liaisons to colleges, campus department peer programs and student organizations for marketing CSC programs
  • Coordinate and identify peers to meet presentation requests from campus-wide community

Pre Health and Pre-law Peers

  • Help students identify courses that are required for various health professional and law school programs
  • Provide general information regarding the timeline process for applying to professional health and law schools
  • Be familiar with pre-health and pre-law volunteer and research opportunities both on-campus and off-campus
  • Assist with the coordination and promotion of pre-health and pre-law programs (i.e. workshops, panels and other activities)
  • Update and research links on the Career Center webpage, including the Pre-Health and Pre-Law pages

How To Apply

The application period for the 2018-19 school year has passed. Please check back next spring if you are interested in applying.

Listen to what our peers have to say about CPEP: 

If you have any questions regarding your interest in being a Career Peer Educator, please contact Michael Stromayer or Lee Desser