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Help shape the future

Peer Career Assistants are student staff who make a valuable contribution to the mission of Penn State Career Services. Our Peer Career Assistants are trained to assist their fellow Penn State students with the following:

  • Resume and cover letter editing and development

  • Job and internship searching

  • Interview preparation and mock interviews

  • Online resources use, such as Nittany Lion Careers, LinkedIn, and our Career Resource Center resources

Build Skills

Being a Peer Career Assistant allows you to help other students while building your professional portfolio.

  •  Strengthen professional development skills

  • Perfect interviewing and resume skills and knowledge

  • Have the opportunity to network with employers and career staff

  • Develop interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Great related experience for careers in HR, recruiting, counseling, and public speaking

Get Involved

Penn State Career Services actively seeks interested, current Penn State undergraduate students (first, second, and third-year students) for Peer Career Assistants in the fall, with the start date for the following academic year.

  • Students of all majors with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for helping others are encouraged to apply

  • Peers will work between 8-12 hours weekly during business hours at the Bank of America Career Services or IST Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement Office,

  • Selected applicants must successfully complete a one-credit course during the spring semester, 2-3 hours of weekly observation hours outside the course, and complete a 2-day training session prior to the start of the fall semester

  • Interested students must submit a resume and cover letter

  • Email for more information!

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