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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 (freshman, sophomore, and juniors only) for Peer Career Assistants in the fall. Check back in fall 2021 for openings.

  • 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 2021 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

  • Compensation begins at $8.50 an hour

  • Interested students must submit a resume and cover letter