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Peer Program

Develop your own career while helping your fellow peers!

We are currently hiring Career Centre Peers (volunteer) for the Waterloo campus for the 2022/23 academic year to support students either in-person at the Career Centre or virtually. Being a Career Centre Peer provides you with an excellent opportunity to build your work-related skills and increase your knowledge of careers. The CCP Program is also a valuable addition to your Laurier Experience Record and resumé.

Outreach and Support Peers (virtual or in-person)

  • Volunteer for 3-5 hours per week between September-November and January-March, as well as participate in e-learning assignments between May-August 
  • Staff a minimum of one drop-in shift per week (3 hours) to provide resumé feedback and resources to fellow undergraduate students during Career Centre drop-in hours (Monday-Fridays, 1 - 4 p.m.)
  • On-Campus Peers will volunteer at the Career Centre (192 King Street North, Waterloo) as well as offer resumé drop-in booths across campus 
  • Virtual Peers will conduct their shift from any location that offers privacy (to maintain confidentiality of the students you meet with) and has a stable Wi-Fi connection  
  • Assist with the promotion and hosting of Career Centre events, services and programs
  • Conduct interviews with alumni on their career paths to produce Career Profile articles and author relevant content for Instagram (@lauriercareercentre)
  • Attend peer team meetings

This role will allow you to develop your consulting, organizational, writing skills and career development knowledge. We need volunteers who are outgoing, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and are passionate about helping their peers succeed.

Peer Training

New volunteers begin preparation for their duties in advance by completing the Career Development Certificate, as well as completing virtual training assignments on MyLS over the summer months (May-August). They then participate in two days of mandatory training during Orientation Week in September (September 6 & 7, classes begin on September 8). Training will be virtual in order to train Virtual Peers and On-Campus Peers simultaneously.

Peer Role Requirements

In addition to the qualities listed above, we are looking for volunteers who:

  • Can commit 3-5 hours per week in both fall and winter terms (except exam months: December & April)
  • Can maintain a high level of customer service, confidentiality and interpersonal skills while working with students who may be experiencing stress
  • Have a willingness to take on projects that will enhance their own career development
  • Are passionate about developing their own career awareness and helping fellow students on that same journey

Questions?

  • Book a resumé undergraduate appointment in Navigator - this is a great chance to ask a current peer about the position and get feedback on your own resumé (which allows you to get a glimpse into the role)
  • Email Stacey Campbell (Supervisor) if you have any further questions before applying: slcampbell@wlu.ca

If you are interested in volunteering at the Career Centre in Brantford, email careerbrantford@wlu.ca.

Application Process

Please complete the online application form including uploading your resumé. 

Deadline to apply: Monday, April 11, 2022

2021/22 Career Centre Peers: Waterloo Campus

Peer Alumni Testimonials

amaryllis

"As a Career Centre Peer, I was able to leverage many free resources at the Career Centre (accessible to all students) to search for summer internships and full time jobs, prepare for potential interview questions and practice my presentation skills. The training and networking opportunities have been pivotal in advancing my career and extracurricular pursuits beyond undergraduate studies! I still use the strategies I learned as a peer in my everyday life." Amaryllis Jones, BBA '14, Procter & Gamble, Senior Category Account Executive

lorena“The Peer Program prepared me well for life after university and was also one of the more rewarding experiences of my university career. I was able to gain confidence and further my communication skills, which is essential in my career today. Moreover, critiquing resumés helped me to recognize a well-written resumé, which is important in any field you pursue." Lorena Rogovsky, BBA '17, CMiC, HR Administrator