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Peer Program

2021/22 Career Centre Peers: Waterloo Campus

Applications to join the 2021/22 peer program are now closed. For further information about the CCP program at the Waterloo campus, contact Stacey Campbell.

Career Centre Peers (CCPs) are essential to the success of the Career Centre. Being a CCP provides you with an excellent opportunity to build your work-related skills and increase your knowledge of career development strategies. The CCP Program is also a valuable addition to your Laurier Experience Record and resumé.

Outreach and Support Peers

  • Provide resumé feedback and resources to your peers during Career Centre drop-in hours (Mondays to Fridays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for both fall and winter terms).
  • Conduct interviews with alumni on their career paths to produce career profile articles.
  • Assist with the promotion of Career Centre events, services and programs. 
  • Attend various Career Centre events.

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

Role Requirements

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

  • A passion for helping their peers succeed.
  • A willingness to take on projects that will enhance their career development.
  • Creativity, initiative and reliability.
  • The ability to fulfil a commitment of five hours per week in both fall and winter terms (unfortunately, co-op positions conflict with peer requirements). 

We have high expectations of our CCPs, and they are integral to our department's success.

New volunteers begin preparation for their duties in advance by completing the Career Development Certificate virtual workshops and e-training assignments over the summer months. Then, they participate in two days of training during Orientation Week in September.

The CCP role and responsibilities will be adapted for in-person or remote delivery based on the University's mandate. 

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

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