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Peer Program

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. You will work individually and as a part of a team in specific roles within the program. The CCP Program is also a valuable addition to your Laurier Experience Record and resumé.

Outreach and Support Peers

  • Assist with the promotion of Career Centre events, services and programs. This includes staffing weekly Career Centre information booths on campus as well as developing and implementing marketing plans for Career Centre events, contests and outreach initiatives.
  • Provide resumé feedback and resources to your peers at both on-campus Career Centre information booths and during Career Centre drop-in hours (Mondays to Fridays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Conduct interviews with alumni on their career paths to produce career profile articles and author relevant articles for the "Career Forward" e-newsletter.
  • Attend various Career Centre events.

This position will allow you to develop your presentation, marketing, 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 for each role, we are looking for volunteers who will provide:

  • A commitment of five hours per week in both fall and winter terms.
  • A passion for helping their peers succeed.
  • A willingness to take on projects that will enhance their own career development.
  • Creativity, initiative and reliability.

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 on-site training during Orientation Week in September.

Application Procedure

Applications for 2020/21 are now closed. For further information about the CCP program at the Waterloo campus, email Stacey Campbell at slcampbell@wlu.ca.

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 

 

2020/21 Career Centre Peers: Waterloo Campus