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Career Centre Peer Program

Develop your own career while helping your fellow peers!

We hire Career Centre Peers (volunteers) for the Waterloo campus to support students either in person at the Career Centre or virtually. Being a Career Centre Peer provides an excellent opportunity to build your work-related skills and increase your knowledge of careers. The Peer Program is also a valuable addition to your Laurier Experience Record and resumé.

Learn More and Apply 

Now accepting applications for 2024/25 Career Centre Peers. Apply in Navigator. Search for the posting using the Job ID 189312. 

For further information about the Peer Program at the Waterloo campus, we encourage you to:

  • Book a resumé-undergraduate appointment in Navigator. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ask current peers about the position, receive feedback on your resumé, and get a sense of the role.
  • Contact Stacey Campbell, Supervisor of the Career Centre Peer Program, if you have further questions before applying. 

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

Outreach and Support Peers (virtual or in-person)

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

  • In-Person Peers offer drop-in resumé and cover letter critiques at the Waterloo Career Centre (192 King Street North) and during on-campus events (i.e., Career Centre Expo in the concourse).
  • Virtual Peers offer same-day appointments virtually via Microsoft Teams.
  • Both roles participate in other activities as assigned (e.g., meetings, events, interviewing alumni).

Peer Training

New volunteers begin preparation for their duties in advance by completing the Career Development Certificate and virtual training assignments on MyLearningSpace over the summer months (May-August). They then participate in two days of mandatory training during Orientation Week in September (anticipated to be September 5 and 6, as classes start September 7). Training will be in-person on day one and virtual on day two. 

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 the 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

 

2023/24 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