Career Peers serve as an extension of the Career & Co-op Center professional staff. They receive extensive training in resume reviews, cover letter writing, job search skills and interview tips. They are educated on career related events and services to assist UMass Lowell students with career development needs. Career Peers are ambassadors of the Career & Co-op Center and are sometimes the first person a student meets with regarding their career development while at UMass Lowell.
Career Peers provide services daily during drop-in hours at the Career & Co-op Center (located in UCC 450). Drop-in hours allow UMass Lowell students to meet with a Career Peer on topics including resume and cover letter writing, initial job search exploration and interview tips for 15 minutes with no appointment necessary. Career Peers work in shifts (usually 2-3 hours at a time) to cover drop-in hours Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Career Peers have the opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities and develop transferable skills while supporting the goals of the Career & Co-op Center and UMass Lowell students. As a Career Peer you will:
We’re looking for:
You’ll need to be available 5 to 10 hours a week. The program is proposed to run daily from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Career Peers will be expected to cover a shift potentially from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. In addition, we ask for occasional evening commitments for events and training. Mandatory training will take place September 21-22 and September 28-29.
Ongoing training will happen throughout the duration of the role at times to be determined.
This is a high visibility role and will pay $13 / hour.
The full application includes an online questionnaire, resume, cover letter and recorded response.
Please complete the Career Peer Program Application 2018-2019 Online Application.
Please email the following materials by email to: CareerPeerApp@uml.edu.
Applications will be reviewed over the summer and students will be contacted for in-person interviews on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be made no later than September 18.