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Peer Career Advisors

Apply to be a Peer Career Advisor now!

Meet our Peer Career Advisors.

Questions? Contact: pca@utk.edu

Peer Career Advisors are trained and supervised paraprofessionals who provide career assistance to other students through the Center for Career Development. Responsibilities of Peer Career Advisors include critiquing resumes, conducting practice interviews, assisting peers with job search strategies, and promoting the Center for Career Development. Hiring takes place each fall.

There are many reasons to be a Peer Career Advisor!

  • Assist fellow UT students
  • Gain valuable communication, active listening, presentation and leadership skills
  • Develop event planning, organizational and professional social media savvy
  • Strengthen resume and interview skills and learn to market your degree
  • Conduct effective internship and full-time job searches or prepare for graduate school
  • Network with career professionals and on-campus recruiters
  • Increase your knowledge of UT resources and services

How to Apply:

  • Qualifications:
    • Desire to assist other students in the area of career development
    • Strong written, verbal, and customer service skills
    • Creativity, solid work ethic, and proven productivity with a minimum amount of supervision
    • Undergraduate standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75 at time of application and throughout employment
    • Ability to participate in required, paid training three hours per week Spring 2018
    • Ability to work approximately ten hours per week Fall 2018-Spring 2019
    • Available to work shifts between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
    • Preferred commitment to work two years after hire
    • Able to attend mandatory weekly training on Mondays from 3-5pm
  • Submit a completed application
  • Applications are now closed for 2018

How do I meet with a Peer Career Advisor?

Stop by the Center for Career Development to meet with a PCA for:

  • Major and Career Exploration
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn
  • Interviewing
  • Job and Internship Search
  • Graduate School

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