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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 & Academic Exploration. Responsibilities of Peer Career Advisors include critiquing resumes, conducting practice interviews, assisting peers with job search strategies, and promoting the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration. 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 and 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, initial paid training five hours per week in Spring 2021 (training meeting and shadowing)
    • Ability to work approximately ten hours per week Fall 2021-Spring 2022
    • Available to work shifts between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • Preferred commitment to work two years after hire
    • Able to attend mandatory weekly training on Mondays from 3:30-5:00 pm Or Fridays from 9:00 to 10:30 am
  • Click here to apply on Handshake 

How do I meet with a Peer Career Advisor?

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

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