2014-2015 Peer Career Advisors

Hours per week: 7 - 10
Starting rate: $8.20 (work-study encouraged, but not required)
Number of openings: 3-5
Application deadline: Friday, April 11 at 5:00 pm (EXTENDED!)

Do you want to gain valuable experience while helping your peers? As a Peer Career Advisor you will maintain regular office hours in the Career Center. You will help students with resume and cover letter reviews, and answer their preliminary questions about graduate school, the job and internship search, and interviewing.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • conducting small group workshops;
  • maintenance of library and online resources;
  • assisting professional staff with special projects;
  • occasionally welcoming employers and graduate school representatives who are recruiting on campus,
  • traveling to a variety of campus locations to reach out to students on career-related topics
  • other duties as assigned.

If you are not an expert on the Career Center, you are still eligible to apply, and applications from all Arts & Sciences and Conservatory majors are equally welcome!  You will develop the skills and expertise needed to assist your fellow students with their career related needs through a comprehensive training program.

We are looking for one peer career advisor to work primarily with conservatory students; if you are interested, please be sure to indicate this on your application.


  • If accepted to be a Peer Career Advisor, you will be required to attend training sessions during the first week of fall semester.
  • Only students in good academic standing and who will be on campus for all semesters (no study away) are eligible to apply.
  • Ability to work approximately 7-10 hours per week during the academic calendar, including the ability to commit to at least one 3-5pm weekday shift.
  • Interest in the career development process.
  • Ability to support the Career Center's programs and activities.
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated reliability and responsibility.
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort with advising peers, and presenting information to groups and individuals.
  • Accuracy and attention to details.
  • All majors are welcome to apply!
  • Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will be considered.

Benefits of Being a Peer Career Advisor:

  • Learn about the career exploration and job search process.
  • Gain a better understanding of the available resources in the Career Center.
  • Assist fellow students.
  • Refine presentation and communication skills.
  • Learn how to write a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Gain paid experience for your resume.
  • Work on a fun team!

To Apply:

Students interested in the Peer Career Advisor position should complete an online application and submit a resume and the contact information for two references (Oberlin faculty and previous or current job supervisor) to oberlin.careers@oberlin.edu. Review of applications will begin Monday, April 14, 2014 and will continue until positions are filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to Gayle Boyer, Operations Manager, Career Center.