The Center for Global and Career Education (CGCE) is looking to hire a new Peer Career Coach for Fall 2021 to support our Science and Environment Career Community. Students of all majors are welcome to apply but applicants should have an interest in the environmental job sector.
Please indicate in your cover letter how working as a peer career coach would align with your career goals .
The Peer Career Coaches (PCCs) support the mission of the Center for Global and Career Education by providing career-related services and resources to Earlham students. PCCs coach fellow students on writing their application materials, searching for jobs and internships, and preparing for interviews. They are trained by professional Career Coaches to serve as mentors and role models for their peers. As student leaders, PCCs use the same services they promote and are able to offer a unique perspective to fellow students on how to maximize their time at Earlham.
Must be able to work 8-10 hours per week throughout the school year.
- Give feedback on resumes and cover letters.
- Advise on job and internship search strategies and provide resources available through the CGCE.
- Prepare students for interviews through teaching best practices and conducting mock interviews.
- Serve as a leaders and role model through impactful conversations with their peers.
- Market the resources our office can provide for students across all majors
2. Outreach & Education
- Design and deliver workshops on career related topics to the campus community.
- Network with alumni via EC Connect, email or LinkedIn.
- Assist with data collection on outcomes from recent graduates.
3. Programming and administrative assistance
- Maintain accurate records of all coaching appointments and event attendance.
- Assist the CGCE staff with special events, such as career and graduate school fairs, EPIC Expo and the Alumni Connections Social.
- Research career pathways for different industries.
- Staff the front desk when necessary and respond to questions and concerns from students, faculty and the community.
- Perform other administrative tasks as assigned.
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Effective time management skills
- Desire to help their peers
- Ability to take initiative and work independently with little supervision
- Curiosity and willingness to learn about career development and exploration
- Preferred prior job or internship experience
Learning Outcomes for PCCs:
Interpersonal Communication: Students will effectively communicate, both verbally and non-verbally in a manner that is clear, concise and authentic in a collaboratively diverse environment.
Collaboration: Students will engage respectfully and effectively with others in pursuit of shared goals and common purpose.
Leadership: Students will recognize that leadership is a process and occurs at all levels regardless of role. Students will model professional behavior and make ethically sound decisions in all aspects of their job.
Self-Awareness: Students will have a strong sense of self and an understanding of their own needs and capabilities in the context of their work environment.
Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving: Students will have the ability to evaluate problems in multiple contexts, use inductive and deductive reasoning, and create a sound analysis that leads to a logical solution.
Social Responsibility: Students will be open to engagement with diverse people, groups, and ideas. Students will recognize a multiplicity of identities and be encouraged to develop relationships that meaningfully engage difference.
Information Literacy: Students will be self-directed learners who recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and apply the needed information effectively.