Are you a Music, Art, or Theater Arts major OR interested in going into an art-related career after graduation?
Do you often find yourself in leadership roles in teams?
Are you good at planning and organizing?
Do your peers consider you a leader or often come to you for advice?
The Center for Global and Career Education (CGCE) is looking to hire one Visual and Performing Arts student as a fall 2021 Peer Career Coach to support their peers interested in similar industries in their professional journey through their time at Earlham and offer a student perspective on various initiatives. The VPS Peer Career Coach will be trained and supervised by Eboni Stevens (Career Coach) and work with other Peer Career Coaches to offer career-related support to the student population interested in business, tech, the arts, and other industries while also supporting the overall mission of the CGCE.
PCCs provide support to fellow students through helping to plan for, find, and secure career discerning opportunities on and off-campus. PCCs often help students write application materials, search for jobs and internships, and prepare 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 move to campus and commit to training prior to the beginning of the semester.
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 leader 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.
- Participate in cross-departmental collaborations.
- Network with alumni via email or LinkedIn.
- Assist with data collection on outcomes from recent graduates.
- Related TA opportunity
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.
- Current Earlham student majoring or minoring in a visual or performing art
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Effective time management skills
- Active in the Earlham community
- Ability to think and act proactively
- Ability to work in a team and independently
- 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.