What are Peer Advisers?
As Peer Advisers, we take pride in mentoring our peers on their career path. We spend a full semester training with the Career Services professionals, and then begin taking appointments with other students.
Why meet with a Peer Adviser?
Through these individual appointments, we help students create and refine their resumes to be success and results oriented. We also walk students through writing cover letters that bring out their skill sets. Our appointments can aid in job/internship searches to maximize every opportunity available to students, and we also work with students on LinkedIn and other digital branding strategies to stand out to potential employers. Our goal is to provide students and alumni with resources and opportunities to make their dream job a reality.
Interested in working as a peer adviser?
Each year we hire 2-5 new peer advisers, either as Federal Work Study employees, student assistants, or interns earning applied learning credit for their work. We also hire a graduate assistant to help manage the program each year. Watch for our ad in Handshake in April, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Benefits of joining our peer adviser team
- Gain mentoring, conversational, and career counseling skills
- Assist in event planning for annual Alumni Networking Event and Career Fairs
- Opportunities to lead workshops and network with employers who seek SUNY Potsdam students
- Overall sense of responsibility for our students’ career success