Student Applications Accepted for Career Ambassadors and Career Peer Mentors

A Career Development Center student worker assists a UA student with her resume.
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A Career Development Center student worker assists a UA student with her resume.

The University Career Development Center is now accepting applications for Career Ambassadors and Career Peer Mentors. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students from various academic disciplines who are outgoing, friendly, reliable with great interpersonal skills, and looking for an opportunity to motivate their peers to set and achieve their career goals. The CDC will hire up to 11 students across both positions, and students will receive comprehensive training plus earn $10/hour, 10-15 hours/week.

Career Ambassadors (CAs) make career-related presentations to classes, RSOs and departments, and serve as representatives of the UA Career Development Center at university programs and functions across campus. They also occasionally serve as points of contact for students seeking career related information and a desire to connect with career services. Preference for the CA position will be given to sophomores, juniors, and first-year graduate students.

Career Peer Mentors (CPMs) will work in the upcoming Career Studio, an open concept environment launching Fall 2019, where UA students can drop in without an appointment. CPMs will provide one-on-one and group advising/coaching in a variety of career-related areas, including resume and cover letter reviews, interview tips and mock interviews, and basic job/internship search assistance, among others. They also may work on special projects related to areas such as social media/marketing, website content & design, and/or online career coaching. Preference for the CPM position will be given to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who can commit to working in the Career Studio at least one school year. Graduate Assistants are eligible to work as CPMs up to 10 hours/week in addition to their graduate assistantship; those interested can be approved by the UA Graduate School for the extra hours.

The CDC will host two informational sessions for those who want to learn more about the positions and/or working for the Career Development Center. Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, 4:00-5:00pm, in ARKU 512 and Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00-7:00pm in GRAD 166F.

Interested students may apply on the CDC website at career.uark.edu/cdc/students/events/CareerAmbassador/. Applications received by Sunday, April 14th will receive full consideration. For more information, contact Carolyn Chitwood, Assistant Director - Career Studio, at cchitwoo@uark.edu or Dr. Rickey Booker, Director of Career Events, at rbooker@uark.edu.

Contacts

Carolyn Chitwood, assistant director of Career Studio
Career Services
479-575-2805, cchitwoo@uark.edu

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