Student Applications Available for Career Ambassadors and Career Peer Mentors

A Career Development Center student worker assists a U of A student with her resume.
Yu Ning

A Career Development Center student worker assists a U of A 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 Career Development Center 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 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 Career Ambassador position will be given to sophomores, juniors and first-year graduate students.

Career Peer Mentors will work in the upcoming Career Studio, an open concept environment launching Fall 2019, where UA students can drop in without an appointment. Career Peer Mentors 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 and design, and/or online career coaching. Preference for the Career Peer Mentor 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 Career Peer Mentors up to 10 hours/week in addition to their graduate assistantship; those interested can be approved by the U of A Graduate School for the extra hours.

The CDC will host an informational session for those who want to learn more about the positions and/or working for the Career Development Center from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in GRAD 166F. Interested students may apply on the CDC website. Applications received by Sunday, April 14, will receive full consideration. For more information, contact Carolyn Chitwood, assistant director of the Career Studio, at cchitwoo@uark.edu or Rickey Booker, director of Career Events, at rbooker@uark.edu.

Contacts

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

Headlines

First Footage From Historic KATV News Film Archive Now Available Online

The Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History was able to digitize the material thanks to a gift from the Tyson Family Foundation.

Transit and Parking Reminders for Campus at the Approach of the First Day of Classes

This checklist will help you with campus transportation needs at the beginning of the semester and throughout the year.

UARK Cardinal Nights Is Back This Friday

Calling all Razorbacks, new and old! Join us on Friday, Aug. 23, from 8 p.m. to midnight on the Arkansas Union Mall for the first UARK Cardinal Nights of the school year!

2019-20 Choral Ensembles Open to All Students on Campus

Auditions and enrollment are open now for the Collegiate Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Inspirational Chorale and Chamber Choir for interested students from all majors.

Author of UA Press's 'Hipbillies' to Speak at Fayetteville Roots Festival

Jared Phillips will be part of a panel that discusses the counterculture movement in the Ozarks in the 1970s.

Newswire Daily