What is the Career Peer Advising Program?
Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) launched an exciting, new peer advising program in August 2017 to allow us to better support students with expanded drop-in hours and readily available assistance for those that visit the career resource centre. With guidance of CDEL staff, Peer Advisors (PAs) are a vital resource for students in all areas of career development and job search. Through thorough training, PAs are able to advise and engage University of Windsor students from all disciplines in career related topics and provide professional career coaching sessions. PAs will also be ambassadors for CDEL, leading campus-wide promotional initiatives and supporting events.
Fall 2017 Peer Advising Drop In Hours (September 6 to December 8)
For assistance with:
- Resume & Cover Letter Development
- Job Searching
- Interview Skills
- Career Planning
Drop in to meet with one of our peer advisors during the times listed below. Expect to receive tips, resources, and recommended next steps.
Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre 100
- Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Leddy Library (comfy seating area behind the cafe)
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- There will be no hours in the Leddy Library during the October Reading Week
What are the responsibilities of a Peer Advisor?
PAs are dedicated, trained student helpers who work with CDEL staff to provide students with career related support and act as CDEL ambassadors across campus.
PAs will be available to students and CDEL staff throughout the semester to:
- Provide one-on-one peer advising drop-in sessions on various career related topics, including resume, cover letter, job search and interview skills to students across all faculties and year levels;
- Act as an initial point of contact within the career resource centre, making recommendations and guiding visitors to relevant print and online resources (e.g. career resource library materials, resume/cover letter samples, career tip sheets);
- Make meaningful referrals to other CES offerings, including workshops, appointments with career advising staff, online resources, events and other campus services;
- Engage and offer support to students in satellite campus locations (e.g. International Student Office, library);
- Conduct 30 minute scheduled mini-mock interview appointments;
- Facilitate peer led workshops and class presentations on selected topics;
- Coordinate and execute student engagement initiatives to raise awareness of CDEL;
- Promote and provide support to CDEL events and programming (e.g. Job Fair, Graduate & Professional Schools Fair, It All Adds Up Campaign); and
- Act as a strong role model and ambassador for other students on campus while developing leadership skills.