Peer Advising

Peer Advising Program

What is the Career Peer Advising Program?

Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) launched a peer advising program in August 2017 to allow us to better support students with expanded drop-in hours and readily available assistance. With the guidance of CDEL staff, Peer Advisors (PAs) are a vital resource for students in all areas of career development and job search. Our PAs are thoroughly trained to advise students from all disciplines in career-related topics and provide career coaching sessions. PAs are also ambassadors for CDEL, leading campus-wide promotional initiatives and supporting events.

Spring/Summer 2022 Peer Advising

For the Spring/Summer 2022 Semester, Drop-In Hours will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am-2pm beginning on May 10, 2022.

Meet with a trained peer advisor during drop-in hours (either in person or online) for introductory tips and resources on career-related topics including: 

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing 
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Planning, and much more! 

Already have a resume and/or cover letter written but want a second opinion? A peer advisor can provide feedback on the formatting and content of your resume and/or cover letter. This is an especially ideal option if you are planning to apply for a part-time or entry-level role.

Please note that students will be helped on a first come, first served basis and that peers will be able to meet with you for up to 15 minutes so that others can also receive assistance.

Drop In In-Person or Online

IN-PERSON: Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre Room #100

Stop by in person at the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre Room #100 anytime during Drop-In hours.

ONLINE: Virtual Workshop and Advising Room on the CDEL Blackboard Organization Site

Visit the CDEL Blackboard site and click the Virtual Workshop and Advising Room in the menu on the left. Select the Career Advising Drop-in session by date. The room will be open 15 minutes before drop-in hours start.

Interested in Becoming a Peer Advisor?

Applications for 2021-2022 are now closed. Watch for upcoming postings for the 2022-2023 academic year.