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Career Advisors

Career Advisors are peer educators on the Career Development Center's staff. Their primary responsibilities address outreach to the campus community. Career Advisors keep hours in the Career Development Center and also visit residence halls, making themselves available to students. Give them your questions about the Career Development Center resources, and how to get started in the career planning process. Career advisors are here to help you!

If you would like to meet with a Career Advisor, call the Career Development Center at 616-395-7950. Advisors for the 2012-2013 school year are:

Career Advisors
Courtney, Sophie, Anne, Nikki, Elizabeth, Ann Marie, Kayla, Stephanie

If you have an interest in becoming a Career Advisor, check out the qualifications listed below. The hiring process for each academic year begins in February of the preceding year.

Qualifications

  • Junior or senior as of fall semester of the upcoming year, available to work both semesters of the academic year.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Interest in helping peers.
  • Dependable, self-motivated, responsible and organized.
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities is desirable.
  • Career interests in the areas of graphic design, public relations and editing

Training

Career Advisors will be trained in presentation and advising skills, resources and referrals, and career development. Fall training begins the week before the start of fall semester classes. On-going training takes place in weekly staff meetings.

This is a paid, five to seven hour per week position.