Our newest staff member, Amanda Beardall, has created a new peer advising model to better serve students who visit the Career Center. Peer advising is when trained student employees offer drop-in advising to discuss different career topics including résumés, cover letters, and the job search process.
We like to think of our peer advisors as consultants; they help you walk through your résumé, and help you communicate your experience in the most professional way.
Why is peer advising important?
- Working with a peer advisor is a great first step in engaging with the Career Center.
- Talking with a fellow student can be less intimidating than speaking to a full-time professional advisor.
- Peer advisors can discuss personal experiences with applying and participating in jobs and internships.
- Peer advisors have a passion for helping their fellow peers.
- Allows the Career Center to offer more advising hours.
2017–2018 Peer Advisors
- Gabby Farland
- Joey Christensen
- Ryan Tea
- Kena’Dee Needham
- Melissa Soliz
Additionally, we have two peer advisors specializing in helping international students
- Chang Li
- Boyuan Yang
If you would like to see a peer advisor during the Fall 2017 term, you can come to the Career Center (220 Hendricks Hall) and drop in for a 15 minute session during the following times:
- Mondays, 9:00–11:00 a.m.
- Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.–noon
- Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
- Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–noon
- Fridays, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
If you have questions about the peer advising program or would like to connect with a peer advisor, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UO Career Center is always here to help students succeed during their college career. Drop in or make an appointment with our office. Call us at 541-346-3235.