Career Development to expand their Peer Advisor program

The Office of Career Development will hire an additional two new students to expand their Peer Adviser program that began this year.

Peer Advisers are student employees who receive training in career counseling and work as advisers to students for walk-in appointments and during Career Labs. The program began this year with two students.

Maggie Morrissey, experiential learning career adviser, said that in addition to counseling other students, peer advisers will have other professional opportunities.

“They’ll work on different projects for the office as well as going out and doing Career Development presentations with clubs and organizations on campus and classes,” she said. “So there’s definitely a lot of opportunities.”

According to Morrissey, this opportunity is open to all students but could be a good fit for students who are interested in a future career in counseling.

“This is one of the rare opportunities for undergraduate students to be able to counsel people,” she explained. “Even though you’ll be talking about careers and not mental health, you’ll still be developing those transferable skills.”

In addition to professional development and hourly pay, students who become peer advisers can also receive ExEL credits.

Students will apply for the position through JobX, but the listing is not yet posted. Students can express interest in the position or request more information by contacting Ashley Rizzotto at arizzotto@nova.edu.

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