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Who Are the Peer Career Coaches?

The Peer Career Coaches (PCC) Team is a group of talented undergraduate and graduate students who foster substantive engagement for career exploration. The PCCs include Career Assistants and Mock Interviewers, all are student leaders with interests in developing themselves and others.

The Peer Career Coach is a paid part-time position for undergraduate and graduate students within the Career Center. This position is designed to help develop new skills that employers want while getting a real-world experience in today’s job market.

Start building skills by:

  • Becoming one of the best. You'll build the best resume, cover letter and online profiles that will show recruiters why they should pay attention.
  • Helping other students develop eye-catching resumes, cover letters and online profiles, as well as mastering the art of job and internship searching.
  • Conquering your fears. Coaching others is just not your thing. Don't worry! As a peer career coach, you'll learn tips that will make you a pro in no time.

Join Our Team

Applications are open for the 2023-24 school year. Use the links below to apply through the Human Resources Portal.

Career Assistants

The Career Assistants paid position consists of dedicated  students who have specialized training in career development. Duties include:

  • critiquing resumes and professional documents
  • to providing guidance on job search strategies and graduate school materials
  • facilitating workshops and presentations on topics relevant to career development

Mock Interviewers

Paid mock interviewer positions are available to individuals of current junior status who are interested in:

  • providing feedback about interviewing techniques to students
  • offering resume reviews during student drop-ins
  • facilitating workshops and presentations on the topics relevant to career development

Peer Career Coach Presentations

What can the Career Center do for me?

This presentation provides an overview of the function and services of the career center. Topics include career clusters, career advising, digital career development platforms, and other services provided by staff.

Run time: 20 – 30 minutes

Interview for Success

Learn about the Center for Career Exploration & Success, interviewing techniques, on-campus interviewing and important dates and programs. 

Run time: 30 – 45 minutes

How Does Your Resume Stack Up?

This presentation provides an expanded overview of résumés. The facilitator covers the function of résumés, brainstorming content, visual style, structuring bullets, useful tips, digital career development platforms, and other career services.

Run time: 45 – 60 minutes

Are You LinkedIn or Left Out?

This presentation provides an expanded overview of LinkedIn and Handshake. The facilitator covers the function of LinkedIn and Handshake, visual style of photos, types of profile content, networking basics, useful tips, and other career services. We encourage creating/revising your profiles during this presentation.

Run time: 30 – 45 minutes

Now That’s A Strong Handshake

Can't quite figure out how to find jobs and internships? Want to meet with your Career Advisor but don't know how? Join The Center For Career Exploration & Success as we share best practices for navigating Miami's online job and internship search platform, HANDSHAKE!

Run time: 30 – 45 minutes

We’re GoinGlobal

This presentation introduces GoinGlobal, the online international job board. The facilitator will explain GoinGlobal’s purpose, how to search for international internship and career opportunities, and navigating support guides.

Run time: 30 – 40 minutes

Career Fair or Career Scare?

This presentation introduces Miami University’s Career Fair. The facilitator explains the purpose of the fair, how to prepare and what to present, what to expect, how to navigate during and after, useful tips, and other useful career services.

Run time: 45 – 60 minutes

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center
550 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056