Peer Career Advisors, Interns, and Work/Study

Peer Career Advisor

One of several students who work collaboratively to support the career development of fellow MGA students. Also referred to individually as a Peer Advisor, these students make a campus-wide impact by providing career-focused guidance to their peers as they strengthen the Career Center's external communication and engagement with the on campus community.

The Benefits of Being a Peer Advisor:

  • Gaining in-depth knowledge about business correspondence (i.e. resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes)
  • Connecting personally with career advisors then sharing valuable career advice with peers
  • Meeting alumni and employers at career fairs, and on-campus recruiting sessions
  • Improving internships and job searching strategies as you increase your professional presence
  • Enhancing leadership, teambuilding, communication and presentation skills

Responsibilities Include:

  • Volunteering a minimum of 1 hour per week while demonstrating good soft skills
  • Serving in three primary activities: Programming, Outreach, and Special events
  • Providing resume and cover letter reviews to peers during designated drop-in hours
  • Assisting employers at career fairs and on-campus Company Connect programs
  • Conducting interactive/informative presentations for student groups
  • Working on teams for the good of the Peer Career Advisor Club and the Career Center
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback to/from peers and staff
  • Offering enthusiasm, dependability, willingness to learn, and an openness to new ideas

Interns

An undergraduate or graduate student who possess a 3.0 GPA or higher and works collaboratively with the Career Services staff in areas that aligns with their major/career goal while supporting the administrative needs of the department (i.e. a Business major may assist with collecting employer registration fees, an English major may draft communications, etc.). An internship provides real-world work experience.

One of the most important advantages of an internship is the networking opportunities. Interns will gain both professional references and enhanced marketable skills that highlight employable attributes. If interested complete and return the Career Services Internship Agreement (Macon Campus, Student Life Center, Room 254) or email it to .

Work/Study

Note: Only apply for this if you have been PRE-APPROVED from the Office of Career Services

The Federal Work-Study Program provides employment opportunities for students who have demonstrated financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be employed under this program, students must enroll for at least a half-time course load and maintain good academic standing while employed. If hired, all necessary Human Resources paperwork must be completed before beginning work.

Work-study is a great opportunity to earn real, on-the-job training and is a way to obtain important pre-graduation work experience. Students should expect to treat work-study jobs as professional positions where they can develop skills and build solid references for future employment. Work-study employees are vital to the daily operations of the Student Affairs division and are a valued part of our department.

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