Peer Program

Peer Program Interns
2016-2017 Peer Program Interns

Gain Professional Skills While Helping your Peers

  • Great internship experience during the academic year
  • Earn 4 units a quarter for a 10 hr/week commitment*
  • Advise students about career planning, resumes, job search, interviewing, and graduate school
  • Learn and develop skills in marketing, communication, and leadership
  • *Internships can be used as Social Ecology Field Study during the Winter or Spring Quarter

Applications will be available on Handshake in Winter Quarter

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Career Center Peer Consultant Internship?
  • It's a 10 hour per/week – academic year long internship beginning in September and ending in June.
  • Interns can receive 4 units of credit each quarter, and the internship can also be used as Social Ecology Field Study Credit.
  • Interns receive extensive training in the Fall Quarter, and then implement what they learn in the Winter and Spring Quarters.
  • Interns advise students about career planning, resumes, job search, interviewing, and graduate school.
  • Interns videotape a student’s practice interview and then provide feedback.
  • Interns provide Career Center orientations and workshops to campus clubs and housing units.
  • Interns promote and market Career Center services through various career fairs and events, postering fliers, classroom announcements, outreach tables, etc.
Why do students want to be a part of the Peer Program?
  • To help fellow students with their career, resume, interviewing, job search, academic major, and graduate school concerns through one-on-one drop-in advising.
  • To sharpen communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • To be part of a professional and fun work environment.
  • To take full advantage of all Career Center services.
  • To network with various employers.
  • To be in a position to help and give back.
  • To benefit from all that they learn and get exposed to.
How do you apply for the Peer Program?
  • Applications are available on ZotLink in Winter Quarter and are due in March.
  • Group interviews take place in Spring Quarter.
  • A group of interns are carefully selected in Spring Quarter.
  • Orientation and training of new Peers begin in September.
  • Come to an information session held during Winter Quarter or contact Allison Keller at 949‑824‑6881 or allison.keller@uci.edu for more information.