The Career Peer Mentor Program
What are Career Peer Mentors?
Career Peer Mentors (CPMs) are student employees at the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) who assist with many facets of the CPDC’s services. Perhaps most apparently, CPMs work in the CPDC office during daily drop-in hours and are available to assist their peers with resume writing, internship or job searches, and using online career resources.
The CPDC has instituted the Careers for First Years program in which the CPMs are assigned to work with a population of first year students within the residential communities. The CPMs offer freshmen a series of career-related programs and hold regular office hours right in their own residence hall. The goal is to foster early career engagement and discovery and to help them develop a strong base of skills and materials for their future internships, student employment, or scholarship applications.
CPMs also work with upperclassmen by not only reviewing resumes and application materials, but also by creating and delivering personalized workshops for interested student organizations; holding SOS office hours in the evenings leading up to job fairs; supporting CPDC events; and contributing to the CPDC’s social media and marketing strategies.
Available CPM Programs
In addition to the full suite of workshops we offer each year, our Career Peer Mentors are also available to deliver on-site programs for your dorm or organization. Some of our available workshops are below:
CPDC Services Workshop
Discover CPDC Services. Learn how to access and utilize the full range of the Career & Professional Development Center's programs, services, and resources, including TartanTRAK, available to students.
Communicate your Qualifications. Gain helpful insight on the format and content of your resume. We also will discuss general content necessary for any resume.
Job Fair Workshop
Network and Connect. Learn the do's and don’ts for attending a job fair. We cover the basics of networking a job fair, with particular emphasis on your “thirty-second commercial."
Prepare to Impress Employers. Come for an overview on the necessary skills and techniques for successful interviewing and learn how to make a good first impression with an employer.
Request a Program
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please complete the CPM Program Request Form. After the form is submitted, one of our CPMs will be in touch with you to schedule the program.
Questions? Please call 412-268-2064.