Interested in Becoming a Peer?
To Apply: In March the Peers in Careers Volunteer Position is posted on NYU CareerNet for Peers that will start the following academic year. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Peers in Careers (Peers) are NYU Wasserman’s undergraduate peer educators on campus who help support and promote the mission of The Wasserman Center for Career Development. The Peers specifically target underclass students by bringing programs and resources to them in the residence halls and other on-campus locations with the purpose of providing basic career advising and information about NYU Wasserman’s resources.
Responsibilities: Although there is flexibility in how each Peer accomplishes these goals, typical assignments include:
- In residence and at-large programs: Facilitate 1-2 career-related programs in residence halls or in conjunction with a student organization.
- Outreach/Marketing: Spread the word about NYU Wasserman’s programs and resources to classmates and clubs through tabling, word of mouth, and social media.
- Event support: Help co-facilitate and staff events including career fairs and welcome week events as needed.
- Professional development and education: Attend at least one (more are encouraged!) NYU Wasserman event per semester.
Time commitment: Peers will work with NYU Wasserman staff, Residence Life and student leaders to schedule programs that align with each student’s schedule. Additionally, Peers should be free to attend:
- Mandatory Training: Usually scheduled for a Friday and Saturday in September. Topics include career development 101, intro to NYU Wasserman, job search skills, networking, resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, professionalism and program development.
- Group Meetings: Two weekday evenings per month. Exact dates and times will depend upon Peer availability.
- Advising: Meet once per month with your career counselor/supervisor to identify and work towards goals as well as to receive mentoring on your own career exploration and job search process.