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

Apply for 2017-2018 Peer Program

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.