Career Services | Campus Employment

Department – Career Services
Job Title – Career Fellow

Purpose of Job

  • Career Fellows serve as vital and dynamic members of the staff in Career Services. These positions are paraprofessional in nature – ‘para’ meaning “at the side of”; therefore, paraprofessional Career Fellows work in a professional capacity along with full-time professionals in the office, but primarily with their peers. They also work closely with all other University constituencies – staff, faculty, alumni, employers, and other friends of the University.
  • Career Fellows will develop a full understanding of the goals, objectives, and programs of the office; act in adherence with professional standards and ethics; maintain confidentiality; and communicate appropriately with other staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist peers with resume and cover letter writing, and deliver constructive critiques
  • Advise students about Experiential Education Programs (internships, field terms, shadow experiences, fellowships) and resources
  • Develop and implement creative marketing strategies for office programs and events
  • Maintain familiarity with the resources that Career Services provides (library, career resource guides and handouts, graduate admissions testing information, internship experiences, Career Connect alumni networking database, miscellaneous World Wide Web resources, and career assessments)
  • Coordinate and present outreach programs/workshops on resources and career-related topics to campus-wide audiences
  • Conduct information gathering and follow-up telephone calls for career fair events and alumni relations
  • Work on special projects (group and individual)
  • Assure that all peers using program/office services feel welcome and are appropriately assisted
  • Average 8-10 hours per week (including regular weekly office hours, occasional adjusted day or evening hours for special programming, projects and Career Fellow interviewing, a weekly staff meeting, monthly one-to-one meetings with the Career Services Professional.)
  • Mandatory training prior to the start of the Fall and Spring academic terms, returning a few days prior to the Fall term's first day of classes, and returning a few days prior to Spring term's first day of classes.
  • Career Fellows are not required to work on study days, final exam days, or school holidays.
  • Career Fellows are required to attend one professional development event each semester.

Job Qualifications

  • Capacity to learn and develop strong helping skills
  • Prompt, timely in completing work assignments, and independent/resourceful 
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity with regard to outreach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially in composition, grammar and spelling
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Unquestionable ability to maintain and protect confidential information


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