Office of Career Services

MSC06 3710
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Room 220

Phone: (505) 277-2531

Career Ambassador Program

 

The UNM Office Career Services (OCS) is looking to enlist stellar Career Peer Ambassadors to join the team. “Career Peers” are dynamic undergraduate students who will volunteer 3-6 hours a week (minimum of 50 hours per semester) as paraprofessional staff members in Career Services. The Career Peers’ mission is to serve as a link between OCS and the student body for purposes of outreach and career education. Peers participate in a variety of activities that support the OCS mission and promote personal development among members. 

WHAT WE DO:

  • Assist UNM students with accessing career information via UNM Career Services website, Lobo Career Connection
  • Volunteer (unpaid-minus some pizza every so often)  3-6 hours weekly to support the goals of the Career Center  
  • Assist the professional and support staff in several critical functional areas such as marketing, employer relations, experiential learning and career education
  • Research, create, and present workshops on career-related topics for students in varying settings (OCS, Residence Halls, club meetings, etc.)
  • Partner with CDF’s for weekly resume reviews, assist with resume rescue days, career fairs, and networking events throughout the year
  • Strategize and conduct marketing and outreach initiatives and events
  • Compose/create content for the OCS website and social media outposts
  • Support OCS by working at special events including but not limited to the career fairs, networking events and walkin hours

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING:

  • Gain experience helping people in a professional environment
  • Direct contact with professionals, recruiters and employers
  • Explore career opportunities from an insider’s perspective
  • Mentorship with UNM Career Development Facilitators
  • Gain lifelong resume writing and job searching skills
  • Experience to put on your own resume or CV
  • Specialize in your field of interest: Career counseling, Administrative work, Employer Outreach, Marketing, and IT
  • Personal and professional development

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist students with accessing career information via the Career Center website, Lobo Career Connection
  • Review students' resumes and provide feedback; participate in the Career Services Peer Career consulting hours
  • Actively participate in Career Fairs, workshops, presentations and information sessions
  • Deliver presentations on career-related topics to residence halls, student organizations, etc.
  • Assist in hosting employer information sessions
  • Write e-newsletters as well as career-related blogs for students
  • Create posts for our Facebook page and Twitter
  • Conduct research on career trends and share the information with staff and students
  • Participate in bi-weekly Career Peer Volunteer meetings

SELECTION CRITERIA

All Career Peer candidates must submit a completed application describing your interest in the position and your qualifications to Career Services. The general qualifications for the position are as follows:

  • Motivated undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Minimum sophomore standing by Fall 2016
  • Willingness and ability to work 3-6 hours per week, including evening availability and occasional weekend availability  
  • Must meet a minimum requirement of 50 volunteer hours per semester
  • Experience or desire to gain experience in a university career center
  • Experience or desire to gain experience working with students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or desire to gain leadership experience
  • Able to work on a team and be a dedicated team player
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Computer literacy; experience working with MS Office Suite required, experience with social media preferred
  • Able to participate in training retreat TBD
  • Able to provide volunteer hours on most Fridays in the morning from 9am to noon

Please attend one of the information sessions meetings to learn more:

Please contact Autumn Collins, Career Development Facilitator II at 277-7797 or autumnc@unm.edu if you have any questions or would like to apply.

To apply, simply send a resume and essay (see below) to Autumn Collins at autumnc@unm.edu

Your essay should include answers to the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in being a OCS Career Peer? (300-500 words)
  2. How you will accommodate the time commitment required for the program? Please include your other commitments for the 2016-2017year (i.e. academic load, work, extra-curricular activities and leadership positions, study abroad, athletics, community service, etc.)