Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are students just like you who are trained to provide basic career development services to their peers. Training through our office has allowed them to gain a robust background in advising students on their job search. PCAs work closely with a team to support Career Services Coordinators and to provide the best outcome for students.
Did you know that you can have your career questions answered without an appointment? Meet with our PCAs for a quick 15-minute virtual drop-in to review general job search questions.
Drop-in hours are:
Monday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Our staff of experienced PCAs is trained to provide support for:
Cover Letter Critique
Job Search Strategies
LinkedIn Profile Reviews
Meet the team
My favorite RIT memories are from freshmen orientation week and getting my first RIT job!
Major: Management Information Systems
The best career advice I received was that every person you meet is a potential door for a new opportunity.
Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
I chose RIT because of the co-op program. Having the opportunity to get real work experience while being a student is invaluable.
Major: Management Information Systems and New Media Marketing
The best career advice I received was to never outline your career based on someone else's timeline. Be patient. Give 100% and you will end up getting what you desire at the right time.
Major: Data Science
Peer Mock Interviews
Students have the opportunity to practice their virtual interview skills with Peer Career Advisors. Through pre-recorded or live, virtual mock interviews, students can grow more comfortable and confident in their interview skills.
Virtual, Live Mock Interviews
To sign up, complete the Mock Interview Request form for our PCA's to customize your mock interview experience. After completing the form, follow the form's steps to schedule your Mock Interview with a Peer Career Advisor. Failure to schedule an appointment will result in the cancelation of your request.
On the left navigation bar, under Resources, students will select Mock Interviews.
Under the search tab, search for “Peer Career Advisor Reviewed Mock Interview”
How to Record Responses
Adjust any audio and video settings necessary during your test and practice a question.
The user will have 30 seconds to prepare after each question plays. The response time will be limited but the user can stop recording to end sooner.
The interviewer will be highlighted and the question will display at the top with the question number at the bottom. The responder can respond when highlighted and see a timer at the bottom of the screen. Replay responses and adjust before the mock interview.
Begin the mock interview and read the introduction before the interview begins. Once the interview has started there is no pause or stop. Answer all interview questions. There is no feature to retry a single response or go back once the interview has started.
After completing all the questions, click the Request Feedback button to fill out the feedback form. Enter Y/N to receive feedback from the Career Services Office and select the Peer Career Advisor.
Become a PCA
We hire a new team once a year. Applications will be open for fall 2020 in March. Keep an eye out for job postings in Career Connect and announcements through social media.
We are looking for:
Strong interpersonal skills
Desire to help peers and demonstrated experience working with students
Experience working with diverse populations
Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong commitment to the position, the work hours, and participate in bi-weekly meetings
Familiarity with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education resources and services
Completed one or more experiential learning experiences (e.g. co-op, internship, research, work/study abroad, etc.)
If you have questions regarding the application for Peer Career Advisor, contact Stephanie Ryan or Taylor Lincoln at 585-475-2301.