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Student Ambassador Program


Did you know that you can have your questions answered without an appointment?

Stop by the Bausch and Lomb Center to meet with our Peer Career Advisors for a quick 15 minute drop-in to review general job search questions. Our staff of experienced Peer Career Advisors are trained to provide support for:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Cover Letter Critique
  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn Profile Reviews
  • Reporting Co-op

Drop-in hours are:
Monday – Thursday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are students just like you that are trained to provide basic career development services to their peers. Training through our office has allowed them to gain 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.

Meet the Team

Shannon Driess
Shannon Driess
Chemical Engineering 

"The best advice I received was from a former mentor. He told me that I should only work at a company where my ideas and hard work are valued."

Lindsey ferretti
Lindsey Ferretti
Software Engineering

"I decided to come to RIT because I knew the co-op program would help me secure a good job after graduation."

Austin Krohn
Austin Krohn
Chemical Engineering

"The best career advice I've received was to be yourself, specifically during interviews, and to APPLY APPLY APPLY."

Ryan Mazur
Ryan Mazur 
Chemical Engineering

"My favorite RIT memory was catching an ice hockey puck in the stands at my first hockey game."

Namaqua Mills
Namaqua Mills
Management of Information Systems

"I chose RIT because of the co-op education. I have had past family members graduate college but they were denied jobs in their field due to lack of experience."

Naman Nanda
Naman Nanda
Computer Engineering Technology

"My favorite RIT memory was my first day at RIT. I met a deaf/hard of hearing student and was able to communicate using sign language."

Wil Seifried
Wil Seifried
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

"I chose RIT because of the co-op program, and the incredible welcome I felt from the faculty on 'Accepted Students Day'."

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 Handshake 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, please call Stephanie Ryan or Taylor Lincoln at 585-475-2301.