What is a Peer Career Coach?

During my freshman year, I realized now was as good of a time as ever to review my resume. However, on my first visit to the Career Center for a drop-in coaching appointment , I wasn’t expecting a student to review my resume. They introduced themselves as “Peer Career Coaches”, and I had no idea what that could mean. I didn’t think they would be qualified enough to help me, but as soon as they started reviewing my resume, I began to understand how helpful they were even though the drop-in appointments are fairly short. I left the drop-in with a better understanding of how I could format my resume in order to stand out to potential employers and, more importantly, I felt like I could continue to perfect my resume by myself.

The Peer Career Coaches are students who are extensively trained to advise students on career-related topics, promote the Career Center’s resources, and collaborate with offices throughout the Division of Student Affairs across BC’s campus. As a Peer Career Coach myself (this post is definitely unbiased though!), I can confidently say that, while our role is to help facilitate programs for the Career Center and represent the Career Center as well, our main focus is you! The reason why we are the ones who facilitate the 15-minute drop-ins is that we are in the same boat as you and can empathize with what you are going through. Whether you want to polish your resume and cover letter for a job/internship application or you don’t know where to start, we are here to help. 

The best thing about the Peer Career Coaches is you don’t have to make an appointment to see us! We have drop-in hours so that you can come at your convenience in between your busy schedules. 

I know it can be extremely daunting to go to the Career Center as an underclassman because of the preconceived idea that only upperclassmen need to be searching for jobs and updating their resumes, but there is no “right” time to start. Just remember that the Peer Career Coaches are here to support you so please come to us with any questions you may have!

Fall 2022 Drop-In Hours

Southwell Hall (Career Center, next to 66, across from Dunkin)

Tuesday – Thursday: 12 — 4 p.m.
Friday: 12 — 3 p.m.
Weekends/Holidays/Breaks: Closed

245 Beacon (next to Campion Hall)

Wednesdays: 6 — 8 p.m.

– By Alina Zaman, MCAS ’24, Peer Career Coach

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