Career Ambassador Peer Advising
Our highly trained and personable Career Ambassador Peer Advisors are here to help you!
CA's specialize in assisting with all of the following:
- Résumé, cover letter, or personal statements
- AI/Chat GPT guidelines
- LinkedIn and Handshake profiles and usage
- Academic Works applications
- Internship and job search questions
- General career advice
Find us by:
- Dropping into Arnold House room 136
- Scheduling an appointment via Handshake to meet either in-person or virtually
- Emailing us your questions or career materials for review electronically at careerambassadors [at] umass [dot] edu (careerambassadors[at]umass[dot]edu )
- Following us on Instagram at sphhscareerambassadors
- Reading the weekly e-newsletter titled CareerSnap
How to Schedule a Career Appointment on Handshake
To schedule career-advising appointments, log in to Handshake with your UMass net ID and password.
- Career Center drop down, select “Appointments”
- Blue button “Schedule A New Appointment”
- “School of Public Health and Health Sciences”
- Select an Appointment Type from the drop-down menu
- Select Staff Member or leave as “No Preference”
- Select Appointment Medium or leave as “No Preference”
- Choose your appointment date and time
Fall 2023 Office Hours Schedule
Wednesday: 9am-11am & 12pm-3:30pm
Career Ambassador Internship Position Description
Career Ambassador Internship positions with OCP for SPHHS undergraduates
ALL Training will be provided- Do not worry, we are not expecting you to know everything already!
As a Career Ambassador, your primary responsibilities will be to hold approximately 8 office hours per week in Arnold room 136. During office hours, you will provide advice and critiques for your peers on documents such as resumes and cover letters, personal statements for graduate school, job search resources (both web and hard copies) and be able to answer general career advice questions. Expectations will also include knowledge of LinkedIn and other forms of social media/networking.
- Commitment for Fall 2023 - Spring 2024. Please do not apply if you are only available for one semester (sorry) we need you for the whole year!
- Rising Junior or Senior undergraduates preferred; rising Sophomore students will be considered
- Must be majoring in one of the following SPHHS areas: Nutrition, Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Public Health.
- Gain valuable skills in one-on-one advising, leadership, interpersonal communication, and teamwork
- Receive extensive training in resume, personal statements, and cover letter writing
- Learn how to provide constructive feedback both in-person and electronically
- Tangibly give back to community by helping fellow peers learn about job search resources, websites and additional resources
- Obtain an internship that elevates practical counseling skills, ability to work collaboratively, as well as emphasizing attention to detail
- Deliver constructive criticism in a positive manner on a walk-in basis to both undergrad and graduate students seeking assistance
- Provide instruction, feedback, and editing for resumes, cover letters, and personal statements
- Provide guidance to students on finding internships and jobs, networking tips, and other career-related concerns
- Assist with career fairs behind the scenes; represent the department at open houses or tabling events
- Present classroom presentations or workshops that center around your department or program
- Attend weekly staff meetings and all on-going training/professional development sessions
- Perform other office duties as assigned such as data entry or creating handouts for office use
- Willingness and ability to work supportively and effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and identities which includes but is not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sex, gender identity & expression, religion, sexual orientation and age
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to be supportive and non-judgmental
- Enthusiasm and motivation surrounding career topics
- Ability to represent SPHHS Career Planning in an approachable and informative way
- Able to work with minimal supervision and be flexible with your schedule
- Excellent attention to detail and strong command of English language
- Substantial customer service skills
- Previous internship, volunteer, event planning, or extracurricular experience
- Previous mentoring, coaching, one-on-one tutoring or counseling/advising experience
- Editing or writing experience
Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing how your previous experience and/or transferable skills have prepared you for this position. Be sure to include your motivation for becoming a Career Ambassador and how it will help you in your future endeavors. Send materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in person during walk-in hours. If you have any particular questions feel free to contact one of the current Career Ambassador Peer Advisors in Arnold 136.