Earn While You Learn: Propel Your Career with the CCPD

Are you a looking for an enriching part-time job on campus? Do you want to work on your own career development? Do you thrive on helping others in reaching their goals? If so, we have the perfect role for you! The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) is currently seeking students to join our team as Career Ambassadors for the Fall of 2024. Extensive paid training will occur prior to the start of Fall Term.

What Does Being a Career Ambassador Entail?

As a Career Ambassador, you’ll play a vital role in assisting your fellow students in navigating the challenging landscape of life after K. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

1. Mentorship and Guidance: You’ll assist your peers in crafting compelling resumes, cover letters, and other application materials, ensuring they stand out in a competitive job market.

2. Platform Proficiency: Gain expertise in various online platforms such as Handshake, Big Interview, and LinkedIn, and impart your knowledge to others, empowering them to leverage these tools effectively.

3. Outreach and Engagement: From giving presentations about CCPD services to posting job opportunities on Handshake and distributing marketing materials across campus, you’ll actively engage with the student community to raise awareness and participation in career-related activities.

4. Professional Development: Through mandatory training sessions and bi-weekly staff meetings, you’ll hone essential skills such as time management, communication, and professionalism, setting a solid foundation for your future career endeavors.

5. Leadership Opportunities: Take the lead in organizing and hosting career-related programs, further enhancing your leadership and presentation skills while making a tangible impact within your campus community.

Why Should You Apply?

Working as a Career Ambassador offers a myriad of benefits and opportunities for personal and professional growth:

1. Flexible Hours: With a commitment of just eight to ten hours per week, you can easily balance your academic responsibilities with valuable work experience.

2. Skill Development: From decision-making and teamwork to adaptability and technological proficiency, you’ll acquire a diverse skill set that will serve you well in any future career path.

3. Networking: Interact with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers, expanding your network and gaining valuable insights into various industries and professions.

4. Impactful Work: As a Career Ambassador, you’ll directly contribute to the success and professional development of your peers, leaving a lasting legacy on K’s campus community.

In the CA role, I developed my leadership skills by giving presentations on campus and facilitating conversations with students and alumni. It also helped me get comfortable talking to people in different industries and building community. Being able to lead discussions and create community is such a key skill to have, especially in this time period filled with hybrid and remote jobs. The people skills I gained at the CCPD have helped me a lot in my professional and personal life. -Juan Avila ‘19

As I transitioned into the professional world after Kalamazoo College, the foundation laid during my time as a Career Associate continued to be a guiding force. The skills homed in resume building, interview preparation, and understanding how to proactively seek out available resources have been instrumental in shaping my successful professional journey. I am grateful for the enriching experience at CCPD, which not only empowered me to assist others but also equipped me with the tools necessary for my own ongoing career success. -Siga Kisielius ‘16

How to Apply

Ready to take the next step towards becoming a Career Ambassador? Submit a cover letter and your resume, highlighting your interest in the position and how your skills and experiences align with the role. For assistance with your application materials, visit our website or reach out to Keri Bol, Career Studio Manager, via email at keri.bol@kzoo.edu.

Join Our Team Today!

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a difference while enhancing your own personal and professional development. Apply to be a Career Ambassador and embark on a rewarding journey towards unlocking your full potential. We look forward to welcoming you to our dynamic team at the CCPD!

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