Student Assistants and Peer Career Advisors

Student Assistants

The Center for Career & Leadership Development has several work opportunities for current students.  When open, positions are posted on the MGA Human Resources website with all other student positions.  Our main student assistant position functions as a Peer Career Advisor.  Students from the federal work-study and the Veteran Student Assistant programs serve in these roles in both our Macon and Cochran offices. In addition, we also have a student marketing assistant for the Center and student assistants who support Student Leadership Programs.  These students make a campus-wide impact by providing career-focused guidance to their peers as they strengthen The Center for Career and Leadership Development's external communication and engagement with the on-campus community.

The Benefits of Being a Peer Career Advisor Student Assistant:

  • Gaining in-depth knowledge about business correspondence (i.e. resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes)
  • Connecting personally with career advisors then sharing valuable career advice with peers
  • Meeting alumni and employers at career fairs, and on-campus recruiting sessions
  • Improving internships and job searching strategies as you increase your professional presence
  • Enhancing leadership, team building, communication and presentation skills

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working 16 - 25 hours per week in the Center, depending on their student assistant classification
  • Providing resume and cover letter reviews to peers during designated drop-in hours and via Handshake
  • Managing the front desk at both the Macon and Cochran Centers, communicating over the phone and in-person with students and employers
  • Assisting employers at career fairs and on-campus recruitment events
  • Conducting interactive/informative presentations and information tables for student groups
  • Managing special projects such as The Professional Closet and LinkedIn professional headshots
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback to/from peers and staff
  • Offering enthusiasm, dependability, willingness to learn, and an openness to new ideas

Student assistant positions generally come open toward the end of each semester for the following semester.  In addition to applying online via HR, please send an email with your resume at   to indicate your interest in working for the Center.