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Career Assistant

Apply now Job no: 498225
Department: Center for Career Exploration and Success
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Career Services

Job Title: Student Associate

8.95/hr - 9.80/hr

Job Summary:

The Center for Career Exploration and Success Mission
This Center empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. This engagement also deepens self-knowledge, enabling students to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.

Peer Career Coaches Team
The objective is to elevate and foster substantive engagement for career exploration. The Peer Career Coaches are a dedicated team of students who have specialized training in career development and a passion to support students on their career and professional journey.

Career Assistants (CAs) serve primarily as peer career advisors to all Miami University students. CAs duties include assistance in developing and critiquing resumes and professional documents, in addition to providing guidance on job search strategies, graduate school applications, and LinkedIn profiles. Additional responsibilities include facilitating workshops and presentations on topics relevant to career and professional development.

Competitive pay of $8.85/hour (including trainings and meetings)

Increases your professional network with employers, advisors, and career center staff

Sharpen listening and feedback skills

Applying direct knowledge and skills to your professional experiences

Essential Duties:

Conduct interactive, 1:1 peer reviews on student resumes, cover letters, and other job search documents.

Introduce students to CCES online resources including Handshake, Vmock, and Big Interview.

Present and support workshops for CCES, student organizations, residence halls, and other campus partners as requested.
Must participate in summer training the week before classes start in Fall semester 2021
CAs work a minimum of 8-10 hours a week in the CCES.

Attend weekly, one-hour (1) Peer Career Coaches team meetings.

Must be fully committed to work and training for an entire academic year.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at Miami University.

Demonstrate strong leadership and collaborative skills.

Show a commitment to diversity by accepting and learning from others while creating and maintaining an atmosphere of positive engagement.

Have strong communication and organizational skills, contribute positively in a team environment.

Willing to serve in a role model capacity to other students.

Sincere interest in the interview process, job/internship search, career exploration, and in providing constructive feedback to students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should apply via PageUp by submitting a resume and cover letter no later than Monday, February 22, 2021.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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