Title/s: Career Peer
Office #: Sullivan 255
Tell us about yourself:
I am currently a sophomore from Peoria, Illinois, studying Accounting and Finance under the Quinlan School of Business here at Loyola. When not in class, I am also the music director of Loyolacappella and a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Why did you apply to be a Career Peer?
When looking for an on campus job, I wanted to find something that was actually meaningful and would allow me to work alongside others in the Career Development Center and Business Career Services. I had no idea what type of position I was after, but on my search, I actually had my resume reviewed by a career peer. Later that month, when I found the Career Peer position online, I was hopeful I would become the one who helps other students, just as I was helped earlier in the year.
What do you like most about working with students?
Honestly, I like seeing the progress people make. More often then not, people come in with little to no idea of what to put on their resume or how to write a cover letter. After our meeting, I like to think that they leave with a completely different document than when they came in. The differences between the before and after are significant, and it's exciting to see how proud they are of the alterations and improvements that they had made.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. I'm not just talking about asking for help revising your resume or cover letter, but for anything in your career field. There will always be people who know more than you, and those people are your resources, not your threats. It is okay to be confused, and it is encouraged to seek out ways to fix it!