CCI Peer Career Adviser (2022-23)

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CCI Peer Career Adviser


Center for Careers and Internships


Level C (Specialist)

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The role of a Peer Career Advisor at CCI is two-fold. As part of your job, you will advise students one-on-one related to the internship and job search process, most often with documents such as resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. Additionally, you will serve as a CCI brand ambassador, helping to share CCI programs and resources with your peers and positively contribute to the CCI brand.

- Serve as a the first line of advising during “Quick Questions” at CCI: demonstrate use of all resources (i.e. online job/internships database, Midd2Midd, etc.); make referrals to CCI advisors based on their areas of specialization for follow up meetings.
- Work with students to organize, draft, and revise cover letters required for job and internship applications. Teach the importance of creating a “story” that communicates what is unique about each individual in terms of the position requirements as well as the non-academic writing style that is appropriate in the workplace context.
- Instruct students in the strategies for creating an effective resume in terms of audience, content, format, accuracy, and impact. Review resume drafts and provide guidance on how to translate students’ experiences in and out of the classroom into a powerful self-marketing vehicle for internship and job applications.
- Create, market, and deliver peer-to-peer workshops.
- Provide and create outreach opportunities to further the engagement of Middlebury students in the Career Education process.
- Develop and sustain relationships with targeted student organizations to boost early student engagement with the career development process.
- Represent CCI at on-campus employer information sessions; attend or lead CCI outreach events when needed, including some nights and weekends.
- Actively support the Career Education programs and initiatives at the Center for Careers and Internships.

- Provide administrative support to Career Education programs as needed.
- The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for the goal of engaging Middlebury students early in the process of career education and bring excellent interpersonal skills, writing ability, organizational talent, and the capacity to work independently to the position.
- Candidates must be available for early move-in to participate in mandatory training.
- Candidates must be rising Juniors or Seniors familiar with CCI resources and in good academic standing available to work 4-8 hours/week for at least two consecutive semesters are invited to apply.

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- Enthusiasm for the mission of career education
- Proven leadership ability
- Reliability and organizational know-how
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Knowledge of and successful experience using CCI resources
- Experience with marketing and promotion
- Availability for training before the start of fall classes
- Willingness to dress appropriately for professional office work

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Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


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