Career Peer Helpers
Peer Helper Services: Career Education Peer Helpers
The Career Peer Helpers are available for in-person and online appointments for the Fall 2022 semester. Peer Helpers can provide support for resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, LinkedIn, and mock faculty conversations. New this fall, we are offering ‘Start Here’ appointments! If you are new to the services of the Experiential Learning Hub, you can meet with a Peer Helper to learn about our resources and how we can best support you with your job search.
Please note, we will not be accepting walk-in appointments at this time; all appointments must be booked through Experience Guelph.
Applications for graduate school or other further education should be seen by a Career Advisor, as Peer Helpers only assist with applications for employment or volunteering.
Beginning again in September, our fully trained and supervised Peer Helpers can assist students with the following:
- Resume critiques
- Cover letter critiques
- Experiential Learning Opportunities
- LinkedIn profile critiques
- Mock Interviews
- Mock Faculty Conversations
- Start Here Appointments
Mock faculty conversations are similar to mock interviews, with the goal of helping students practice discussing opportunities for research or getting to know a professor. The Experiential Learning Opportunities appointment is for students wanting to get connected with for-credit and not-for-credit experiential learning and aren’t sure where to start.
Please note: Mock interviews with a Peer Helper are for undergraduate students in preparation for job interviews. Graduate students and those looking for help preparing for interviews related to further education can attend a drop-in session with a Career Advisor to request a scheduled mock interview.
We are happy to provide two different ways to connect with a Career Peer Helper:
1. Booked Appointments
Login to Experience Guelph and select Career > Peer Appointments to book a time to meet with a Peer Helper. Career Peer Helpers are available:
In-person: (Beginning September 8) Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Note that bookings in Experience Guelph must be made 48 hours in advance, but we may be able to provide a same-day appointment. Please email email@example.com indicating the times you are available and the nature of your appointment, and we may be able to book you in for a time to meet with a Peer Helper on the same business day.
2. Email Correspondence
We recognize that rural internet connections, challenging living situations and other factors can be a barrier to meeting with a Peer Helper via video call. This is why we are also offering the option for you to email in your documents for feedback.
To receive feedback on your resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile via email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Peer Helper will reply with feedback in the comments of your document within two business days (excluding holidays and university closures).