What is Virtual Career Studio?
The Virtual Career Studio is housed within the Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways Canvas. Current Brookdale students have an opportunity to engage in open discussion boards, review career development modules, and reserve appointments to virtually meet with a Career Peer Mentor. Career Peer Mentor appointments can be made to learn about career exploration resources, resume reviews, interview preparation, leadership skill development, job searching strategies, and internship search assistance.
Who are Career Peers?
Career Peers serve as a resource for students who would like assistance with career exploration (utilizing online resources such as Ferguson’s, Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*NET, and FOCUS 2). Career Peers lead students through this exploration. Career Peers are also trained to assist students with resume reviews, interview skills and mock interviews, and general information about careers, the Career & Leadership Development department, etc. Career Peers are your resource for career information on campus!
How can I become a Career Peer?
If you are interested in becoming a Career Peer for the 2021-2022 academic year, we welcome your interest! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter. Career Peer applicants must be currently enrolled students in a degree-seeking program and have been awarded Federal Work Study. Career Peers also typically have had some interaction with our office in the past including an internship, resume review, mock interview, attendance at a workshop, member of NSLS, in-class presentation, student employee, etc.
How was the Career Studio funded?
The Career Studio was funded by the Community College Opportunity Grant! This generous funding from the state enabled our department to create a new, updated space for peer mentoring, career exploration, and internship/job search assistance.