Career Peers

These student leaders are trained to help you make your best professional first impression!  Stop by our drop-in hours to:

  • Get feedback on your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile
  • Learn how to use your Handshake, Wildcat ConnectionsVMock, and InterviewStream accounts
  • Prepare for upcoming employer panels, career fairs, and networking events
  • Explore all of the career resources available to you as a UNH student
career & professional Success

CaPS Suite, 430
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

*Drop-In hours are available during the fall and spring semesters.  For career document help during academic breaks and summer sessions, make an appointment through Handshake.*

Become a Career Peer

Gain valuable professional skills and training through leadership development  

Learn more about your own career process and how to effectively market your degree 

Explore career opportunities from an insider’s perspective and develop a working knowledge of the latest internship and job opportunities 

Get paid $10 an hour to help your classmates succeed professionally!

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop a training plan and learn to effectively use the resources of Career and Professional Success (CaPS) to assist students
  •  Conduct initial resume/cover letter reviews and demonstrate LinkedIn and other best practices for creating a positive online profile
  • Demonstrate Handshake and other internship and job search resources as well as provide tip sheets
  • Market CaPS-related events through tabling and social media
  • Research, create, market and facilitate individual and small group trainings and workshops for clubs, organizations and other student-centered populations
  • Represent CaPS at campus events, i.e. CaPS Drop-Ins, Employer Resume Review Days, Open Houses, Orientations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be in good academic standing: Undergraduate: 2.5 GPA, Graduate: 3.0 GPA
  • Awareness of services provided by Career and Professional Success
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills; open to giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Motivation and enthusiasm for the Career Peer program; participates in discussion and planning, demonstrates a drive to improve themselves as well as the Career Peer program
  • Dependability and effective time management; able to balance time between academics, work, and other extracurricular activities and the Career Peer program
  • Knowledge of typing and basic computer knowledge (including Microsoft Office), Experience using social media (preferably in a business setting)
  • Experience working in one-on-one communication situations is desired
  • Prior experience with confidential materials a plus

We typically recruit Career Peers in the Spring semester for the following academic year.  To apply, prepare a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript and submit all documents through Handshake.  When posted, positions will be under the employer “UNH - Career and Professional Success” and listed as UNH Manchester-Career and Professional Success- Career Peer”.

For additional questions regarding our recruitment process, please contact us at: UNHM.Career@unh.edu or 603-641-4394