Become A Career Peer Mentor

Career Peer Mentors serve in a leadership role in the Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways department  and connect with currently enrolled students interested in learning more about their career development.

Career Peer Mentor criteria:

  • Completion of at least 1 full semester of coursework at Brookdale Community College
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Must have an interest in helping first year students succeed
  • Must complete an online application (Application can be found using Handshake)
  • Interview with a Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways staff member
  • Current or past involvement in a program offered by Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways while at Brookdale
  • Complete a required training
  • Commit to an academic year of serving as a Career Peer Mentor

*10 hours minimum per week dedicated to the duties of a Career Peer in both the Fall and Spring semesters (some weeks may be less).

Career Peer Mentor responsibilities may include:

  • Provide information and serve as a resource on all things career related, including goal-setting and future planning
  • Answer general questions from students about experiential learning opportunities such as internships, resume writing, career exploration resources, volunteer opportunities, on-campus employment opportunities, etc.)
  • Interaction with other students through class sessions as well as smaller group and one-on-one meetings
  • Assist with helping students set career action plans and SMART goals
  • Stay up to date on events and workshop provided by a variety of departments on campus to share with students and encourage participation

Benefits of being a Career Peer Mentor:

  • Develop your career competencies
  • Gain a sense of responsibility and confidence
  • Enhance your resume and transfer application
  • Network with Brookdale faculty and staff, students, and employers/organizations in the community for events and workshops
  • Represent Brookdale in other leadership roles on-campus