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Chicago, IL 60607
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Become a Career Peer Mentor

The Career Peer Mentors (CPM) are UIC students who perform a variety of pre-professional part-time work for Career Services (OCS) and Student Employment (SEO). CPMs are charged with supporting the misson, vision, and values of OCS and SEO by assisting UIC students with their career development and job search needs.

Applicants should have the following basic qualifications by the 2015-2016 academic year:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at UIC
  • Registered for at least 6 credit hours at UIC in 2015-2016
  • Completed at least 2 semesters of university coursework at UIC
  • At least 1 year of work experience preferred

Starting slary is $8.56/hour

Under the close supervision and in close conjunction with the manager and superisor(s) the CPMs typically fulfill the following duties:



  • Work a minimun of 6 hours a week including nights and weekends and no more than 30 hours per pay period.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.
  • Participate in project work that supports OCS/SEO initiatives as needed.


  • Conduct drop-ins for resume and cover letter critiques in OCS/SEO or satelite locations.
  • Introduce students to Focus2, InterviewStream, and UICcareers.com at drop-ins sessions.


  • Conduct presentations on OCS/SEO main services, general career preparation topics (Resume ad Cover Letter 101; Basic Interview Tips).
  • Participate in outreach efforts and marketing of events, including social media sites.
  • Participate as student members on the Career Advisory Board


  • Support front desk at OCS/SEO.
  • Confirm up-comming appointments and conduct student follow-ups.
  • Assist at job fairs and departmental events.

How to Apply:

For more information, interested applicants can contact Monica at mgerhar2@uic.edu.

Download applications HERE



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