By Francy Mata and Aleyra Lamarche
Being a Peer Career Assistant for the Center for Career Development is one of the best jobs on campus. Not only do we get to help our peers with their resumes and cover letters, but also we are able to help ourselves. We’ve learned about all the opportunities that are available to the Holy Cross student body. Working closely with certain programs and uploading jobs on Crusader Connections has given us a sneak peek into the wonderful work the women in the office have done for Holy Cross.
Under Experiential Learning, we work with Melisa, the assistant director for the CCD office. We assist her with the Alumni Shadowing Program—a program designed to allow current students to get an in-depth look into their industries of interest by shadowing Holy Cross alumni. We also create monthly newsletters that are given to the ALANA Alumni who participate in the Mentoring Program, a program created to aid ALANA students with the various college- and career-related obstacles that students of this group tend to face. In addition, we constantly post internship and volunteer opportunities on Crusader Connections and the Liberal Arts Career Network.
Francy: “I really enjoy being able to meet new students during drop-ins. This role has really given me the opportunity to enjoy the satisfaction of helping a fellow students while being able to befriend them as well.”
Aleyra: “What I like the most about being a PCA is learning about all the opportunities the office has to offer. There are programs that help students who are exploring different careers. There are also awesome resources that help us connect to alumni. I’ve learned so much more about my own career interest through working at the CCD office.”
We encourage all students, no matter what stage they’re at in the career or internship process, to stop by the Center for Career Development (Hogan 203). Whether you’ve just started building a resume, looking for insight into a particular career field, or anything in between, we’re happy and prepared to help you!