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Peer Career Advisors

Meet our Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are trained and supervised paraprofessionals who provide career development assistance on a peer-to-peer level through the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration. PCA’s host daily drop-in hours throughout the semester to assist students with brief career questions that include:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn
  • Handshake
  • Job and Internship Search
  • Professional Headshots
  • Interviewing
    • If you are interested in conducting a practice interview, please schedule an appointment on Handshake with our Peer Career Advisors.

They provide initial assistance and can refer students to additional Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration Resources. 

Interested in the Position? We recruit every Fall Semester with applications on Handshake. Read below for more information!

PCA’s are on a team of around 10 undergraduate Peer Career Advisors that are supervised by Alexis Andershock, Assistant Director of Outreach. Below are more details regarding the role:

  • Part-Time: Around 10 hours per week
  • Majority of working hours between 8:00am-5:00pm in-person during the fall/spring semesters
  • Some weeknight and weekend presentations required (virtual and in-person)
  • Mandatory in-person weekly training Spring 2024 – Planning for Monday’s 3pm-4pm (may change based on applicant availability)
  • Mandatory in-person weekly meeting Fall 2024 – Monday’s 4pm – 5pm
  • Preferred commitment to two years upon time of hire

There are many reasons to be a Peer Career Advisor!

  • Assist fellow UT students
  • Gain valuable communication, active listening, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Develop event planning and organizational and professional social media savvy
  • Strengthen resume and interview skills and learn to market your degree
  • Conduct effective internship and full-time job searches or prepare for graduate school
  • Network with career professionals and on-campus recruiters
  • Increase your knowledge of UT resources and services


  • Desire to assist other UT students
  • Strong written, verbal, and customer service skills
  • Creativity, work ethic, and productivity with minimal supervision
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Ability to participate in 5 hours of weekly paid training in spring 2024
  • Ability to work shifts between 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
  • Preferred commitment to work two years after hire
  • Mandatory in-person weekly training 
  • Mandatory in-person weekly meeting

Questions? Contact Assistant Director, Alexis Andershock (