Student opportunities: WORK & LEARN in Career Services
Career Associates Program (CAP) at Virginia Tech
Effective fall 2013, the Career Associates Program has been replaced by the Peer Career Advisor Program.
2012-2013 Career Associates:
Alexis, Rhea, Patsy, Jenna, Olivia, Hayden
On this page:
• Purpose of the program
• Why should I become a CA?
• Qualities and requirements
• Time commitment
• Number of CAs accepted per year
• Info session
• Application process and deadline
• Contact for questions
- Increase student awareness on campus about Career Services.
- Foster leadership and responsibility for students who serve as Career Associates.
1. Gain valuable skills in marketing, advising, event planning, leadership, communication, and team work.
2. Participate in professional development opportunities through Career Services.
3. Receive extensive training in Career Services areas for free.
4. Be acknowledged as a student leader on campus by earning a CAP certificate.
5. Gain valuable experience for students who may be interested in pursuing careers in advising, human services, education, management, marketing, student affairs, etc.
1. Work one-on-one with students in a peer-educator role.
2. Represent Career Services at information booths.
3. Present career programs to student groups.
4. Attend CAP weekly/bi-weekly meetings and receive training on the Career Services office.
5. Participate in Career Services marketing initiatives around campus.
6. Assist with special programming, as needed.
• Interest in helping Virginia Tech students with career and job search concerns.
• Ability to relate and interact with individuals both one-on-one and in group situations.
• Mature judgment.
• Understanding and acceptance of responsibility.
• Willingness to work in a team setting and build rapport with other CAs and Career Services staff.
• Available during some evening and weekend hours for special events and presentations.
• Must be able to commit about 4-6 hours per week to Career Services.
2010-2011 Career Associates
• Undergraduate and graduate students.
• Freshmen are welcome to apply to be Career Associates during sophomore year!
• Completion of at least two semesters at Virginia Tech as of start of fall semester of your CAP academic year.
• Minimum GPA of 2.2.
• Students in all majors all welcome to apply.
• Participation for the academic year (fall plus spring semesters).
• CA day-long orientation and training (August: Th. 8/22/13 OR Fr. 8/23/13)
• Meetings/training each week or every other week (meeting day TBD)
• Volunteer 4-6 hours per week.
2008-2009 Career Associates
• 5-8 Career Associates for the 2013-2014 year.
• In prior years, we have had up to 10 CAs.
• Our program began in the 2004-2005 year.
Academic credit possible?
To learn more, prior to the application deadline:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:30-6:00 pm.
Smith Career Center Computer Lab, 1st floor by Career Resource Center
E-mail RSVP for info session
Please READ and COMPLETE e-mail before sending.
Submit completed application and resume:
|Deadline Wednesday, April 10, 2013, for 2013-2014 academic year.|
|By e-mail||by midnight||E-mail. Attach application and resume.|
|In person||before 5pm office closing||Smith Career Center location|
Interview | selection:
• Applicants selected for interviews are contacted to set up interviews for late April.
• Selections are made in early May.
2007-2008 Career Associates
Ms. Becca Heterick Scott
Career Associates Program Coordinator
Student opps: Work & Learn in Career Services
For undergrad students:
- Career Associates program has been replaced by the Peer Career Advisors effective fall 2013.
For grad students:
Spring info session:
Learn about the CA program prior to the application deadline.
Tues., Apr. 9, 2013
Smith Career Center