October 27, 2015 by ambermomin
As a new Peer Coach (PC) for BBA Career Services this semester, I can easily say that undertaking this position has been one of my best decisions thus far at McCombs. With its perfect blend of creativity, responsibility, and fun, the PC position provides for a highly rewarding experience. Though we love our job for countless reasons, here are the top four perks of being a PC:
Helping Your Peers
There’s something very rewarding about being able to help your fellow students with career related matters, especially when you’ve faced similar issues yourself. As Peer Coaches, we conduct walk-in resume and cover letter reviews, an opportunity that really allows us to help students on a one-on-one basis. It’s an indescribable feeling when a student expresses to you how great of a help you’ve been, and it’s moments like those that make our times as PCs worthwhile.
Having the Best Co-Workers
Peer Coaches come from all walks of life, and truly reflect the diversity around McCombs. Through our constant interaction around the office, us PCs have become like a family and are always willing to lend each other a helping hand. The seasoned PCs are always more than willing to mentor the newer PCs with projects, creating a very open, collaborative work space. Occasionally, we love to have socials on the weekends to foster closer-knit friendships among the PCs.
Improving Your Creative Skills
Much of our work as PCs relates to creating effective marketing materials for all the great events that BBA Career Services puts on. Through our year-round designing of flyers, plasmas and social media content, we are constantly being challenged to tap into our creative drives. These experiences allow us to leverage and improve our skills with programs such as Photoshop, MailChimp, and WordPress, which are also beneficial in our academic and professional careers.
Initiating Your Own Events
Personal initiative is not only appreciated around the BBACS office, but it is also expected. For this reason, all PCs are required to work in groups to initiate, plan, and implement a new, unique event for BBA students. This challenge requires PCs to think out-of-the-box and put their leadership skills to use, making the overall experience that much more exciting!
If you thought the above PC insights were interesting, you’re in luck because BBACS is hiring for the Spring 2016 semester! Apply by November 6 at 5 p.m.