Career Services Center - St. Cloud State University

Career Services Center - St. Cloud State University

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Current Open Positions:

Peer Career Advisor
Career Development Graduate Assistantship

Peer Career Advisor
2015-2016 Academic Year


  • Review resumes and cover letters, provide internship and job search assistance, and conduct mock interviews for students and alumni during one-on-one appointments and group settings.
  • Deliver presentations on career planning topics to student organizations, residence halls, and CSC seminars.
  • Perform campus outreach activities to increase awareness of our services and promote events.
  • Provide assistance to students using the center and the resource library during office hours.
  • Assist with major Career Services events, including the Career Prep Party and job fairs.
  • Assist with Career Services social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Other project duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 15 credits of coursework at SCSU completed by May 2015.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive work ethic, motivated, and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong customer service orientation and enthusiasm for helping others.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of students.
  • All majors are encouraged to apply.
  • No previous knowledge on career planning topics required – all training provided!

Benefits & Compensation

  • $1,000 stipend per semester after successful completion of training.
  • Comprehensive training program and ongoing professional development opportunities provided.
  • Enhance interpersonal, written communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Develop excellent leadership and project management skills.
  • Excellent opportunity to get involved on campus.
  • Personal growth – enhance your own career planning and professionalism.
  • Opportunity to participate in CSC programs and network with top employers.
  • Work-study eligibility and internship credit available (but not required).


  • Minimum of one academic-year commitment (August 2015-May 2016).
  • Committed to working an average of 10 hours per week when classes are in session.
  • Must be available the week before fall semester starts for training.  Training is mandatory.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings.

How to Apply

  • Submit an application, resume, and two references (may include supervisors, faculty, or staff) by Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Submit materials to:

    Hailey Olson, Assistant Director
    Career Services Center, CH 215
    St. Cloud State University
    720 4th Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
    Email: / FAX: 320-308-5167

  • Upon review of application materials, selected candidates will be notified to set up an interview.  There are multiple openings for the 2015-2016 year.
  • Questions may be directed to Hailey at or 320-308-5182.  Email preferred.

Career Development Graduate Assistantship
2015-2016 Academic Year

Mission:  To provide career decision making, internships and employment resources to students and alumni, create partnerships to support students in their career transitions, and promote life long career engagement.  For more information on the wide variety of services offered, please visit our website

General Description: 20 hours per week for the 2015-2016 academic year (Fall/Spring) with a start date of August 3, 2015. GA will receive $100 yearly for professional development usage as well as be able to participate in state wide career meetings.

General duties include:

  • Advising students and alumni in career development related areas; resume and cover letter writing, job/internship searching, interviewing, major/career exploration and self-assessment.
  • Assisting students and alumni in 15 minute Drop-In appointments.
  • Conduct mock interviews with students and provide feedback on interviewing skills.
  • Making appropriate referrals to on- and off-campus community resources.
  • Conducting presentations on career services aspects as needed which include, but are not limited to, introduction to career services, resume writing, internship/job searching and interviewing.
  • Promoting services, seminars and events through educational programming and outreach.
  • Participate in staff development opportunities.
  • Developing and/or deliver educational programming to address career related topics.
  • Providing consultation to faculty, staff, and students on career related issues.
  • Working on projects to contribute to the general mission and operation of Career Services.
  • Assisting in the training and development of Peer Career Advisors.  Work closely with CSC staff to assist in overseeing and/or supervising the work of undergraduate student staff members.

This is an excellent opportunity for, but not limited to, graduate students seeking careers in college student development, higher education administration, counseling, human resource management, training and development, and related areas.

Qualifications:  Must be a graduate student admitted to a recognized program and registered for a minimum of 6 credits if working 10 hours per week.  Eight credits are required for 15-20 hour per week assistantships. To determine eligibility and number of credits needed, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies, AS 121. 

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Must possess counseling or advising skills.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Must be willing to take initiative and step out of comfort zone.
  • Ability to represent office in a professional manner to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility with good time management skills.
  • Able to work independently and on group projects.
  • Able to effectively utilize resources and be creative.
  • Basic PC skills required.  Advanced PC skills a plus.
  • Ability to work on special projects as needed such as assessment, project development, grant writing, social media, web media or other areas of interest

Application Process:

Applications are available at the Office of Graduate Studies, AS 121.  Submit application, resume, reference list with minimum of three references and a cover letter stating why you are specifically interested in working in our office to the Career Services Center, CH 215.  Applications are now being accepted and will continue to be accepted until positions are filled. 

            Direct questions to Michelle Schmitz at 308-2899 or

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