Leadership Opportunities

Graham Peer Advisor (GPA)

The Graham Peer Advisor (GPA) program is a leadership program for current Gatton students who are interested in promoting the mission of the Graham Office of Career Management while actively assisting students with their career aspirations and life-long learning goals. The purpose of the Graham Peer Advisor program is to provide career exploration, career advising, and career development assistance to students on a peer-to-peer level. Graham Peer Advisors are trained to present on a variety of career development topics, to assist with student outreach, and to promote the importance of early and continuous career planning and preparation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory training the Monday before the fall semester begins
  • One-year commitment (consecutive fall and spring semesters)
  • Minimum of 3 hours per week for office hours including but not limited to:
    • social media updates, classroom marketing, newsletter preparation, employer correspondence, creating flyers and marketing materials
  • Attend 1 hour bi-weekly (every other week) team meeting
  • Provide assistance (after training) to students on the following topics:
    • College stress, choosing a major, finding a job or internship, career fair tips, resumes, campus involvement, class / major advice, time management
  • Staff programs and preparatory and recruiting events such as resume development events and career fairs.
  • Create a career resource tool (for example, educational handouts for Linked-In, interviewing tips, etc.)
  • Lead a promotional campaign for the Graham Office each semester in the Gatton College

GPA’s Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills that will be applicable to your long-term career goal including: leadership, technical, listening, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Build upon your communication skills, both oral and written
  • Define, develop, and grow your own career goals as you move through your academic college experience
  • Serve with a team of great people and enjoy a creative & diverse work environment
  • Build mentoring and coaching skills

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated (or looking to gain) leadership experience
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Positive energy and work ethic
  • Ability to work in teams and to work on individual projects

Stipend:

$500 per semester

Deadline:

Applications can be completed on BBNvolved website.  Sign in to BBNvolved with linkblue ID and password.  Search for Gatton College of Business and Economics Ambassadors. Click on Common Application.