We hope that you had an incredible winter break and are ready to start 2020 off on a great foot! Make 2020 the year that you take steps in the right direction regarding your career dreams. What better way to do that then receive some expert advice from the very talented and enthusiastic Center for Career Opportunities' Peer Consultants?? These students have continually provided great advice that is accessible to Purdue students. They have first-hand knowledge of what it is like to go through a job/internship interview, write cover letters and resumes, and much more while also being full-time students. Tap into this valuable information!
This week we are highlighting Peer Consultant Jason Moreira! He is ready and excited to help any and all Purdue University students looking for career development advice. Read on to learn a little more about Jason and his role at the CCO.
What year are you and what are you studying?
Junior in Finance and Accounting
How long have you been working at the CCO?
This is my second semester working at the CCO.
What are your responsibilities? What does a Peer Consultant do?
As a Peer Consultant, I help students achieve their professional goals by answering their questions and giving advice. Mainly, I help students by giving resume and cover letter reviews as well as mock interviews and career fair prep.
What have you learned about resumes and professionalism through this position?
I have learned about what companies and recruiters are looking for in candidates, how students can make themselves standout, and what good work ethic means in the workforce. Everything I've learned about resumes has been through this position!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy giving presentations around campus because I get to see what students are involved in! Its great to see students get excited for career fairs and interviews. Beyond presentations, conducting mock interviews has been a great experience to get to know students one-on-one.
What is one piece of advice you would give Purdue students?
Always challenge yourself and strive to push yourself outside of your comfort zone! Don't be afraid to set a lofty goal. You will always surprise yourself by how much you can grow.
Jason is one of the friendly faces you may meet with when you stop by our Drop-In hours in YONG 132, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. Receive free advice on how to best strengthen your resume, cover letter or interviewing skills. Reminder that this is a FREE resource right at your finger tips. We are here to help Boilers! Good luck in the first few weeks of the semester!
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