We are back once again with another edition of "Get to Know the Office!"
Get ready to meet another one of our wonderful Peer Consultants. If you have questions about any and all things professional development, our PCs are ready to assist you! Our team can help you with interview preparation, revise your resume, and give you advice when it comes to the search for an internship or full-time job. The Center for Career Opportunities' Peer Consultants are a fabulous team who understand the struggles of being a Purdue student and are ready to assist you to the best of their ability!
On this week's edition of "Get to Know the Office" we talk with Amanda Lefebvre and learn about her experience as a Peer Consultant.
What year are you and what are you studying?
Junior in Civil Engineering
How long have you been working at the CCO?
I have been working with Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities for about 2 years.
What are your responsibilities? What does a Peer Consultant do?
As a Peer Consultant, my responsibilities include reviewing resumes, critiquing cover letters, going over job search strategies, and performing mock interviews.
What have you learned about resumes and professionalism through this position?
I have learned that each resume is unique to the individual. There is no one way to do it, but the most important aspect is showcasing your best skills and experiences. It is important to incorporate professionalism on and off campus because your peers now will be your peers in the future job market.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part about my job is that I get to hear all about students' unique experiences and stories.
What is one piece of advice you would give Purdue students?
Get started early! It is never too early to start developing oneself professionally.
Come visit Amanda and our other PCs during 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 you make the most out of your Purdue education.
Visit the CCO website to learn more about the FREE services we provide Purdue students and alumni.
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