Peer Career Leaders Program (PCL)

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Peer Career Leaders

The Peer Career Leader (PCL) program is the main bridge of communication between AUC students and the Career Center. The program is designed to identify student leaders representing various AUC academic departments and enhance their professional development. PCLs serve as ambassadors to students and reinforce the knowledge, skills and resources offered through the Career Center. They act as the center’s extended arm in the planning, organization and implementation of programs, projects and events.

Peer Career Leaders are recruited into one of the four main functions below:

  1. Advising
  2. Communications
  3. Experiential 
  4. Recruitment 
  5. Student Relations Management (SRM)
  • As a Peer Career Leader, you will be gaining:

    • KnowledgeLearn about career-related resources, as well as how to put together and conduct a personal career road- map/plan. Not only do you get to help students and/or the Career Center, but you also help yourself in the process! 
    • Experience: Opportunity for growth and personal discovery that enables you to develop and sharpen many transferable skills (e.g. leadership, team-building and communication skills) as well as other soft skills that you develop either through hands-on projects and events or trainings.
    • Sense of Accomplishment/Achievement: A flexible and open environment to initiate and implement different projects of interest linked to operational needs - this is based on PCL personal initiative!
    • Potential Network: Build great relationships with the Career Center team, peers, students, alumni, faculty, business professionals and employers.

    At the end of the day, as a PCL you drive your personal achievement from the sense of service satisfaction to the thrill of an event launch and/or a project conceptualization.

    • All undergraduate students from all majors are eligible to apply to the program.
    • PCLs commit for a minimum of 2 consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring)
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Genuine and demonstrated desire to help others; a customer service mentality
    • Strong work ethic
    • Professional attitude and mature personality
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
    • Interest and experience in one of the four role functions
    • Facility for mastering information quickly
    • Receptive attitude toward constructive feedback and desire to learn
    • Self-motivated
    • Initiative-taker, following tasks through to completion
    • Mandatory training before the Fall semester, in addition to training sessions scheduled throughout the academic year on Tuesdays and weekends.
    • Ten hours per week with the willingness to work additional hours when needed.
    • Commit to a one-hour weekly meeting and one-hour function meetings on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
    • Serve a minimum of 2 hours per week in office support tasks (excluding the SRM function team members). 
    • Serve as a team member on one of the above mentioned four functions (based on skills and interest).
    • Submit resume on CareerWEB (once the position is announced)
    • Attend a program orientation
    • Complete an application form indicating function preference

    Selected candidates will be invited for at least one interview.


List of Departments

  • Academic and Campus Technologies Support Services
    Accounting Department
    Alumni Engagement Office
    Arab and Islamic Civilizations Department
    Architecture Department
    Arts Department
    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administrative Affairs - GAPP
    Associate Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Office
    AUC Forum
    Career Center
    Center for Learning and Teaching
    Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
    Center for Student Well Being
    Center for Translation Studies
    Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Communications and Marketing (Associate Dean of Executive Education and External Relations)
    Computer Science and Engineering Department
    Construction Engineering Department
    Dean of Graduate Studies Office
    Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies
    Dean of Sciences and Engineering
    Economics Department
    Electronics and Communications Engineering Department
    Engineering and Sciences Services
    English Language Instruction
    History Department
    Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology
    International and Comparative Education
    International Programs Office
    John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
    Journalism and Mass Communication Department
    Management Department
    Mathematics and Actuarial Science Department
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    Office of Athletics
    Office of Medical Services
    Office of Residential Life
    Office of Student Life (OSL)
    Office of the Dean of Students
    Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    Petroleum and Energy Engineering Department
    Physics Department
    Political Science Department
    Provost Office
    Psychology Department
    Public Policy and Administration Department
    Public Relations And Advertising Agency (PRADA)
    Rare Books and Special Collections Library
    Registrar Office
    School of Business (Office of Student Services and Development)
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Dean's Office)
    Student Conduct and Community Relations Office
    Sustainability Office
    Tech Solutions
    University Technology Infrastructure