Peer Career Leaders Program (PCL)
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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:
- Student Relations Management (SRM)
As a Peer Career Leader, you will be gaining:
- Knowledge: Learn 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 two 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
- 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 two 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)