What’s it like to be a Peer Career Assistant?

The Peer Career Assistant position is a new role in the Center for Career Development office this year. PCA’s work closely with the counselors in the career center to help cover drop-in hours, edit student resumes and cover letters, co-present Career Center workshops, and assist the office with promotional campaigns and special events.

Below, a few of the PCA’s reveal what they love about the role:

John Swartzwelder, ’19: “We are committed to educating our peers about the value of a liberal arts experience and a vocation towards a lifetime of professional achievement. Engaging with active and responsible students in a stimulating environment is challenging, yet meaningful too.”

Francy Mata, ’19: “I really enjoy being able to meet new students during drop-ins. This role has really given me the opportunity to enjoy the satisfaction of helping a fellow students while being able to befriend them as well.”

Aleyra Lamarche, ’18: “What I like the most about being a PCA is learning about all the opportunities the office has to offer. There are programs that help students who are exploring different careers. There are also awesome resources that help us connect to alumni. I’ve learned so much more about my own career interest through working at the CCD office.”

Cassie Naimie, ’17: “I love using social media apps to connect with the student body! As a Marketing PCA, I create different social media campaigns to spotlight the Career Center’s mission by promoting the endless possibilities of a liberal arts education, and the many opportunities granted to us by our strong Holy Cross’ alumni base.”