Peer Helpers

*From March 23rd – April 10th, Career Services Peer Helpers will be able to assist undergraduate students with resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile critiques as well as mock interviews by providing feedback through email or virtual appointments. 

“Drop-in” virtual appointments will be offered from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 Monday to Friday by using Microsoft Teams. Simply contact cecspeer@uoguelph.ca through Chat in Microsoft Teams, and the available Peer Helper can begin a video call or offer assistance through instant messaging. You can also book an appointment through Experience Guelph for a virtual meeting with a Peer Helper, by logging in and selecting “Career” > “Peer Appointments”. If you book an appointment, a Peer Helper will video call you at the scheduled time.

Alternatively, please email your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile url to cecspeer@uoguelph.ca and a Peer Helper can provide feedback through email during the same hours noted previously.

 

2018-19 Peer Helpers

Our fully trained and supervised Peer Helpers can assist students with the following:

  • Resume critiques
  • Cover letter critiques
  • LinkedIn profile critiques 
  • Mock Interviews
  • Mock Faculty Conversations 

Peer Helpers are available during drop-in hours for resume, cover letter and LinkedIn critiques. Click here to view the drop-in schedule for this semester. 

Mock faculty conversations are a new appointment type being offered for the first time in the winter 2020 semester. These are similar to mock interviews, with the goal of helping students practice discussing opportunities for research or getting to know a professor.

To book a mock interview or a mock faculty conversation with a Peer Helper, login to Experience Guelph, click on "Career" and select "Peer Appointments" (interview bookings requires 48 hours notice). If you require assistance with booking a Peer Helper mock appointment in Experience Guelph, please email cecspeer@uoguelph.ca

Please note: Mock interviews with a Peer Helper are for undergraduate students in preparation for job interviews. Graduate students and those looking for help preparing for interviews related to further education can attend a drop-in session with a Career Advisor to request a scheduled mock interview.