L-R: Regina Wu '18, Becky Smith '17, Kayla Burgielewicz '16, Hilda Nalwanga '18, Yamanda Kaychouhi Boumakh '16, Mariyam Indhar '18. Not pictured: Zainab Aqdas '18, Ashley Ikromova '17J, Halimat Ipesa-Balogun '17, Jennipher Musa '17.
Peer Advisors (PAs) staff the majority of the Lazarus Center's one-on-one Drop-In sessions.
PAs receive extensive training on reviewing and providing constructive feedback on resumes and cover letters and best practices for seeking internships and jobs. Drop-ins are limited to 15 minutes.
Peer Advisors are your resource for:
- Resume and cover letter help - Whether you're writing your first resume, or improving your existing resume and cover letters, the PAs can offer excellent advice and resources to get results. They can help you tailor your documents to employers' needs and expectations by assisting with wording, organization and style.
- Job & Internship Search - PAs can guide you through the many resources available for your internship or job search, no matter what the field.
- Business Cards - We offer free business cards during drop-in hours (Monday-Friday) from 11-12 or 2-4PM on a first come, first served basis. Studenta may work with a Peer Advisor to design business cards from one of our templates. 1 sheet of business cards (10 cards) per student per year. For more design options or to order larger batches of business cards, we suggest Paradise Copies in Northampton or online services such as vistaprint.com or moo.com.
Peer Advisors also assist visitors in the Lazarus Center’s Resource Library, manage our Suit Yourself program, and support workshops, events, communications and outreach efforts.
How to Meet with a Peer Advisor:
Students who are new to the Lazarus Center often choose to meet initially with a Peer Advisor, then make an appointment with a staff advisor to expand on their work. Other students may work regularly with a staff advisor, but meet with a PA for a quick check-in on a particular question or for an alternate viewpoint.
Drop-Ins with Peer Advisors (Academic Year Only)
Monday-Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm,
Lazarus Center Library
and Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Campus Center 102
(Tuesday evenings run 2/7-5/2, except 3/14)
If possible, please bring paper copies of the materials you'd like to review.
We suggest arriving at the beginning of a drop-in session to reserve your time slot. Drop-in meetings are limited to 15 minutes.