Become a Career Educator
Being a CE is a fun, educational way to gain the professional experience that will help you transition from JMU to your career!
Apply to be a Career Educator
is a CE?
Educators (CE's) are undergraduate peer educators
who volunteer 4-6 hours a week in the office of Career & Academic Planning.
- Help fellow students.
- Improve public speaking skills.
- Gain experience in program planning and campus outreach.
- Develop relevant experiences to add to resume.
- Feel comfortable interacting with employers.
- Learn about JMU's career services
- Get to know new people from across campus, bond with fellow Career Educators as a team.
- Gain valuable professional experience in a fun environment.
What do CEs do?
planning- CEs research, create, and present
workshops on career and academic topics
for students, and GHTH 100 and IS 202 classes.
- Help students learn about CAP services- CEs recommend resources and help their fellow students learn about the major and career services offered through Career & Academic Planning.
Resource Center- CEs work 2 of their 4-6 hours a week in the Resource Center in Wilson 303. They develop expertise in the use of
career books and websites, offer tours of the center, and answer students' questions.
- Resume reviews- CEs participate in resume training and then review fellow students' resumes on an appointment basis throughout the year.
- Special events- CEs assist with the staffing of special
A typical week as a CE might look like this...
- Monday, 2-4pm Work in the Resource Center (Wilson 303)
- 2-2:30pm Resume Review
- 2:30-3pm Assist walk-in students
- 3-3:30pm Give tour of the center
- 3:30-4pm Assist walk-in students
- Tuesday, 7-8pm: Interviewing Workshop (Taylor 303)
- Thursday, 8-9am: Help w/ Career Fair (Festival Ballroom)
- Friday, 1-2pm: CE Staff Meeting (Wilson 207)
Note: These times aren't the same for every CE, this is just a sample schedule. We'll work with your commitments each week and scheduling is flexible.
Want to learn more?
testimonials from CEs about their experiences.