Center for Career and Life Planning Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Orlando, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs


Position Summary:

The Center for Career and Life Planning (CCLP) is now seeking Graduate Assistants to join their team and help the staff in the delivery of a broad range of career-related services, programs, and resources for approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and the Hamilton Holt School as well as alumni of each of these programs.

The Center for Career & Life Planning is made up of two distinct offices. The Office of Career Development focuses primarily on student career guidance through advising (appointments, drop-ins), document reviews, outreach presentations for student groups and in classes, employer engagement, and career-related courses. The Office of Experiential Learning focuses on career-building opportunities that students engage in while at Rollins in order to gain insight and experience for their future careers. These experiences hosted by the office include academic internships, on-campus student employment, alumni career mentorship and networking opportunities, and pre-med job shadowing.

The Career Development Graduate Assistant will work primarily with the Office of Career Development, while also supporting overarching Career and Life Planning programs and career advising after receiving thorough training.

The anticipated duties of the Career Development Graduate Assistant include (but are not limited to) the following:

Career Counseling

  • Participate in required on-going training, including intensive training at the beginning of the semester followed by weekly shadowing and training sessions
  • Provide career counseling to assist students and alumni in all stages of career development including major choice, career exploration, internship planning, job search, and graduate school application
  • Critique resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and personal statements for students and alumni applying for internships, jobs, graduate school admission, and scholarships
  • Lead outreach presentations and workshops on a variety of career-related topics

Special Projects

  • Provide support of Social Media channels
  • Event planning and marketing (ex: graduate school practice entrance exams, employer networking events, etc.)
  • Conducting assigned informational research and basic assessment
  • Creating and updating the CCLP website, handouts, and other marketing materials
  • Conducting employer and internship or job opportunity review and approval process via career management portal; contacting employers for more information as needed
  • Attending and promoting campus events and staffing information tables to advertise Career Center services, resources, and programs
  • Performing other duties as assigned, including providing front desk support 

To learn more about the Center for Career and Life Planning (CCLP) team, please visit:

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

We view our Graduate Assistants as professionals in training with high levels of responsibility. We are committed to helping you learn as much as you can through a robust experience that allows you to become an expert in your responsibilities and tasks. Learning outcomes include:

  • Opportunity to shadow professionals in the fields of career counseling and student affairs; practical experience advising students and alumni on career development issues
  • Knowledge of current trends in resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and personal statements
  • Awareness of employer relations functions and tasks
  • Experience in event organization, marketing, and communication
  • Practice in development and delivery of presentations

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

The Graduate Assistant serving in this position must demonstrate a strong work ethic, a high degree of dependability and personal accountability, and an ability to work both independently and in teams. Additional desired qualifications and skills include:

  • Interest in helping/serving others
  • Ability to take initiative and follow detailed instructions, asking questions as needed
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Experience in event organization
  • Proficiency in written/oral communication, including presentations
  • Sound knowledge of basic research and assessment skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills

Education Requirement:

Candidates interested in this role must be actively enrolled in a Rollins College or UCF graduate degree-seeking program during the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 semester and must remain actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program for the duration of their employment in this position.

Schedule & Work Environment:

Anticipated Employment Dates: August 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Schedule: The Center for Career & Life Planning is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend assistance will be needed. The graduate assistant will be working 20 hours per week. Final schedule will be determined based on availability and department needs.

Work Environment: Office environment requiring sitting for extended periods of time and traveling across campus. The Center for Career & Life Planning is located in Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, a high traffic building for student engagement, and this position will often be working in busy open/shared spaces.

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Total Compensation:

  • Bi-weekly pay rate of $13.50/hr. over the academic semester.
  • $500 meal plan for the academic year.
  • Free campus staff parking privileges.
  • Opportunities for further professional development, such as conference attendance including travel accommodations where appropriate.

Instructions to Applicants:

If you are a current Rollins student, you must apply through Handshake by clicking here.

If you are not a current student at Rollins College, please submit an application on this page and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

If you have any questions about your résumé, cover letter, or how to make yourself more competitive on a job application, you're encouraged to login to your Handshake account and/or visit the Center for Career & Life Planning's website where you can find résumé and cover letter guides, submit documents for review, or schedule an appointment.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have successfully completed the application process. This serves as verification that your materials have been received. Due to the volume of employment applications received by the College, only those students selected for interviews will be contacted.

Our Values:


At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following web link:

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