Career Explorations Graduate Assistant

Apply now Job no: 493339
Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Career & Life Planning
Division: Student Affairs


Position Summary:

The Center for Career & Life Planning (CCLP) is looking for a graduate student to serve in a Career Explorations Graduate Assistant position. This Graduate Assistant works primarily on experiential learning initiatives, while also supporting overarching Career and Life Planning programs and career advising after receiving thorough training.

Anticipated Employment Dates
: 08/01/2022 - 05/31/2023

Primary responsibilities and expectations include:

Career Exploration Programs/ Employer & Alumni Connection Support

  • Serve as Relationship Manager for student mentees in the Career Champion Mentorship & Pre-Med Observership Programs, guiding them from orientation throughout engagement in each program
  • Support selection process for mentorship and shadowing programs—develop marketing materials, review applications, and conduct interviews
  • Assist with programmatic assessment and data management
  • Support event planning and program delivery—networking events, shadowing experiences, and receptions
  • Draft communication for delivery to student and alumni audiences
    Identify potential professionals (alumni, employers, friends of the college) as volunteers in programs
  • Research best practices on new professional networking initiatives
  • Support Assistant Director of Career Explorations and Associate Director of Employer & Alumni
  • Connections with relationship management with potential Employer and Alumni contacts

Career Development / CCLP General

  • Participate in required on-going training, including intensive training at the beginning of the semester followed by ongoing shadowing and training sessions
  • After thorough training, provide career development support through one-on-one career advising appointments and drop-in sessions to assist students and alumni in all stages of career development including major choice, career exploration, internship planning, networking, 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
  • Support student walk-ins and one-on-one appointments related to on-campus employment opportunities
  • Lead outreach presentations and workshops on a variety of career-related topics
  • Support CCLP career readiness initiatives, event coordination and management
  • Represent CCLP in orientations, tabling events, panels, recruiting events, etc.

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 service excellence
  • Experience in event organization
  • Proficiency in written/oral communication, including presentations
  • Sound knowledge of basic research and assessment skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality

Education Requirement:

Candidates interested in this role must be currently enrolled or incoming graduate students.

Position Information:

Anticipated Employment Dates: 08/01/2022 - 05/31/2023

Scheduled Hours: The Center for Career & Life Planning is open 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. May also provide virtual advising and outreach sessions to support campus COVID Safety policies. 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.

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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About the Center for Career and Life Planning:

The Center for Career and Life Planning (CCLP) delivers 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 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. Through career development and experiential learning initiatives, the CCLP specializes in 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 center include academic internships, on and off campus employment, career exploration & mentorship networking opportunities, and pre-med job shadowing.

About Rollins College:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Already Applied?

View your application and progress

Sign In

Job Alerts

Stay informed of new opportunities at Rollins College

Customize Your Alerts


Work type


Student Affairs