ACIC is a career development office established for students and operated by students. As you come to ACIC to explore majors and careers, it is likely a peer Career Specialist will assist in the process. Every spring semester, new career specialists are hired. If you are interested, see below for details.
Graduate students interested in completing an assistantship or practicum experience with ACIC should contact our office via phone (785-532-7494) to discuss opportunities.
Peer Career Specialist
Career Specialists are undergraduate students trained as paraprofessionals to work in a peer counseling role assisting students individually in the career planning process. They guide students through career assessments and assist them in connecting career goals with academic programs at K-State.
Typically, there are 12-15 Career Specialists on staff. This team directly serves more than 1,500 K-State students annually and delivers a crucial service to the K-State community which supports both student retention and recruitment. Career Specialists must have strong helping and communication skills.
Career Specialists also facilitate Academic/Career Decisions, EDCEP 120, a one-credit hour career planning class. In addition, Career Specialists are responsible for coordinating and administering many ACIC programs and activities including outreach presentations and assisting with the annual Majors, Minors, and More Fair.
- Undergraduate student with a minimum of 30 credit hours completed by May of 2016
- Satisfactory academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
- A team worker with solid communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as a team member; must display initiative
- Knowledge of computer operations and applications
- Willingness to facilitate career-planning classes
- Time commitment of at least 8 hours per week
- Starting salary: $7.25
- Average hours per week: 10-15
- Training to take place March/April 2016
- Must attend an orientation meeting to receive an application. Meetings are as follows:
- Tuesday, January 26th, 4:00pm
- Wednesday, January 27th, 4:00pm
- Thursday, January 28th, 4:00pm
All meetings take place in Holton Hall 14
Please contact ACIC if you cannot attend any of the orientation meetings.
Orientation Meetings in Holton 14:
- Tuesday, January 26th at 4:00pm
- Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00pm
- Thursday, January 28th at 4:00pm
Submission of an Academic and Career Information Center Staff application and resume:
Application and Resume due Friday, February 5th by 5:00pm in Holton Hall 14.
Final selection will be determined after a a two round interview process:
First round interviews for those selected will take place on Saturday, February 27th.