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.