How PCAs can help you


Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are undergraduate students who have been trained to assist with a variety of areas in the career planning process. They have a strong understanding of the resources in Career & Professional Development and can help guide students in the right direction based on needs. Main responsibilities include advising, outreach and education, and programming assistance.

Meet with a Peer Career Advisor

PCAs are available to assist you during fall and spring semesters through 10-minute walk-in advising, held Monday-Friday, noon-3:00 pm. Note closing dates, and changes to walk-in advising hours. Just come to Smith Career Center and check in at our reception desk.


PCAs are trained to help with:

  • Resume and cover letter review and development
  • Internship and job search topics and resources
  • Career related workshops and presentations
  • Preparing for career fairs
  • Using online resources such as Hokies4Hire and Career Shift
  • Interview preparation
  • Campus outreach promoting events and other special projects

Attend a workshop led by PCAs

Each semester PCAs conduct many sessions of these 60-minute workshops that you can attend on a drop-in basis (no advance sign-up necessary), all offered in the Smith Career Center.
Each session allows time for individual Q&A.
Dates and times are listed on our events calendar.

  • Resume 101: Basics on resume writing.
  • Job and internship search: Learn how to use various tools and resources that we provide students.
  • LinkedIn lab: Learn how to create or strengthen your LinkedIn profile and maximize your use of LinkedIn to network in your industry and field for your internship and job search.