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.

Contact for questions:
Ms. Becca Scott
Associate Director

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