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Career Ambassadors: Spring 2022

The Career Center is hiring student Career Ambassadors to join us for the 2021-2022 academic year. As the Center grows and expands, we are looking for students who demonstrate and want to continue to learn best practices in professional development and sharing that knowledge with their peers and the Suffolk community! This is a great opportunity for students to gain great insight, knowledge, and opportunities that will help them reach their own professional goals. 

Award Amount: $900 is a grant which will be awarded towards your tuition per semester of employment. $1650 is earned over the course of each semester. You will be paid bi-weekly for the hours you have worked. Total amount earned per semester: $2550.

Apply via Handshake.
Applications are due no later than December 10th
All questions can be forwarded to Anna Abate (

  • Full-time, undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at Suffolk University.
  • Must be able to commute to and access campus, per campus safety guidelines.
  •  May not work more than 10 hours per week in another work study or job on campus.
  • Must be available to attend full-day training on Tuesday, January 11th.
  • Must be available for potential orientation events on January 12th-13th.
  • Must be available to attend 5-8 evening and/or weekend events per semester; specific dates will be assigned prior to the start of the position.

Top candidates will have:
  • Eager desire to understand the services provided by the Career Center and the key competencies of professional development that are critical to our students.  
  • Strong and professional oral verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Solid knowledge of campus resources and opportunities for student involvement. 
  • Ability to be self-motivated and take initiative in their work.   
  • Ability and desire to represent the Career Center in a professional and excitable manner to students, faculty, alumni, and employer partners.

What Career Ambassadors will do:

Student Career Support
  • Review foundational documents (resumes, cover letters) of other students via appointments and weekly drop-in hours.
  • Guide students on how to use Career Center resources and technology in their career journeys.
  • Act as a resource to faculty and TA’s to help effectively introduce career readiness and NACE competencies into classrooms.
Career Events
  • Host preparatory events for career fairs, panels, and boutique events throughout the year.
  • Attend and help administratively with career fairs and additional events and programs. (employer panels, roundtables, exchanges, and information sessions); including those that align with students’ area of professional interest.
  • Represent the Career Center alongside professional staff at signature University events, including Open Houses, Showcases, and others.
Outreach to Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • Present to student groups, faculty, residential halls, and classrooms regarding career services, career events, career technology, and career.
  • Market the services and events of the Center by assisting in creation of social media content and outreach to student clubs and residence halls.
  • Table in appropriate areas on campus to increase awareness of Career Services and upcoming events.
Career Community Building
  • Serve as a student representative on a Career Advisory Board in the students’ professional area of interest.
  • Other duties as assigned: students may have opportunity to assist professional staff with programs aligned with their major and industry of interest.
Equity and Access
  • Conduct research on programming related to workplace diversity and inclusion, inclusive hiring practices, and other relevant topics.
  • Collaborate with university partners to plan and promote on-campus events for special programs’ participants to better engage students from underrepresented communities.
Please Note: Awards can be renewed each semester based on satisfactory performance. The employment portion of the award is considered taxable income and is subject to tax withholding.
To Apply:
Submit application directly within Handshake. Items needed for submission:
  1.  Resume
  2.  Cover Letter – (specifically address why you want to work in the Career Center and what skills in this job description that you feel you can demonstrate).
  3. Name, title, relationship, and contact information for two references (at least one within the Suffolk community).