What is the Peer Program all about?
The Volunteer Career Services Peer Program offers a unique opportunity for students to get involved in the Faculty of Management and to help fellow students learn about Career Services and the various resources we have available. Peer Ambassadors and Peer Advisors are selected prior to the fall and winter terms and then follow an interactive training program.
The Peer Advisors strive to provide a service that is helpful, insightful, and beneficial for your career preparation and future success. We offer the following resume and cover letter review services:
- Resume review for U0 and U1 students (part of the mandatory Career Services onboarding process)
- Basic follow up support over email
- Mentoring based on internship experience and extracurricular involvement
For more information about becoming a Peer Advisor or Peer Ambassador, please contact the Peer Advisor Program Manager Julia Riscaldino by email.
Léa - Lead Peer Advisor
Area of Study: Major in Human Resources, Minor in Sociology
My name is Léa and I am really interested in understanding human behavior. As for my work experience, it is quite diverse as I've worked as a camp counselor as well as an HR intern at CDPQ. I love the outdoors and make it a point to do as much skiing, camping and traveling as I can! I wanted to become a peer advisor because I think that it is important to get advice and help from someone who was in your shoes recently.
Area of Study: Major in International Management, Minor in Economics
I am an international student from Bangkok. I’m immensely passionate about gaining an understanding of international business practices and their impact on the world’s economies. During my free time, you’ll either find me actively involved in helping organize conferences for the McGill Entrepreneurs Society, practicing cases, or training with the Tashan Dance Company. I joined the Peer Program because I am beyond grateful for the resources and support I have received from the Career Services team in Desautels and want to share my experiences and provide assistance to fellow students who are entering the world of business! I am looking forward to meeting you all!
Area of Study: Major in Accounting
I decided to join the Peer Program in order to help first-year students, who may be struggling as I did, with their resumes and job search. Entering Desautels with a science background, I had little to no experience with recruitment and had no accounting-related involvement. The Peer Advisor I had met was extremely helpful in improving my resume and highlighting the key skills transferable from my unrelated experience. I hope to be this person for incoming students and make a difference in their adaptation to university
Area of Study: Major in Finance, Minor in Sociology, Concentration in Business Analytics
I joined the peer advisor program to help arriving students integrate smoothly into the University. During my time at McGill, I gained my work experience through completing two summer internships at Scotiabank and RBC. I also had the opportunity to go on exchange in New Zealand. In my spare time, I like to work out, see friends and family, and try new foods. I am looking forward to meeting you!
Area of Study: Major in Accounting
I joined the peer advisor program because I hope to provide some guidance to our newcomers and I like giving others' suggestions and helping them figure out their strengths. I know how stressful it can be to get prepared for your career. Don’t worry, we are here to help. I was a Peer Ambassador last year and I enjoyed the peer program. Over the summer, I worked as a research assistant of our faculty and a member of a company’s campus recruiting team. Having reviewed some resumes, I hope to help our fellow students as much as I can with my experiences and tips. Looking forward to meeting you!
Area of Study: Major in Finance, Concentration in Business Analytics
I was born in and grew up in China. As an international student, I received lots of help and support from the BCom Career Services in my first two years at McGill. I really appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community and help new students get involved. Outside of school or work, I love traveling and volunteering in different countries. My diverse working experience helped me explore different industries. In the past summer, I worked as an investment banking analyst intern at a boutique investment bank. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping figure out what you want to do!
Area of Study: Major in Finance, Concentration in Information Systems
I am excited to be returning as a Peer Advisor for a second year. My time at McGill and the help I've received from Career Services have really helped me learn and grow professionally over the last three years, so I hope to be able to give back to first year students who might feel as lost and overwhelmed as I did when I first entered McGill. Especially coming into McGill as a U1 from CEGEP, getting internships in first year can be really challenging. Having had a few internships (RBC, TD Insurance, CDPQ, RBC Capital Markets) under my belt, I hope to be able to provide tips and tricks for first year students and hopefully make this process less stressful!
Area of Study: Concentrations in Information Systems and Business Analytics
My name is Julien. I transferred to McGill this year and I have previously studied in many different areas (Arts, Accounting). I have an interest in History, cultures, and current events. Finding our way forward is not always easy. As I have experienced, uncertainty regarding university studies or career path choices can be difficult, particularly for first-year students. I joined the Peer Advisor program to hopefully provide guidance to others by sharing from my own experiences.