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CDPI Webinar: Increase your Capacity! Building a Career Peer Program to Meet Service Demands

  • 15 May 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • https://iu.zoom.us/j/92416517529


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Cost: FREE!

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Presenter: Lauren Little

The increased demand for career services often outpaces the ability to add full-time staff roles. After our office increased student caseload we knew we needed assistance in providing the same level of service for our old & new students. With our limited budget in mind, the Career Peer Program was born utilizing students as Career Coaches.In this session, we will explore how to build a Career Peer Program customizing it to your needs. Topics will include development of program, job descriptions, hiring, and training.

Full Session Details:
The increased demand for career services often outpaces the ability to add full-time staff roles. Kelley Indianapolis Career Services found ourselves in that very position. After taking on career services functionality for our Evening MBA program (over 350+ students) in addition to the 1,300+ undergraduate Business and Graduate Accounting students we knew we needed to increase our capacity before the start of Fall semester and adding a full-time staff member was not an option. Knowing that our students provide career services advice to their peers in an informal capacity, the idea to create a formalized Career Peer Program to capture that enthusiasm was born. As observed in student panel sessions, I found our students listen to their peers & hold their advice to a gold standard.

Presenter Bio:
Lauren is a Career Coach and Associate Director for Evening MBA, Undergraduate, and MSA students at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis. She creates interactive career workshops for groups, consults students in one-on-one appointments, and teaches career development courses. Additionally she supervisors 4 student employees and oversees the Kelley Corporate Experience site visit program. Lauren has enjoyed serving on the CDPI Board for the past 4 years. Follow her journey on Twitter: @LaurLittCareer.


We're excited to host you in Bloomington, Indiana on the beautiful Indiana University Campus, home of the Indiana Hoosiers. 

As you book your trip, don’t forget: Bloomington is on Eastern Daylight Time—in case you are coming from Central Time.  Hotel accommodation fills up quickly, so make your reservation soon!

We’ve reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hyatt Place and Grant Street Inn in downtown Bloomington, a short walk from where the conference is hosted on campus. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


  • Location:Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Our conference will start in the Georgian Room on the first floor of the IMU (click here for map)
  • Parking: There will be some parking available at the IMU, which is $2.50 per half hour or daily rate of $28. Cash and credit card is accepted. There is also hourly parking available downtown in the Poplars Parking Garage and at the Henderson Garage. More parking information is HERE. 

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Accessibility Accommodations

The CDPI strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Rachel Gerber at rsgerber@iu.edu.

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