Peer Mentorship

Career Peer Programs

Texas Career Engagement offers multiple ways for undergraduate students to have career conversations directly with peers. We offer two unique career peer programs—the Longhorn Career Peers and the Career Identity Mentor programs—to support UT students as they explore and navigate their unique career development journeys. Below, you will find overviews of each program, services provided and how you can get involved.

Longhorn Career Peers

Longhorn Career Peers (LCPs) are trained and supervised paraprofessionals who provide career assistance to other undergraduate students through Texas Career Engagement. Responsibilities of LCPs include critiquing resumes, conducting practice interviews, assisting peers with job search strategies and promoting Texas Career Engagement. Hiring takes place each spring.

Drop-in Hours

Get career support from trained UT students Monday- Friday in FAC 2.236; no appointment needed! Longhorn Career Peers are available every week day from 12-4 p.m. for 10-15 minute meetings about:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Job & Internship Search Skills
  • Networking Tips
  • Career Fair Prep
  • Internal Transfer Resume Feedback, and more!

Drop-in hours will take place from 1/9-4/21 for the Spring 2023 semester.

Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST

Location: Texas Career Engagement, FAC 2.236

Practice Interviews

Schedule a behavioral practice interview with a Peer Career Advisor to get in-person                                interview practice. Interviews typically last one hour.


  • One-on-one in-person interview session
  • Immediate feedback and evaluation

Application Information

  • Applications open the first Monday in April

Program Contact

Career Identity Mentor Program

This 12-week career and professional development program is tailored for first-and second-year students from underrepresented and historically marginalized identity groups at UT.

Each mentee is matched with a junior or senior-level Career Identity Mentor for weekly meetings on a range of career topics. At the end of the program, each mentee will have crafted a professional resume and cover letter, developed a personal pitch, completed a practice interview, and become proficient in strategically navigating HookedIn and HireUTexas. Mentees also participate in monthly group sessions to discuss and learn about diversity, equity and inclusion topics tied to career development with all members of the program cohort.

The goal of the program is to empower each mentee to accomplish their individual career goals while building a strong connection, community and sense of belonging on the Forty Acres.

You will leave with

  • A professional resume and cover letter
  • Behavioral interviewing skills, having completed a practice interview
  • A personal pitch
  • New or enhanced profiles on HireUTexas, LinkedIn and HookedIn
  • Information on how to use online resources/tools to search for internships/jobs

Eligibility and Expectations

  • Mentees must:
    • Be enrolled as a first-year or sophomore class level undergraduate student for the semester of participation
    • Identify as a member of an underrepresented or historically marginalized identity group(s)
    • Have availability to attend all group sessions (currently Fridays from noon-1 p.m. Central)
    • Have a strong interest in exploring career opportunities and career education topics
    • Have a strong interest in building career portfolios
    • Have a strong interest in relationship development and community building
    • Have demonstrated initiative, follow-through, punctuality and professional demeanor

Program Details

  • Meet each week with an upper-class Career Identity Mentor
  • Attend five group sessions
  • Time commitment: one-two hours per week for 12 weeks

Program Contact

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