Student advisors give students information and advice about personal issues, educational issues, career planning or personal development.
Student advisors work with elementary and secondary students. You give students information and advice about personal issues, educational issues, career planning or personal development. You may also provide counselling services to parents, teachers, faculty and staff of educational institutions. You may work for school boards, correctional facilities or government agencies. You may also be called a guidance counsellor.
Generally, student advisors:
Source: Government of Canada
This job requires: College or University
This job requires 2 - 5 years of work experience.
As a student advisor, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person and in writing with students and co-workers. You need to build relationships with students. For some positions, you need excellent oral presentation skills.
The demand for student advisors is affected by educational policy, funding for education, and enrollment.
The work prospects for this job are: FAIR
The average hourly wage for this job is: C$30/hour.
Source: Job Bank
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Some college programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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