The Center for Career Service offers appointments over the phone, video, or in-person based on availability. Please note, we will not be accepting walk-in appointments for the Fall 2020 semester.
To meet with a Career Service Advisor students should make an appointment via Handshake and select the appointment medium as phone, video, or in-person.
Alumni without Handshake accounts may call our office at 703-284-5960 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Instructions on how to schedule an appointment on Handshake
What we can help with
We are here to help you explore your career options and make good decisions about your future plans. We also offer career assessments you and your career advisor may use as part of the career exploration process.
We can teach you about the best ways to find job opportunities, help you create your job search plan, and coach you in how to connect with employers.
We can help you determine what type of internship or other experiential learning opportunity will fit your needs, get ideas about places to look for these experiences, and guide you through the process of applying for internships.
To be effective, a resume must be targeted to the job you’re applying for. We can help you learn how to do this, as well as figure out what to include, how to organize your information, and how to talk about your experiences. We can help you start from scratch, or we can review a resume you’ve already written.
Cover Letter Review
We can help you learn strategies for effective cover letters, brainstorm your content for a particular letter, or give you feedback on a letter you’ve already written.
Interviewing is a skill that takes a lot of practice. We can conduct a simulated interview with you, and if you want, we can even record it so you can review your own performance.