Prepare for Your Career Appointment

  • Appointments are 45 minutes.
  • Come with a list of questions.
  • Follow the steps below to make your appointment impactful.

  • Visit our Career Exploration & Planning webpage.
    • Select Explore Career Pathways and review the resource What Can I Do With this Major. Explore majors of interest and identify options that interest you. Note your interests and bring them for discussion.
    • Then, select Search Employers and review Employers by Major. Explore majors of interest and review the industries that hire this major. Note your interests and bring them for discussion.

  • Create your account on Handshake, our career-services site where college students can search for internships, jobs and student jobs on campus, and participate in career events.
  • Review our Employment Search webpage to learn more about the steps to getting a job.
  • Review our Internships webpage for an introduction to the types of available internships.
  • Review our Jobs on Campus webpage for additional support, including the hiring process.

  • Print your résumé, cover letter or application for in person appointments.
  • If you are applying for an internship or job, be ready to show the position description.


Cover Letters

  • If this is your first time creating a cover letter, review our Cover Letter Samples to identify questions to ask.
  • If you have created a cover letter, be ready to show the position description for which you are applying. Review our Guide to Customizing Cover Letters to check whether your cover letter addresses the position requirements. Use our Cover Letter Scoring Rubric to compare your draft and identify questions to ask.


  • For practice interviews, come dressed for a formal interview and bring the position description.
  • Prepare ahead of time - Practice with our online video interview tool Big Interview, a career-services online interview practice resource.
  • Review our Interview webpage to become familiar with foundational interview types.