Appointments: In-Person & Virtual

Appointments may be scheduled online (via Handshake), by phone (410-455-2216) or by stopping by the Career Center (Math/Psych 201). Currently we offer in-person, virtual (via Handshake), and phone appointments for the following types:

Category Appointment Type
(click links for details)

Express Appointments Quick Résumé, Cover Letter, or CV Review 15 Visit us during Drop‑In Hours or Schedule now
Handshake Questions 15
Overview of our services 15

Career Planning/Explore Your Options On-Campus Jobs/New to UMBC 30 Schedule now
Choosing a Major 60
Career Assessment: Review FOCUS 2 Results 60
Career Assessment: Review MBTI Results 60
Career Planning 60
Career Transition/Change 60

Prepare your Documents Resumé / Cover Letter / CV Review 30 Schedule now
Resumé / Cover Letter / CV Review (Extended) 60
Personal Statements (for Internships/Research) 30

Intern Success Practicum Intern Practicum Registration (Transcript Recognition/Credit) 30 Schedule now
Intern Practicum Mid-Semester Review 30
CPT for F‑1 Visa (International Students) 30

Build Your Network LinkedIn – Basic Overview 30 Schedule now
Networking Strategies (LinkedIn/Retrievers Connect) 60

Find a Job or Internship Internship/Job Search Process 30 Schedule now
Job Search Strategies (Advanced) 60

Master the Interview Interview Preparation (Brief) 30 Schedule now
Interview Preparation (Extended) 60
Practice Interview 60

Graduate School Prep Graduate School Application Prep 60 Schedule now
Personal Statements (for Graduate School) 60

Transition into the Workforce Evaluating Offers/Salary Negotiation 30 Schedule now
Evaluating Offers/Salary Negotiation (Extended) 60

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments may be scheduled online (via Handshake), by phone (410-455-2216) or by stopping by the Career Center (Math/Psych 201). All appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Some staff prefer that you wear a face covering/mask during in-person appointments, so keep that in mind (if you don’t have a mask and the staff member you are meeting with prefers it, we can provide you one).

Students attending SHADY GROVE can use the Career Center on the Baltimore campus OR the Career and Internship Services Center at Shady Grove by contacting 301-738-6338 or to schedule an appointment, or ONLINE via USG’s Career Connector.

Counseling Appointments

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., In-Person, Virtual, or by phone
plus select Thursdays, 5 – 7 p.m., Virtual-only

Career Center professionals are available for in-person, virtual (via Handshake video), and phone appointments. Students and alumni may schedule individual 30- or 60-minute appointments. Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

  1. Simply log into your Handshake account (or create one)
  2. Click on “Career Center” in the top right
  3. Click on “Appointments”
  4. Click on the “Schedule a New Appointment” button

Begin by:

  1. Selecting an appointment category
  2. Select your appointment type
  3. Then select from the available appointment dates and times
  4. You can also filter by staff member or appointment medium – in-person, virtual on Handshake, or phone.

Drop-Ins: In-Person, No appointment needed

Monday–Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.
15-minute in-person sessions at the Career Center (Math/Psych 201), for resumé and cover letter critiques, Handshake questions, or an overview of our services. Last drop-in taken at 3:45PM. No appointment needed. Simply stop by the Career Center.

Express Appointments: Virtual*

*Offered during the Fall and Spring semesters
Tuesday: 5 – 7 p.m.
15-minute remote sessions, for cover letter and resumé critiques, Handshake questions, or an overview of our services can be scheduled through Handshake. Simply log into your Handshake account, click “Career Center,” “Appointments,” “Schedule a New Appointment,” then “Express Appointments,” and “Resume/Cover Letter Review (Evening/Virtual).”

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum of 24-hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment. This can be done through Handshake or by calling the Career Center (410-455-2216). For more information on late cancellations and counseling appointment no-shows see our Terms of Professional Conduct for Students.



Alumni can also schedule appointments to meet with a Career Specialist. In response to the current economic climate, we are temporarily waiving the $30 fee for alumni appointments. This is for all first appointments. Alumni can now easily schedule appointments directly via Handshake or by calling 410-455-2216. We recommend selecting a 60-minute appointment slot. Any follow-up appointment will incur the $30 fee per appointment. If you need support with your Handshake account, e-mail