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:
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|Express Appointments||Quick Résumé, Cover Letter, or CV Review||15||Visit us during Drop‑In Hours or Schedule now|
|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|
|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|
|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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment, or ONLINE via USG’s Career Connector.
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.
- Simply log into your Handshake account (or create one)
- Click on “Career Center” in the top right
- Click on “Appointments”
- Click on the “Schedule a New Appointment” button
- Selecting an appointment category
- Select your appointment type
- Then select from the available appointment dates and times
- 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).”
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.