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 Choosing a Major 60 Schedule now
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 Mid-Semester Review 30 Schedule now

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.

  • Please note that the Career Center will be closed on June 14 for a Summer Planning Retreat.
  • No appointments nor drop-ins on June 26, 27, and 28 because all counseling and internship team members will be attending the EACE Conference.

Summer Hours: From May 24 – July 28, 2023 our physical office will be open Monday – Thursday. We will be operating fully remote on Fridays (our physical office will be closed but we will be answering calls and emails). Appointment hours listed below are in effect through July 28.

Counseling Appointments

Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In-Person & Virtual
Thursday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 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. A minimum of 24-hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment.

  1. Simply log into your Handshake account
  2. Click on “Career Center” from the menu
  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

Tuesday & Wednesday, 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

Monday & Thursday, 2 – 4 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 select “Express Appointments,” and “Express Appointments (15 Minutes)”

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.



Recent UMBC alumni may schedule appointments for free up to six months following their date of graduation.

All alumni who are past 6-months since graduating may schedule one appointment for free. Any additional appointments are $30 per 60-minute session. No-shows and appointments canceled with less than 24-hours notice will be assessed the full fee.

Alumni can easily schedule appointments directly via Handshake (if you already have an account) 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