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)
Length
(minutes)
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Last Minute/Express
Application Material
(Peer Reviews)
Quick Résumé/CV Review 15 Visit us during Drop‑In Hours or Schedule now
Cover Letter Review 15
Personal Statements for graduate school 15
Personal Statements not for graduate school 15

First Appointment,
Career Exploration, and
Career Change/Transition
General Advice/ Planning or Career Change 60 Schedule now
Cover Letter Reviews 60
Resume/ CV Building 60
Cover Letter Building 60
Networking Strategies – LinkedIn/ Retrievers Connect 60
Networking Strategies – LinkedIn/ Retrievers Connect 30
Evaluating Job Offers/ Salary Negotiation 60
Evaluating Job Offers/ Salary Negotiation 30
Career Assessment: Review FOCUS 2 Results 60
Career Assessment: Review MBTI Results 60
Appointments for UMBC Staff/Faculty 60
Overview of our Services 15

Job & Internship Readiness Prep/
Internship and Job Prep Steps
Resume/ CV Reviews 30 Schedule now
Cover Letter Reviews 30
Personal Statements (non graduate school) 30
Search Strategies 60
Search Strategies 30
Networking Strategies 60
Networking Strategies 30
Interview Prep 60
Interview Prep 30
Practice Interview 60
Evaluating Job Offers/ Salary Negotiation 60
Evaluating Job Offers/ Salary Negotiation 30

Graduate School Applications Application Prep 60 Schedule now
Personal Statements 60
Interview Prep 60
Practice Interview 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 usgcareerservices@umd.edu to schedule an appointment, or ONLINE via USG’s Career Connector.

Counseling Appointments

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. In-Person & Virtual

Select evenings, 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. 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

Monday – Thursday, 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

Friday, 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.

Students

Alumni

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 careers@umbc.edu.