Career coaching is a hands-on, interactive process where students and alumni work with a Career Coach to develop a plan of action around a career related topic.
What can I talk to a Career Coach about?
Meet with a Career Coach for:
- Career Exploration Coaching
- Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Coaching
- Networking Skills and Event Prep Coaching
- Interview Skills Coaching
- Dress for Success Coaching
- Internship, Co-op, Part-Time, and Full-Time Job Search Coaching
- Job Offer and Salary Negotiation Coaching
- Grad School Coaching and Planning
- School to Work Transition Coaching
What types of appointments are available?
We offer both in-person and online (in Handshake) career coaching appointments. Appointments are typically 30 minutes in length.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Be sure you have your notifications in Handshake set-up in order to receive e-mail reminders for your appointments. If you are not sure how to manage your notifications, this Handshake article can help you.
When are appointments available?
Appointments are released in the Handshake system on a two-week, rolling basis. If you don't see any appointments available, check back periodically to see what new appointments have been released.
How do I cancel an appointment?
If you need to cancel your appointment, please log back into Handshake and use the appointment tool to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment. You may do this up to one hour before your appointment's start time, but we ask that you cancel an appointment as early as possible so another student or alum may use the time.
If it is less than an hour before your appointment's start time OR you missed your appointment entirely, please send an email to CareerServices@usf.edu to let us know what happened. Please be sure to review our No-Show Guidelines.
What if I have technical problems during a virtual appointment?
All of our virtual appointments will be delivered inside of Handshake. Please review this Handshake article for recommendations on how to fix audio or video issues.