Students

Career Coaching

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 30-45 minutes in length.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments are scheduled in Handshake in the Career Center section. You can learn how to schedule an appointment by reviewing this Handshake article.

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.

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. Missed appointments are subject to our No-Show Policy.

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.