Handshake Tips: Scheduling Career Counseling Appointments and Resume Reviews

Have a career-related issue that you would like to discuss with a career counselor? If so, Handshake is the resource you will need.


Through Handshake, students are able to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment—whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you just need internet access.


To schedule a counseling appointment, log into your Handshake account.

You will then see a list of available appointments with the counselor’s name, date, and time. Pick an available slot and then briefly state the reason for your appointment. Click the green “Request” link in the bottom right corner. You will then see a message that the appointment was successfully created.

Congratulations, your counseling appointment is now scheduled! You will also receive an email confirmation from Handshake.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please be sure to do so at least 24 hours in advance. If you arrive late for your appointment by 10 minutes or more, you will be considered a no-show, and it will be necessary for you to reschedule your counseling appointment.

During the academic year, counseling appointments are not to be used for cover letter and resume reviews. If you need to have your resume or cover letter reviewed, you can schedule a 15–minute resume review/cover letter appointment. These appointments can also be made through Handshake. You can schedule either an in-person or online resume review, depending on which works better with your schedule.

To schedule a resume review, log into your Handshake account. Once you are logged in, click on Appointments from the top navigation bar. Click the blue “Schedule a New Appointment” link and select the CCD. From there, select either the online or in-person review and schedule your appointment. In-person resume and cover letter reviews can be scheduled up to a week in advance.

These features are available to all on-campus students in degree-granting programs.

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