Get the Most out of Career Advising

Help us help you—spend some time before your appointment exploring these topics to focus your conversation with your advisor.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter Creation and Feedback

If you have not yet seen what a résumé, curriculum vitae (CV) or cover letter typically looks like, study some examples to help you get familiar with the format. We will discuss how to best highlight your unique skills and experiences in your appointment.

Major Selection and Career Exploration

What classes have you liked the most in high school and college? What have you like the least?

Have you been involved with extracurricular and volunteer activities, internships, or paid work? What have you liked and not liked about these experiences?

Internships and Job Search

What type of work are you most interested in exploring?

Is there a particular part of the country or world you would like to explore for jobs and internships?

Graduate School Application Essay

Why are you interested in pursuing your selected type of graduate study?

How have you prepared for graduate school?

Common Career Advising Questions

Many topics can be discussed during one-on-one appointments. Here are a few examples of questions students commonly ask: 

  • What do I want to do after I finish my degree?
  • How do I learn more about the world of work?
  • Can I get experience to test out a career idea while I am a student? How?
  • What major would be the best fit for me?
  • How do I write a résumé/curriculum vitae and a cover letter?
  • What do I need to know before I go to an interview?
  • How can I practice for an interview?
  • How do I find a job?
  • How do I search for postdocs?