Typically 30 minutes. Career exploration follow-up appointments are often 60 minutes.
Typically held during our business hours of M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Appointments can be in person, or by phone, or by skype.
Call 540-231-6241 (or stop by, if convenient) the Smith Career Center during office hours.
Appointments are not scheduled to occur the same day you contact us to schedule.
We do not schedule appointments via email.
August to September scheduling alert: Advising appointment availability will be very limited during the first three weeks of fall semester due to the large volume of walk-in advising demand in advance of career fairs. If you call us, we'll work with you on how to best assist you.
Need to schedule a practice interview?
See Practice Interviews for options.
Need to cancel or reschedule?
Call us! Please give us, and other students, the courtesy of a phone call so we can offer that time to other students and meet other needs.
No-showing for appointments is highly discourteous and is only excusable in the case of true emergencies. Employers view students who no-show for appointments and interviews as unprofessional and unhireable; if we did not tell you that, we would be remiss in our duty to teach you about professionalism and employer expectations. And you know how unacceptable it is if it's been done to you.
By appointment | contact University Studies office | Femoyer 117
2017-2018 day, times, and dates:
Mondays | 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Fall semester 2017 dates: Sept. 18 – Dec. 4, 2017
Spring semester 2018 dates: Jan. 29 – Apr. 30, 2018
Advising topics can include:
Exploration of self, careers, and majors
Seeking experience during college
Developing professionalism skills for success in the workplace
Seeking post-graduation employment
Planning for continued education, including graduate or professional school.