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15-minute mini-appointments

Offered fall and spring semesters:

15-minute mini-appointments are offered virtually and in person.

Days and hours offered:

  • On days that fall or spring semester classes are in session.
  • M-F 11am-3pm.
  • See office hours for closings and changes.

Extended hours (resume kickoff):

  • First four weeks of fall semester.
  • Only on days that classes are in session.
  • Extended hours: M-F 10am-4pm.
  • See office hours for closings and changes.

Mini-appointments by advance scheduling

  • Mini-appointments are scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, and give you a set 15-minute timeslot for advising.
  • If you realize you would like a mini-appointment within under 24 hours, you may call us to ask if we have an opening.
  • Check our office hours for closings or changes to advising hours.
  • Mini-appointments are available virtually and in person.

NO drop-in advising

  • Due to CDC guidelines, and for the safety of our community, there is NO drop-in advising.
  • The drop-in process did not provide an appointment and was not a guarantee of advising; it caused overcrowding in a limited indoor space.

Multiple modes, safety, masks

  • Advising will be offered both virtually and in person starting fall 2021.
  • In-person advising is held in the Smith Career Center
  • Please do not come in person to Smith Career Center if you are not feeling well or have cold symptoms. Instead change to a virtual appointment or re-schedule.
  • The Virginia Tech Ready site provides information about health and safety for the university community, including mask requirements.
  • Mini-appointments are for quick resume reviews, quick cover letter reviews, and other very brief advising.
  • Before a resume review, see our resume guide and reference list instructions.
  • Before a cover letter review, see cover letter guidelines.
  • Some common questions that students ask are answered in our Career Q&A Today quick videos by our CPD advisors, and might help answer your questions.

Alternative timing and amount of time with advisor

Career Q&A Today are quick videos by our CPD advisors that might answer your question.


Planning for a resume review? See our resume guide and reference list instructions

Writing a cover letter? See
cover letter guidelines