Purpose of 10-minute walk-in advising:

We look forward to meeting you and assisting you! Walk-in advising is intended for questions with quick answers, and reviews of resumes or cover letters. Walk-in has a limit of 10 minutes. We are happy to schedule you for an advising appointment for exploration of careers and majors, and for other topics that require more time.

Traffic alert   |   Job and career fairs   |   Class assignments:

Walk-in advising is first-come, first-served, and is not an appointment.
During weeks of and prior to career fairs, our walk-ins per day have been over 100 to nearly 200 students.
There is no guarantee we can see every student if walk-in numbers exceed our capacity. If you are seeking a resume review, use our Resume Guide first and bring in an updated draft. During walk-in advising we'll help you fine-tune and individualize your resume so you can make revisions to best serve your purposes. If you want an overview on resume basics, you are welcome to attend a workshop (see events).  If you are preparing for a career fair, and want a resume review, plan ahead by a week or two. If you have an assignment to visit our office, don't wait until your assignment deadline; if too many students are waiting ahead of you, you take the risk that you might not receive advising on that day.

What to bring:

Bring a hard copy for reviews of documents  including resumes, cover letters, and personal statements. If you don't have access to a printer, just ask at the reception desk when you check in about how to print at Smith Career Center.

10-minute walk-in advising HOURS | at the Smith Career Center:

See our office hours for occasional closings and changes to walk-in advising.
Note additional satellite locations and hours below.

During academic terms  |  dates classes are held:
Noon to 3:00 pm, Mon-Fri.
NO walk-in advising on the FIRST FRIDAY of fall semester due to our Tailgate open house.
Extended walk-in hours 10am-4pm these dates only:
- Mon-Thur Aug. 22-25.
- Mon-Fri Aug. 29-Sep. 2.
- Tues-Fri Sep. 6-9
[university is closed for Labor Day, Mon. Sep. 5]

During Thanksgiving break  |  Spring break  |  Semesters and summer breaks:
1:00 - 3:00 pm, Mon-Fri on dates university is open during break weeks and between academic terms.

Alternative to walk-in advising:
- If walk-in hours do not work with your schedule... 
- If you prefer a scheduled time... 
- If you want more than 10 minutes with an advisor... 
You are welcome to request to schedule an advising appointment

Can I call in for advising?

Yes, for quick questions. Our reception staff will determine whether an advisor is available, or they can schedule you for an appointment to call back later at a scheduled time.
Resume reviews by phone must be done by scheduled appointment.

Satellite locations & hours for 10-minute walk-in advising:

If sateliite hours do not work for your schedule, please use walk-in advising at Smith Career Center.

For graduate students:

Graduate Life Center, lobby
Wednesdays | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fall semester | Sep. 21 - Dec. 7, 2016  [not held Nov. 23, when univ. closes at noon]
Spring semester | Jan. 18 - May 3, 2017 [not held during spring break]

For College of Engineering students:

Torgersen 1st floor atrium
Wednesdays | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fall semester | Sep. 21 - Nov. 16, 2016
Spring semester | Feb. 8 - Apr. 26, 2017 [not held during spring break]
Flyer for printing / posting

For College of Natural Resources & Environment students:

Fall semester |  Mondays | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Sep. 19 - Dec. 5, 2016
Alternating weeks at two locations:
- Cheatham 136-B dates:  Sep. 19  |  Oct. 3, 17, 31  |  Nov. 14, 28
- Major Williams 117 dates:  Sep. 26  |  Oct. 10, 24  |  Nov. 7, 21  |  Dec. 5
Spring semester | Mondays | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Feb. 6 - Apr. 24, 2017
Alternating weeks at two locations:
- Cheatham 136-B dates:  Feb. 6, 20  |  Mar. 13, 27  |  Apr. 10, 24
- Major Williams 117 dates:  Feb. 13, 27  |  Mar. 20  |  Apr. 3, 17

Class or other assignments to come to walk-in advising:

If you are in a class or other group that requires you to come to walk-in advising:
- Note the cautions above about timing and waiting until deadlines, and the risk you assume.
- Prior to a resume review, see Resume Guide and Reference list instructions
- Prior to a cover letter review, see Cover Letter Guidelines

students in Smith Career Center
Students in Smith Career Center


Prior to a resume review, see
Resume Guide
Reference list instructions

Prior to a cover letter review, see
Cover Letter Guidelines

at Smith Career Center:

During academic terms:
Noon to 3:00 pm M-F
NO walk-in Fr. Aug 26, 2016.

Extended hours, 10am-4pm
these dates only:
M-Th Aug 22-25
M-F  Aug 29-Sep 2
Tu-Fr Sep 6-9

During breaks:
1:00 - 3:00 pm  M-F

See our office hours for closings and changes to walk-in advising hours.