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15-minute mini-appointments

Available fall and spring semesters, by Zoom, phone, or in person.

  • M-F on days when fall and spring semester classes are in session.
  • Extra times available during resume kickoff in first four weeks of fall semester.
  • See office hours for closings and changes.
  • You'll see available times when you schedule in Handshake.
  • 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 in less than 24 hours, you may call us during office hours to ask if we have an opening.
  • For better service to our students, and for safety, there is no drop-in advising.
  • Drop-in did not provide an appointment, did not guarantee advising, and caused overcrowding.
  • Advising is offered by Zoom, by phone, or in person at 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 Zoom or phone appointment, or re-schedule. Call us during office hours, or use Handshake.
  • 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.
  • Have your document (resume or cover letter) ready to view when your appointment starts; 15 minutes goes by quickly, and your appointment needs to end on time so the next appointment can begin on time.
  • 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.

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