ABOUT DROP-IN ADVISING

  • We look forward to meeting you and assisting you!
  • 10-minute limit.
  • Is for questions with quick answers; brief reviews of resumes, cover letters. 
  • See before resume, cover letter reviews.
  • Not for career exploration and other topics that take more time: for those, please schedule an advising appointment.
  • At drop-in, you'll meet with an on-call Peer Career Advisor or professional staff member. To see a specific advisor, you may schedule an appointment.

WHEN  |  WHERE

Smith Career Center:

Spring semester 2019:

  • Dates: last date is Fr. May 17.
  • Hours: USUALLY M-F, noon-3pm.
    NOT ALWAYS! 
  • See office hours for VT & CPD closings.

No drop-in during summer.

Fall semester 2019:

  • Dates: drop-in will start Mon. Aug. 19, 2019, one week before the first day of fall classes.
  • Hours: TBA.

Satellite locations:

  • Graduate Life Center [GLC].
    For graduate students.

    Thursdays only | 3-5pm
    Spr: 2/7/19 - 5/2/19.
    [not held during spring break]

  • Torgersen 1st floor atrium.
    For engineering students.

    Wednesdays only | 1-3:30pm
    Fall: 9/19/18 - 11/14/18.
    Spr: 2/6/19 - 3/6/19.
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CAN I CALL IN FOR ADVISING?

  • Yes, for quick questions. Our reception staff will determine if an advisor is available, or help you schedule an appointment.
  • Resume reviews by phone, for students who are not in/near Blacksburg, must be done by scheduled appointment.

OTHER ALTERNATIVES

  • When drop-in is not offered...
  • If drop-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 schedule an advising appointment.

BEFORE RESUME REVIEWS
[and COVER LETTERS]

TRAFFIC ALERT
BEFORE CAREER FAIRS &
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

  • Drop-in is first-come, first-served; not an appointment.
  • Many students seek drop-in before career fairs. There is no guarantee we can talk with every student if traffic exceeds our capacity, so plan ahead by a week or two!
  • Do the preparation explained in "before resume reviews...."
  • If you have a class (or other) assignment to use drop-in advising, don't wait until your deadline. If too many students are waiting ahead of you, you take the risk that you might not receive advising on that day.

DIFFERENT DROP-IN HOURS DURING RESUME KICKOFF & OTHER EVENTS, FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF FALL 2018:

FALL 2018, 1st 4 weeks:

  • Mon-Th Aug 20-23: 10am-4pm.
  • Fr Aug 24: NO drop-in advising.
    [Open house tailgate 10am-3pm]
  • Mon Aug 27: NO drop-in advising.
    [Career Outfitters 10am-4pm]
  • Tues Aug 28: Drop-in 1-4pm.
    [Career Outfitters 9am-noon]
  • Wed-Fr Aug. 29-31: 10am-4pm.
  • Mon Sep 3: University closed.
  • Tues-Fr Sep 4-7: 10am-4pm.
  • Mon-Fr Sep 10-14: 10am-4pm.

See office hours for other university & CPD closings.