Purpose of 10-minute drop-in advising:

Traffic alert   |   career fairs   |   class assignments:

  • Drop-in advising is first-come, first-served, and is not an appointment.
  • Career fairs generate a high volume of students seeking drop-in advising, so if you are preparing for a career fair, plan ahead by a week or two.
  • There is no guarantee we can see every student if drop-in numbers exceed our capacity.
  • Do the preparation explained above in purpose of drop-in.
  • 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.

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.

Dates and times for 10-minute drop-in advising at Smith Career Center:

Additional satellite locations and hours below.

USUALLY noon-3:00 pm, Mon-Fri. NOT ALWAYS!

Extended / different drop-in hours, for RESUME KICKOFF, first four weeks fall 2018:

  • Mon-Thur Aug 20-23: 10am-4pm.
  • Fri 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-Fri Aug. 29-31: 10am-4pm.
  • Mon Sep 3: University closed.
  • Tues-Fri Sep 4-7: 10am-4pm.
  • Mon-Fri Sep 10-14: 10am-4pm.

See office hours for other university & CPD closings.

Alternative to drop-in advising:

  • 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

Can I call in for advising?

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

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

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

For graduate students:
Graduate Life Center, lobby
Wednesdays | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fall semester 2018 dates: Sep. 19 - Dec. 5, 2018  [not held Nov. 21, when university closes at noon]
Spring semester 2019 dates: tentative: Jan. 23 - May 1, 2019  [not held during spring break]

For College of Engineering students:
2018-2019: Torgersen Hall 1st floor atrium
Wednesdays | 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Fall semester 2018 dates: Sep. 19 - Nov. 14, 2018
Spring semester 2019 day / times / dates: tba