Career Center

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Make an Appointment

We want to help with your career needs and questions! We currently continue to meet with students. See the instructions below on how to schedule an appointment, or send us an email.

For general questions, call 320-308-2151 or visit our Virtual Front Desk in Zoom available weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Types of Appointments

Document Review

  • Need a quick résumé or cover letter review? Email us your document in Word format.
  • At this time, an appointment may be scheduled by Zoom video chat or email. If you should need other accommodations, please call 320-308-2151. Once you book an appointment, you will receive specific instructions to follow. Please make sure your Handshake profile is complete and notifications are turned on if you schedule an appointment.
    1. Résumé Review
    2. Cover Letter Review
    3. Résumé AND Cover Letter Review

Exploration

  • Email our Peer Career Advisors to learn about the major options at St. Cloud State and how to start researching career options.
  • At this time, an appointment may be scheduled by Zoom video chat or email. If you should need other accommodations, please call 320-308-2151. Once you book an appointment, you will receive specific instructions to follow. Please make sure your Handshake profile is complete and notifications are turned on if you schedule an appointment.
    1. Career or Major Exploration
    2. MBTI Exploration

Job/Internship Search

  • For questions on how to search for part-time jobs in Handshake, email our Peer Career Advisors.
  • At this time, an appointment may be scheduled by Zoom video chat or email. If you should need other accommodations, please call 320-308-2151. Once you book an appointment, you will receive specific instructions to follow. Please make sure your Handshake profile is complete and notifications are turned on if you schedule an appointment.
  • Mock interviews are offered multiple times a year with a variety of employers. Check out our event schedule for a list of opportunities.
    1. Job Searching – Full-time
    2. Job Searching – Part-time
    3. Internship
    4. Interview Coaching
    5. LinkedIn

Graduate School Prep

  • Need a quick résumé review? Email us your document in Word format.
  • Visit The Write Place for help with your personal statement or essay.
  • At this time, an appointment may be scheduled by Zoom video chat or email. If you should need other accommodations, please call 320-308-2151. Once you book an appointment, you will receive specific instructions to follow. Please make sure your Handshake profile is complete and notifications are turned on if you schedule an appointment.
    1. Graduate School Prep
    2. Graduate Student Résumé/Cover Letter Review

Appointment Scheduling Information

Schedule an Appointment

Follow the directions from Handshake or below.
  1. Log in. 
  2. Click on Career Center and then Appointments.
  3. Click "Schedule a New Appointment."
  4. Choose a Category.
  5. Choose an Appointment Type.
  6. Choose a date.
  7. Select the time.
  8. Enter in details about what you would like your appointment to focus on.
  9. Check your email for confirmation.
  10. Failure to show or cancel an appointment will result in revocation of permission to schedule future appointments.

Canceling an Appointment

Log in and click on Career Center then Appointments.
  • Select the appointment you want to cancel.
  • Click Cancel Appointment.
Need help? Call 320-308-2151 or email the Career Center.

Review Appointment and Interview Policies

Late policy

  • If you are going to be late, notify us at 320-308-2151 as soon as possible.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, without informing our office, you will need to reschedule the appointment. No exceptions.

No show/late cancellation:

  • If you miss scheduled appointments, or excessively cancel appointments within an hour of the appointment time, you may not be permitted to schedule appointments.

No show/late cancellation for appointments or interviews with employers

  • All cancellations must be completed 24 hours in advance of the scheduled interview. Candidates who cancel in less than 24 hours (or do not show up), will be required to write a letter of apology to the interviewer.
  • Access to Handshake will be withdrawn until the letter is written and a copy sent to the Career Center. Access will be re-established once the letter has been sent.
  • A second violation will result in the termination of access until the candidate has met with a designated Career Center staff member.
  • Last-minute cancellations of appointments or "no-shows" are highly unprofessional. Employers leave with a negative impression of the candidate and our university, and it denies another student the opportunity to meet with that recruiter.  
  • We know that occasionally a short-notice cancellation is necessary.  If explained in a note to the recruiter, they will understand. It is never acceptable to just not show up for an interview.
  • We aim to be respectful of our employers’ time, and of the students who want to interview with these employers.
  • Questions: 320-308-2151.

Alumni:

  • Alumni are welcome to attend all events, including participating in on-campus interviewing, workshops and fairs.
  • Full access to Handshake, which is our job posting and employer networking system.  Contact us to have an account set up for you.
  • Full access to all of our web resources, including information on resume writing, grad school research, and career exploration.
  • Fees may be charged for assessments and other events where applicable.
  • Career Force is a Minnesota resource providing career coaching assistance to help individuals start, advance or change careers.
  • Find a career coach. Minnesota Career Development Association maintains a list of Minnesota career counselors and coaches.

If you graduated within the last year, in addition to the items above you also may set up a document review or a career counseling appointment

Prospective undergraduate or graduate students:

Faculty and staff:

  • Because our obligation is to meet with our current students and alumni, we are unable to meet with faculty or staff individually.
  • Faculty and staff are welcome to attend our events, including workshops, fairs and have access to Handshake.
  • Fees may be charged for assessments and other events where applicable.