Make an Appointment
At this time, students may utilize all career counseling and Career Studio services via phone or video chat appointments. Students also may submit resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
There are 3 ways to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
- Online: Log in to Handshake. Click "Career Center" then "Appointments."
- Phone: All students can call 479-575-2805. Walton College students call 479-575-6100.
- In-Person: All students can stop by our office in ARKU 607. Walton College students stop by WJWH 226
Another option for assistance is to meet with a peer mentor in our Career Studio.
Instructions for Career Studio appointments: first resume, first cover letter, mock interview, & other services
- Log in to https://uark.joinhandshake.com/.
- Navigate to the "Career Center" at the top right, then "Appointments."
- Click on the blue "Schedule a New Appointment" button.
- Select "All Majors Students," then "Virtual Career Studio."
- Choose the appointment time that works best for you. Please remember to include your phone number, email, and reason for visit when requesting the appointment.
For online learners and off-campus students, we offer video, phone, or email appointments for your convenience. Simply select the proper appointment medium when scheduling your appointment in Handshake or call and let our front desk staff know of your desired appointment medium when scheduling.
To help teach professionalism to students and best use the CDC's resources, we have developed an Appointment No-Show Policy. By scheduling an appointment, you are agreeing to abide by this policy.
Due to the confidential nature of our appointments, parents or friends of the student requesting an appointment will not be allowed to attend career counseling sessions. Many times our life decisions can be influenced by external factors like our family and friends. As an adult, it is important to be able to articulate and target what it is YOU want in these appointments.
Types of Appointments
When making your appointment please specify which type of appointment you would like to schedule. If you aren’t sure or if you want to address multiple topics, choose “General Career Counseling”.
Meet with your CTR coach in person, by email, by telephone, or by webcam to discuss your goals and/or update your progress in the CTR program. Before your appointment, review the CTR requirements and watch videos available on the same page.
This appointment is for College of Engineer students who already have secured an internship or coop and are seeking information about receiving academic credit for their experience. Depending on major, students may be eligible to receive technical elective credit for their experience.
Please bring a paper copy of your cover letter with you to your appointment. If you are applying for a specific job, internships, or graduate program please bring the job/internship posting or graduate school information with you as well. Before your appointment, please review our online information about cover letters.
Please bring a paper copy of your CV to your appointment. If you are applying for a specific job, internship, or graduate program, please bring the job/internship posting or graduate school information with you as well.
Life design is not just about designing your career, but designing all elements of your life - work, play, love, and health. In this appointment, we'll use Life Design strategies to brainstorm life/career ideas and narrow those down into three possible lives.
Undecided on your major? Thinking of switching majors, but are unsure about your decision? Start here with one of our Career Counselors. We can discuss options, introduce you to tools and career assessments that can help, and walk you through decision-making strategies. Before your appointment, review the list of available UA majors in the Catalog of Studies. Please Note: This appointment is for students who would like help DECIDING on a major, NOT to declare or change your major. See your Academic Advisor to change or declare your major.
This is the last step for a final portfolio check before sending it off to firms.
Choose this appointment if no other appointment types fit your needs or you have more than one appointment type you'd like to discuss in your appointment. (Example: You want to discuss job search options and have your resume reviewed during the appointment.)
Get help searching and applying for graduate or professional school programs, including personal statement and CV reviews. Please note that if you want help with writing your personal statement from the beginning instead of a review of an already written personal statement, you should contact Class + Writing Support or view their Personal Statement Tips Sheet.
For students with questions or are seeking advice about interviews without conducting a mock interview.
Discuss strategies for finding a job, internships, or co-op such as networking, Handshake, Career Fairs etc. Before your appointment, log into Handshake.
Choose this appointment if you'd like to practice for an upcoming job or internship interview. While dressing professionally is important for your interview, do not let this requirement prevent you from making an appointment for a mock interview.
At least 24 hours before your appointment, email a copy of your resume and a link to the job or internship description to your interviewer. Your mock interview will be evaluated using this Mock Interview Rating Form.
Applying for a graduate school program or professional school such as Medical, Dental, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinarian, or other? Practice before your real interview!
At least 24 hours before your appointment, email a copy of your personal statement and a link of the graduate or medical school program/department to your interviewer. Your interview will be evaluated using the mock interview rating form or the graduate school mock interview rating form.
Have your resume reviewed by a career counselor. Please bring a paper copy of your resume with you to your appointment. If the resume is for a specific job, internship, graduate program, or scholarship opportunity, please bring the description and/or application information with you as well. Before the appointment, please review our online resume information and examples.
Discuss salary and job offer negotiation strategies and tips with one of our experienced career counselors.
The Strong Interest Inventory is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs or at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. The Strong Interest Inventory Assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete online and should be completed at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Call the main office at 479-575-2805 or e-mail email@example.com to receive a username and password to be able to take the Strong Interest Inventory. There is a $10 charge for this assessment for current UA students. UA alumni and non-UA students must pay a $20 fee to take this assessment.
Once you have taken the assessment, this appointment allows you to receive the results of your Strong Assessment and discuss career options with a Strong Certified Career Counselor based on your results. You will receive a paper or electronic copy of your results in your appointment. Payment is required on the day of your appointment.