Career Development & Education offers a variety of services available to UW Tacoma students and alumni. From learning more about yourself to developing your resume and landing a job, we are here to help. Review the options below to learn more!
If you are a student with the Milgard School of Business, be sure to connect with the Milgard Success Center.
Resume & Cover Letter Review
Upload your resume and/or cover letter on Handshake and receive feedback within one to two business days. To get in-person feedback, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.
Let us help you through the process of formulating your resume or cover letter, including tailoring it to a specific job or internship opportunity. This is typically done in a two-step process.
- Step 1: Chat with a Career Prep Consultant during drop-in hours
You should first meet with a Career Prep Consultant during their weekly drop-in hours (see table).
- Step 2: Schedule a follow-up appointment for review with a Career Specialist.
Once you have met with a Career Prep Consultant, schedule a follow-up appointment with a Career Specialist.
|Monday||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
|Tuesday||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
|Thursday||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
|Friday||9:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Wednesday||1:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
Meet with a Career Development & Education staff member to work through your most pressing, quick career questions! The following services are available during these drop-ins:
- Resume and cover letter review
- Networking tips
- Handshake support
- LinkedIn support
- Navigating DIY career resources
Length: 10 or 15 minutes
Meet with a Career Coach
If you want to explore careers, develop internship & job search strategies, practice mock interviews, review application materials (including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn or Handshake profiles), or take a career assessment, make an appointment with a Career Coach through Handshake!
To schedule an appointment:
- Log into Handshake
- Select "Career Center" in the header bar at the top of the page
- Choose "Schedule Appointment"
- Choose ”Career Development Office Appointments” to see the appointment options available.
Below are the different types of appointments that are available.
Appointment topics may include:
- Career or academic major Exploration
- Tailoring your resume or cover letter to a specific job or internship.
- Linked In and Handshake profiles
- Job or Internship search strategies
- Interview preparation (not a mock interview; that requires a separate appointment)
- Applying to graduate school
To schedule a mock interview, you must first meet with a Career Coach for an Interview Prep session.
Mock interviews are an effective way to practice your interviewing skills and receive feedback from a Career Coach. They are most effective when targeted to a specific job, internship, scholarship, or grad school.
When scheduling, please include the position title or a link to the job posting you would like to do a mock interview for.
Federal resumes are very different from the standard resume format you are familiar with. For help getting started or to have your federal resume critiqued, schedule an appointment. If you are applying for positions through USAjobs, a federal resume is what you need!
Interested in taking a career assessment or just learning more about assessment options? Schedule a Career Coaching appointment to figure out which option is best for you.
You can also schedule an appointment with us for after you have taken an assessment. You can meet with a Career Coach to go over your assessment results and to make a plan for how to use what you have learned. Check out assessments available here.
The following policies apply to appointments with our office.
No-show/Late Cancellation Policy
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, without notifying Career Development in advance, your appointment will be considered a “missed appointment" and you will need to reschedule.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so through Handshake at least 24 hours in advance. If it is less than 24 hours prior, email Career Development firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your appointment.
We will not meet with students who are driving. Please choose a time you are able to meet with us safely. If you are driving during your appointment, we will have you reschedule.