Career Coaches & Appointment Medium

There are four Career Coaches available to meet with students from the nine (9) colleges and schools served by the University Career Center (UCC).  Appointments are scheduled through Handshake and can be either virtual, phone, or in-person. Career Coaches are assigned based on major or program of study. Each Career Coach has approximately 4,000 students, so we encourage students to prepare for their appointment beforehand by reviewing student resources on our website.  Schedule appointments well in advance and strive to keep all appointments. 

New Virtual Appointment Process for Fall 2021

Virtual appointments will now be conducted within the Handshake platform using Handshake's own video provider.  This will simplify the process of scheduling and logging in for your video appointment. Students will now log into Handshake for their video/remote appointment.  Handshake will also provide appointment reminders. 

In-Person Appointments Resume

In-person appointments require the student and Career Coach to remain masked at all times regardless of vaccination status. In-person appointments are subject to change depending upon the University's CVID-19 Protocol.     

Appointment Hours

The UCC hours of operation are listed in the footer below.  Career Coaches are available to meet individually with students.  Career Coaches also present workshops to classes, conduct seminars for student organizations, present at orientation events, create educational resources, and serve on committees. Your Career Coach's schedule and availability is up-to-date in Handshake. 

How to Schedule an Appointment in Handshake

  1. Log into Handshake using ULink credentials (see Logo below)
  2. From your homepage, click on Career Center in the upper right corner next to your initials 
  3. Click on Appointments in middle of page under "What can we help you find?"
  4. Click on blue button Schedule a New Appointment
  5. Choose Category and your Career Coach's availability will automatically appear


Log into Handshake to schedule your appointment. 

Late Policy

Appointments will be rescheduled when:

  • 10 minutes late for a 30 minute appointment
  • 15 minutes late for a hour appointment

Appointment No-Show Policy


Participants are expected to show up for appointments they have scheduled. If the participant fails to show up for a scheduled appointment and fails to notify the University Career Center prior to the appointment time, the participant’s access to services may be suspended. Students and alumni are expected to model the norms of professional behavior that are commonly found in the workplace and describe in the CARDINAL Principles.  

First No-Show/Second No-Show:

  • If the student/alumni no-shows for the first scheduled appointment with any staff member, they will receive an email informing them that they have missed a scheduled appointment.

Third No-Show:

  • The student/alumni will receive an email after the third missed scheduled appointment notifying them that they have been blocked from scheduling any future appointments.  To remove the block, the student/alumni must contact the staff member with whom they wish to meet to explain why they have missed appointments and to request reinstatement. Reinstatement will be at the discretion of the staff member.


If reinstatement is denied and the student/alumni wishes to appeal the reinstatement decision, they must call the University Career Center and schedule an appointment with the Director to discuss their appeal.


It is the responsibility of the participant to contact the University Career Center within 24 hours if they are not able to keep their appointment. If there is a special circumstance, the Center will respond accordingly and make arrangements.