Career Services

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Schedule an Appointment:

Online Cover Letter & Resume Review Button - Click to submit a resume or cover letter for online reviewCurrent students, including Pre-Health, click this button to log into Navigate and schedule an appointmentGraduate Students - click this button for more information on career coaching for graduate studentsAlumni who graduated within the last 3 years - click this button for more information on Alumni appointments

Drop-in Hours for Autumn 2022

Drop in at the Student Success Center during the following times to talk with one of our Assistant Career Advisors for help with resumes, cover letters, job searches, etc. Check in at the Welcome Desk in UW1.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00pm

Drop-ins will be closed for the following holidays:

  • Veteran's Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 24-25
  • Winter Break, December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Virtual Coach Office Hours for Autumn 2022

Coaches are offering virtual office hours in Zoom at the times listed below through December 16, 2022.

  • Virtual coaching with Will Radcliffe (undergraduate students): Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00pm in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Valerie Fetzer (undergraduate students): Fridays, 11:00am - Noon in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Kristen Labrecque (Pre-Health students): Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Kim Wilson (UWB Alumni): Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Kim Wilson (UWB Graduate Students): Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Sarah Eyster (UWB STEM Graduate Students): Thursdays, 4:30-5:45pm in Zoom.

Virtual Office Hours will not be held on the following holidays:

  • Veteran's Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 24-25
  • Winter Break, December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023

FAQs

Who can make an appointment with Career Services? 

Any current student or recent alum (up to 3 years after graduation) can meet with us to:

  • Explore careers 
  • Review application materials (including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn or Handshake profiles) 
  • Prep for graduate school applications
  • Develop an internship & job search plan 
  • Practice interviewing 
  • Discuss job offers and salary negotiation tips

What appointment options are available from the links above?

Click the links below to jump to more information about these appointment options including instructions for scheduling.

What are the appointment policies? 

We base our policies and procedures on professional business etiquette and expectations of the employment community. These include showing up, being prompt to appointments, and communicating if you have to cancel or will be late.

Please review our appointment policies


Before Your Appointment

Before your appointment, use our resources to learn more about these topics. Then bring your questions so that we can help you develop your skills & knowledge in these areas.

After the Appointment

After your appointment, revist the resources and follow up with Career Services as needed when you want to prepare and/or gather more information on open job and internship opportunities. 


Appointment Descriptions

Resume/cover letter reviews

Career Services is here to help you through the process of formulating and tailoring your resume or cover letter to a specific job or internship. 

  • Online resume & cover letter reviews
    • If you are an enrolled student and would like to have your resume or cover letter reviewed and returned to you with comments within two business days, enroll in this Canvas site and upload your materials within the Assignments tab. You will receive feedback within 3 business days. Replies may be slower than normal outside the regular academic year.
  • Appointments for resume reviews
    • If you would prefer to meet individually to discuss your resume/cover letter, please:
    • Schedule an appointment for a resume/cover letter review (Log into Navigate to Schedule an Appointment and select the Career Services care unit.)
    • Email your resume or cover letter to career@uw.edu before the appointment
    • Email the job description, if you have one

LinkedIn/Handshake profile reviews

Create your professional profile and start connecting with alumni and industry professionals. This is a good way to market your skills; create an online resume and portfolio; get recommendations and endorsements; stay connected; and develop your network. 

Job & internship search strategies

Schedule an appointment (log into Navigate to Schedule an Appointment and select the Career Services care unit) to discuss internship and job search strategies. Internships are a great way to build applicable work experience. They help you to bridge your academic experience with the world of work, and to try out different career options to find a good fit. You will be asked about the type of internships or jobs that interest you, and why. Come to your appointment prepared to discuss your work history, academic major, and future career goals.

Health & Natural Sciences/Pre-Health appointments

If you are an undergraduate, graduate student, or alum interested in Health & Natural Sciences, Career Services offers Pre-Health Advising and professional health application support. Visit our Pre-Health Advising web pages to access resources for your Pre-Health journey. Review the Pre-Health Advising Syllabus before scheduling an appointment. We can meet with you for health & natural science-related career exploration, application support, mock interviews, and more!

  • If you are a currently enrolled student, log into Navigate to schedule an appointment with the Pre-Health Advisor. Select Career Services as the Care Unit and choose the type of appointment you want to schedule.

  • If you have already graduated from UW Bothell, log into Handshake, select "Career Center" in the header bar at the top of the page, and then select "Schedule Appointment". Pre-Health Appointments are listed as "UW Bothell - Pre-Health..."

  • During Autumn 2022, the NS&PH Advisor is hosting Virtual Drop-ins each Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in https://washington.zoom.us/my/uwbprehealth, from October 24 through December 12.

    • Exception: The week of November 21, office hour will be on Tuesday, November 22.

Graduate students & graduate school advising (outside of STEM/Health & Natural Sciences)

All graduate students outside of STEM and H&NS wanting to meet with a Career Coach for any of the services listed above are invited to join our Virtual Drop-In Hours for Graduate Students each Thursday starting October 27, 2022 from 5:00p – 6:00p here [washington.zoom.us]Note: Office hours will be closed November 24 and December 29, 2022. Our Alumni & Graduate Career Coach can discuss how to explore career options; develop a job search strategy; learn about salary negotiation; review your portfolio; review professional applications; and discuss graduate school applications. 

STEM graduate appointments

If you are a graduate student in Technology & Engineering wanting to meet with a Career Coach for any of the services listed above, log into Navigate to schedule an appointment with the STEM Graduate Career Coach. We can meet with you for tech & engineering-related career exploration, application support, mock interviews, salary negotiation, and more!

STEM Graduate students, please visit our career resources for STEM graduate students page.

Alumni appointments

Recent graduates [uwb.edu] who received a degree from UW Bothell in the past three years (36 months) are eligible to connect virtually with our Alumni & Graduate Career Coach for no fee. Veterans have access to free coaching indefinitely. If you are an alum wanting to meet with a Career Coach, please join our Virtual Drop-In Hours for Alumni each Wednesday starting October 26, 2022 from 5:00p – 6:00p hereNote: Office hours will be closed November 23 and December 28, 2022.  We can meet with you for career exploration, application support, mock interviews, and more!

*Alumni interested in Pre-Health Appointments, please see the Pre-Health section above for appointment scheduling instructions.


Appointment policies

We base our policies and procedures on professional business etiquette and expectations of the employment community. These include showing up, being prompt to appointments, and communicating if you have to cancel or will be late.

The impact to other students is also of primary consideration because every appointment that results in a no-show takes away a time slot available to another student needing legitimate support. In addition, our staff calendars are booked daily with student appointments, meetings, class presentations, events, and programs. Because of this, we do not have the resources to respond to, and review, materials emailed to us that aren’t aligned with an appointment slot. The appointment time you schedule is our dedicated time to work with you 1:1 to provide advice and feedback on your application process. If you would like us to review materials solely virtually, communicate that to us, and provide the materials to review before your appointment time.

No-show/late cancellation policy

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, without notifying Career Services 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 the scheduling system at least 24 hours in advance. If it is less than 24 hours prior, call or email Career Services at 425-352-3706 or career@uw.edu to cancel your appointment. Keep in mind that same-day cancellations (especially repeat same-day cancellations) may be subject to the No Show/Late Cancellation policy (see below) at the discretion of the Career Services staff.

  • 1st notification: Will result in an email being sent, from the Career Coach, inquiring about why you missed your appointment.
  • 2nd notification: Will result in a warning email stating that Career Services has an Appointment No Show/Late Cancellation policy.
  • 3rd notification: Will result in your EAB privileges for Career Services appointments being revoked. At the 3rd notification, your EAB account will be blocked from making additional Career Services appointments until you email your Career Coach, schedule a meeting, show up for the appointment, and discuss the missed meetings. Email career@uw.edu for any questions.

Driving policy

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.

In-person mask policy

Wearing masks became optional on the UW Bothell campus on March 28, 2022. However, masks are still strongly recommended indoors, especially during the first two weeks of a quarter. For those who choose to continue wearing a mask for a variety of reasons, we welcome and respect your choice.

Sick policy

The University requires that if you are sick with any potential illness, you must stay home, regardless of vaccination status. See the University's sick policy for more information. In-person appointments can be shifted to an online modality to accommodate illness if needed.

Come prepared

View online resources and arrive to your appointment ready with questions and drafted resumes/cover letters to make the most of your scheduled time.