Appointments & Drop-Ins

Drop-in Hours

Students enrolled for the current quarter may 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.

  • Monday – Thursday, 1pm-3pm
  • Friday – 10am-11am

Online Resume & Cover Letter Reviews

Current enrolled students at UW Bothell can get their resume or cover letter reviewed and returned to them with comments! 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.

If you are a current UW Bothell student and having trouble enrolling in the course above, please email career@uw.edu to be manually added to the course. Please be ready to share your UW-credentials (netID or uw email).

Virtual Coach Office Hours

Coaches are offering virtual office hours in Zoom at the times listed below.

  • Virtual coaching with Will Radcliffe (undergraduate students): Mondays, 4pm-5pm in Zoom.
  • NOTE Virtual coaching with Will is not being held on Presidents’ Day – 2/19/2024.
  • Virtual coaching with Rafael Delgado (undergraduate students): Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Kristen Labrecque (Pre-Health): Mondays, 12pm-1pm in Zoom.
  • NOTE Virtual coaching with Kristen is not being held on Presidents’ Day – 2/19/2024.
  • Virtual coaching with Lillian Seidel (UWB Graduate Students): Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm in Zoom.
  • Virtual coaching with Lillian Seidel (UWB Alumni): Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm in Zoom.

Scheduled appointments

Current students, to schedule an appointment with a Career Coach or Advisor, log into Navigate and select the Career Services care unit.

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 Your Appointment

After your appointment, revisit 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.

Who can make an appointment with Career Services?

Any current student can meet with us to:

  • Explore Career Services
  • 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

Alumni within 3 years of graduation can schedule an appointment with a career coach via Handshake. Alumni who are also Veterans receive free services for life and can schedule through Handshake.

What appointment options are available?

  • Resume/cover letter reviews
  • LinkedIn/Handshake profile reviews
  • Job & internship search strategies
  • Mock interviews
  • Technology & Engineering appointments
  • Health & Natural Sciences appointments
  • Graduate student & Graduate school advising (outside of Technology & Engineering or Health & Natural Sciences)

Appointment Descriptions

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

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.

  • 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.
  • Read these important tips to make your profile stand out!

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.

Schedule an appointment (log into Navigate to Schedule an Appointment and select the Career Services care unit) to practice interviewing. Whether you are gearing up for a job interview, a graduate school interview, or just want to practice before those interview offers come in, we’ll be happy to help you think about the questions you might be asked along with the questions you should ask.

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. 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…”

All graduate students outside of STEM and Health & Natural Sciences wanting to meet with a Career Coach for any of the services listed above are invited to schedule an appointment through Navigate or join our Virtual Office Hours for Graduate Students each Monday from Noon-1pm. Our Assistant Director 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.

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.

Recent graduates who received a degree from UW Bothell in the past three years (36 months) are eligible to connect virtually with our Assistant Director for no fee. Veterans have access to free coaching indefinitely. If you are an alum wanting to meet with a Career Coach, please schedule an appointment through Handshake or join our Virtual Office Hours for Alumni each Wednesday from 5:00pm–6:00pm. 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.

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, without notifying Career Services in advance, your appointment will be considered a “missed appointment" and you will need to reschedule. After three consecutive missed appointments, your Navigate 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.
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 policy at the discretion of the Career Services staff.
We will not meet over Zoom with any student who is 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.
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.
The University requires that if you are sick with any illness, you must stay home, regardless of vaccination status. In-person appointments can be shifted to an online modality to accommodate illness if needed.
View online resources and arrive to your appointment ready with questions, drafted resumes/cover letters, and job/application descriptions to make the most of your scheduled time.