All appointments with Career Coaches at University Career Services are one hour in duration and available for current students and alumni of Longwood.

Appointments are scheduled between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, while school is in session either in person or via Skype. Off hour appointments may be scheduled on a case-by-case basis with individual Career Coaches. University Career Services does offer walk-in hours, but appointments are recommended.

University Career Services offers several appointment types with specific learning outcomes associated with each topic and include tutorials on using important tools like Handshake and the Longwood Network.



Type 1: Career Exploration

Type 1: Career Exploration

Exploration appointments are for anyone at any point in their career journey. Typically, the conversation centers around lack of clarity, discovering new paths, or a change in direction (i.e. no plan at all, change in passion/major/career path, looking for a better job than the current one). The goal of this appointment is to work towards a direction and create a plan of action. If requested, Career Coaches can help facilitate personality or skill self-assessments.

Alumni considering a career change are highly encouraged to schedule this type of appointment.


Type 2: Career Document Review

Type 2: Career Document Review

Come receive expertise and guidance from of our Career Coaches as you write your resume, cover letter, and reference page for the jobs and internships you want to reach! Students or Alumni should bring draft versions of their documents and receive tips for improvement. Coaches also discuss in general terms how to customize resumes and cover letters to specific job descriptions to get their documents noticed by hiring managers.


Type 3: Mock Interview

Type 3: Mock Interview

Practice your interviewing skills in a low-pressure environment with one of our Career Coaches that will provide feedback and help you to get ready for the big interview day! In this appointment type, students and alumni can begin to practice responses to standard questions most commonly posed during phone screenings and early-round interviews. We encourage students to email in a job description and their resume prior to each interview so that a Career Coach can customize the interview as much as possible. 


Type 4: Linkedin Training

Type 4: Linkedin Training

During Linkedin Training appointments, Career Coaches will help students and alumni create and/or improve Linkedin profiles and learn the many features of the platform that make it the most important career development tool on the planet. Linkedin offers many tools that are often underutilized by students and alumni in their effort to build a network, explore career paths, and ultimately apply for jobs and internships.

 


Type 5: Graduate School Preparation

Type 5: Graduate School Preparation

Meet with a Career Coach to find what program is best for you and get tips on how to write your personal statement, prepare for your entrance exam, and more. In this appointment type, students can begin exploring graduate school as an option for the future or if they are already in the application process, our Career Coaches can help them to revise their documents for admission.

 


Type 6: Job and Internship Search

Type 6: Job and Internship Search

Meet with a Career Coach to talk about how to go about finding jobs and internships that will be a good fit for you. Appointments for job and internship search strategies involve teaching students and alumni to develop a two-path approach. Career Coaches will help students build a network development strategy that ultimately results in obtaining a truly aspirational job or internship while simultaneously helping them focus on steps to secure interviews over the short term. In addition, students and alumni interested in preparing for “informational interviews” can receive help conducting research and building a list of questions to ask.