Do you have questions or need assistance?
The USF Center for Career & Professional Development is here to help you with all of your career needs. We have dedicated and highly-trained professionals on our team who are eager to meet with you.
Career coaching is a hands-on, interactive process where you can work with a Career Coach to develop a plan of action around a career-related topic.
What can I talk to a Career Coach about?
Meet with a Career Coach for:
- Career Exploration
- Resume, CV, and Cover Letter
- Networking Skills and Event Prep
- Interview Skills
- Dress for Success
- Internship, Co-op, Part-Time, and Full-Time Job Search
- Job Offer and Salary Negotiation
- Grad School Planning
- School to Work Transition
What types of appointments are available?
We offer both in-person and virtual (in Handshake) career coaching appointments. Appointments are 30 to 60 minutes in length depending on the topic.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Be sure you have your notifications in Handshake set up in order to receive e-mail reminders for your appointments. If you are not sure how to manage your notifications, this Handshake article can help you.
When are appointments available?
Appointments are released in the Handshake system on a two-week, rolling basis. If you don’t see any appointments available, check back periodically to see what new appointments have been released.
How do I cancel an appointment?
If you need to cancel your appointment, please log back into Handshake and use the appointment tool to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment. You may do this up to one hour before your appointment’s start time, but we ask that you cancel an appointment as early as possible so someone else may use the time.
If it is less than an hour before your appointment’s start time OR you missed your appointment entirely, please call to let us know what happened. Please be sure to review our No-Show Guidelines.
What if I have technical problems during a virtual appointment?
All of our virtual appointments will be delivered inside Handshake. Please review this Handshake article for recommendations on how to fix audio or video issues.
CAREER EXPRESS (TAMPA ONLY)
Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) in Tampa is pleased to offer in-person, drop-in services for our students and alumni. These brief 15-minute sessions allow you to get answers to basic career-related questions.
In the CCPD (SVC 2088) *will resume Jan.16
Career Cubes in the Library (LIB 257/258) *will resume Jan.16
What can I talk to a Career Peer about?
Examples of Career Express topics include:
- Resume and CV Reviews
- Cover Letter Reviews
- Interview Tips
- How to Access or Use Handshake
- Event Prep Questions
Using Career Express
Career Express is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
No appointment is needed.
If you are coming for a quick review of your resume, CV, or cover letter, please bring a printed copy of the document(s) with you.