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Drop-In Quick Tips

Drop in for quick career tips!Student meeting with a career counselor

The Basics:

  • Monday – Thursday
  • 2:00-4:00pm
  • When classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters
  • 15 minute session with a Career Center staff member
  • First come, first served

Preparing for Your Drop-In

You can drop in during the above times for any career-related question. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your 15 minutes based on what you need assistance with:

Resumes: Bring a copy of your resume and we will suggest edits to help make your resume stronger. For help getting started or for additional assistance, see our virtual workshop on resumes, or our resume handout.

Cover letters: Use the suggestions in our cover letter virtual workshop or our cover letter handout to draft a letter to bring with you.

Job Search: Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or a career position, we can help. Our job search process virtual workshop or job search process handout will help you get started in your search for career positions. For part-time jobs, check out our handout on getting a part-time job. Bring your questions!

Internships: Have questions about how internships work at Boise State, or how to find one? Start with our internship handout, then we can help you with questions about what kinds of internships you could do, where to look, and how to secure one.  We can also help you explore other types of experiential learning opportunities, such as Work U, volunteering, or involvement in student or professional organizations.

LinkedIn: We can help you strengthen your profile and show you tricks on how to get the most out of LinkedIn. Check out our LinkedIn resources.

Grad School Personal Statements: Bring a copy of your personal statement along with the specific instructions and prompts you were given. We can provide suggestions about content and organization, but please note that for writing style, grammar, or proofreading assistance, the Writing Center may be a better resource for you.

Interview Preparation: You’ll find a lot of tips in our virtual workshop on interviewing or our interviewing handout. We can answers the questions you have about preparing for an upcoming interview. If you would like to do a practice interview and receive feedback, please schedule an appointment.

Career Planning: Check out the many career exploration and career planning resources we have available, including our career planning handout, virtual workshops, and web resources such as What Can I Do With This Major and Vault. We can help you start to work on your career preparation plan. If you are looking for assistance with career exploration or to take a career assessment, please note that you’ll want to schedule an appointment for that.

If you would like more than 15 minutes to discuss any of these topics, or need career exploration assistance, please contact the Career Center at (208) 426-1747 to make an appointment.