Career Advising
Toppel Career Center staff office Toppel Career Center staff office

Do you have questions about internships, graduate school, or your future career? Or are you unsure what your first step should be?

Come meet with one of our highly trained advisors for support and guidance individually, in a small group of your peers, or during our walk-in advising hours. Here are some themes that can be discussed with your advisor:

  • Explore skills and interests, using the Strong Interest Inventory and Sokanu Career Assessments
  • Identify values and goals and how they relate to career paths
  • Learn what you can do with your major
  • Get assistance with the graduate school application process
  • Locate resources within your industry or area of interest
  • Learn how to network in your field
  • Discuss how to search for jobs and internships

Individual Advising

Meet one on one with a professional career advisor and develop your own personalized career action plan.

A career advisor can help you build the research and job search skills you will need to be successful.

Evening or phone appointments can be made for students who work full-time or have other time restrictions. Request an appointment by logging into your Handshake account.

Practice Interviews

Were you invited to interview for your dream internship/job? Are you asking yourself the question, “Now what?” Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our advisor to go over tips to prepare for your interview! We can also simulate an interview setting and go through questions and provide feedback during an hour session. The session is broken down into two parts. First, we will go through a 25-30 minute interview with tailored questions followed by a 20-30 minute coaching session that will provide you an opportunity to learn what you excelled in and areas that you need to continue working on to develop your interviewing skills. Don’t wait! Come in and gain the experience and confidence needed to shine at your next interview. Schedule your appointment via Handshake today!

Walk-in Advising

Need another set of eyes on a professional document or looking for last-minute practice for an interview? Meet with a peer advisor without an appointment Monday – Thursday 9am – 4:30pm for 15-minutes for the following services:

  • Resume, cover letter, or personal statement reviews (15 minutes)
  • LinkedIn profile critiques (15 minutes)
  • Mini-practice interviews (15-20 minutes)

Business Walk-in Advising

Students in the School of Business can meet with Toppel's professional business advisors without an appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm at Toppel.