Career Services Appointments

Career Services provides free career counseling through both virtual and in-person appointments to all UAA students and alumni. Schedule your appointment today through Handshake, simply login using your UA username and password. 

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  • "In just two weeks I had updated my resume and was starting to get called in for interviews! I was offered a job as a PT Tech at Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic."
  • "I was offered a full time position! I am stoked to not only have been able to find a job, but one that is in my field of interest, pays well, and is in a location I wanted to be in."
  • "I was accepted into the Masters of Social Work program at UAA. This is a huge moment for me! I cannot thank you enough for your help with my resume and application." 

Appointment Types & Descriptions

If you do not see what you need, contact uaa_career@alaska.edu for individualized career support. 

  • Handshake Help

    Students and alumni who are experiencing technical difficulties, or need help completing an action on Handshake are encouraged to meet with Career Services. 

    For immediate assistance, please review the Career Services Handshake webpage. This webpage includes both written and video tutorials on setting up your account, finding jobs and opportunities, attending career fairs, and more!
  • Career Exploration

    With so many options and opportunities, selecting a major or career path can be difficult. Career Services is here to help you discover your interests, explore different career paths, and develop a plan for your career journey. 

    Prepare for this appointment by visiting the Career Exploration Resources webpage and get ready for a thoughtful discussion about your future. 
  • Job Search Strategies

    Job hunting is a daunting task. Whether you're overwhelmed with opportunities or can’t seem to find a position that fits your career goals, Career Services is here to help make this process easier for students and alumni. Together we will explore job sites, discuss the application process, review your career goals, and pinpoint any necessary actions for achieving these goals. 

    Prepare for this appointment by reviewing resources on our Job Search Strategies webpage.

  • On-Campus Jobs
    On-campus employment is a great way to gain experience while developing top skills employers want. Current students looking to obtain a position on-campus are encouraged to book this appointment. Together we will review available opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process. Check out our On-Campus Jobs webpage for more information.
  • Resume/CV Writing

    Writing your first resume? Without clear rules or guidelines it can be difficult to understand where to start when building a resume. Career Services is here to help! Students and alumni looking to write a competitive resume are encouraged to schedule this appointment that focuses solely on resume writing. 

    Prepare by reviewing resources on our Resume and Cover Letter webpage, and come to the appointment with a draft resume (scribbles and bullet points are accepted).
  • Cover Letter Writing 

    Experiencing writer's block? Not sure where to get started? What is a cover letter, anyway? 

    Career Services is here to help! Students and alumni looking to write an impressive cover letter to accompany their resume are encouraged to schedule this appointment that focuses solely on cover letter writing. 

    Prepare by reviewing resources on our Resume and Cover Letter webpage, and come to the appointment with a draft cover letter (scribbles and bullet points are accepted) and a current resume.

  • Resume/CV and Cover Letter Review

    Students and alumni who already have a current resume and cover letter are encouraged to book this appointment type for an in-depth review by a Career Services professional. Review the Resume and Cover Letter webpage for tips on polishing your documents prior to our review. 

    Please send your current resume and cover letter to us at uaa_career@alaska.edu upon scheduling. 

  • Resume/CV Review

    Students and alumni who already have a current resume or CV are encouraged to book this appointment type for an in-depth review by a Career Services professional. Review the Resume and Cover Letter webpage  for tips on polishing your resume prior to our review. Please send your current resume to us at uaa_career@alaska.edu upon scheduling.

  • Mock Interview

    Whether you are preparing for your first interview or have interviewed a dozen times, you are likely to feel nervous. Students and alumni looking to build confidence and practice responses to common interview questions are encouraged to schedule this appointment type. 

    Come to the appointment prepared for a professional interview. Come professionally dressed, prepared to thoroughly answer sample interview questions, and ready to receive feedback openly. Review the Interviewing Skills webpage for guidance on preparing for interviews. 

    Please please provide us a copy of the job posting (e.g. attachment or link) you are applying to within the appointment notes upon scheduling.

  • Graduate School Applications

    Applying to graduate school can be overwhelming. Career Services is here to help provide an in-depth review of your personal statement, essay, resume, and cover letter. Additionally, we can provide assistance as you explore graduate programs and review the application process. 

    Please prepare for this appointment by providing details about the graduate school you are applying to and what components you would like assistance with. As this is only a 30 minute appointment, an in-depth review of more than one document may require multiple appointments. 

    Please send your personal statement, essay, resume, or cover letter to uaa_career@alaska.edu upon scheduling so that we may prepare for an in-depth review.

Career Resources

Career Services provides free, on-demand resources to all students and alumni. Review these resources on your own, or in collaboration with a career counseling appointment.