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Career Coaching & Career Center Resources

Career Coaching & Career Center Resources

Meet With a Career Coach

The Career Center provides career coaching services to all undergraduate students and graduate program students from  Engineering, Education and Counseling Psychology.*

  • 15 Minute Drop in Appointments

    Summer Drop in Appointments

    Mon-Thurs: 11am-12pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Fri: 11am-12pm

    Academic Year Drop in Appointments

    Mon-Thurs: 11am-1pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm 

    Fri: 11am-1pm

    Our drop-in appointments are designed to provide just-in-time support for a variety of your career related questions. Examples of questions that often bring students through our doors:

    • Never been to the Career Center before? Not sure where to begin?
    • Unsure about your interests or how to connect them to meaningful work?
    • Want to discuss your major or career options?
    • Interested in having your resume reviewed?
    • Looking for an on-campus job?
    • Wondering how to land an internship?
    • Ready to think through your job search strategy or prepare for an interview?

    To make a 15-minute drop-in appointment on the day you wish to meet with a staff member, call 408-554-4421 OR stop by the Career Center.

  • Individual Career Coaching Appointments

    If you’ve already met with staff during a drop-in appointment, make an appointment with a career coach if you need more time for your career related questions and needs including:

    • Choosing a major
    • Exploring career options
    • Resume critiques
    • Mock interviews/interview preparation
    • Internship/job search strategy support

    To make an appointment, call 408-554-4421 or stop by the Career Center and you will be scheduled with the appropriate coach according to your major.  

  • Alumni Career Coaching Support

    An Alumni Career Coach is available for a variety of your on-going career management needs. This service is free for the first year after graduation. A $50 an hour fee is charged thereafter. The fee may be waived for those returning from Year-of-Service and in other special circumstances.

    Some of the topics you may wish to explore:

    • Self-assessment to help you evaluate new career directions.
      • Common assessments include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI) © and the Strong Interest Inventory ©.
    • Strategies for navigating the job search and career transition process.
    • Creating a powerful and focused resume.
    • Interviewing preparation and salary negotiation support.

    To make an in-person or phone appointment, please call the Career Center at (408) 554-4421. 


    *NOTE: Graduate Business and School of Law students should contact their respective career centers for information about support programs and services:

Signature Programs

  • Career Prep Boot Camps

    Get ready for your job search in 4 short weeks!

    Explore careers by industry and over the course of four sessions, walk away from the program with industry insight, contacts, and a strategy to find your next internship or job.

Additional Career Center Resources

  • Handshake

    • On-campus and off-campus work-study, part-time and full-time employment opportunities, as well as internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Career Fairs

    • Offered each quarter. Look for internships and jobs.
  • On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

    • Available to students through Handshake to interview for internships and fulltime positions after graduation.
  • Quarterly Industry Events

    • This series allows you to explore careers for all majors in particular industries and network with the alumni panelists.
    • Past topics include internships, entertainment, sustainability, hospitality, high tech, careers for the common good and more!