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  1. How to Make an Appointment in Career Connections:
    Step 1:
    Log into Career Connections, from the Career Services homepage-ww.salisbury.edu/career services.  Click on Career Connections.  Once you login you will view your “Scorecard”
  2. Step 2:
    Click on “Advising” (left side of the page) and then “Advising Appointments”
  3. Step 3:
    Once in Advising Appointments, Click on your preferred day, date, and advisor.
    You can sort these fields by using the filters above.
  4. Step 4:
    Once you have selected the appointment you want, click on the time slot you want. Then, scroll down and in the “Notes” section, write the reason for your visit.
  5. Step 5:
    Hit submit. Once this is done you will see the appointment in your upcoming events on your homepage again.

That is all there is to it!
♦ Click here to view the screenshots of the above stated steps.

If you have any problems please call us at 410-543-6075 or email us at careerservices@salisbury.edu. You can also stop by and schedule an appointment. We are located in Room 133, Guerrieri Student Union. (beside Cool Beans)


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Types of Appointments:

There are two types of one-on-one appointments offered at the SU Career Center: Career Advising Appointments and Career Counseling Appointments.  Each appointment is held for 30 minutes typically.

♦ Career advisors will assist you with writing resumes or cover letters, finding internships, developing job search strategies, and practicing interview skills.
♦ Career counselors can help you with establishing career goals, selecting a major that is in agreement with your goals, interpreting career-related assessments, making career decisions, coping with career changes or majors changes, and any other barrier to career development. Always remember, ultimately you have to make the final career decision because only you know what you will be happy with as a career.
*Our counselors typically hold master's degree, are certified in Myers Briggs (MBTI), possess Strong certification, National Board Certified Counselor, Master Career Counselor, etc.

Note:   If you need to cancel an appointment, please call the Career Center at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. A “no-show” will be declared when 10 minutes have elapsed past the original start time of the scheduled appointment and you have yet to arrive.

Career Counseling Appointments

◊ Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
◊ Be prepared to discuss any relevant issue you may have regarding career development.  If you need to discuss selecting a major be prepared to talk about it. 
◊ Come ready to discuss all goals and objectives you are thinking about.  What are your interests and what are your future plans?
◊ The counselor may use handouts and make assignments for additional appointments.
◊ Career counseling provides you an opportunity to discover things about yourself that you may not have known but you must be ready to discuss all your concerns with the counselor. You should also develop questions in preparation.
◊ Career assessments are very helpful in revealing interests and career opportunities that may work for you.  The interest inventories will be explained thoroughly.
◊ Typically a follow-up appointment will be made to go over assessment results.
◊ Always be mindful, the counselor will not tell you what you should be-only you can make that decision.  The counselor will give you more information to help you make that decision on your own.

Career Advising Appointments

My First Appointment

(Recommended for freshmen, transfer students and first-time visitors)

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • This is a time to become acquainted with our resources and staff
  • Career assessments/Interest inventories (learn about your interests, personality, strengths)
  • Mentor Database
  • Major-related resources
  • Job/internship services
  • Bring any questions you have regarding preparation for your future career.
  • The counselor/advisor will get to know you and help you get connected at Salisbury University.
  • You may not know exactly what career plan you need to design-we can help with that in this meeting.

Reasons for Appointments:

Cover Letter Review

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Bring a copy of your cover letter. We can print it for you free.  If this is a phone/skype/join.me appointment the comments will be done electronically.
  • Know the specific position you are applying for and what skills are required.
  • Bring a copy of the job advertisement if possible.
  • The Career Advisor will write comments on the letter and go over them with you.
  • Be ready to discuss the accomplishments, skills and experiences you have that relate to the position.
  • You may receive handouts to supplement critiques.

Resume Review

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Bring a copy of your resume. We can either look at a print copy or an electronic copy.  Also we can print your resume for free if needed.
  • If possible, target your resume to a specific position you are applying for and the skills that position requires.
  • If you have not chosen a specific job for the resume, be prepared to let us know the type of job or internship you will be seeking.
  • Bring a copy of the job or internship ad if you can.
  • Be prepared to discuss your various experiences, accomplishments and achievements.
  • Let us know if this appointment is a class assignment.
  • The Career Advisor will provide comments directly on your resume and go over them with you or he/she can write the comments electronically if this is a phone/skype/join.me appointment.
  • You may receive handouts and/or assignment sheets to accompany critiques.

Job Search

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Be prepared to discuss your career interests and goals for the future. (If you are not sure about your career goals, consider scheduling a career counseling appointment.)
  • Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter. We can print it in the Career Center if needed. If you feel your resume/cover letter needs work, you need to schedule a comprehensive resume and/or cover letter review with one of our Career Advisors.
  • Be ready to discuss your current employment status and any job search steps you have taken thus far.
  • The counselor/advisor will go over the major steps to a successful job search and assist you in developing a plan to cover each area of the job search.
  • The counselor/advisor will provide advice and share resources to help you complete the next steps in your search

Internship Search

  • Appointments are typically 30 minutes long.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter if the cover letter is required. The Career Center will print your documents for you if needed and it is free.
  • If you have not yet targeted a specific internship, be prepared to discuss your career interests and goals so we can identify the type of internship you are seeking.
  • Be ready to talk about your various experiences and accomplishments, and how they relate to your internship.
  • We will inquire what steps you have already taken, and what is your starting point for the search.
  • Our hope is to assist you with identifying resources and possible internships that may help you meet your career goals.

Social Media-LinkedIn

  • Appointments are typically 30 minutes long.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and/or cover letter. We can print them for you if needed.
  • If possible, create a free Linkedin account before your appointment.
  • Be prepared to show the counselor/advisor your Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media or blog sites.
  • You need to be prepared to discuss your interests and goals and how social media might impact them.
  • We will need to discuss your current employment status and any steps you have already taken thus far to achieve your career goals.
  • The counselor/advisor will suggest strategies to take next in developing a professional presence online.
  • The counselor/advisor will give you suggestions on how to use social media tools to enhance your career development and/or job search.
  • We will assist you no matter what level of social media you are.

Networking

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • The counselor/advisor will help you figure out key players in your existing network and talk about the effective use of social media.
  • The counselor/advisor will discuss strategies that will help you expand your network, including the SU Mentor Database.
  • The counselor/advisor will discuss professional etiquette in various networking settings-what you should and should not do.
  • The counselor/advisor will role play networking conversations with you.

Interviewing-Job/Internships/Graduate School (Mock Interviews)

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • You will meet with a Career Advisor and be placed in a mock interview environment.
  • Make sure you know what job you will be interviewing for and what skills the position requires.
  • If possible, bring a copy of the job advertisement and your resume.
  • If you do not feel comfortable answering these typical interview questions, the counselor/advisor will go over basic interview strategies with you.
  • The counselor/advisor will play the role of the interviewer and ask you a series of typical interview questions.
  • When the mock interview is over, the counselor/advisor will go over each answer with you and provide feedback.
  • You will also be given access to "Quinncia" which is a electronic mock interviewing system.  You will have to upload your resume to Quinncia and you will be ask 7-8 questions and you will be evaluated on your answer.  Great practice for skype or facetime interviews.

Graduate School Application Process

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Come prepared to discuss your interests and goals as to where you want to go on and study and what program you wish to pursue. It would be helpful to bring information on the programs and their admission requirements.
  • Be prepared to discuss any steps you have already taken thus far.  The counselor/advisor will provide guidance regarding what steps to take next in the application process.
  • If you are just beginning the process, that is ok.  We will help you no mater what phase you are on the application process. 
  • The counselor/advisor may provide you with resources and advice regarding the following:
    -Deciding when to pursue graduate education and how to identify programs; Application timelines; Obtaining letters of recommendation; Testing; Personal statements (Please bring a copy of the essay question and guidelines and be ready to talk about your various experiences and achievements); Graduate school interviews (see the Mock Interview description if you'd like to schedule this type of appointment)

Job/Internship Fairs

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Come prepared to discuss what your career fair goals are and be able to show the advisor your resume.
  • Make sure you have an understanding of what industry group you plan to pursue at the job fairs.
  • The advisor will discuss upcoming fairs and what fairs are most appropriate for your career pursuits.
  • The advisor will go over expectations of the employers at the job fair and help you come up with the best way to make the most of the job and/or internship fair

Alumni Appointment

  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Come prepared to discuss your career interests and goals for the future as well as what you expect to gain from your meeting at the Career Center. (If you are not sure about your career goals, consider scheduling a career counseling appointment.)
  • Bring printed copies of all career related materials. (i.e., resume, cover letter).
  • Be ready to discuss your current employment status and any steps you have taken to achieve your career goals.
  • The counselor/advisor may recommend follow-up appointments to meet your career goals.

Confidentiality

All notes/records kept by our office are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Records may include: counseling session notes, assessment results, academic records, resumes, and job-search information. Exceptions to this policy may be made only under the following circumstances: 1) with expressed written permission from the client to release records to appropriate agencies and 2) if there is a clear, imminent threat to the health and/or safety of a client or others, to notify responsible authorities.

In accordance with state, federal and local laws, staff in the Career Center are required to address and report allegations relating to sexual harassment (including sexual assault) and child abuse/neglect. The University is required to respond appropriately if made aware of these types of allegations. Students who would like to speak with someone regarding these types of concerns and desire that the information shared be kept confidential are encouraged to speak with staff in the university Counseling Center at 410-543-6075.

Services for Alumni

Please visit the alumni page for more information about the services available to you through the Career Center.

Additional Counseling Resources on Campus

Salisbury University’s Counseling Center is the main source of personal and mental health counseling for SU students. The Counseling Center works with students who have mental health challenges to make them as successful as they can be. 

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