Make an Appointment

Students work on a resume together

Get quick answers to general questions about resumes, cover letters, Handshake, or on-campus jobs in 15 minutes or less!


Stop by SUB I, Room 3400 during drop-in hours, no appointment necessary.


Drop-in hours are Monday-Friday, 1-3 pm

Students in these schools should contact their school-specific career services offices for appointment information:

We offer appointments over the phone, through video call, and in-person.

How to make an appointment

Making an appointment with University Career Services is easy. Students and recent graduates can log in to Handshake to request an appointment. 

Steps to request an appointment through Handshake

  1. Log in to Handshake with your NetID and password
  2. Click on "Career Center" in the top right of the page
  3. Select the “Schedule a New Appointment” button
  4. Choose an appointment type and time that works best for you

If you are unable to log in to Handshake, call us at 703-993-2370.

What to talk about in an appointment? 

  • Choosing a major or career
  • Finding an internship
  • Searching for a job
  • Preparing for graduate school
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Salary negotiation
  • Identifying employers committed to diversity and inclusion
  • Any other career-related questions you have

When are appointments available? 

  • Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday through Thursday, 7 - 11 pm

Need to get a resume or cover letter reviewed? 

No need to make an appointment for that!
To have your resume or cover letter reviewed, just email it to us at, and include a link to the job or program description. A Peer Career Advisor will review your document and provide feedback by email within two business days.

Appointment policies


Please let us know if you need accommodations by contacting us at 703-993-2370 or We will either make the necessary arrangements or direct you to the best office for support in making the accommodations.

No shows or same day cancellations

Missing an appointment without providing University Career Services sufficient notice prevents other Mason students and alumni from meeting with us at that time. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment through Handshake or by contacting us at 703-993-2370.