How is the Career Center prioritizing student and staff safety regarding COVID-19?

The Career Center plans to offer virtual services until further notice to prioritize the health, safety, and wellbeing of the UGA Community. To review our virtual services and resources, click here.

How do I schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant?

To schedule an appointment, please do so through your Handshake account or by calling the Career Center front desk at (706) 542-3375. Once scheduled, your Career Consultant will send you a virtual meeting invitation via Zoom. Should you wish to cancel an existing appointment, please do so through your Handshake account.

Who is my Career Consultant?

The Career Center serves all UGA students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as alumni. We pair students with a career consultant based on their major or course of study to provide relevant, industry-specific knowledge and strategies to help students define and reach their professional goals. We also have a team of two career consultants who work specifically with UGA’s exploring students, assisting them with choosing a major or career path. To learn more about our team and to identify your career consultant, view our staff directory.

If I cannot schedule a convenient appointment, how else can I find help?

The Career Center offers a range of virtual resources to help answer your questions when you cannot find a convenient appointment time or if you have questions between appointments. You can view a comprehensive list of our virtual resources here.

Also, don’t forget that you can use Career Center Drop-In hours to have your career-related questions answered. Career Center Drop-In hours are held Monday-Friday from 11am until 2pm during each Fall and Spring semester when classes are in session. Each Drop-In lasts 10-15 minutes and no appointment is needed. You can learn more about how you can attend Career Center Drop-In hours here. *Career Center Drop-In hours will be held virtually until further notice.*

How do I search for internships, part-time work, or full-time jobs?

The Career Center offers a range of virtual resources to help answer your questions when you cannot find a convenient appointment time or if you have questions between appointments. You can view a comprehensive list of our virtual resources here.

What should I do if I am late or miss my appointment?

If you are aware that you will be more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you should either contact your consultant to inform them or call the UGA Career Center at (706) 542 – 3375 to cancel and reschedule for a better time.

I'm an alumnus and I’ve seen positions that I know I could perform well, but I don’t meet all the qualifications. Should I apply anyway?

Yes! Think of the job’s qualifications as the organization’s wish list for the perfect candidate. Of course, the perfect candidate often does not exist, and organizations are often happy to consider candidates who meet most, but not all, of the listed qualifications. You can even reach out to the recruiter or hiring manager to learn more about which of those qualifications are “must-haves” vs. “nice-to-haves.”