Same-Day Sessions

SDS graphicOpen to degree-seeking students at UW-Seattle and recent graduates who have received a degree from the UW in the past two years (24 months).

Want some career advice?

The quickest way to visit with a career counselor in the Career and Internship Center is to visit us during Same-Day Sessions.

What:

During a Same-Day session, you can talk about whatever career-related concern you have! Since Same-Days are 15 minutes long, they are particularly great for resume & cover letter reviews. However, counselors are happy to discuss other things such as LinkedIn, interviews, salary negotiations, career exploration, and more!

When:

Same-Day Sessions take place between 10:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Availability subject to change.

How:

Sign-ups for these 15-minute slots start at 8:00am the day you want to be seen. You can select a specific 15-minute time block. You must sign-up in our office; we do not reserve slots over the phone. We do not start sign-ups prior to the day the Same-Day Session will take place. Tip: We often book up by 1pm so to ensure a slot, sign-up in the morning.

Who:

Same-Day Sessions are available to current, degree-seeking undergraduate & graduate students at UW-Seattle and recent graduates who have received a degree from the UW in the past two years (24 months).

Why:

Our scheduled counseling appointments often book 2 or more weeks in advance so Same-Days are the quickest way to get some advice.

Career Center Reviews of Career/Job Search Documents:

The Career Center offers document reviews (resumes, cover letters, personal statements, teaching/research statements…) in our One-On-One Counseling sessions (30 minutes) and Same Day Sessions (15 minutes). These reviews involve spending our time on more “global” questions related to your career documents. This mainly includes questions on format, content, and flow of the written piece (Is the structure and format proper? Is it easy to read? Does it make sense? Is it addressing the job description?…statement/essay questions and prompts?).

Sometimes grammatical concerns may be addressed in conjunction with the more global concerns indicated above. However, our career counseling and peer adviser staff provide support and reader feedback (in the context of the career related documents you present) so that you come to recognize and correct your own grammar errors; our job is not to fix them for you. That would not help you with writing future documents.

Also, please visit the Odegaard Writing & Research Center for writing support. While not an editing or proofreading service, their Writing Resources webpage offers online grammar and punctuation handouts and tutorials.

The CLUE Writing Center is another resource that may assist you with your writing skills. CLUE staff will not proofread or edit a paper for you, but will either teach or help you learn how to find and correct errors in punctuation, usage, and grammar.

Finally, the UW Academic English Program has a goal of helping UW students improve their academic literacy (the skills to read, write, and think at the university level).