The Career Center at FSU provides both individual career advising and counseling to all FSU students, alumni, and members of the Tallahassee community completely free of charge. These services are provided by Career Center staff members who serve as individual Career Advisors. Our staff members are competent, trained, and committed to providing quality assistance to FSU students engaging in career planning and decision-making. Our services are offered in three formats based on individual need:
Drop-In Career Advising
Drop-in advising requires no appointment and generally consists of a 10-20 minute individual session with a Career Advisor. This option is the fastest, simplest way for students to get timely career planning assistance. Simply come to the 1st floor of The Career Center, sign in at the desk, and a friendly Career Advisor will see you as quickly as possible. Career Advisors can assist you with topics such as choosing a major, resume and cover letter writing, personal statement review, interviewing tips, networking, career-decision making, launching a job/internship campaign, negotiating and evaluating offers, and more.
The Career Center will resume regular Virtual Drop-in Career Advising hours on the first day of Spring semester classes, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Regular Semester Drop-In Career Advising Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (beginning 2/2/21)
Friday, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
In observance of the Presidential Inauguration, the Career Center will be closed from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. on January 20, 2021.
Individual Career Counseling
Individual counseling appointments are available at select times and are reserved for those with the most need and are provided at the discretion of The Career Center. If you are interested in receiving individual career counseling services, please visit The Career Center during drop-in career advising hours. Your Career Advisor will work with you to determine whether an individual appointment would be beneficial.
Embedded Career Liaisons
The Career Center is pleased to offer industry-specific career advising to FSU students in partnership with FSU academics. Career Liaisons are Career Center employees that serve as in-house Career Advisors but also hold office hours both in The Career Center and within designated academic units. In addition to performing drop-in career advising at The Career Center, Career Liaisons are able to meet with students in their specified academic units during select on-site hours.
To view Career Liaison contact information, academic unit locations, and career advising hours, click here.
The Career Center provides the option for FSU distance learners, and Panama City students to participate in virtual career advising appointments. These services are provided by Career Center staff members who are committed to providing quality career planning assistance to all FSU students.
For eligibility and instructions, click here.
Alumni: Alumni should schedule virtual career advising appointments directly with their Career Center liaison. Contact the Career Center liaison that represents the college/department from which you graduated. Find your Career Center liaison.
Document critiques via Email (resume, cover letter, or other career-related documents) are available by enrolling in the Career Docs Canvas course. For a phone or video critique, contact your Career Center Liaison to schedule a virtual critique.
Most information disclosed in career advising remains confidential. In rare and specific circumstances, The Career Center may be required to break confidentiality to protect you or identified others from harm. The three exceptions to maintaining confidentiality include:
- Compliance with the Vulnerable Persons Act is a law that states "every individual in the state is required to immediately report known or suspected child abuse and child sexual abuse to the Florida Department of Children and Family Services' Abuse Hotline, with the definition of 'child' including any person under the age of eighteen."
- Compliance with Title IX which states "all FSU faculty and staff shall report every incident of sexual battery to the FSU Police (644-1234)."
- Finally, The Career Center strives to protect you or a third party from any immediate or imminent threat to harm.
Please contact The Career Center at (850) 644-6431 with questions regarding this policy.