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Meet with a Counselor

30-Minute Appointment 15-Minute Virtual Drop-In Virtual Chat with Peer Career Advisor

How to schedule an appointment

  • Log In to AccessUH
  • Click the Cougar Pathway icon
  • On the Cougar Pathway homepage, click “Request a Counseling Appointment”
  • Select Virtual, Phone, or the specific campus as your appointment location
  • Masks are encouraged for in-person appointments

Appointment scheduling instructions PDF

Resources to know before scheduling your appointment

Connect with a Career Counselor during our Virtual Drop-in hours

Meet with a career counselor for 15-minute resume/cv critiques, career advice, or recommendations.

To access virtual resume drop-ins: access our MS Teams drop-in channel. Students must use your UH email to gain access. Once you gain access, you will enter our virtual lobby where a career counselor will pick you up for a one-on-one 10-minute resume drop-in session.

Virtual Etiquette Reminders:

Fall Virtual Resume Drop-In Hours will begin on Monday, August 23, and end on Thursday, November 18.

  • Monday – Tuesday: 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 10:00 – 11:30 am CST

Virtual Chats

Virtual chats are live chats with Peer Career Advisors for 10-15 minutes for career-related questions.

To access virtual chats: Log onto UCS page and look for the red ‘Get Help’ (Live Chat) to the right of the screen.

Fall Virtual Chat Hours will take place through Friday, November 19.

  • Monday – Tuesday: 10:00 – 11:30 am CST
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST
  • Friday: 10:00 – 11:30 am CST and 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST

*Review our Resume Template and Resources

Career Counselors can help you with the following:

  • Explore vocational interests, personality preferences, and ideal potential environments that work best for you
  • Discuss your vocational assessment results
  • Explore what you can do with your degree/major
  • Learn how to research different career fields, industries, and employers
  • Discover what an internship is, why you need one, and how to get one
  • Plan and conduct an effective job search
  • Review your resume with helpful feedback
  • Develop networking skills
  • Learn how to navigate a career fair
  • Find out how you can make yourself a more qualified job candidate
  • Discuss what to expect in an interview
  • Prepare for an upcoming interview by conducting a “mock interview”
  • Professional Attire
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Reaching out, Following up, Thank you notes, etc.
  • Evaluate and/or negotiate salaries and job offers
  • Determining grad school programs that are right for you
  • Discuss a Grad School Application Timeline
  • Writing a Personal Statement
  • Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year
  • Grad School Interviews