Meet with a career advisor

Career Services offers one-on-one career advising to help you identify and pursue opportunities that match your interests, strengths and values. Our advisors talk you through your questions and ideas, share professional development tips and tricks and work with you to design a personalized career plan. We are here to support you at every stage of your college-to-career journey, from exploring potential paths to landing your first job.


Whether you are studying in Fairbanks, online or at a community campus, and whether you’re an undergrad, a graduate student or an alum — we welcome you to meet with a career advisor at any time of year, either in-person or virtually!

Students and alumni can meet with a career advisor in the following ways:

Advising appointments

Scheduled advising appointments are longer meetings with a career advisor and focus on a particular topic. The advisor will ask you about your career ideas, questions and concerns; offer ideas, resources and support; and help you develop a post-appointment action plan. Please see below for types of advising appointments we offer!

Walk-in advising

Walk-in advising sessions are brief, 15- to 20-minute in-person meetings with a career advisor, no appointment required. Just drop by the Career Services office in Eielson 304, and we'll meet with you on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a few basic career questions, need a professional headshot or need some quick feedback on your resume or cover letter, these sessions are for you!

For this semester’s walk-in hours, visit our events page.

To schedule an appointment with a career advisor, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Nanook Navigator.

  2. Under the “Service” drop-down menu, select the appointment type that best describes what you’d like to discuss. For a list of typical advising appointment topics, see “Types of Advising Appointments.”

  3. Choose the appointment date that works best for you and select “Find Available Time” to go to the next page.

  4. Under the “How would you like to meet?” drop-down menu, choose your preferred appointment format (in person or virtual).

    • In-person appointments will be held on the third floor of the Eielson Building in Room 304.

    • Virtual appointments will be held on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link in advance of the appointment.

  5. Choose the appointment time that works best for you.

  6. On the following page, in the box labeled “Would you like to share anything else?” please briefly describe what you’d like to discuss during the appointment. Then select "Schedule" to finish.

    • If you're not sure what you want to discuss or if you want to go over multiple topics, reference “Types of Appointments” for discussion ideas.

If you cannot find a time or day that works for you or if you need to cancel your appointment, contact Career Services at 907-474-7596 or at for further assistance.

Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and information about your appointment.

We look forward to meeting you!

Career and major exploration

Whether you're not sure what jobs you can do with your major, don't know what careers you'd enjoy, or are ready for a change but have no idea what's next, Career Services is here to help! If you're searching for a career direction that pairs well with your skills, values and personality traits, a career advisor can help you identify and investigate your options.

Career assessments

To launch your career exploration journey, try taking a career aptitude assessment! These tools reveal what kinds of jobs could be a good match for your strengths, interests and goals. You can get started on your own by taking Career Coach's test (short or long versions available), or you can email to take more in-depth Strong Interest Inventory or Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessments.

Resume and cover letter writing

If you're writing your first-ever resume or cover letter or are looking to upgrade your existing documents, Career Services can give you all the tips and tricks you need to craft competitive job applications. Please bring your resume and/or cover letter to this appointment, if you have one, and a copy of the job description, if you’re applying for a specific position.

Interview practice and preparation

Practice your interview skills and build confidence by scheduling a mock interview with a career advisor. We'll give you constructive feedback on your responses to common interview questions. If you'd like Career Services to tailor your practice interview to a specific position, please email with a copy of the job description.

Job and internship search

Ready to start job or internship hunting? Career Services can offer you our top job search strategies. We'll advise you on to network your way to fantastic opportunities, and show you how to use Handshake, UAF's platform for all things college-to-career. Search through thousands of jobs and internships, receive personalized job recommendations, connect with employers and more! To get started, check out our jobs and internships page.

Other Career Advising Topics

We're also happy to discuss any number of other professional development topics, including but not limited to: 

  • CVs
  • LinkedIn Profiles
  • Career fair preparation strategies
  • Professional headshots-Please come dressed for success! Avoid clothing with loud colors, patterns, or logos. 

Let us know how we can help!