Career Coaching

student meeting with career coach

Our team of professional career counselors provides guidance to San José State University students on a variety of career topics.  Our role is help students create a plan based on their unique strengths, values, goals, and experiences to build meaningful careers.  Our career counselors have specialized training in career development, are connected to the local employment community, and work with students based on their industry or pathways of interest. [pdf] Common topics discussed during appointments include:

  • Self assessment and major/career exploration
  • Researching careers and industries of interest
  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile development
  • Building a professional brand
  • Finding mentors and developing professional networks
  • Interviewing preparation and practice
  • Exploring graduate school and post grad options
  • Evaluating offers and salary negotiation

Scheduling Appointments

Appointments available Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm (please email your career counselor directly for additional times if needed)

Virtual: phone, email, Zoom


Schedule a 30-minute appointment with a career counselor by logging into SJSU Handshake. Click Career Center > Appointments.

Masters/Graduate Students

Schedule an appointment by emailing a career counselor directly. 

Recent Alumni/Alumni Members

Request a 30-minute appointment by emailing

Click here for more information regarding alumni membership.