Do I need an appointment to meet with a Career Consultant?

Yes. You can make an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor via Handshake. If you need assistance, please call the front desk and some will assist you in scheduling an appointment. For resume or cover letter help, students may meet with a Peer Advisor during resume walk-in hours without an appointment.

Can I take a test that will tell me what to do and/or major in?

After you meet with a Career Consultant, they may recommend an assessment to help you determine the best course of action. Students interested in learning more about self-assessment can contact their Career Consultant.

Do you offer professional headshots?

Yes! The Career Center is proud to offer students and alumni free headshot photography. Headshot walk-in hours can be found in Handshake. Please note: we do not offer individual appointments for headshots.

Where can I find my headshots?

If you attended a headshots walk-in session, you will receive an email from Handshake within a few days with a link to download your photos. If you missed this email, links to download photos are also posted on our headshots page.

What should I do if I need professional attire for a career fair or interview?

The Crimson Career Closet has professional attire that students and alumni can borrow for career fairs, interviews, or other career-related purposes. This service is provided at no cost to students.

I’m not a student, but I’m considering attending UA. May I meet with a consultant?

We invite you to stop by the Career Center if you are visiting campus. We will be glad to talk with you about our services and resources. If you have been admitted to The University of Alabama, and you are visiting campus before your first year, you are welcome to schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Consultant. Just give us a call to schedule the appointment!

Do employers visit campus to recruit students?

Many employers visit campus throughout fall and spring semesters to interact with students. Their activities include attending career fairs, speaking to classes and organizations and conducting interviews. Employers who schedule on-campus interviews post their positions on Handshake, where students can view the job descriptions and, if qualified, submit their resumes to be considered. Our Calendar of Events also lists on-campus recruiting opportunities.

How do you vet employers?

See our page on vetting employers for information on how we screen companies.

What services are available upon graduation?

All University of Alabama alumni can utilize the Career Center’s services. If you graduated in 2017 or later, you can make an appointment via Handshake. If you graduated before 2017, please call our front desk to make an appointment.