Walk-In Career Coaching

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During walk-in hours, you'll meet with a trained peer career coach. Peer career coaches provide personal attention, sound advice and relevant resources. They'll work one-on-one with you on things like:

  • Resume writing and review
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) writing and review
  • Cover letters
  • Job search process
  • Mock interviews
  • Elevator pitch practice
  • Networking strategies
  • LinkedIn and Handshake profile review

How to Access Walk-In Peer Career Coaching

Summer Semester

During the summer term, the Career Studio does not offer walk-in hours. Students who need coaching during that time may request an appointment through Handshake.

Fall and Spring Semesters

During the fall and spring semesters, peer career coaching is available in person and virtually. Just drop in – no appointment needed! Average session is 20 minutes, but you can take as much or as little time as you need and come back as often as you want. The service is first-come, first-served, with priority given to in-person clients.

Career Studio Hours for Fall Semester 2024 (starting August 26)
Day Open
Monday   10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How to Request Service

In Person

For in-person peer career coaching, simply come to the Bearcat Promise Career Studio at Tangeman University Center (TUC) Room 310 during open hours. We're located on Level 300 next to PNC Bank.


Current UC Students

Current UC students can access virtual peer career coaching this way:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams on your desktop or internet browser.
  2. On the left-side menu, click the Teams tab.
  3. Click "Join or create a team"
  4. Type in this code to join the public team called Bearcat Promise Career Studio Virtual Walk-in Services: 9a5i22b
  5. You will automatically be granted access to the Team.
  6. Start a new conversation. Start with the mention @Peer Career Coach, and include the following information:
    1. Your first and last name
    2. Your UC email address
    3. Your major and college
    4. What you need help with (e.g., resume or CV review, cover letter review, quick career question, etc.)

A peer career coach will respond with further directions and support.

UC Alumni

Virtual "walk-in" services for alumni consist of electronic document reviews or a video call in Microsoft Teams or Zoom. To request virtual peer career coaching as a UC alum, send an email to CareerStudio@uc.edu with these details:

  1. Your first and last name
  2. When you graduated and degree
  3. What you need help with (e.g., resume or CV review, cover letter review, quick career question, etc.)

A peer career coach will respond within one business day.