Appointments

Scheduling a career advising appointment

Starfish remains the most direct way to schedule an advising appointment for current students. When you schedule, you can choose if you would like your appointment to take place via video chat, or over the phone. Your advisor will follow-up with appropriate instructions.

If you do not have access to the Starfish application, or if you have questions or wish to schedule an early evening appointment, you may call our reception desk at 608-262-1651 and leave a message, or complete the appointment request form.

Voicemail messages and emails will be checked multiple times per day.

Schedule a phone meeting

  • Log in to your MyUW.
  • Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUW and adding it to your dashboard).  If Starfish is not available to you, complete the appointment request form to request an appointment.
  • Within Starfish identify the career advisor with whom you wish to meet, and find an available date and time on Starfish.
  • Under location, select Phone Appointment.
  • Please also include your class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Grad Student, etc.) and major or intended major in the description of the appointment.
  • The advisors will add a number to call in your Starfish appointment.

How to schedule a Microsoft Teams video chat

  • Log in to your MyUW.
  • Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUW and adding it to your dashboard).  If Starfish is not available to you, complete the appointment request form to request an appointment.
  • Within Starfish identify the career advisor with whom you wish to meet, and find an available date and time on Starfish.
  • Under location, select Microsoft Teams Video Chat. Note that all UW-Madison students have access to Microsoft Teams through Microsoft Office 365. Please also note that your computer/device will need access to the internet, as well as a microphone, speakers, and camera for video calls.
  • In the notes section, please include your class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Grad Student, etc.) and major or intended major in the description of the appointment.

Appointments are one-on-one or small group (at students’ request) sessions with a Career Advisor to get help or information about a wide range of career-related topics.  A career advisor can meet with you to support a wide variety of career and job search-related needs, including:

Career, major, and graduate school exploration
Career counseling
Résumé writing for job search or graduate school applications
Letter writing (cover, thank you, accept/decline position, etc.)
Application questions/review (WECAN, as well as other job search applications)
Interview preparation, including mock interviews
Graduate school application process
License applications or requirements in WI or other states

Student appointments can be scheduled with a Career Advisor by using Starfish or by calling (608) 262-1651.  In need of an early evening appointment, please call (608) 262-1651 or use the Appointment Request Form to request an appointment time.  Can’t make it into our office?  Ask about setting up a phone or Microsoft Teams appointment, or assistance via email (not all services are available via email).

Alumni, please complete the Appointment Request Form to request a career advising appointment.