Make an Appointment

Our professional career consultants are available to help you with questions about career planning and decision-making, including:

  • exploring your career options 
  • gaining experience through experiential learning such as internships
  • taking assessments to help guide you to reach your career goals
  • finding a job or planning for further education

Current Students and Alumni

Career consulting services are available to Winthrop students from admission, throughout their time in school and into alumni status. Students and alumni (there is no time restraint from time of graduation) can make an appointment by logging into Handshake. For online students and alumni who are not in town, there is an option for a virtual appointment - all we ask is that you please indicate that in your appointment options.



What to expect:

  • Sessions are about you and what is important for you.
  • Progress is made through active participation on your part. Come to the CDI ready to work and with your thoughts and ideas on your career goals!
  • You are the expert on YOU. Your Career Consultant is the expert on the career planning process. Our job is to help you plan effectively and to find the information necessary to make informed decisions about your career.
  • Our Career Consultants are trained to provide you with new tactics, strategies, and ideas to help you build your career.

What NOT to expect:

  • We are not able to provide you with an exact list of employers, graduate programs, or jobs that are a "fit" for you. Instead, we can provide you with the resources to help you develop your own strong list.
  • We do not have a "test" that will tell you what to do with your career or can we tell you what path to take. We have strategies and resources for exploring the many options you have and the paths to take to reach your career goals.
  • Your academic advisor is a trained professional that can assist you with your course selection and other parameters about changing majors.
  • We do not write your resume for you. Instead, we provide you with a number of resources to build your marketing brand and the CDI staff is here to provide review and formatting suggestions.


Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted students can utilize drop-in services as soon as 72 hours after they have accepted their admission. Drop in to review your resume or explore all of the services that the Winthrop Career Center can offer you during your time here. Career Consulting services will become available once your Wingspan account is set up, which is usually a few weeks afer being admitted. 


Prospective Transfer Students

Prospective students who are seeking to transfer into Winthrop from another college/university or community college, are welcome to use the following services:

  • One 30-minute consultation session: CDI consultants are available to provide you with an overview of the career decision-making process and to respond to questions about career development. Due to limited time, we recommend contacting your current college/university/community college career center, if applicable, for additional resources.
  • Career assessments: Free assessments are available from STRONG to MBTI to assist you in understanding your values, skills, interests, and personality as it relates to your decision making.