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Student FAQ

Career Coaches are trained to listen to you, help formulate goals based on your needs, and assist you in finding the best resources to meet those needs. Formal assessments are often used to help you move toward realistic action plans to meet your goals. Career Services staff will be respectful of you and are genuinely willing to help.

Career Coaches do not assist with academic course schedules, academic holds, or job placements.

Expectations of Coaching Appointments:

Career planning can be an overwhelming process, complicated by many factors including self-perceptions, others' expectations, and the economy. Our Career Coaches are available to help you:

  • Clarify your career/major goals
  • Choose a career direction
  • Assess skills, abilities, interests, and priorities
  • Locate career information
  • Learn job search techniques

We strongly recommend students make an appointment and to book ahead. We offer in-person, phone, or virtual appointments. You can schedule an appointment with any Career Coach by loging into Handshake.

Career Services offers 3 schedule appointment types.  All appointments can be scheduled through Handshake.  


We strongly encourage students to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing when attending their in-person appointment.  Students must make an appointment through Handshake.


Students may schedule a virtual appointment. When you make your appointment, you will be given your Coach’s personal meeting room information.  A video webcam and audio are needed.   


Our Coaches offer phone appointments.  Please review your Coach’s instructions, you may need to provide your phone number to them, or you may need to call them at the time of your appointment.

We offer walk-in appointments for these topics only:

  • Resume/cover letter review
  • CIP and Co-op eligibility form
  • Focus 2 Career Exploration Assessment
  • Finding Jobs and Internships in Handshake
  • Activating/ filling our your Handshake Profile

Walk-In Hours:

South Campus:

Mondays: 1pm-4pm

Tuesdays 8:30am - 11:0am

Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Taylorsville Redwood Campus:

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Thursday 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 11:30am

Jordan Campus

Westpointe Campus

Tuesday 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Thursday 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Jordan Campus 

Monday 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 11:30am

Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm


Once logged into Handshake, you can search for on-campus, local or national jobs. Make sure to fill out your profile and take the survey to get the most accurate job listings.

There are four types of on-campus roles:

    • Campus Internship Program (CIP) (requirements, see below for more information)
    • Internships
    • Student employment positions
    • Work-Study positions (requirements, see below for more information)

For work-study preferred or required roles- only students who have been awarded work-study through financial aid are qualified. Click here to learn about work-study.

For CIP go to click here to look at eligility.




The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and employment opportunities related to your course of study. FWS jobs are available on campus, local elementary schools, and nonprofit organizations. Money from FWS is earned, so it does not have to be repaid. Students receive a paycheck like any other job.

A student is awarded FWS eligibility like other forms of financial aid. Students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need. Students with financial need who indicate interest in FWS on the Student Information Form will receive a financial aid offer including FWS eligibility. A new FAFSA is required each academic year that you choose to work in a FWS job. You can find a job or internship using your Work-Study funds on Handshake.


For support on finding a job or internship, contact Melissa Kraft at:


The Campus Internship Program (CIP) provides SLCC students the opportunity to obtain a paid internship with an on-campus office or department. The goal of CIP is to provide students with professional development, new learning opportunities, and career mentorship. You will develop professional skills and experiences which support your current and future educational and career goals. Not only will you receive valuable mentorship from your supervisor, you will also receive ongoing professional development for transferable skills you can you use long after you complete your degree. Do not miss out on these great opportunities!

  • Earn $15.00 per hour working on campus.
  • Work 20 hours a week.
  • Get valuable mentorship from supervisors.
  • Gain skills and experiences that will benefit the rest of your career.
  • Work on campus or a hybrid schedule depending on department.
  • Receive ongoing professional development.


 Before applying for a CIP position review the CIP Student Eligibility Form and answer the questions to the best of your knowledge for the year and semester.

To verify you are eligible for a CIP Position schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake.

The Career Services office no longer oversees the Cooperative Education Program.  If you are interested in learning more or enrolling in a Co-op course, you will need to reach out to your academic department or the faculty of the course.


Stop by Career Services at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus (TRC) to select complimentary professional clothing, shoes, and accessories for that important interview, career fair, or first day on the job! Make sure to bring your own bag as we do not have bags.

  • Location STC 002
  • Hours- Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
  • Students are allowed to come to our closet at a max 3x per semester. Students may take up to 10 items.
  • Community members are able to use the boutique once per 6 month period and are at a limit of five items per individuals.
  • We do take donated items- though they need to be cleaned, and sorted through before they are dropped off at our TRC location. They also need to be in style- meaning the clothes were made within the past five-seven years.
  • The clothing boutique is a great free resource for students, staff, and faculty members. We do reserve the right to refuse service to those who we feel are abusing the system. Examples of this are coming in to resale clothes, swiping random clothing into a bag and leaving, and coming in more than 3x per semester. 
  • If we are low on clothing, we may limit how many items a community member, faculty, and staff can take and prioritize students who have not used the boutique in the past 6 months.

 As a current or future SLCC student, you have access to our free online major and career exploration tool called Focus 2.  To access Focus 2 as a current student, log into Handshake.

You may also meet with one of our Career Coaches for career exploration. Log into Handshake to make an appointment.

For prospective students who do not have an S Number: creating a Focus 2 Apply account (you do this once and it takes less than five minutes) you’ll have at your fingertips a self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right area of study, explore various career options, and provide you with valuable occupational information before you become a student at SLCC.