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One-on-One Career and Academic Advising

Our advisors specialize with helping students and alumni identify their interests, abilities, and values that coincide with majors at Richmond and how they can relate to careers in their future. Advisors can assist with: 

  • exploring interests and abilities
  • choosing majors
  • identifying opportunities
  • investigating graduate and professional school options
  • developing a job search strategy
  • connecting with employers
  • establishing professional networks
  • transitioning career fields and industries
  • supporting career advancement

Make an appointment in Handshake - learn how to here!

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising is available every weekday when classes are in session and is best suited for quick 10 - 15-minute questions. Peer advisors can help you review resumes, cover letters, conduct a personalized Handshake or VMock tutorial, and more.

You can “drop-in” to meet with a career advisor or peer advisor at any of these locations:

Tyler Haynes Commons 306

Monday – Friday, 2 – 4 p.m. ET

Robins School of Business, Queally Hall 273

Monday – Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. ET

Queally Athletics Center

Monday, 2 – 4 p.m. ET

This year, in addition to our regular one-on-one drop-ins, we will also be offering "Guided Drop-Ins" discussing specific topics throughout the week. Come alone or bring a friend and learn alongside your peers!

See the "Guided Drop-In" schedule below:

  • Mondays – Application Documents (Resume, Cover Letter, etc.)
  • Tuesdays – LinkedIn & Networking
  • Wednesdays – Interview Skills
  • Thursdays – Job & Internship Search
  • Fridays – Technology (Handshake, VMock, etc.) and Special Topics

To see what the special topic is for the day, check the sandwich board outside of THC. You are still welcome to bring any and all questions to drop-in advising on any day of the week.

If you need assistance, call (804) 289-8547 or stop by Tyler Haynes Commons (THC), Suite 306, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Scheduled Advising Appointments Policy

Arrival later than 10 minutes after the scheduled appointment start time will be considered a missed appointment. If you fail to follow this standard twice in an academic year (July 1 – June 30), you will not be permitted to schedule an advising appointment for the remainder of that academic year. If you need to cancel your appointment, you will need to do so at least 18 hours before the appointment start time. To review the full list of the professional standards of conduct, please reference the Student & Alumni User Agreement.

Drop-in advising is available!

No appointment necessary, stop-by during our drop-in hours:

  • Mondays from 2 - 4 p.m. in Robins Center Academic Advising Suite
  • Monday - Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306
  • Monday - Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. in Robins School of Business, Q273

Additionally, peer advisors can help students review resumes, cover letters, or conduct a personalized Handshake tutorial during drop-in hours.