Career Studio Offers Virtual Services for Fall 2020 Semester

Sep. 09, 2020

The Career Studio, which is a part of the University Career Development Center, is now offering virtual services through email, phone, video, and chat for the fall 2020 semester! Whether you are needing a resume or cover letter review, mock interview, or job/internship resources for a class assignment, Career Track Razorback module, or upcoming job/internship application, we are here to assist!

The Career Studio opened fall 2019 with the purpose of offering immediate basic-level career services to students without having to wait weeks for an available appointment with a career counselor. In the first year of its formation, the Career Studio offered an impressive 1,168 career services to students across campus. The studio is staffed by Career Peer Mentors (CPMs) who are highly trained undergraduate and graduate students that represent multiple academic programs on campus. CPMs are available Monday-Thursdays from 11:00am-5:00pm.

Resumes, Cover Letters and CVs
If you are submitting a resume, cover letter, CV, or LinkedIn/Handshake profile review, please request your reviews to [email protected] Our Career Peer Mentors are reviewing documents as they are received. It is also helpful for reviewers if you include a brief description of purpose. Please allow up to 24 hours for your critiqued documents to be sent back to you. Students may also set up phone or video appointments in Handshake for reviews if you would like to discuss or ask questions about your resume/cover letter.

Mock Interviews
For mock interviews or other career studio services, please schedule a phone or video “Virtual Career Studio” appointment in Handshake. Instructions for Career Studio Handshake appointments:

  • Log in to uark.joinhandshake.com.
  • Navigate to the “Career Center” at the top right, then “Appointments.”
  • Click on the blue “Schedule a New Appointment” button.
  • Select “All Majors Students,” then “Virtual Career Studio.”
  • Choose the appointment time that works best for you. Please remember to include your phone number, email, and reason for visit when requesting the appointment.

Appointment requests that do not include a phone number or description will be declined.

Chat Function: students may chat live with a Career Peer Mentor between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Thursdays. To access the chat feature, visit career.uark.edu and click the green “Live Chat Online” button in the bottom right corner.

Please note: The Career Studio is not open on Fridays and Career Peer Mentors are not available. Documents submitted for review after Thursday at 5 p.m. will not be reviewed until the following Monday and “Virtual Career Studio” Handshake appointments will not be offered on Fridays.

Students who prefer appointments for any of the CDC’s services or who are unavailable during Career Studio hours can make appointments with career counselors through Handshake or by calling the CDC (479.575.2805).

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