Our career coaches and counselors are available to meet one-on-one with LSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Any member of the community not affiliated with the university may schedule one (1) appointment with the LSU Olinde Career Center staff. Community appointments are limited to ensure our staff can accommodate LSU's large campus community.
To schedule your appointment, log into Handshake and click Career Center, Appointments, and Schedule a New Appointment. Then, choose your appointment criteria to filter your options and confirm your appointment. You may also call 225-578-2162 or stop by 158 LSU Student Union. We are open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on university holidays.
- Free for LSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni
- $100 each for community members
The LSU Olinde Career Center is located at 158 LSU Student Union (across from the ATMs).
10-minute walk-in appointments
In an effort to better serve students, we implemented 10-minute walk-in appointments for the fall and spring semesters.
Have a quick career-related question and do not want to schedule a full appointment? Stop by weekdays between 1 - 3:30 p.m. for a quick answer about our services and events or to get help finding information you need.
Résumé/cover letter reviews
Need help developing your résumé or cover letter? Our Job Search team can assist you in every stage of developing these materials from creation to perfection. A staff member will walk you through the creation process and go over your documents line-by-line so you leave with an understanding of how to market yourself to employers.
Interviewing can be intimidating for many students. An Interview Prep appointment is designed to give you tips and tricks to ace an upcoming interview. Learn how to research companies and why companies ask specific questions. Gain an understanding of how to answer questions that are nerve-racking so you can be confident and well prepared.
This is the real practice interview. You will be asked to practice online with Interview Stream and email a job description to the assigned staff member before your appointment so we can help you adequately prepare. To get the most out of this appointment, it is important to treat it like a real interview and prepare accordingly. We can even video tape your interview if you would find that valuable.
Job search coaching
Do you know what you want to do but have no idea how or where to begin the job search process? If so, this appointment is the one you want to schedule. Our staff will assist you with planning your job search from where to look to how to network. We recognize that every job search is different and can give you pointers on how to maximize your time when searching for a job.
Personal statement/graduate school
Our staff is highly capable in advising you if graduate school is the best next step in your individual career. While we cannot write your personal statement for you, we will assist you in organizing your ideas and content to produce the best personal statement possible. We can also assist you in managing the entire application process.
Choosing your major/career
Having trouble deciding what major to choose? Stressed about what to do after college? Our career counselors can talk with you about options offered at LSU and how they relate to careers. The team may recommend that you take one of our personality assessments and come back for an assessment interpretation. Assessments can give you a better understanding of how your values, interests, goals, etc. relate to different majors and careers.
Gaining work experience
Have you decided which direction you would like to go for your career but aren’t quite sure how to get there or what your next steps should be? Come have a conversation with our Experiential Education team. We can help you to identify resources to find an internship, co-op, volunteer position, or other opportunity to help prepare you for the next step along your career path. Since no two internship searches are the same, we can help develop a customized plan to fit your needs and goals. Our team can assist with your résumé, cover letter, and thank you note writing skills in addition to mock interviews and interview preparation specific to internships.
Cancellations and No Show Policy
Our goal is to provide all students with timely access to career coaching and resources. In order to maintain efficient use of our staff's availability for serving students, the following Cancellation and No Show Policy is in effect:
- Cancellations should be made with 24 hours notice through Handshake or by calling our office at 225-578-2162.
- If you do not cancel your appointment and do not appear for the appointment, this is considered a No Show. Three No Shows within one semester will result in a hold on your Handshake account for scheduling office appointments for the remainder of the current semester.
- By scheduling an appointment with our office, you agree to the terms outlined above.