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Career Services Appointments

Our career counselors are available to assist you by video, phone, or email. We have appointments available outside our regular 8 a.m. -5 p.m. office hours as well. Learn more and schedule online below.

If you have a scheduled appointment, please check your email for instructions. If you have not received an email, please contact Career Services at (208) 426-1747 or

How to Make an Appointment

What We Can Help With

Whether you just started college, are coming back to school, getting ready to graduate, or changing careers, we can help you explore your options, plan for your career, and conduct effective job searches. Learn about all the things we can help you with.

Scheduling a Video or Phone Appointment

  1. Student looking at a laptop screenClick the button below and use your Boise State credentials to log in to Handshake
  2. Click on “Career Center,” then “Appointments,” then click the button to Schedule a New Appointment
  3. Select a category based on what you need assistance with, and then choose the appointment type that best fits what you need help with (See descriptions of each appointment type here)
  4. Under Appointment Medium, select either Video or Phone
  5. Select an available appointment time. Please note that appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. If you need an appointment sooner, or can’t find a time that fits your schedule, call Career Services at (208) 426-1747.
  6. Provide the information requested on the following page, then click the Request button

If you need any assistance with scheduling an appointment, call us at (208) 426-1747, or email

Schedule an Appointment Now

After You Schedule

When you schedule a video or phone appointment, you will first receive a confirmation email from Handshake. This email will contain the information you need to access your appointment. You will later receive an email from Career Services with additional appointment instructions.

If you have not received these emails, please contact Career Services at (208) 426-1747 or


To access your video appointment, you will need the meeting link and password provided in the emails you received. You will also need to download Zoom if you haven’t already.


At the time of your appointment, you will need to call Call the Zoom phone number: 346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number provided in the emails you received. If asked for a participant number, press #.

Request an Email Appointment

Email is best if you just need to ask a simple question, or if you are unable to be available during any of the appointment times. To have a counselor respond to you via email, simply fill out the form by clicking the button below.

Email a Career Counselor

Appointment Policies

Late Policy: Please be on time to your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment you will be asked to reschedule. If you know you will be late, please call us at (208) 426-1747 and will do our best to accommodate.

No Show Policy: If you know you will be missing your appointment, please cancel the appointment in Handshake before the scheduled start time of the appointment. If you are unable to do so, please contact our front desk at (208) 426-1747, or contact the staff member you are scheduled to meet with directly. If you do not show up to your scheduled appointment without formally canceling in advance, you will consequently lose the ability to schedule through Handshake. In this event, you may still schedule in-person or over the phone at ​(208) 426-1747.

Double-Booking Policy: Handshake does not allow students to book a second appointment prior to completing a first appointment. This is to ensure that all students have equitable access to our services. If you believe you need more than the allotted 50-minute appointment, you may request one with the staff member you are working with, or submit a request to which will be reviewed and considered. In your request, please provide adequate reasoning for an extended appointment and/or multiple appointments. If you would like to set up a recurring weekly appointment, this can be scheduled without an additional approval process. Reasonable recurring appointments should have no less than 5 business days between appointments. To set up a reasonable schedule of recurring appointments please contact our front desk at ​(208) 426-1747, or in person at Career Services.

Additional Assistance

Looking for self-guided career resources you can use at any time? Visit our Virtual Career Center to be guided to the right resources to meet your needs.

Or, if you’re looking for the link to a specific resource, find it on our Get Career Help page.