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Marquette University
Career Services Center

Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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What to Expect

What to expect when you call
The receptionist will help you schedule an individual career counseling appointment that fits within your schedule. We do not make same day appointments, but drop-in hours are available daily. Appointments are approximately 45-60 minutes. You will be asked to provide a brief reason (i.e., a sentence or so) about why you are scheduling the appointment. You will also be asked your name, year in school, phone number, and major.  This information will help the receptionist schedule you with a provider who will best meet your needs, and it will help the provider know why you are coming to the Career Services Center.

Students and alumni can also schedule their appointment in person in the Career Services Center at 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., on the first floor of Holthusen Hall.

Who is eligible
All services are offered to current students and alumni. Individual counseling is available by appointment concerning all areas of career development.

What to expect in your first appointment
It is normal to be nervous for your first appointment. Each career counselor will take some time at the beginning of your appointment to get to know who you are and what you are hoping to learn.  Your career counselor will likely ask about other information (e.g., interests, skills, work values, family expectations) to ensure they have a good understanding of your situation. These questions might not be asked if you are only coming to the Career Services Center for quick logistical questions such as job offers or salary questions.  At the end of the appointment, you and your provider will decide on a plan that best suits your needs.

What to bring to your appointment
Depending on the topic of discussion you may consider bringing a current resume, accessible online or paper copy- you may come early and print out a copy in our office prior to your appointment.  If you have scheduled a practice interview consider bringing a job description for a position for which you might interview. 

Weekday drop-in hours
This 10-15 minute meeting with a Career Intern is available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday: 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Possible topics to discuss with a Career Intern include an overview of Career Services Center, a brief resume or cover letter critique, a brief practice interview, or questions about MU Career Manager.   Additional topics may be best covered in an appointment with a Career Counselor. Drop-ins are not available during winter and summer break.

Confidentiality
Everything you say at the Counseling Center is held in confidence, meaning the provider cannot discuss it with other people. There may be instances where a counselor shares information within Career Services, with an academic advisor, or Marquette’s Counseling Center to develop additional career or job search options for students. In addition, it is legally required that proper authorities be advised if a student divulges or is perceived as likely to commit any act of violence to self or others. The Career Services Center also reserves the right to disclose to proper authorities information about illegal acts being planned or currently enacted as judged ethically appropriate by the counselor. Further, if a Marquette employee (faculty or staff) receives a report of a student or employee being sexually assaulted, that employee has a legal duty to promptly report the details (including name, date, and location) to Marquette’s Department of Public Safety (DPS).