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Drop-ins & Appointments

Drop-In Hours

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Due to COVID-19 In-person Career Services meetings have been suspended until further notice. Please visit Handshake @ Illinois to make a virtual appointment.

Note: During breaks, career serives support is by appointment only.

Drop-In hours are designed to provide a quick answer for resume edits, cover letter reviews, or questions about Handshake @ Illinois. Each meeting is about 15 minutes. If you need career advising, please schedule a time by emailing and providing times that your schedule permits.

Please bring your I-Card to swipe at the front reception desk for drop-ins. 


Suite 115 in the ACES Library

Monday & Wednesday

  • 2:00-4:00 pm


  • 10:00am  - 12:00 noon

Fall 2019 Mock Interview Schedule * must make appt. on Handshake

ACES mock interviews are tailored to you. We need your resume uploaded into Handshake @ Illinois and prefer to have a copy of the job description when possible. These types of appointments are scheduled through Handshake @ Illinois at least 48 hours in advance.

Monday - Wednesday

  • 4:00 p.m.


  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.


Make an Appointment

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To make a career coaching appointment, contact Jean Drasgow at

What is Career Coaching?
Career coaching is guiding the student in planning and managing their career. The focus of career coaching is future-oriented where students are in the driver's seat. The career coach will ask lots of questions to help the student develop a manageable action plan. To ease the feeling of being overwhelmed, the meetings will be about 30 minutes in length. A student is allowed to meet with a career coach multiple times as long as the student is meeting the action steps they set.

Does this sound like what you need? If so, contact Jean Drasgow at


Mock Interview Appointments

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ACES Mock Interviews are scheduled through Handshake @ Illinois. We provide a limited number of tailored-to-the-student, behavior-based mock interveiw appointments per week. Please be sure your resume is uploaded and public in Handshake @ Illiniois. We prefer to know the job title and name of employer when possible to make the interview as effective as possible. If you cannot get an appointment with ACES Career Sevices within your timeframe, you may try the main campus career center to schedule a mock interview.

If you would like to be evaluated on your professional dress, please dress in professional attire.

Select ACES Career Services Mock Interviews in Handshake @ Illinois to find available times.