Through SAA’s Career Services Commons, we hope to offer students, early-career archivists, and those wanting to develop their career at any stage the services they need to progress in their careers. All services will be offered in a virtual environment either via Zoom or phone. Listed below are the services offered by the Commons.

Career Advising

Career advising offers an opportunity for students and new professionals to gain advice from more experienced professionals. In addition, members seeking to make career changes often seek advising support. Topics for the in-person career advising sessions are left up to the advisor and advisee, but we recommend communicating in advance of your appointment about subjects to cover in order to get the most out of your time together.

Mock Interviews

Participants may also sign up for mock interviews. These sessions provide the opportunity to hone your interview skills and have someone review your resume. The mock interview time will focus on asking interview-style questions, followed by the Career Counselor providing the interviewee with feedback regarding the entire process, including professionalism, resume, cover letter, and any other topics that might help the interviewee.

Resume Review 

Participants may also schedule an appointment to get advice on their resume. These sessions will focus on receiving feedback on creating the best resume for various types of positions. Participants can seek advice on resumes as well as cover letters.