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 and may last up to 60 minutes. Listed below are the services offered by the Commons.

Career Advising

Career advising offers an opportunity for students and practicing professionals to receive advice from 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 counselor and participant, and we recommend communicating in advance of your appointment about subjects to cover in order to get the most out of your time together.

Interview Presentation Practice

These sessions offer participants the opportunity to do a practice run of a formal presentation that they plan to give as part of the job interview process. (Note: these sessions are not intended for conference presentations or other types of presentations - just for job interviews.) Counselors will provide feedback on the presentation content, presenting tips, and professionalism, as well as follow-up questions for the participant to practice answering.

Mock Interviews

Mock interview sessions provide the opportunity to hone your interview skills and have someone review your resume. The session will focus on asking interview-style questions, followed by the Career Counselor providing the interviewee with feedback regarding the entire process, including professionalism, responses to questions, and any other topics that might help the interviewee.

Resume/Cover Letter Review 

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