Advising and Interview Slots Still Available at The Career Center

  • 1.  Advising and Interview Slots Still Available at The Career Center

    Posted 07-12-2018 12:35 PM

    Advising and Interview Slots Still Available at The Career Center!

    The Career Center is excited to again provide SAA members attending this year's annual meeting with the opportunity to hone their career development skills and volunteer with SAA. We are offering members two forms of career services: advising sessions to speak with other professionals or mock interviews to get ready for that next big job opportunity!

    We still have open slots for interviewees and advisees -- so if you would like to discuss your career or hone your interview skills, please sign up!

    During this year's SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Career Center is open as follows:

    • Wednesday, August 15: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    • Thursday, August 16: 8:00 am – 10:00 am; 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Friday, August 17: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    The 2018 career center will offer:

    • Handouts on resume building and cover letters

    • Resume review by appointment

    • General career consulting by experienced SAA members

    • Posted job announcements

    • A place to post your resume

    • Mock interviews

    Career Advising

    SAA annual meeting attendees may schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with a career advisor. Career advising offers an opportunity for new professionals to gain advice from more experienced SAA members.  In addition, members seeking to make career changes often seek advising support.

    Topics for the in-person career advising session are left up to the advisor and advisee, but we recommend communicating in advance of your in-person meeting about subjects to cover in order to get the most out of your time together.

    Mock Interviews

    SAA annual meeting attendees may also sign up for mock interviews. In advance of the in-person meeting at SAA, you should plan to correspond with the member seeking services.  We will ask the Interviewee to introduce themselves to you and provide the job posting they want to 'interview' for, along with their resume and cover letter. From that point on, it will be up to both people to correspond in preparation for the mock interview as if this were a real job prospect.

    The mock interview time at SAA should focus on asking interview-style questions, followed by the mentor providing the interviewee with feedback regarding the entire process, including professionalism, resume, cover letter, and any other topics that might help the interviewer.

    How Do I Sign up to Be an Advisee/Interviewee?

    The deadline to sign up as either a mock interviewee or an advisee is July 25. If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form. This form will be used to collect information that we need to match you with interviewers/advisors - including your name and dates/times you are available. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Motszko at or Patrick Dollar at

    Once we have a list of volunteers for interviewers/advisors, we will make a match with those seeking interviewing or advising services.  We will contact both of you to arrange a time and day to meet at the Career Center.

    Thank you, and I hope many of you will consider supporting our profession by participating in the Career Center offerings this year at SAA in Washington, DC!


    Jennifer Motszko