Meet with an Advisor

First Year and Career Services provides academic and career resources to Seattle Central students. We can help you with:

  • Career Exploration - Exploring career options and academic paths to get there
  • First-year Advising - Basic academic advising focusing on students who are still undecided on their career or program.
  • Job Readiness - Resume and cover letter review, career-related workshops, and interview preparation.
  • Scholarships - Search tips as well as navigation assistance of Seattle Central’s Foundation scholarship.

Virtual Drop-in Advising

Beginning January 8th.

  • Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Online Drop-in

During these 15-minute sessions, we can help you with the following topics:

  • Get resources for career exploration, resume writing, networking, interviewing, & more
  • Learn about Handshake, Seattle Central’s job search tool, and related job search strategies
  • Brief advisement for new and undecided students on class selection
  • Discuss scholarship search strategies
  • Answer other general career-related questions (15 minutes or less)

In-Person Drop-in Advising

In-Person Drop-In: If you prefer to see a First Year and Career Services advisor in person, we are available during the following times:

Beginning Jan. 8: Broadway Campus Room BE1102E, please sign in at the Advising front desk

  • Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Advising Appointments

We offer 30-minute appointments over the phone, through Zoom, or in-person at First Year & Career Services in BE 1102E. We strongly recommend an appointment if you have questions about career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, deciding on an area of study, picking classes, or would like to do a mock interview.

You can schedule an advising appointment through Starfish, by calling us at 206-934-4068, or by emailing For phone calls and emails, please remember to include your name, ctcLink ID Number (EMPLID), and your advisor's name, if known.

Who can use Starfish?

  • Students who have taken a class in the last 12 academic quarters and know their MySeattleColleges username and password.
  • Students who have applied in the past 3 years and have created their MySeattleColleges password. You need your ctcLink ID number (EMPLID) and ctcLink Password to create your password. If you do not know your ctcLink Password, please contact the Admissions office.

*Please note that if you applied to the college but never enrolled in classes before March 1, 2021, your information is not in our student management system and you must reapply to the college. For further information, please contact

Click Here to learn more information about using Starfish

Schedule Advising Appointment

Watch this video to find out how to schedule an appointment:

Zoom is an application that you can use to video call and share screens with your advisor or coach. You can sign up and download Zoom.

You can find video tutorials for using Zoom here.

If you schedule a Zoom appointment with your advisor, the advisor will send a Zoom meeting invitation to your email. The meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting, as well as a “Meeting ID number.” When your appointment time arrives, just open Zoom and click that link or enter that “Meeting ID number” into Zoom.

Please provide us with your preferred phone number when you schedule a phone appointment. We will reach you at this number for your scheduled appointment.