Meet with an Exploratory 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 - Academic advising for 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.

Pro Tip: Need help getting started, including setting up ctcLink, MySeattleColleges, and Starfish accounts? Contact our Admissions Entry Specialists at


First Year and Career Services Advisors are available for scheduled appointments, in person drop-in, and virtual drop-in. While scheduled appointments are encouraged, explore the below options to find the best way to connect for you.

Scheduled Advising Sessions

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

Pro Tip: For phone calls and emails, please remember to include your name, ctcLink ID Number (student ID), and your advisor's name, if known.

Drop-in Advising Sessions

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

  • Help you learn how to schedule an appointment
  • Resources for career exploration, resume writing, networking, interviewing, & more
  • Learn about Handshake, Seattle Central’s job search tool, and related job search strategies
  • Brief career advisement
  • Scholarship search strategies
  • Answer other general career-related questions (15 minutes or less)

Pro Tip: Drop-in sessions are not advised for choosing classes or in-depth support about what progam you should study. For the best help, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment to ensure you are best set-up for success.

In-Person Drop-in Advising

Starting Monday, July 1

  • Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Please note we will be closed on Wednesday, July 10
  • Broadway Campus Room BE1102E, please sign in at the Advising front desk

Virtual Drop-in Advising

Starting Monday, July 1

  • Mondays: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Please note we will be closed on Thursday, July 4
  • Join the below zoom link

Join Online Drop-in

Starfish is the tool you will use to schedule appointments with a First Year and Career Services Advisor. Starfish is available to all new students and students who have applied to Seattle Central College in the last three years. If it has been more than three years since you applied to, or attended, Seattle Central, please view our Returning Student webpage to determine next steps. 

Watch this video to find out how to schedule an appointment or Click Here to learn more information about using Starfish.

Pro Tip: You will need to have your MySeattleColleges account set up to use Starfish. When you're ready, schedule an advising appointment through Starfish.

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