Individual Career Advising

Individual career advising sessions are available for postdocs to address their career needs with a specialist Career Development Officer.

When I made my first appointment with Andy, I expected a meeting similar to what I’d experienced in other career offices at other institutions: cookie-cutter platitudes and pamphlets about resumes. I was completely blown away by how wrong my expectations were.

—Postdoc feedback (2015/6 Client Evaluation Survey)

Types of Sessions

15-minute sessions for quick career related questions or resume critiques.

45-minute sessions to:

  • Confidentially explore and plan future career options
  • Clarify occupational interests and values
  • Get help developing an effective job search strategy
  • Learn about personal branding techniques including resume writing, interviewing and utilizing LinkedIn for networking


Andrew Cusick, Career Development Officer

A proud UW–Madison alum, Andrew Cusick, MEd, CDF, is a National Career Development Association accredited career development facilitator and has worked in the career development field for many years. He has experience designing career development programming in both higher education settings and in industry, and has helped thousands of people with career transitions of all types.


Phone or Videoconference Appointments

As a temporary modification to our office operations due to COVID-19, we are pleased to offer these individual career advising sessions by phone and videoconference.


How to Request a Session

Andrew is looking forward to hearing from you and providing career related assistance. Please feel free to contact him with your questions or to schedule a confidential appointment. To request an appointment, please complete our online request form. Alternatively, email him directly ( providing a short description of yourself and briefly describing how you think he might help you.


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