Careers Advice is a special session held for Hogwarts fifth year students. They are for the students to discuss with their Head of Houses about their future careers, after graduating from school. Sessions usually cut into a certain class hour, and are held in the professor's office. The students list their career choices, and the professors give advice on what N.E.W.T. courses to take, as well as which O.W.L. to focus on in order to be qualified to continue.
During Harry Potter's career advice session with Professor McGonagall, he was rudely interrupted by the then-headmistress, Dolores Umbridge, who kept making annoying scratching sounds with her note-writing, as well as remarks against Harry's ambition of being an Auror. The meeting ended up with Professor McGonagall supporting Harry, and having a screaming argument against Umbridge.