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Learn more on the Career Connections Center website.
The Career Connections Center (C3) serves students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through a variety of resources, events, and services. The career development resources below will help you navigate your career path. The C3 will support you as you create your career action plan (CAP) and engage in the four CAP Mindsets: learn about yourself and career options, develop professionally, build experience, and prepare for next steps.
Career Planning Appointments
Career Planning appointments are 30-minute individual sessions with a career coach. In a Career Planning appointment, you can talk to your career coach about anything related to your career. Career Planning appointments are suggested for more in-depth, personalized questions and strategies about your career goals. We currently have nine Career Planning topics to choose from:
- Choosing/Changing Your Major.
- Exploring Career Options.
- Finding/Discussing Your Career Interests, Strengths and Values.
- Finding Meaningful Experience (Internship, Part-Time work, Shadowing, Volunteering, Research etc.).
- Developing Your Network/Community (Networking, LinkedIn, Finding a Mentor).
- Developing Your Resume, Cover Letter, Personal Statement or E-Portfolio.
- Graduate School Exploration/Preparation.
- Finding/Preparing for a Full-Time Job.
- Preparing for Interviews.
Download the Career Planning appointment guide to learn how to schedule an appointment.
Events and Workshops
Spring 2021 events include:
- Economics Pop Up – Elevator Pitches and Interviews: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Economics Pop Up – Creating an Effective Resume : Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- The Value of Your Liberal Arts Degrees to Employers : Tuesday, February 02, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Sociology Pop Up – Exploring Career Options: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- HEALTHy Relationships: Finding Work Life Balance in the Field of Healthcare: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sociology Pop Up – Full Time Job Search: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- What are You Going To Do With a Degree in Humanities? : Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Linguistics Pop Up – Creating an Effective Resume : Tuesday, March 02, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Linguistics Pop Up – Exploring Career Options : Thursday, March 04, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- What are You Going To Do With a Degree in Social Sciences? : Friday, March 05, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Wait, you’re not pre-med? Careers for Natural Science Majors outside of Healthcare : Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Peace Corps Info Session: Monday, March 15, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Phyiscs Pop Up – Building Experience : Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Physics Pop Up – Creating an Effective Resume : Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Psychology Pop Up – Creating an Effective Resume : Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Psychology Pop Up – Graduate School 101: Thursday, April 01, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Gator CareerLink (GCL) is the portal to everything career at the University of Florida. Employers intentionally recruit in GCL to connect with talented UF students and alumni. Additionally, GCL provides incredible access to information about upcoming events, online resources, internships, co-ops, job shadowing, part and full-time job opportunities and more.
GCL is a free service provided for students and alumni. Getting started is simple. Download the Quick Start Guide for fast and easy tips.
How to Identify My Strengths and Career Interests?
Self-Assessments are a great tool early in the career development process that can assist you with educational planning (choosing/changing your major), exploring career options, career decision-making, and/or career shifts. It’s important to remember that self-assessments are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to figuring out your major and career options but often the easiest place to simply start.
What Can I Do with This Major?
Are you still trying to settle on a major? Wondering how to connect majors to careers? With a collection of information on hundreds of academic majors, this site will help to see outlines of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Please excuse the few references across the documents that are not UF-Specific. We find this to be a best-in-class resource and purchase it from the University of Tennessee (UT) for your use.
Selecting a major and exploring careers might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you need help understanding how your interests will play a part in your future, take CHOMP, our Career Help or Major Planning tool. With CHOMP you can explore potential majors and careers through the convenience of this online tool.
Career Action Plan
The Career Action Plan is created with four non-linear mindsets that have tools, activities, and questions that will encourage you to think introspectively and differently about your career options. Career Action Plan Mindsets:
- Learn About Yourself and Career Options: discover who you are and what you are good at, and gain clarity about your career options.
- Prepare for Your Next Steps: present yourself as a strong candidate and communicate your experiences effectively as you move towards your career goals.
- Develop Professionally: evaluate the competencies you need to develop for your career interests.
- Build Experience: apply the knowledge and competencies you are developing in a real-world setting.