Professional development is critical for your students to be competitive. We offer workshops to provide them with those key skills employers require in a candidate.
Career Exploration Series
We explore students' career options and provide resources to help them search for a career they can be passionate about. Each workshop will help students think differently about the careers and move past simply thinking about "majors."
Grad Student Series:
This series consists of several workshops to help move students from the academic-focused career, to other areas outside of academia. This series includes a panel of Ph.Ds who are currently working in industry.
Grad Student Series:
For students interested in working in academia, this series explores career options and provides resources to them with their career search. We will explore a variety of topics, such as resumes, cover letters and interviews, to help them become a better candidate.
Employment Visas & Immigration
Immigration attorneys discuss information about OPT rules, how that may help students secure a work visa and the variety of options after OPT.
Local Government Panel
Students can learn more about local and state government. With City Commissioners, the County Manager, and others as panelists they will hear about a variety of things that go on behind the scenes. They can also ask questions about future job opportunities and involvement in the government sector.
Many students have been told that the best way to "get your foot in the door" is through professional networking, but may not be sure what that really means or how to start. We offer networking panels to help students connect with alumni, companies and contacts from specific industries.
Have students who want to make a difference and get paid too? They can hear from people in different levels of the non-profit field, from interns to directors. We host representatives from a range of positions to speak about their experiences.
Public Service Panel
Have students who want to help others? They can join public service representatives in discussing different nationwide service organizations such as Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, and more. They can also learn how to get involved after graduation and how to start preparing now.
Our pre-Showcase workshops include Career Fair Bootcamp, Job Search Employer Panel, Last-Minute Career Planning and employer resume critiquing. These events will help students prepare.
Certified Gator Professional
Certified Gator Professional (CGP) is a series of personal and professional development workshops that review skills and strategies needed to succeed in a professional setting. These workshops will help you develop strategies for your search, understand your brand, explore professionalism, and learn about competencies and expectations when working in a professional setting. Upon completion of all workshops, you will be a Certified Gator Professional, reflected in your Gator CareerLink profile. These workshops are available in an in-person format at the Career Resource Center or through an online module. To find upcoming dates of workshops, log in to Gator CareerLink.
Note: The workshop formats cannot be combined – they must be completed either all online or all in person.