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Career Services

It is not uncommon for students to have questions about major selection and career choices! Our peer advisors and career counselors are available to assist you in the career development process. We begin by exploring your interests, strengths and values with you. We can help you explore majors and careers, give you some ideas about networking with professionals in your chosen field, and finally assist you in developing an academic and career action plan.

Career Assessment and Counseling

We offer career assessment and counseling to assist you with career planning and the job search process. If you are interested in clarifying your career goals, exploring career options or evaluating occupational settings, schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor.

Some of the assessments that we administer and interpret include the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory,Motivated Skills and Values Card Sort and My Plan.

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are a great way to speak with professionals in career field you are considering. The purpose of an informational interview is to gain first-hand knowledge about a specific occupation. When you talk with individuals at their work places, you can ask a variety of questions. These can help you get a "feel" for the work environment, the tasks associated with the occupation, as well as its rewards and limitations.

Contact us to access the UCF Alumni Mentoring Program. Use personal contacts made through networking activities such as career fairs, conferences, and student organization events. Use personal contacts such as family, friends, faculty members, and community acquaintances.

Schedule your interview for approximately 20-30 minutes. Wear business casual attire and conduct yourself in a professional manner. Always follow up with a thank you note; this could be the first contact you make in your new career.

Explore Through Externship

The Externship Program pairs UCF students with employer/alumni partners to facilitate a one to five day job shadowing experience. Learn about a particular career or industry, gain workplace experience, and build your professional network.

The Externship Program takes place during academic breaks. This year, the spring program will be held May 9-13, 2016.

Intersted in participating?

  1. Register: Complete the Student Registration Form. Registration for the spring program will close February 21, 2016. Registration for the fall program will open August 8, 2016 and close October 2, 2016.

  2. Program Orientation: Complete a virtual orientation, online modules, view available job shadowing experiences, and submit your top five preferences. Students are matched on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. Externship Days: Experience a career-field/industry through your short-term, job shadowing experience. Externships can vary from one to five days.

There is no cost to participate. Although you will not earn academic credit for the experience, you will have an invaluable opportunity to explore a career and build your professional network. For more information about the Externship Program, please see the document below or email externship@ucf.edu.

Employers, Alumni, and Parents: for more information please visit Externships for Hosts page.