The Career Management Center offers specialized services to help students begin successful and fulfilling careers. Through proactive and individualized assistance, the center aims to provide a competitive edge to allow Coggin students and alumni to secure the best positions available.
Services Available to Students
- Access to job postings via Handshake
- Individual career counseling
- S.T.A.R. Program
- Résumé assistance
- Interview skills preparation
- Recruiting and networking events
- Networking training and assistance
- Workshops on career topics
- Official business cards for Coggin College of Business students
Practice your interviewing skills with local recruiters and HR professionals by registering for a S.T.A.R. 5 Mock Interview in Handshake (available under the "Jobs=>On Campus Interview" tab). Interviews are 30 minutes and include personalized feedback and suggestions for improvement. Space is limited, so register for your S.T.A.R. 5 Mock Interview early.
30-Minute Career Counseling Appointments are available
Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m by calling (904) 620-2067 to
schedule an appointment. These appointments are best for critiquing résumés, or exploring questions about career/internship/job
search, mock interviews, salary negotiation, and graduate school exploration.
Skills to Achieve Results (aka S.T.A.R.) is a five step, professional development certification program designed to improve the employability skills of business majors and minors. All five steps can be completed in any order, and opportunities to complete S.T.A.R. are available every term. To learn more, or to register, visit our S.T.A.R. program website.
Most business majors and minors have the opportunity to earn academic credit in exchange for relevant work experience. For more information on how to secure an academic internship, visit our Internship page.
The Career Management Center specializes in connecting qualified, energetic Coggin students with local, regional and national firms seeking the brightest minds. We provide students with the training then need through the
in order to represent them as the best new professional minds in Jacksonville.
It is never too early to begin working with the Career Management Center. However, as a rule of thumb,we encourage students to begin participating in the
and other events during their junior year.
The purpose of the Career Management Center is to help equip students with the skills necessary to land a job or internship themselves while providing a platform for students and employers to meet. With that said, the Career Management Center staff does not directly place students into job openings.
Yes! We conduct student appointments specifically for résumé and cover letter reviews. Call (904) 620-2067 or visit the Career Management Center in Building 42, Suite 2021 to set up your appointment.
We believe the résumé critique experience is more valuable when completed through a face-to-face dialogue. Therefore, call (904) 620-2067 or visit the Career Management Center in Building 42, Suite 2021 to set up your appointment for a face-to-face document critique.
Ideally, we recommend having your résumé reviewed once every academic year. Additionally, your résumé should be updated and reviewed after accepting a new job/internship, completing a study abroad or becoming an active member in an extracurricular organization.
There are many ways to build a more robust résumé. Some of the common methods include: becoming an active member of an organization, participating in a study abroad, completing an internship/landing a part-time job, conducting an independent study or volunteering in the community. Students should also consider the S.T.A.R. Program, Coggin Peer to Career Mentors and Coggin Executive Mentors programs as well.
A mock interview allows students the opportunity to interview and interact with a member of the Jacksonville business community in one of many professional fields. The interview typically lasts 30 minutes, with a feedback form filled out by the employer, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the student.
As a professional courtesy, students are expected to show up for their scheduled interviews. Unless an emergency, notice given less than 48 hours in advance of a scheduled interview is not acceptable
. Time slots fill quickly and we often have a wait-listed group, so if you must cancel please do so in advance.
A student must write an apology email to the recruiter and CC: firstname.lastname@example.org before they may sign up for another interview.
A student must write an apology email to the recruiter and CC: email@example.com and will lose the privilege of participating in any interviews for the balance of the semester.
Yes! We assist all students enrolled in the Coggin College of Business in both graduate and undergraduate programs.
For up to one year after graduation, all service provided by the Career Management Center are free to alums. After one year past graduation, there is a nominal fee for one-on-one appointments with the Career Management Staff. For more information and a fee schedule, contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: (904) 620-2067.