A: Appointments are scheduled with career counselors/career coordinators to ensure there is enough time to discuss your career related needs.
A: Career Services assists students in exploring and clarifying career goals, selecting suitable majors, and expanding their knowledge of career options.
A: Career planning is a process and we highly recommend you start at the beginning of your freshman year and participate regularly throughout your college career. Meeting with a Career Counselor will help you make smart decisions regarding majors and careers and develop an action plan to ensure career success.
A: Meeting with a Career Counselor is the best start. A Career Counselor will help you understand who you are ( skills, interests, values, and personality characteristics) as it relates to suitable majors and career options. Career Services staff members also teach sections of a 3 Credit Hour Career Planning Course: EDG 2000 Career Planning and Professional Successthat takes you through all the stages of career development. The course is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer B terms.
A: UNF has decentralized its career services forming career centers in each of the colleges. Go to the UNF College Career Centers link to find the college career center that serves your academic major.
A: Yes, if you are registered in Handshake, login to your account and click on "Fairs"
A: No, we are not a placement office. While we do not place students in jobs, we provide a variety of resources for you to gain employability skills and opportunities to connect with employers to secure jobs.
UNF College Career Centers
A: Yes, the college career centers do assist students with the application process.
A: As an alumnus/a of UNF, you have continuing access to a wide range of FREE career services and programming including job postings via Handshake, Career/Job Fairs, resume and cover letter critiques, on-campus recruiting programs, workshops/seminars, and Focus 2. Fees will be assessed for: Career Counseling, Career Assessments, Job Search Counseling, and Resume Critique appointments.
A: No, but we do offer various assessments to help you better understand yourself and assist with selecting suitable majors and exploring career options. You should first meet with a Career Counselor to determine which assessments will best assist.
A: Yes. Both formal and informal assessments are offered online. You should first meet with a Career Counselor to determine which assessments will best assist.
A: It is an assessment designed to identify personality preferences and used by Career Counselors to help you identify and explore potential career options.
A: It is an assessment designed to identify and prioritize your interests to make smart decisions regarding majors and careers.
A: Yes, each of the two formal assessment (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator & Strong Interest Inventory) costs $20.
A: Yes, we offer informal free assessments at no cost. You should first meet with a Career Counselor to determine which assessments will best assist.
A: Handshake is UNF's online career portal, where full-time jobs, part-time jobs, Internships, volunteer and career positions are posted exclusively for UNF students and alumni. Handshake is also your source for signing up for On-Campus Interviews, registering to attend Job Fairs and Career Events and much, much more.
A: We suggest you review and make any necessary changes to your profile every semester.
A: We receive and post jobs on a daily basis.
A: The average time for resume review/approval is 48-72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). This time frame may also vary due to career events and academic class deadlines.
A: Career Services does not list on-campus jobs. If you are needing a job on campus please refer the UNF Human Resources office: https://www.unfjobs.org/
A: Internships give you the opportunity to receive "hands on" experience in your field of study. There is the possibility that the internship would lead to a full-time job after graduation. Most employers are looking to hire graduates who had relevant work experience while they were in college.
A: Career related internships (an agreement between you and the employer/organization, UNF is not involved) can begin anytime during your college career. Because this internship experience is an agreement between the student and the employer, there is no set academic hour requirement to participate in the experience. Academic internship guidelines are set by each individual department. If you are interested in pursuing an academic internship, we suggest contacting the academic internship coordinator for the major and inquire about the requirements to complete an academic internship.
A: If you do an internship as part of your program of study through your academic department you can receive credit for your internship. The College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center also coordinates the IDS 3949 Internship Program for elective credit.
A: No, we are not a placement office. While we do not place students in internships, we provide a variety of resources for you to gain employability skills and opportunities to connect with employers to secure internships.