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LinkedIn Lab

Thursdays, 3:30-4:00 pm, UF Career Connections Center

Come to this weekly open session to get real-time support at the 30 minute LinkedIn Lab! There will be a 5-10 minute LinkedIn basics overview, with the remaining 20-25 minutes for C3 staff to float around and answer specific questions. Learn the basics of getting your profile started and polished. You are encouraged to bring your laptops/tablets to edit, update, or make changes to your profile.

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Six LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves

Are you new to LinkedIn or don’t know what to include in your profile? If you answered yes to either of these questions, don’t worry, we’re here to help.

At the Career Connections Center, we want to help you succeed during your job search. And because LinkedIn has turned into a tool for job seekers and recruiters, we’re here to make sure that you, as a job seeker, are ready to stand out among the competition.

Matthew Cowley, one of our assistant directors for career and professional development, recommends the six LinkedIn profile must-haves in this article so you can stand out to employers.

Click here to access the article: LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves

Six Tips for Nailing a Virtual Interview

Interview season is upon us! Employers will be inviting candidates to meet with them in person or virtually. Did you know that there are do’s and don’ts for interviewing on camera? Discover six tips for nailing that virtual interview in this article.

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Top Six Job Search Mistakes Students Make

The job search process may seem very straightforward, first – you look for job online, next you submit your resume. Done.

However, there is so much more to the process than this. Consider that you are not the only one applying for a position,  you can potentially be competing with hundreds or thousands of applicants for a single position. To remain competitive, avoid the job search mistakes in this article.

Click here to access the article: Job Search Mistakes Students Make

Powering Up Your Résumé for a Nonfaculty Job Search

UF Career Connections Center

logo UF Career Connections CenterThe UF Career Connections Center offers a wide variety of workshops and career fairs to help UF Students with their professional development (not just for undergraduate students – for graduate students, too!). From major exploration to preparing for job searches or interviews, we have an event that will help you get where you need to be. Over 25,000 students used the career center last year to help them…will you?

Gator Professional Series (GPS) is a sequence of personal and professional development workshops that review skills and topics needed for you to become career ready.

Completing both GPS tracks will help you:
– Develop strategies for your job/internship search
– Craft your professional brand
– Discover the skills employers seek in a candidate
– Translate your UF experience and impact

For more information about other Career Connections Center events and programs, please see Events & Programs.


Job Search Tools

Science Careers

Bio Careers

Gator Career Link

CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters

Career Resources

Science Careers (career resources and tools provided by the AAAS)

New York Academy of Sciences Career Center

See additional links at Career Development page

Funding Opportunities

  • University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellows Program

    The LSA Collegiate Fellows program is aimed at recruiting exceptional early career postdoctoral scholars in all liberal arts fields whose scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement demonstrates their strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.

The program provides natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with up to two years of support to pursue independent scholarship, engage with a strong community of scholars, as well as prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2019

Click here for more information: LSA Collegiate Fellows Program

  • DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

    The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Deadline to apply: November 14, 2019

Click here for more information: SCGSR Program

  • Research Abroad for Doctoral Students

    The RAD program is changing for the 2019 academic year so that more doctoral students may participate and benefit from the program.  The RAD program provides funding for travel and travel related expenses for doctoral students to travel abroad to collect data or to access resources not available on campus at partner institutions.

Stays abroad can range from four to six weeks. The program is not meant to fully support field research but rather to supplement ongoing doctoral research with resources available abroad. This opportunity is intended to enable doctoral students to expand their network of potential collaborators while also helping to build bridges between UF and international partners. There will be two tracks, one for STEM students and one for students in the humanities and social sciences.

Deadline to apply: October 18, 2019

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