Job Searching

Resources for Graduate Students:
Office of Graduate Professional Development Website

The Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD) recently launched a new website featuring resources to help graduate students succeed in graduate school and beyond. The website features the following resources:


Click here to visit the OGPD homepage.


Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

Funding, Internships, and Other Opportunities

Doctoral Student Social Media Survey

If you are a doctoral candidate at an institution in the U.S., please participate in this survey on doctoral candidate connectedness and social media use. The study examines doctoral candidates’ use of social media with peers and faculty, and also examines whether social media use influences sense of connectedness. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Learn more and/or access the survey here: Doctoral Student Social Media Survey

Questions? Contact Krista Vaught at

Career Advancement

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.

Click here to access the article: Six Tips for Nailing a Virtual Interview

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

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