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Putting It All Together: Articulating and Implementing a Career Development Plan

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Online

Once you know your interpersonal and professional skills, and have a sense of your career goals, what do you do with all that information? In this event, you will discover tools and strategies that graduate students can use to fold this new knowledge into your professional development goals. By the end of this session, you will be able to develop strategies and utilize resources for incorporating the concepts of the previous weeks into a cogent, actionable career development plan.

Click here for more information and registration: Career Development Plan

This event is hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and is designed for graduate students and faculty mentors. Register for this workshop by logging in with your CIRTL account. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

Career Readiness: Preparing Students for the Next Step…Now

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Online

Most students will enter the work force after graduation. This workshop will focus on integrating career readiness into the college classroom.  Helping students build requisite career skills while in college will help ease the transition to post-graduate life. This workshop will broadly define career readiness, identify skills related to career readiness, provide examples of activities that enhance career readiness, and help you modify your course to create career ready learners.

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This event is hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Job Offer & Salary Negotiation

Monday, April 5, 2021, 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Online

While negotiating a job offer can be scary, you are probably worth more than you think you are. Attend this workshop to learn how to facilitate the negotiation timeline, how the offer process works with employers, and understand negotiation best practices.

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This event is hosted by the Career Connections Center (C3).

Identifying and Articulating Your Transferable Skills as a Graduate Student

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Online

In this interactive working session, you will practice identifying and communicating your expertise and skills in your professional documents and virtual networking platforms. You are encouraged to have access to your LinkedIn profile and resume/CV to edit and make changes throughout the session.

Click here for more information and registration: Identifying and Articulating Your Transferable Skills

This event is hosted by the Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD).

Design Thinking: Reframing Your 5 Year Plan

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Online

Trying to decide which career path to follow after graduate school? In this hands-on session, you will be introduced to design thinking as a framework for career decision-making and dig deeper into your life design by identifying possibilities for what’s next in your career.

Click here for more information and registration: Reframing Your 5 Year Plan

This event is hosted by the Career Connections Center (C3).

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.

Click here for more information:  LinkedIn Lab

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