Career & Major Exploration

It is our goal as Career Development and Community Engagement staff to support UWF students and alumni at every stage of the career development process. Each Argo’s journey is different, and we are eager to assist throughout the career planning process. Our staff offers various forms of support and resources to facilitate student and alumni career and major exploration.

Career and Major Coaching

Career and major coaching is provided to all UWF students and alumni and is offered by appointment. Learn about the importance of aligning your Values, Interests, Personality, and Skills (VIPS) with a major or career and set SMART goals to keep you on track. Call the office to request an appointment or schedule an appointment online through Handshake.

Major & Career Exploration Roundtables

Are you currently exploring majors at UWF? If so, come to a Major and Career Exploration Roundtable, hosted every Monday-Thursday, by one of our career coaches. Seats are limited, so don’t wait to sign up! Reserve your spot on Handshake or contact Career Education at 850.474.2254 or

Please note, that if you need help finding a job or starting the search process, you can drop in Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. for Job Search Strategy meeting.

Explore Majors and Careers Online

Research the job tasks, average salary, and employment opportunities associated with potential majors and career paths using MyCareerShines and O*NET.



Career Development Model
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Four Stages of Career Development: Explore, Discover, Prepare, and Implement.

Everybody has a unique path from college to career and as responsibilities, such as assignments, lectures, and social activities increase through your college years, it is easy to delay planning for life beyond graduation. Using the Career Development Model as resource can help you stay on track in preparation for your career. Our four-stage Career Development Model can be easily used as a checklist to determine where you are in your progression toward the career of your dreams.

The four stages are: Explore, Discover, Prepare, and Implement. Each stage of this flexible model can be customized to meet your needs and to guide your progress in achieving your career goals.  The model is further explained in the Career Development Guide. Additionally a career coach is available to help you navigate the model or to answer any questions you may have.


Engagement Through Experiential Learning

Experiential learning means gaining active, hands-on experience in the real world as part of your academic field of study and career development. Drop in to Career Development and Community Engagement office to discuss experiential learning with a career coach.

Get Involved

Getting involved and taking risks is an important and powerful way to discover interest areas. There are numerous ways to engage in these opportunities at UWF, including student organizations, leadership and service, Student Government Association, Campus Activity Board, and Fraternity and Sorority Life, just to name a few. 

Student Organizations

Leadership & Service

Student Government Association

Campus Activity Board

Fraternity & Sorority Life