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Career & Major Exploration

We are dedicated to assisting UWF students and alumni through every step of the career development and planning process. We recognize that each Argo's journey is unique. Our team offers individualized support and many resources relevant to your particular major exploration and career needs.

Career and major coaching is available for all UWF students and alumni. 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. Request your appointment through Handshake today or contact our office at 850.474.2254 or

You can schedule a Major and Career Exploration Appointment today. Hosted by a career coach, each one-hour session will offer valuable resources and strategies designed to assist you in this decision-making process. Request your appointment through Handshake today or contact our office at 850.474.2254 or

*Please note, if you need help finding a job or starting the search process, you can drop into our office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a Job Search Strategy meeting.

Focus 2 Career

Focus 2 is a free online, interactive, self-guided career & education planning system that helps you find YOUR "path for success."


My Florida Future

MyFloridaFuture is a free, online college and career planning tool, developed to provide students, parents, and policymakers with a wealth of information to make better-informed decisions about educational options and future employment opportunities.

Explore MyFloridaFuture

Employ Florida

Employ Florida is a free interactive resource that can help you explore and identify career opportunities, in-demand jobs & associated learning outcomes, necessary skills and credentials, and opportunities to gain experience, and it even features a resume builder.

Employ Florida

Florida Shines

Assess your interests. Explore careers. Make a plan for your education. Prepare for work. Land your dream job. It all starts here.

Florida Shines

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) offers a Jobs in Demand List as well as a data center that shares employment and earning outcomes for degrees or certificates earned at public postsecondary educational institutions, both of which can help guide you through the major and career exploration process

Florida DEO


O*NET Online is the nation's primary free source of occupational information. Research the job tasks, average salary, and employment opportunities associated with potential majors and career paths.


UWF's Colleges

See what UWF has to offer! From undergraduate programs to minors to certificates to graduate programs, review what UWF's colleges can offer you. 

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. The Argo2Pro: Career Readiness Program is here to help! As early as your first semester at UWF, it can provide you with a plan of action to develop vital career readiness skills and to showcase your ability to execute and utilize them proficiently and professionally to potential employers - making you an exceptional candidate!

  1. Take the Argo2Pro Skill Confidence Assessment - Complete this assessment to identify your strengths and which skills you still need to develop to become career-ready. After completing the Skill Confidence Assessment you are ready to develop a plan for growing your professional skill set.
  2. Create an Individualized Career Plan - Use this form to create a plan unique to your specific career development needs. Your plan will help you identify activities and set a timeline of when to pursue the academic, co-curricular, and other high-impact/experiential involvement opportunities that most closely align to your professional goals.
  3. Meet with a Career Coach - It is recommended that you meet with a Career Coach to help you fill in the gaps to create a more detailed Individualized Career Plan.
  4. Follow Your Plan to Achieve and Showcase those Skills - As you complete high-impact experiences, you can "Achieve Each Skill" by uploading a final culminating assessment product into your Folio account, accessed through Canvas, and notifying CDCE by emailing the link to your Portfolium page to
  5. Visit the Argo2Pro Website - To learn more about the Argo2Pro: Career Readiness Program and the eight Career Readiness Skills identified as essential to professional success, regardless of industry.

Engaging in high-impact practices such as study abroad, service-learning or undergraduate research allows a student to have an enriched learning approach, which will also have a significant impact on the student's path to earning their degree. Experiential learning means gaining active, hands-on experience in the real world as part of your academic field of study and career development. Drop into the Career Development and Community Engagement office to discuss experiential learning with a career coach. To learn more, visit our High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning website. 

Getting involved in the UWF community and taking risks is an important and powerful way to discover interest areas. Here is a list of some of the ways to engage in the many opportunities offered at UWF: