Jump start your career by connecting with representatives from companies and graduate schools across the nation at our great line up of career events!
Virtual Drop-In Hours
We are now offering virtual drop-in appointments from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. every Monday–Thursday (with extended hours until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays). To request a drop-in, use Google Chat to send a direct message to firstname.lastname@example.org during drop-in hours. Services covered during drop-in appointments:
- Virtual career fair tips
- Résumé and/or cover letter assistance
- Using LinkedIn for career opportunities
- Job search strategies
- Interview strategies
- Most other career-related questions
Virtual Professional & Graduate School Expo
Do you take the GRE, GMAT or MAT? What funding opportunities are available? What are the admissions requirements and deadlines? Admissions staff from programs across the region and in a wide variety of disciplines, including UWF departments, will answer these questions and more at the Virtual Professional and Graduate School Expo. If you are considering a post-baccalaureate degree in the future, this is an excellent way to network virtually with recruiters and position yourself as a strong candidate in the highly competitive application process.
Virtual Professional and Graduate School Expo
Sept. 29 | 12p –3p
Location: Online through Handshake!
All Majors Career & Internship Fair- An In-Person and Online Event
Day #1: Nov. 3 | 12–3p
Location: University Commons Auditorium & Great Hall
Day #2: Nov. 4 | 12–3p
Location: *Virtual Event* Handshake!
The All Majors Career & Internship Fair is a university-wide, career event for on-campus and regional employers interested in hiring UWF students and alumni to fill full-time, co-op, and internship opportunities. The average job search takes about 6 months, so the time to start looking for opportunities is now!
For assistance with your resume, cover letter, or virtual career fair tips, you can schedule an appointment or upload your resume in Handshake (accessed through MyUWF), and we can help! We are now offering Virtual Drop-In Appointments every Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To request a drop-in, use Google Chat to send a direct message to email@example.com during the hours listed!
Set yourself up for success! Follow these guidelines to impress employers at the career fair:
Visit uwf.edu/career for additional information on preparing for a career fair.
Career events are open to current students and alumni only.
Career Event No Show Policy
UWF students and alumni are considered "no-shows" when they fail to show up or cancel their RSVP at least 24 hours in advance of the respective face-to-face or virtual career event, fair, or interview. Prior to registering, students and alumni should make informed decisions and only register for events, fairs, and interviews that fit into their schedules and that they plan to attend.
Late cancellations and no-shows reflect negatively upon both the institution and the entire university community. Therefore, there is a professional expectation that students and alumni will attend any career event, fair, and/or interview for which they RSVP. In the event of an extreme emergency that will prevent attendance, students and alumni are expected to email the Office of Career Development & Community Engagement (CDCE) at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Students and alumni who no-show for career events, fairs, and/or interviews will have their Handshake accounts deactivated until they meet with a Career Coach in CDCE. If they write and send a letter of apology/explanation to the employer (forward the email to email@example.com), Handshake access will be reinstated immediately upon sending.
Best Practices for Virtual Career Fairs
Virtual career fairs are a great way for you to connect and network with recruiters at a variety of companies to learn more about the job and internship opportunities available to you. Check out the best practices for virtual career fairs below to ensure you are prepared for the fair.Best Practices for Virtual Career Fairs
Check back in July 2021 for next year's career event schedule!
The University of West Florida supports an inclusive learning environment for all students. If there are aspects of our program that hinder your full participation, reasonable accommodations can be arranged. Prior to receiving accommodations, you must register with the Student Accessibility Resources by filling out an Enrollment Application. Appropriate accommodations will be determined based on the documented needs of the student. For information regarding the registration process, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850.474.2387.