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Jump start your career by connecting with representatives from companies and graduate schools across the nation at our great line up of career events!

Law School Forum

Whether you are interested in becoming a partner in a law firm or the next attorney general, law school is the first step. All UWF students interested in exploring law school options are encouraged to attend this university-wide event. Students can learn how to apply to law schools, gain advice on how to set yourself apart from other applicants, and network with law school admissions officers from regional and national law schools.


  • 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST- Student Panel: We're inviting back UWF grads that are currently in law school to share their experiences thus far and give you tips on things they wish they knew ahead of time!
  • 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CST- Panel Discussion: As a group, law school representatives will participate in a general Q&A session, answering questions about the admissions processes, tips, and best practices for students interested in pursuing a law degree, etc.
  • 1- 3 p.m. CST- Open Networking: Law school representatives will host individual tables, allowing students the opportunity to network on an individual level.

Jan. 27 | 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST
UWF Conference Center

Law School Forum

Argos Suit Up 2023

The University of West Florida is partnering with JCPenney to participate in the Argos Suit Up! program, a national initiative designed to assist students in building a professional wardrobe for job/graduate school interviews and future employment. This event allows UWF students and alumni to shop for professional attire at JCPenney, a discounted rates will be available to students and alumni on event night.

Feb. 5 | 5 – 8 p.m. CST
JCPenney, 7171 N. Davis Hwy., Pensacola, FL
Discount: 30% off professional wear (in addition to sales prices!)

For information on financial assistance available to current UWF students and alumni, visit the Argos Suit Up page.

Virtual Argos Suit Up!


Career Week consists of a series of events dedicated to providing students and alumni with industry-specific networking opportunities with employers representing organizations related to your specific major and professional goals. 

Day 1: Health & Social Services Edition

Feb. 21 | noon–3 p.m.
Location: Commons Auditorium & Great Hall

Promote your organization’s co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities to UWF students/alumni at the Health & Social Services Career Week event! This event specifically targets students/alumni from our Usha Kundu M.D. College of Health includes programs in Medical Lab Sciences, Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Psychology, and more! This is also the perfect opportunity for institutional representatives from graduate and professional schools to showcase health programs and maximize recruiting efforts with students interested in health care.

Health & Social Sciences

Day 2: Science & Engineering Edition

Feb. 22 | noon–3 p.m.
Location: Building 4

Promote your organization’s co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities to UWF students/alumni at the Science & Engineering Career Week event! This event targets students from our Hal Marcus College of Science of Engineering which houses 21 undergraduate degrees and 10 graduate degrees, producing highly competitive graduates every semester! For this event, we target students in Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, and more!

Science & Engineering

Day 3: Business & Communication Edition

Feb. 23 | noon–3 p.m.
Location: Building 76A

Promote your organization’s co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities at the Business & Communication Career Week event! This event specifically targets students from our AACSB Accredited College of Business, highlighting our students in Accounting, Finance, MIS, Marketing, Supply Chain Logistics, and Economics, as well as our students in Communication, Public Relations, and Graphic Design. The Business & Communication Career Expo is a premier opportunity for recruiters to get face-to-face with top-tier UWF students!

Business & Communication

All Majors Career & Internship Fair-An In-Person & Online Event

The All Majors Career & Internship Fair is a university-wide, two-day, career event for on-campus and regional employers interested in hiring UWF students and alumni to fill full-timeco-op, and internship positions. The two days of this fair are scheduled one week apart from each other, to allow adequate time to prepare for each! The first day features the In-Person career fair, in the UWF Commons followed by the Virtual Fair, hosted a week later. The average job search takes about 6 months, so the time to start looking for opportunities is now!

Day #1- On-Campus: Apr. 5 | 12–3 p.m. CST
Location: University Commons Auditorium & Great Hall (Bldg. 22)

Day #2- Virtual: Apr. 12 | 12–3 p.m. CST
Location: *Virtual Event* Handshake!

In-Person All Majors Career & Internship Fair

Virtual All Majors Career & Internship Fair

Set yourself up for success!

Follow these guidelines to impress employers:

  • Business casual or business professional attire is expected
  • Bring multiple copies of your résumé for employers
  • Research employers before the event so you can ask insightful and relevant questions
  • Have your One-Minute Commercial/Elevator Pitch ready to go
  • Be confident in yourself and what you can bring to the table!

For assistance with your résumé, cover letter, or other career fair tips, you can schedule an appointment or upload your resume in Handshake (accessed through MyUWF), and we can help! Virtual and In-Person Drop-In Appointments are available every Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To request a drop-in, stop by our office or use Google Chat to send a direct message to during the hours listed!

Visit for additional information on preparing for a career fair.

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

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 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, Handshake access will be reinstated immediately upon sending.


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 or call 850.474.2387.