Career Events

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


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Virtual Drop-In Hours

We are now offering virtual drop-in appointments from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. every Monday–Thursday. To request a drop-in, use Google Chat to send a direct message to career@uwf.edu 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
  • Internships
  • Interview strategies
  • Most other career-related questions

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

Virtual Law School Recruitment 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 virtual 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.

Jan. 29 | 12–5 p.m.
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Virtual Law School Recruitment Forum


Argos Suit Up 2021

The University of West Florida is partnering with JCPenney to participate in the Suit Up program, a national initiative designed to assist students in building a professional wardrobe for job/graduate school interviews and future employment. This year, the event will be hosted virtually, allowing students to shop for professional attire from JCPenney.com, and the discounted rates will be available to students for an entire weekend: Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Event Information:

When: Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14, 2021

Where: Jcpenney.com

Discount: 30% off professional wear (in addition to sales prices!)

Register in Handshake to receive your special access code for this event!

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

Virtual Argos Suit Up!


 

Science & Engineering Employer Showcase

Feb. 17 | 12 – 4p.m.
Virtual through Handshake

The Virtual Science & Engineering Employer Showcase connects students in engineering, math, science and technology majors with regional employers looking to fill internshipfull-time employment or Co-op positions. This event conveniently takes place online making it easy to visit with employers before, after, or between classes.

Virtual Science & Engineering Employer Showcase


 

All Majors Career & Internship Fair

The Virtual All Majors Career & Internship Fair is a university-wide career event for employers interested in hiring UWF students and alumni to fill full-timeCoOp, and internship opportunities. If you are seeking one of these opportunities over the summer, make sure to attend this event.

March 24 | 12 – 4p.m.
Virtual through Handshake

Virtual All Majors Career & Internship 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 career@uwf.edu 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 career@uwf.edu), 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 sar@uwf.edu or call 850.474.2387.