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Online Career Resources

In addition to the in-office services available, Career Development and Community Engagement (CDCE) offers a variety of online resources to assist you in your job search. Whether you need help with career exploration, creating a professional résumé or cover letter, or even if you need to practice interviewing, you have access to these tools whenever and wherever you are.


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Handshake at UWF

Handshake is the university-wide job posting system for students and alumni to schedule appointments with career coaches, stay up to date with career events, search for jobs, internships, Co-ops, and more.

Handshake at UWF


Student and Alumni Guide to Virtual Employer Engagement

In the post-Covid world, many job opportunities are now remote. Which means that understanding how to virtually engage with employers is essential.

Are you prepared or are you asking yourself where to even begin? CDCE has developed a guide containing strategies and resources that can assist you in preparing for virtual engagement with employers. 

Student and Alumni Guide to Virtual Employer Engagement

Virtual Guide to Experiential Learning Resources

As remote work becomes more prevalent, we know that securing the right internship may feel overwhelming. The UWF Career Development & Community Engagement team IS HERE to help!

Virtual Experiential Learning Resources
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Create a Résumé

If you need help getting started with your résumé, you can meet with a Career Coach for 1:1 guidance, explore the Career Development Guide, or check out the My Resume section of Big Interview to access a Resume Curriculum with brief video lessons and a Résumé Builder. If you have an existing résumé, you may upload it to Handshake to receive feedback.

Career Development Guide
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Practice an Interview

Big Interview is an on-demand Interview Training System that allows you to practice your skills in simulated interview situations using a webcam or smartphone. You have access to hours of written and video curriculum, can test your responses to several different interview situations virtually, and can even share your recorded responses with CDCE for review.

Big Interview
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Research a Career

Focus 2 is an online, interactive, self-guided career & education planning system that helps you find YOUR "path for success." Whether you need help choosing a major, already have a major but don't know what to do with it, or are just interested in a little self-exploration, Focus 2 is a great place to start!

Focus 2 Career
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Attend a Career Event

Connect with potential employers, explore career opportunities, and make a great first impression by attending any of the many career events available to UWF students and alumni. Handshake connects you to these career events and professional development opportunities.

Career Events