UWF internships, co-ops are bridge to careersDecember 12, 2018 | Pensacola News Journal
The hours spent in class have given our students the academic preparation for their chosen fields, but in today’s world employers need more. They want graduates who have work experience to go along with their degrees.
Engineering on the Emerald CoastNovember 11, 2018 | Northwest Florida Daily News
If you ask Dr. Thomas Gilbar, associate chair for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to tell you where some of his recent graduates go to work after graduation, he will quickly rattle off an extensive list: Gulf Power, Escambia River Electric Cooperative, U.S. Air Force civilian positions, software companies, consulting companies and more.
UWF takes special pride in military communityNovember 10, 2018 | Pensacola News Journal
Florida is one of the top three states for veterans in the U.S. with 1.6 million veterans. Our region has the highest concentration of veterans and military retirees in the state. We feel the connection strongly at UWF.
Today’s workforce needs hard and soft skillsSeptember 8, 2018 | Pensacola News Journal
As I talk to area business and industry leaders, they often tell me that graduates who are entering the workforce need more “soft” skills. They need students who have mastered the technical side but also can present ideas and concepts to managers and work in groups to solve problems. The challenge is to find a way to combine hard and soft skills. UWF seeks to blend these skills by bringing professors and students from many disciplines together to work on a common problem.
UWF ready and able to meet Florida's healthcare needsJuly 28, 2018 | Pensacola News Journal
The mission statement of the University of West Florida charges us to serve the needs of the professions and society. With that in mind, UWF stands ready, willing and able to produce the health care and health industry experts our communities need.