Step 1
Attend Career Center and Advising First Events
Step 1
Attend Career Center and Advising First events to help you explore and select your major
Career Center Entrance Career advising is provided by a variety of staff members, including advanced doctoral and master's students. Advisors receive approximately 40 hours of intensive training in the selection and use of career center resources in addition to ongoing weekly training. Our career advisors are prepared to listen to your needs, then work with you to develop a plan to reach your career goals.
Step 2
Join our Facebook group
Step 2
Join the Career Center facebook group
Facebook Keep up with the latest events, services, articles and discussions by joining the Career Center facebook group. Get the most updated information about upcoming events, employers visiting campus, and organizations with open positions.
Step 3
Start your ePortfolio
Step 3
Start your ePortfolio to document skills needed for career success
E-Portfolio Become informed on how to use FSU's online Career Portfolio! Learn which skills employers value the most and how to document your experiences in an innovative way while gaining useful tips on how to manage your Career Portfolio. The online Career Portfolio is an unique tool that students can use to showcase their transferable skills to potential employers.
Step 4
Visit the Career Center Library
Step 4
Visit the Career Center Library to learn about career opportunities
E-PortfolioAccess thousands of career information resources, print and online, in the Career Center Library. A Career Advisor can help you sort through books, files, online databases, and employer literature to find information on the careers that interest you.
Step 5
Attend Career Center events
Step 5
Attend Career Center events
E-Portfolio Enjoy some pizza while learning the steps to choosing a major at Pizza and a Major, Network with employers at Seminole Success Night, and learn about internship and job opportunities at one of our several career fairs, including the Part-Time Job Fair and Seminole Futures. The Career Center offers these and many more events to help you.
Step 6
Take a Career Planning Class
Step 6
Register for the Career Planning Class
E-Portfolio SDS 3340, Introduction to Career Development, provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop the necessary skills to engage in life/career planning. It is a variable credit course and can be taken for one, two, or three credit hours. SDS 3340 can assist students in many areas of their career development, from choosing a major and deciding on occupations, to learning about resumes, interviewing, and job search strategies.
Step 7
Register for SeminoleLink
Step 7
Register in SeminoleLink to identify internships and full-time jobs
SeminoleLink SeminoleLink is the Career Center’s registration system linking you directly to employers. Register for Plus! services to get access to internships and full-time jobs, sign-up for a Mock Interview, or submit your resume for on-campus interviewing. Also, you can receive job notifications via e-mail that match your profile by setting up a job agent and identify employers participating in career fairs, information sessions, and receptions..
Step 8
Use ProfessioNole to Connect
Step 8
Use ProfessioNole to shadow professionals and learn about occupations in their field
ProfessioNole The FSU ProfessioNole program connects students with professionals throughout the country and the world. Using the ProfessioNole database, students can seek out professionals in their future career field to learn more about industry demands, career expectations and current and future employment opportunities.
Step 9
Sign up for a Mock Interview
Step 9
Sign up for a phone, Skype, panel or traditional Mock Interview
Mock Interview Use SeminoleLink to sign up for a practice interview with a trained mock interview mentor or guest recruiter. The Career Center also offers panel skype or mock telephone interviews for your conveneince.
Step 10
Write your Resume
Step 10
Write a resume
Resume Use the online Career Guide or the Resume Builder within SeminoleLink to write your resume or CV and get your resume critiqued by a Career Advisor in the Career Center, Monday – Friday, 9am-4:30pm. Then, upload your resume to SeminoleLink and start applying for jobs and internships!
Step 11
Participate in
Garnet & Gold Scholar
Society
Step 11
Participate in the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society to engage in activities that appeal to employers and graduate schools
Garnet and Gold Scholar Society The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes the engaged, well-rounded student who excels within and beyond the classroom in the areas of Leadership, Internship, Service, International, and Research.
Step 12
Learn job search & networking strategies
Step 12
Learn job search & networking strategies by meeting with a Career Advisor or attending Career Center workshops
Job Search and Networking Strategies The FSU Career Center offers many career and job search workshops designed to assist you with your career development. Workshops are available upon request to student organizations, academic classes, and community-based agencies.
Step 13
Engage in 100 Day Countdown activities
Step 13
Engage in 100 Day Countdown Activities to prepare for graduation
100 Day Countdown Make the most of your last 100 days at FSU and get ready for graduation by attending events intended to celebrate your time at FSU and prepare you to transition to the next step in your career.
Step 14
Attend Career Fairs
Step 14
Attend Seminole Futures and other Career Fairs
100 Day Countdown All majors are invited to FSU’s largest career fair, Seminole Futures, held every September and January and featuring employers from various industries. Look out for additional career fairs throughout the year focusing on specific industries and career fields, such as education, health and social services, and engineering.
Step 15
Sign up for an On Campus Interview
Step 15
Participate in on-campus interviews
100 Day Countdown The Career Center at Florida State University offers students and employers on campus interviewing during the fall and spring semesters for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Over 200 Fortune 500 employers recruit through OCI. Professional positions include, but are not limited to, accounting, consulting, financial services, insurance, management, sales, engineering, and technical positions.
Step 16
Send employers to your ePortfolio
Step 16
Refer employers or graduate schools to your ePortfolio
E-Portfolio Complete your online Career Portfolio and utilize it in your job search to show employers and graduate schools how you are able to exhibit the skills they want through the experiences you have gained. Provide concrete examples of your work in the artifacts section and upload your resume, cover letter, and references.
Step 17
Complete Graduating Senior Survey
Step 17
Celebrate your success by completing the Graduating Senior Survey
E-Portfolio Two weeks before graduation, monitor your email for a message from President Thrasher and a link to the Graduating Senior Survey. Provide information on your future plans and how you reached your goals at FSU.
Step 18
Join ProfessioNole and the Alumni Association
Step 18
Join ProfessioNole and the FSU Alumni Association to stay connected
ProfessioNoleProvide career advice and mentorship to the next generation of Seminoles by volunteering to share your experience and insights, a valuable resource for those beginning to maneuver the complicated path toward their future career. Join the Alumni Association to stay connected to FSU and give back to your alma mater!