Step 1
Attend Career Center and Advising First events
Step 1
Attend Career Center and Advising First events
advising at the Career Center 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
Follow us on Social Media
Step 2
Follow us on Social Media
twiter icon Follow The Career Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date on all of our upcoming careers fairs, employer visits, resources, services and more.
Step 3
Start Your Career Portfolio
Step 3
Start Your Career Portfolio
Career Portfolio logo 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
Career Center Library Access 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 Have some coffee and get your resume critiqued at a Resume Café. Connect with employers at Seminole Futures to learn about exciting career opportunities at their organizations. Explore grad and/or professional school programs at one of our graduate fairs. The Career Center’s events are there to help you design your career and provide you with every opportunity for success!
Step 6
Take a Career Planning Class
Step 6
Take a Career Planning Class
career planning class 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
Login in to NoleNetwork
Step 7
Login in to NoleNetwork
NoleNetwork logo NoleNetwork is The Career Center’s platform to connect you directly to employers seeking to hire FSU students and to Career Center events, resources and services. Create a profile with your professional headshot and resume to begin exploring full-time, part-time and internship listings, sign up for a Mock Interview, setup an appointment at the ProfessioNole Clothing Closet and more.
Step 8
Find a ProfessioNole Mentor
Step 8
Find a ProfessioNole Mentor
ProfessioNole Mentor ProfessioNole Mentors is a great resource to connect with like-minded FSU alumni and friends of the university for career advice and guidance. After completing your profile the system will instantly match you with mentors who share your professional interests and who are able to offer advice from real-world experiences.
Step 9
Sign up for a Mock Interview
Step 9
Sign up for a Mock Interview
mock interview Mock Interviews are great practice in helping you hone your interviewing skills before talking with potential employers. The Career Center’s Mock Interview program will allow you to practice with a trained staff member or visiting employer. The Career Center also offers virtual mock interviews for you to practice via Skype or Zoom.
Step 10
Write Your Resume
Step 10
Write Your Resume
resume writing Use The Career Center’s Career Guide to write your resume or CV and then visit with a Career Advisor to have It critiqued Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed Fridays from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) After you have your resume, don’t forget to upload it in NoleNetwork for employers to view.
Step 11
Participate in the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
Step 11
Participate in the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
Garnet & Gold Scholar Society logo 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
Attend a Career Center Workshop
Step 12
Attend a Career Center Workshop
career center workshop The Career Center offers a variety of workshops throughout the semester to help you learn valuable career skills such as networking, personal branding, professional social media presence and more. Workshops are available to student organizations, classes and community-based entities.
Step 13
Engage in 100 Day Countdown activities
Step 13
Engage in 100 Day Countdown activities
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 Career Fairs
career fair 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
Sign Up for an On-Campus Interview
on-campus interview 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 Career Portfolio
Step 16
Send Employers to your Career Portfolio
career 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 the Graduating Senior Survey
Step 17
Complete the Graduating Senior Survey
graduation 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 Mentors and the Alumni Association
Step 18
Join ProfessioNole Mentors and the Alumni Association
ProfessioNole Mentor Provide 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!