Career Management Services a variety of service and resources designed to meet the professional career employment needs of graduating students. We encourage you to start thinking about your post-graduation plans at least 9 months prior to your graduation date. Please see the steps outlined below to help you prepare for your professional life after graduation.
Update Panther Career Link
Make sure your profile is updated on Panther Career Link and that you have a current resume uploaded and ready to be used for job applications and to be viewed by potential employers. Check Panther Career Link on a regular basis, at least once a week, to review new opportunities and check on upcoming career events.
Conduct Career & Job Research
Start researching companies and agencies well in advance of graduation to help target your job search and to develop a plan of action for your job search. Utilize resources such as CareerShift or Indeed.com to see who is hiring and when applications need to be submitted. Many employers start recruiting May graduates as early as September or October of the previous year. Don’t wait until the month before graduation to start your job search!
Prepare For Your Job Search
Make sure your resume is in top shape and ready to impress employers. Take advantage of resume reviews and workshops offered by Career Management Services or make an appointment for personalized assistance.
- Practice your interviewing skills and schedule a mock interview for feedback.
- Build your professional network using LinkedIn and take advantage of opportunities to meet professionals at career fairs, information sessions and other campus events.
- Check out our Career Resource Center for detailed information on how to prepare for your job search.
Attend Career Events
Career Management Services presents two major career expos each year where employers are available to meet with students directly to accept resumes for full-time positions and often, to interview on campus after the career expo. Our career expos are typically held in early October and mid-February.
Attend employer information sessions to learn more about career opportunities and to network with employer representatives.
Interested in Graduate School?
A recent post graduate survey shows that 36% of Florida Tech graduates chose to attend graduate or professional schools, enrolling in over 75 institutions around the country and the world. If you are interested in pursuing graduate or professional school studies, we encourage you to start your preparation early!