Career Management Services

Career Management Services

Career Exploration

Why You Should Plan

Most students choose their major with a career in mind. Academic studies will prepare you to be successful in your future career, but it is important for students to keep in mind that once they graduate, they will have to begin the search for a job. Employers look for students who not only excelled in their studies but also can bring some experience with them in the form of internships, research, or other activities. 

Follow our Four-Year Plan to ensure you start and stay on track with your professional goals.

How to Use Our Services

Our office is here to provide you with the tools you need to make yourself successful as you start to look for a internship, co-op or job. The following are just a few of the services that our office can provide you:

  • Résumé & cover letter assistance
  • Interview & job search preparation
  • Career-related skillshops
  • One-on-one advisement
  • On-campus career expos
  • Coordination of on-campus interviews

A lot of services do require one-on-one attention, so it is important that you schedule appointments with us in advance. To get started, please log into your Handshake account to schedule an appointment time that is convenient for you.

Host a Panther Externship Program

The Host a Panther Externship Program pairs Florida Tech students with employer partners to facilitate a one-to-five day job shadowing experience. You can learn about a particular career or industry, gain workplace experience, and build your professional network.  

The Host a Panther Externship Program takes place during academic breaks.  There is no cost to participate. Although you will not earn academic credit for the experience, you will have an invaluable opportunity to explore a career and build your professional network.

What is an Externship?

  • Externship = Job Shadowing
  • Short term job shadowing program
  • Duration: 1 day to 5 days

When is the program available?

  • 2018 Spring Break Program: March 5-9
  • 2019 Spring Break Program: TBD

Who is eligible?

  • The Externship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending Florida Tech (freshmen with little or no work experience that are eager to explore various career fields, to upper classmen with a wealth of practice)
  • No fees to participate (for employer hosts or students)

2018 Spring Break Externship Timeline

  • January 26: Application period opens
  • February 16: Deadline for students to apply
  • February 23: Students matched to employers
  • March 1: Deadline for matched students to contact employer host to discuss and clarify details of the externship
  • March 5-9: Spring Break Externship Program

How to Apply

  • When the application period opens, Career Management Services will send an email to students through Handshake who meet the qualifications of the participating employers, with a request to complete the Host a Panther Student Commitment, Release of Liability, and Confidentiality Agreement