Career Guidance and Readiness


Career Guidance

Dedicated to working with student veterans, our Academic/Career Advisor can help you find the right major, minor and even career. This includes learning how to gain professional experience in your field while you are attending UCF. Our career counselor can also assist you in finding information about employers, developing a successful resume and practicing your interview skills.  Additionally, the Veterans Academic Resource Center offers programs geared toward career readiness and employability.

 

Fall Semester: VetConnect 

VetConnect is a mini hiring event where we invite employers from the Central Florida Community with available jobs.  Past participants:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Texas Instruments
  • Eagle 6
  • Siemens
  • Amazon
  • Walgreens
  • UCF Police Department
  • and many, many, more…

Spring Semester: VetWorking

VetWorking is a networking event created for Student Veterans.  The employers participating typically send their Human Resources and Recruiting Staff to participate.  They provide information on various topics such as LinkedIn, Social Media Etiquette, Resume and Interviewing Tips, and referencing your Security Clearance in your job search.  This is an opportunity to learn career readiness skills from employers committed to hiring veterans.

Past Employers/Companies Represented:

  • ADP
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Siemens
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hire Our Heros
  • Social Security Administration
  • Teach for America