Career Advising and Events

Career Advising and Events

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.


VARC Career Readiness Events:

VetConnect – Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) along with Career Services will host VetConnect on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Handshake.  VetConnect provides opportunities for employers to connect and network with Student Veterans and Alumni.  There is no cost to participate in this event!

Why Attend This Event:

    • Employers:
      • To fill your open positions with individuals who bring desirable qualities such as leadership, diligence, and collaboration to any team!
      • VetConnect is designated to provide you a direct connection to our UCF Student Veterans with these desirable qualities!
      • For more information and register your company for this event please contact:
      • Sponsorships or Door Prize Donations for this event please contact:
        • Joshua “JJ” Johnson, Student Resource Specialist II, UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center –
    • Students:
      • Network with employers from a variety of industries to discuss career opportunities and share your resume!
      • Practice and sharpen your interviewing skills and receive valuable direct feedback from employers!
      • Potentially bypass the employers’ online application process!
      • For more information on how to register for this event, please contact:
        • Johnny Pruiett, Student Resource Specialist II, UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center –

Employers Attending:

    • Amazon
    • American Building Supply
    • AMEWAS, Inc.
    • Cole Engineering Services, In
    • Deloitte Consulting
    • Gartner
    • HPOne Holdings Inc.
    • Orange County Sheriff’s Office
    • Siemens
    • Texas Instruments
    • United States Postal Service

Career Readiness Workshops (Spring 2021:…Detail Coming Soon)

This FREE 90 minute interactive presentation on career readiness will provide a focused refresher of how to start a focused job search, resume and cover letter development, personal branding, and much, much more…

More information coming soon!


VetWorking (Late Spring 2021…Details Coming Soon)

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 Heroes
  • Social Security Administration
  • Teach for America

VARC Career Advisor: 

Johnny Pruiett, Student Resource Specialist II

Phone: 407-823-5877