Alumni Career Services
FAU’s Career Development Center is happy to assist you with your job search needs or help you connect with the campus community. Be sure to take advantage of our web resources for interviewing, job search and networking tips and the online job portal OWL Careerlink. If you have graduated less than six months ago, you are also eligible for the additional services of career advising/counseling. If you have questions about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Disclaimer: Alumni Career Services are exclusively for FAU graduates. Graduates are defined as those that have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from FAU. While our services are provided to assist alumni in managing his/her job search efforts, they are not to be viewed as placement services. Alumni Career Services is provided by the Career Development Center and is not included in the FAU Alumni Association fee.
As alumni of FAU you have continued free access to your account in the OWL Careerlink job portal which includes the following:
OWL CareerLinkAlumni who graduated prior to August 2013 will need to click here to register. Please allow 3 business days for processing. You will receive an email with instructions on how to log in and complete your account.
- Job Postings- apply for jobs online via OWL CareerLink. The Career Development Center receives over 6,500 job postings annually.
- Upload your resume for employers to view in the searchable candidate resume database.
- Submit your resume electronically for employment opportunities posted by employers.
- Apply for and schedule on-campus interviews with employers who have requested alumni (candidates who are within one year post graduation).
- Set-up a job agent to notify you each time a new employment opportunity is posted that meets your qualifications.
- Receive announcements about employer information sessions or special career events.
- Access the Professional Mentor database. Mentors are professionals representing a variety of industries who have volunteered to share their experience and expertise with our FAU Owls. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to begin building your network. Mentors can be found within OWL CareerLink under “Mentor Search.”
Career Fairs & Networking Events - Free to all FAU students and graduates
- Career Fairs.
- Graduate School Fairs.
- Attend career workshops, etiquette dining events and employer panels.
On-Campus Interviews (OCI) & Employer Information Sessions
- On-Campus Interviews for entry level positions. Alumni (up to 1 year post graduation) are eligible to participate in the On-Campus Interview (OCI) program with employers who request alumni. Alumni must meet the employer's specifications (i.e. major, degree level, graduation date) and apply through OWL CareerLink.
- Attend Employer Information Sessions - Alumni are invited to attend employer information sessions when the employer is recruiting alumni. Information sessions are found within OWL CareerLink under “Career Events.”
Alumni may use these online services
- Online Workshops
- Perfect Interview ™ - virtual mock interviews powered by Perfect Interview, an online customizable practice interview tool. Your Perfect Interview alumni code: FAU372
- OWL CareerLink - Alumni Login
- CDC Website
Eligibility & Fee Based Services
For recent alumni the Alumni Career Services fee is waived for the first six months after graduation. After the first six months, alumni are assessed a fee only for the services listed below:
Career Counseling - $65 (limited to 3 appointments per year)
This option provides you the opportunity to meet with a career counselor for help in making important career decisions, resume/cover letter critiques, prepare for interviews, develop a job search strategy, or explore a career change. Online Payment Here!
Career Assessment & Interpretation - $50 (Strong Interest Inventory - one time fee)
A career assessment inventory is also available for a onetime fee of $50. This includes one individual counseling session for a personal interpretation. The career assessment we offer is the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). Online Payment Here!
Alumni who miss an appointment (aka no-show) or don't cancel their appointment two (2) business days prior to the scheduled appointment will forfeit the $65 (or $50 career assessment) fee for the scheduled session. Weekends and holidays cannot be counted in the two (2) day time period.
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