This summer, I am interning for Marie Claire magazine in the Hearst Tower in New York City. My job entails tasks like creating editorial credit books, helping put together promotional projects, computer work, and occasionally I have the opportunity to sit in on meetings. Before my internship started, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the annual sales meeting that people fly in from around the world to come to. So far, this has been an amazing learning experience, and has only reassured me that this is the career that I want to pursue.
Andrew E. Alumni, Spring 2014 Major: Communication Experience through: Co-operative Education (Co-Op) / Internship Job offer from Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach County
Through out my college career I had the opportunity to take advantage of the Co-Op program here at FAU and it was one of the best decisions I could make to prepare myself for a career after graduation. Anyone can do an internship through their department, but the multiple opportunities the Co-Op program provided me with has proven to give me the versatile advantage over other candidates when applying for a job in the next chapter of my life after graduation. As a Co-Op student I had the opportunity to hone my skills in the media market at companies like Channel 10 News, FAU Creative Services and Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach County. I highly recommend utilizing the support of this program and the Career Development Center.
Natalie R. Senior, Spring 2015 Major: Multimedia Journalism Experience through: Co-operative Education (Co-Op) / Internship Job offer from WKIS 99.9
I just finished my first internship at WKIS 99.9 Kiss Country. I learned so much from my time at Kiss. I learned how to think creatively and put projects together in a timely fashion. I worked with the promotions department and we put together events to help promote Kiss. I got the opportunity to work at the Tortuga Music Festival this semester and even met Eric Church and Chase Rice. Overall, I had such a fun time and I would not trade it for the world. The Co-Op Internship Program at FAU has opened many doors for me and I encourage everyone I meet to go through the program. Everyone needs work experience, and what better way to do it then with the help of the lovely Co-op advisors and with opportunities such as working at a radio station! I don't know where I would be without the Co-Op program at FAU and I can't wait to embark on another journey with another internship!
Michala N. Alumni, Spring 2013 Major: Exercise Science and Health Promotion Experience through: CDC Workshops Job offer from American Traveler Staffing Professionals
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. I always knew I wanted to be in the health field, but was too squeamish to go into nursing or to become a doctor. My education, combined with being a collegiate athlete, most definitely prepared me for the workforce. It kept me motivated, organized and persistent in all aspects of my life. I used the FAU Career Development Center several times. The counselors there guided me through building a strong resume. They also introduced me to several job search websites, like CareerBuilder, that had lots of job postings in my field. This is actually where I came across the position listed at American Traveler. I have been working at American Traveler since mid-July 2013, starting as a Housing intern. I then transitioned into the Consultant role in October and have been enjoying it ever since. I love my job. I help nurses find their dream jobs in their dream locations – which can be challenging, but is very rewarding once it happens. It is also fun forming lasting relationships with the nurses I have working for me. They really end up trusting in your work, and confiding in you. I also really appreciate the amount of support I have gotten from my co-workers and supervisors. I am learning new things every day! When transitioning into the workforce, it is important to keep in mind that you have to strive to stay motivated and organized. It is also important to keep things fun for yourself -- in a professional way of course!
Daniel T. Alumni, Spring 2011 Major: Marketing Experience through: Job Listing from OWL Career Link Job offer from Office Depot
I was a Marketing major at FAU and received an opportunity my sophomore year to intern with FAU’s Marketing & Communications Department. I worked on large scale projects such as creating FAU's social media networks and developed strategies on how to engage current and former students with the FAU brand. I also assisted with the visit of the Dalai Lama! Two years later I received a job offer with Office Depot, working at their Global Headquarters in Boca Raton. My current role is an eCommerce Marketing Analyst focused on Email Marketing. I develop strategy for weekly email campaigns that entail analyzing and placing potential offers in emails and how it will effect net sales and profitability in order to meet forecast goals.
Katie K. Alumni, Spring 2012 Major: Marketing Experience through: Job Listing from OWL Career Link Job offer from American Traveler
In my case, an internship that I discovered through the FAU Career Center, kicked off a full-time career at American Traveler, a healthcare staffing company based out of Boca Raton. Actually, it all started with a successful resume-writing workshop. After the workshop, I had my resume critiqued by a member of the Career Center. I had seen the internship at American Traveler on the Owl Career Link job portal. I thought it sounded interesting, so I applied - with my newly-polished resume. I guess it must have made a good impression, because I received a call from American Traveler shortly after! Juggling a part-time internship with five classes a semester was no easy task, but it helped me greatly in honing my time management skills and preparing me for the demands of a full-time position. I had internships in Business Development, Housing and Recruiting. I enjoyed working with all the different departments at American Traveler during my internships, but after a while I was pretty sure that Sales - working as a Consultant -- was going to be the right fit for me. So I was very happy to be brought on as an Associate Consultant. After about six months as an Associate Consultant, I was promoted to Consultant. The aspect of my job that I like the most is the challenge. Being in a sales position the job never gets boring. There are no limits to your success.
Munira B. Alumni, Fall 2010 Major: International Business Experience through: Carrer Day & Technical Fair Job offer from Office Depot
I graduated from FAU in 2010 with a B.A. in International Business and Trade. I began working at Office Depot in March 2013 after I spent two years as a traveling Leadership Consultant for my sorority, Theta Phi Alpha. I met an Office Depot recruiter through at the Career Day & Technical Fair event on campus which led to an interview and eventually I landed this amazing job. I'm currently working in the HR Department as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator and was recently promoted within the team. Every day I have the opportunity to work on a multitude of initiatives ranging from college recruiting to employment branding for our career page http://jobs.officedepot.com. I can confidently say that my degree from FAU and the Career Center provided me with a solid foundation for a successful career.
Kristina K. Alumni, Summer 2013 Major: Marketing Experience through: Carrer Day & Technical Fair Job offer from Office Depot
I started at Office Depot as an intern doing social media. I had the opportunity to stay on in a full time role. Currently I work in the marketing department, on the Digital Brand team. My main responsibility is generating compelling digital content and making sure the right audience sees it. The Career Day & Technical Fair helped me connect with employers and get the position at Office Depot.
Jyoshna G. Masters, Spring 2014 Major: Business Administration - Accounting Experience through: On-Campus Recruiting Program Job offer from Ernst & Young
I am completely blown away at the way the whole CDC works for the betterment of FAU students. The career fair provides the best platform to explore your opportunities, and to see how your expectations fit the real world demands. A range of companies come to the fair but the accounting firms have the most presence. I am an MBA student, specializing in the Accounting track. I have a lot of IT experience, but I wanted to try something new. I attended the career fair, as well as the CDC workshops on Resume Critique, job search, on-campus interview and the Mock Interview. All the feedback I got from attending these events gave me a head start and although I am an international student, I had an upper hand when it came to facing real interviews with the firms. I have got an offer to work through the On-campus recruiting program, with a Big 4 firm even before I am graduating. Its so fulfilling to know that your hard work pays off but it is also satisfying when you know you picked the right path to do it. CDC played a big role in helping me get there ! I strongly advise anyone looking for a job to spend their time wisely with the CDC team and reap the best of their efforts through the best advisers at FAU, that too without paying a penny!
Shawn C. Masters, Spring 2012 Major: Computer Science Experience through: Job Listing from OWL Career Link (Full-Time / Part-Time) Job offer from Battle Medialab
After starting my graduate studies I was in need of financial assistance, so my CS Advisor suggested applying for a graduate assistantship. After ending up securing an assistantship at FAU's Career Development Center, I utilized their services including the one-on-one advising, mock interview, resume critique and the various career events such as the bi-annual FAU Career Fair, Statewide Job Fair and events such as Dare to be Prepared. Thanks to the skills and preparation I gained from the CDC, shortly after graduation I was able to secure a job position with Battle Medialab. I personally recommend that any student who is attending FAU go to the Career Development Center to utilize their many resources.
Valerie P. Alumni, Spring 2010 Major: Management / Marketing Experience through: Career Day Job offer from City Furniture
A few months before my graduation, I went to the Career Development Center to begin looking for a prospective employer. After attending the Career Day 101 Session and Resume Critique, I was prepared to attend Career Day. I did my research before arriving and had a couple of companies I was interested in speaking with based on their company values and reputation. Through the Career fair, I was able to set up multiple interviews and even received more than one job offer. I decided to work for City Furniture and have now been with the company for three years; thanks to the CDC!
Alexis E. Alumni, Spring 2012 Major: Public Communication Experience through: Career Day Job offer from City Furniture
After graduation I went to the Fall 2012 Career Day and that is where my journey with City Furniture began. I started working shortly after as a manager in training. I recently got promoted to a teamer leader position and I am enjoying my job very much. I am very excited to see what the future has in store for me.
Arlene D. Senior, Summer 2013 Major: Management / Marketing Experience through: Co-operative Education (Co-op)/Internship Job offer from Consolidated Cordage Corp.
I wanted to thank FAU CDC for giving me the opportunity to be an intern for Consolidated Cordage. Through this company I learned a great deal of International Business, Operations Management, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources and overall the main functions on how a business operates. As I get ready to graduate, the internship with Consolidated Cordage gave me a "hands-on" experience on what is like to own a business. Thank you.
Jupiter F. Junior, Spring 2015 Major: Nursing / French Experience through: Job Listing from OWL Career Link (Full-Time / Part-Time) Job offer from FAU Student Government
I needed a job to afford tuition and fees, but I did not know the right pathway to get the job I wanted. I always wanted to become a Student Assistant, since I know a job on campus would have been easier for me while taking hard classes. I struggled to write my resume, and when I thought it was well done, I realized that I did not know the process of how to write a good resume. I met with Mr. Brian Montalvo at the Career Development Center. He spent time explaining to me how should I work on my resume and expose my skills to make a good impression that every employer seeks. We met 5 times, and when my resume was done I got called for an interview. I went to see Mr. Montalvo to schedule a mock interview. I went to the job interview and I got hired. I recommend that every student use the Career Development Center to help them be successful in their job search.
Sharlene M. Sophomore, Summer 2014 Major: Multimedia Journalism Experience through: Job Listing from OWL Career Link (Full-Time / Part-Time) Job offer from ESPN Radio
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share with you my success story! After attending an info session with ESPN here on campus, I decided I really wanted to pursue my interest in sports writing. I got a lot of useful tips from the info session and went on the Career Development Center website and revamped my entire resume. After fixing my resume I decided to post it on the Career Center’s OWL Career Link website. A couple months after doing so I got an email from the promotions director at ESPN 760 wanting to set up an interview with me. So I went in for the interview and less than a week later, I was hired as an intern and registered for the Co-op/Intern Program through the Career Development Center. This has been the most exciting opportunity to come my way since I started here at FAU in the fall of 2010.
Adric S. Senior, Spring 2012 Major: MIS Experience through: Job Listing from OWL CareerLink (Full-Time / Part-Time) Job offer from Direct Insite Corp
Going into my final year of undergrad, I took full advantage of the services that FAU's Career Development Center offered me. Requiring my registration and upload of a resume into the center's system kept me motivated to keep all my information updated and relevant. After targeting and applying to various positions that related to my area of study, of which there were more than just a handful, I received timely and responsive feedback from my applications. This was fantastic. It kept me excited about my future prospects! And it had me using the system almost everyday.
While using the system, I was notified of a great paid internship opportunity. I submitted my resume and cover letter, was contacted for a face-to-face interview, and hired shortly thereafter! It was my first "real world" position. Here, I spent four months on the job learning about all I could, while still using the career center's resources to refine and rework career opportunities.
FAU's Career Development Center really showed its strength during the final few weeks of school. Already feeling a sense of accomplishment as I prepared for commencement and graduation, it was amplified when I received three offers from three unique firms. The company I had gotten the internship with in Sunrise, a tech firm in Fort Lauderdale (who got my resume from OWL Career Link), and another in Boca Raton I applied with.
Really, it is a great resource for students, and I am sure I wouldn't be where I am right now without their help.
John M. Masters, Spring 2012 Major: Accounting Experience through: On-Campus Recruiting Program Job offer from Marcum LLP
I attended the Career Day & Technical Fair in Fall 2011. After meeting with the representatives from Marcum, I was invited to interview with the firm in the form of an on-campus interview at the Career Development Center. Two weeks later, I was invited into their office for the onsite interview. The following week I was offered a full-time position, starting in January 2013. Thanks CDC!
Jill B. Senior, Spring 2012 Major: Communications Experience through: Co-operative Education (Co-Op) / Internship Job offer from Miami Dolphins
Before interning with the Miami Dolphins, I interned with Clear Channel Communications, Interscope Records, and Cornerstone Agency. Each internship was very different but similar in their own ways. Currently with the Miami Dolphins my intern duties include Editing on Final Cut Pro and creating graphics with After Effects. I am part of the film crew on game days which includes filming plays on the field, cheerleaders on the sidelines and fans in the stands. On non game days I assist with interviews of players, coaches, team employees, and cheerleaders. I assist in red carpet events on game day by escorting luminaries into the stadium. I am responsible for assuring that on-site interviewers know which celebrities are coming to them and when. I also assist in the control room on game days for Jumbotron replays. I gained experience in working with production and broadcast managers who directs when to switch to different camera angles, and audio that is broadcasted throughout the stadium.
I couldn't have asked for better experiences with all of my internships. I highly recommend all students at the FAU campus to engage in the internship opportunities that they have available to them through the Career Development Center.
Megan H. Senior, Spring 2012 Major: Social Work Experience through: Co-op Job offer from The American Fund Studies
I decided to apply for a work/study program through the American Fund Studies Organization and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for the summer. The Institute of Philanthropy and Voluntary Services offers 6 or 9 credits of class work from Georgetown along with an internship of a Non-for Profit of my choice. Their application was very tedious so I was directed to the CDC for help with my resume. With their help, I perfected my resume to the exact way that my application required it to me and I received tremendous assistance with my 3 essays which were required. After my interview on a Friday afternoon, I received word that I was accepted into the program early Monday morning. I couldn't have done it without the help of the CDC. They were patient and answered all my questions.