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.
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.
Auraiwan L. Alumni, Fall 2011 Major: Computer Engineering Experience through: Career Day Job offer from Red Prairie
I went to the FAU Career Day & Technical Fair without really thinking I would land any job offer the first time I attended. The result actually surprised me because I got to talk to the representatives of RedPrairie. Yet, I still believed it was a far fetch to get any position the first time I try since I never had any experience. Turns out, I got an internship position offer which gave me a lot of confidence that there are spots and places for us, young students, out there. I have to be honest I was very scared of changes and what would happen after graduation. However, RedPrairie continues to be a great experience. They gave me the experience that I needed to progress in my career. They taught me things that I would never get to learn in class. So, thank you FAU Career Development Center for creating great oppotunities for us.
Nicole B. Alumni, Spring 2011 Major: Sociology / Interdiscplinary Studies in Social Science Experience through: One-on-One Career Counseling & Career Assessment Graduate student acceptance from University of North Carolina Wilmington
I utilized the Career Counseling services at the Career Development Center (CDC) during my undergraduate studies at FAU. I met with my career counselor in order to discuss career related issues such as choosing my major and reviewing career choices. I took a career assesment in which it reviewed my personal skills, interests and work values. I had several follow up appointments throughout my undergraduate studies which helped me see a clearer picture and meet my educational and career goals. Choosing a major and career path can be overwhelming, and they honestly helped me with all of my fears and decisions I needed to make to achieve my goals.I highly recommend the CDC to any student at FAU and to fully take advantage of their services. I was recently accepted to the University of North Carolina in Wilmington to further my education as a Graduate student. I always knew what my passions were but without the help of my career counselor and the CDC, it would have been an overwhelming process. Thank you to my career counselor, and I recommend the CDC to anyone that attends FAU.
Eric D. Alumni, Spring 2011 Major: International Business & Trade Experience through: Career Day Job offer from The PNC Financial Services Group
My success story is great because it shows through hard work and dedication, you can succeed. I utilized the Career Day services at FAU to meet and network with key PNC recruiters. The process at FAU made it much easier to get noticed and discuss my qualifications in person. I had been interviewing from December 2010 through March 2011 for a position in the Chicago/WI market. In late February, I was contacted and denied the opportunity to fly to Pittsburgh for the final round interviews. However, I knew I was the right candidate so I decided to ask for a reconsideration. As a result, I was granted the opportunity to fly the Pittsburgh to meet with the Chicago/WI market managers. Then, in less than a week I was contacted by the recruiting team that I had been accepted into the program and received the offer. I will now be relocating to PNC's Chicago/WI market and be doing my training in Milwaukee, WI.
Keisha H. Alumni, Spring 2011 Major: Criminal Justice Experience through: Co-op/Internship Job offer from Department of Children & Families
As a Peer Adviser in the Career Development Center, I was able to use many of the valuable resources to look for jobs and internships. The most notable resource was the Owl Careelink (online job database). It was through this site that I found an internship with Florida Department of Children & Families. Owl Careerlink gives you the opportunity to see what is offered in the employment world. New job listings are posted everyday to give you a true chance of finding something. I was browsing the database and came across a Florida Department of Children & Families internship opportunity. I applied and now I intern in the Refugee Services Department.
Anthony C. Alumni, Spring 2010 Major: MIS Experience through: Co-op Job offer from TBC Corporation
I went through the Career Development Center to see what was available to me, it was probably the easiest and best thing I could have done for myself. I found an internship, applied, got the job and within in 4 months they offered me a full time position. If I would have never went through the Career Development Center I would have never found this opportunity and may not have received the job.
Brandi P. Alumni, Fall 2009 Major: Marketing and Management Experience through: Career Day Job offer from Enterprise Rent A Car
Thanks to Florida Atlantic University's Career Day and Technical Fair I was able to obtain a position at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. I also used the CDC Workshops to help me write my resume. I encourage all students to do the same to ensure a successful future after graduation
Russell B. Alumni, Fall 2009 Major: Marketing Experience through: Internship Job offer from Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in marketing in December 2009 and with the job market the way that it is right now, I am very thankful that I began my work experience while still attending school. I met Northwestern Mutual Financial Network while attending the Career Day & Technical Fair on campus and the Financial Representative Internship appealed to me. Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is known as "The Quiet Company", the humble kind of quiet. It doesn't show off, but strives to improve peoples' lives, and that sounded like something I wanted to be a part of. I have a genuine empathy for other people and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network allows me to work to help people in a variety of ways. It also didn't hurt that their internship has been one of America's top ten internships for the past 14 years in a row.
Peter H. Alumni, Spring 2009 Major: Marketing and Advertising Experience through: Career Day & Career Day 101 Job offer from Mattress Firm
I used the helpful team at the Career Development Center for pointers on my resume where I learned that FAU had a Career Day and Technical Fair exclusive to FAU students and alumni. I attended the Career Day 101 Seminar where experts gave advice on how to prepare, how to dress, what to say, and how to act. After visiting the Mattress Firm booth, and learning about the corporate culture and growth opportunities, I decided to follow up as it seemed to fit with exactly what I was looking for. One year later I was on the other side of the booth representing Mattress Firm at my Alma Mater. I went through a 3 month Manager-In-Training program that was concluded with 1 week at the corporate head quarters in Houston. I then was a Manager-On-Duty where I traveled as a floating manager for about 5 months before I was given the opportunity to be the Store Manager of our West Palm Beach location! The Career Day 101 course prepared me well. They discussed what to wear, who would be there, and how to leave an impression. They also encouraged us to do some research on the companies we were interested in as well as using the Career Day floor plan to ensure a smooth and timely execution during your time at the Career Day.