Boca Raton Campus Events

Open House Luau (Fall semesters)

It’s Luau Time! During the Open House Luau students have the opportunity to meet the staff at FAU’s Career Development Center (CDC). Students will have fun touring the center, spinning a prize wheel and eating Luau-themed foods. Student will also learn what events the CDC is planning for fall semester! The Open House Luau is always held at the Career Development Center, which is located in the Student Support Services Building (SU), Room 220. This event is normally held in August.

Target audience: All currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students.

Career & Technical Fair (Fall & Spring semesters)

This event is held every fall and spring semester, usually around the beginning of the term. It is more commonly referred to as the “job fair.” Career Day is an event intended to foster face-to-face networking between students and employers. Students are required to dress professionally and bring their Owl Card for admittance. They are also highly advised to bring several copies of their resume.

Target audience: All degree-seeking FAU students and FAU alumni may attend. Many of the companies in attendance offer part-time jobs, internships and entry-level, full-time positions. Professional attire and your FAU Owl Card or FAU Alumni Card is required for admission to the event.

Résumé Mania (Fall & Spring semesters)

Résumé Mania is an event where industry experts are available to review critique students’ résumés. This event will help students learn how to make their résumé more effective in today’s job market. By appointment only. Time slots are in 30-minute increments and are subject to availability. Students need to reserve timeslots ahead of time because there are a limited number of slots available. Resume critiques during Resume Mania are separate from same-day career advising and individual appointments.

Target audience: All currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students.

Career Day 101 (Fall & Spring semesters)

This event is held every fall and spring semester prior to and in preparation for Career Day. This workshop includes strategies on how to prepare for a job fair, what to bring to the event, how to access Career Events in OWL CareerLink network with employers and tips on dressing for success.

Target audience: Career Day 101 is open to all degree-seeking FAU students. It is strongly recommended that all students who plan on attending Career Day &Technical Fair attend this program.

Career Day Prep Month (Fall & Spring semesters)

The Career Development Center (CDC) hosts a series of workshops that would specifically be helpful for students who are planning on attending Career Day and/or will be graduating. The workshop topics include resume writing, interview skills and job search skills. Please check the Calendar of Events on the CDC’s website for times and dates.

Target audience: All currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students.

Professional/Graduate School Fair (Fall semesters)

This event is typically held every fall semester in the month of October on the Boca Raton campus Breezeway from 10:00a.m – 2:00p.m and from 4:30p.m. – 7:00p.m on the Davie campus SD105. Students get a chance to meet graduate admission recruiters who represent graduate programs from institutions across the United States and abroad.

Target audience: All FAU degree-seeking students

Carnival of Majors (Spring semesters)

The Carnival of Majors Fair is held every spring semester and is co-sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Center for Learning And Students Success (CLASS) and Freshman Academic Advising Services (FAAS). At this event students can meet with faculty, academic advisors, and staff from FAU’s colleges to learn more about academic majors, complimentary minors, and how their degree(s) will prepare them for future endeavors. Apart from the college representative students will have a chance to meet representatives from some of the different support offices such as: Student Involvement & Leadership, the Counseling Center, the Office for Civic Engagement, Office for Students with Disabilities and Student Government.

Target audience: All FAU degree-seeking students who would like to get information from a particular college. It is strongly recommended for freshmen and sophomores.

Business Etiquette Dining (Spring semesters)

Students will learn the finer points of business dining, mingling and networking. This is event has limited seating, an RSVP is required. For more information you can contact the Career Development Center at 561.297.3533. This event is typically held in the month of March.

Target audience: All FAU degree-seeking students

Executive Leadership Forum (Spring semesters)

The Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) is a networking luncheon followed by a panel presentation with top industry leaders, including distinguished alumni of Florida Atlantic University. Students will learn how these executives developed and honed leadership skills while attending college and throughout their careers. After the panel, students will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions with each panelist. The breakout sessions will allow you a rare opportunity to talk directly with these top industry leaders. This is event has limited seating, an RSVP is required. For more information you can contact the Career Development Center at 561.297.3533. This event is typically held in the month of April.

Target audience: All FAU currently enrolled degree-seeking students

Dare to Be Prepared for Today's Job Market (Spring semesters)

Dare to be Prepared is a one day seminar that helps jumpstart the post-graduation employment plans of FAU recent graduates.  The event features employers from various industries and they will have:
  1. a panel discussion on who's hiring.
  2. presentation on successfully transitioning from college to work.
  3. resume critiques by employers and industry representatives

This is event has limited seating, an RSVP is required. For more information you can contact the Career Development Center at 561.297.3533. This event is typically held in the month of May.

Target audience: Recent FAU graduates

State Wide Job Fair (Spring/Summer Semester)

The Florida Career Centers work collaboratively to sponsor the annual Statewide Job Fair held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida. The event is designed to bring together recent graduates and employers. For more information you can contact the Career Development Center at 561.297.3533. This event is typically held in the month of May.

Target audience: All FAU currently enrolled degree-seeking students and recent graduates

Career Planning Workshops (Fall & Spring semesters)

A variety of workshops are offered to students throughout the year. Students can visit our online Calendar of Events for workshop dates and times at www.fau.edu/cdc.

Resume Writing

Focuses on how to highlight and arrange your accomplishments and achievements on paper. The workshop will also cover formatting options, content suggestions and tips for crafting a general resume then tailoring it to specific job opportunities.

Job Search

This workshop will provide students with strategies and tools to kick-start the job search process and locate positions and companies of interest.

Salary Negotiations

This workshop teaches students how to research salary information and negotiate a comprehensive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and perks you’re looking for and perks you would have never thought of.

Interviewing Skills

Nervous about what will happen during you job interview? Want to know how to make a great first impression? Attend this workshop to learn how to get the job offer and impress even the toughest of interviewers. The following will be addressed: interview formats, researching companies, answering interview questions and dressing for success.

Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major is an exploration process that involves conducting a self-assessment and world-of-work research. This workshop can help students understand that process. This workshop is for students who are:
  • having a difficult time choosing a major
  • unsatisfied with their current major and would like to learn the process of deciding a different major

As an added bonus, students will see what successful people – such as Oprah Winfrey, Jon Steward, Gandhi, and many more – majored in.

On-Campus Interviewing

Students attend on-campus interviewing workshops to learn how to identify, apply to and select interview times for full-time employment positions through the OWL CareerLink database system. Students don’t want to miss this opportunity! (Open to graduating students and alumni up to 6 months post-graduation).

Internships and Cooperative Education

This workshop provides students an overview of the internship co-op program and how to apply for a co-op. In the workshop students will receive an application and instructions on how to complete the application process.

Applying to Graduate School

This workshop will provide an overview of the application process for graduate and professional schools including: issues to consider prior to applying, determining which schools to apply to and the typical components of an application. It will also help students better understand FAU’s resources on test prep. This workshop is co-presented by the Career Development Center and Test Preparation.

Academic Interviewing and Salary Negotiations

This workshop describes screening and on campus interviews, provides a handout on sample academic interview questions and offers insight into negotiating multiple salary components. (Open to graduate students only).

Navigating the Academic Job Search

Students learn how to find employment opportunities, higher education and how to market their master’s or doctorate degrees(s) as well as their transferable skills (Open to graduate students only).

Social Media and Your Job Search

This workshop will help students with social media strategies and tools to utilize in their own job search process. Students will learn how to use social media to network with employers, professors, and friends, and how to use this network to enhance the job search.