Career Certificate Program


In order to support the professional development of FAU students, the Career Center offers the Career Certificate Program. The program accepts students year round and obtaining the certificate is easy. The program assists students in becoming career ready and to be more successful in the job and internship market.


  • Learn to craft an effective résumé, develop interviewing and networking skills, create a LinkedIn profile and attend events to interact with prominent employers for jobs and internships

  • Receive a formal printed certificate and padfolio

  • Participate in a résumé book exclusively for CCP participants, and be spotlighted in Handshake as a preferred candidate

  • Exclusive access to the FAU Professional Clothes Closet

Obtaining the Certificate:

  1. Have an approved résumé uploaded into Handshake

  2. Schedule an appointment with the Career Center to conduct a mock interview

  3. Attend at least three eligible career events (i.e. Career Fairs, workshops, and career panels)

  4. Create a LinkedIn profile that contains a professional photo, education information, brief summary and at least one experience

  5. Complete the Career Certificate Program Outcome Survey when all items have been finished*

*All items must be completed within one year, requirements must not exceed a year or they must be redone

Finished with the Requirements? Complete the Outcome Survey:

Career Certificate Program Outcome Survey


Frequently Asked Questions:

A: All currently enrolled FAU undergraduate and graduate students.
A: No, this is completely free! This program does not include academic credits or a transcript notation.
A: For a list of eligible events, please visit Handshake. Under Career Events, when you click the event it will be noted as *CCP Eligible*
A: In your Handshake profile, you will be able to track your progress under my activity. Please note that your résumé and all career events must not exceed one year to be eligible.
A: After you complete the final survey and your responses are validated, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions on how to pick up your certificate and padfolio.

Additional Questions?

Have questions about the Career Certificate Program? Visit the Career Center during Same-Day Career Advising or e-mail

Boca Raton campus:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Student Support Services Bldg. Rm. 220

Next Steps?

You can further enhance your career readiness by signing up for Certified Student Leader program, Career Development track. This immersive experience seeks to recognize and strengthen the leadership capacity of students while providing leadership and service opportunities for self-awareness and growth. The Career Development track aligns leadership and service experiences with career aspirations, and connects you with potential employers and more!

For more information visit, Certified Student Leader Program. Enrollment opens August 14. 

 Last Modified 5/14/18