Career Living Community

The Career Living Community is offered to students who are interested in gaining valuable professional experience along with engaging in academic and social activities through an intentionally designed living/learning community. This program will prepare students to become career ready through experiential learning, workshops, events, and peer connections! The Career Living Community will work closely with the FAU Career Center and the Department of Housing and Residential Education for a unique opportunity to begin building toward their future.

Through strategic training, development of impressive interviewing skills, polishing of resumes, and insider tips from guest speakers, students will have a head start on the competition. Students in this program will establish career goals and discuss essential career preparation. The students in the Career Living Community will have the chance to expand their views through exploration and collaboration with campus departments and academic programs. All majors are welcome to apply!

  • Be eligible to be placed in a paid on-campus ($10/hour) internship
  • Become a part of an elite group of similarly engaged students
  • Build relationships and network with other FAU students, administrators, and faculty
  • Become exposed to a variety of resources to help in career preparations
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Make new friends from a variety of majors
  • Become more connected to FAU!

To be a part of the program, students must:

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA and have a clear conduct record
  • Have sophomore status by the Fall semester of the academic year they will be participating in
  • Live in Indian River Towers and complete a housing contract (meal plan required)
  • Attend a paid, weekly training every Friday from 1-2 p.m. (Coordinate your class schedule to be available at this time)
  • Attend the Internship Interview Day in the Fall semester
  • Be available to intern 12-20 hours per week on-campus during normal office hours
  • Pass a background check prior to hiring
  • Attend three Career events per semester; one of these events must be a career fair.
  • Enroll in and complete the FAU Professional Internship Course for 0-4 credits (0 credits is tuition-free) for both Fall and Spring semester

 

For more information, please call the FAU Career Center at (561) 297-3533 or email intern@fau.edu
 Last Modified 12/11/18