Career Events

For more information on any of the events listed below, log into your Handshake account and click "Career Events".


The FAU Career Center hosts events that brings numerous organizations to campus during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Must be a current student or alumni to attend career events

Process to RSVP for Career Center Events

  • Log into Handshake using your MyFAU login information.
  • Click on the "Events" tab on the menu bar. 
  • Click "Event Search" to filter options for specific events.
  • In the upper right corner, click on “RSVP for Event.”
  • Questions should be directed at


No Show/Cancellation Policy

General Policy

The FAU Career Center requires that all students/alumni participating in Career Center Events cancel in advance, if they are not able to attend. When a student fails to cancel, those actions reflect poorly on the student as an individual and on the University as a whole. Not only is the event facilitator or employer inconvenienced, but this action may also deprive another student of attending.

The FAU Career Center advises students to take special note of the following Cancellation and No Show Policy procedures:

How do I cancel attendance at a Career Center Event?

Students must cancel no later than one (1) business day before the scheduled event avoid a penalty. To cancel follow these steps:

  1. Login to Handshake
  2. Select the Event you were planning on attending.
  3. Click on “Leave Event.”

What if I missed the deadline to cancel?

If there is no option to cancel the slot, then the deadline to cancel has been missed and the FAU Career Center must be contacted immediately by calling (561) 297-3533 by 5:00 pm, or sending an email to Students must provide complete details: name, FAU net ID, name, date, and time of event.


Note: Violations to this policy will result in a penalty. Refer to the Late Cancellations and No Shows section below for penalties and appeal procedures if you are cancelling late or fail to show up for your event.


What if I have an emergency the day of the event?

In the event of a sudden illness or extreme personal emergency on the day of the event, students are expected to contact the FAU Career Center at (561) 297-3533 no later than 8:30 am.

Late Cancellations and No-Shows Violation Penalties and Appeal Process

If students cancel appointments with less than one (1) business day notice (late cancellation) or fail to show up for the event (no-show), the FAU Career Center will treat these instances seriously and will enforce a system with the following penalties:


First Violation

Second Violation


Late Cancellation (cancelling an interview with less than   one (1) day notice)

Warning email and will be required to meet with a career counselor.


Handshake account will be blocked for the remainder of the semester. 

 Meet with the Sr. Director of Career Advising, Counseling & Education


No-Show (fail to appear for an interview with no prior   notice)

Warning email and will be required to meet with a career counselor.



Handshake account will be blocked for the remainder of the semester


 Meet with the Sr. Director of Career Advising, Counseling & Education



What does it mean to have my Handshake Account blocked?

Students will not be able to submit resumes, schedule interviews, or attend future events. Students whose Handshake account is blocked will need to call the FAU Career Center at (561) 297-3533 to schedule a counseling appointment. It is important to note that students will be expected to honor all previously arranged Career Center Events during their suspension period. Because students will not have access to view their account during this suspension period, students will have to contact the Career Center to request information about prior events they have enrolled in. Email to request a copy of any upcoming Career Center events.

Students will be notified by the Sr. Director of Career Advising, Counseling & Education of their suspension. Students may appeal their suspension if there were extenuating circumstances (as outlined below). If no appeal is made, the FAU Career Center will automatically deactivate the student’s Handshake access for the prescribed timeframe (duration of the semester).

What is the Appeal Process?

Students may appeal their suspension if there were extenuating circumstances that resulted in a late cancellation or a no show for an interview. Acceptable excuses might include a car accident, sudden hospitalization, family emergency, etc. - all subject to possible verification. Unacceptable excuses would include last-minute preparation for exams, projects or term papers, getting up late, forgetting, or not checking your upcoming Career Center event schedule.

Follow these appeal procedures:

  • Send an email to within 48 hours explaining why you cancelled late or did not show up for the event. Include the event name, date, and time.
  • If there were any substantiating documentation (medical excuse, car towing receipt, accident report, etc.), students are encouraged to email that documentation to the FAU Career Center at
  • Upon receipt of this information, a committee will review your case and advise you of the final decision.


 Last Modified 5/6/19