The FAU Career Center provides services that assist students with their career management needs. To name a few of the programs, this office offers:
The Cooperative Education/Internship Program is a unique educational program in which students integrate classroom study with periods of paid, supervised work experience related to their academic majors. At Florida Atlantic University, a Co-op/Internship assignment is a structured experiential learning opportunity in which students apply concepts studied in the classroom to "real world" work situations. Students must be supervised in person, in an office/organization location (students may not work remotely).
Co-op/Internship is offered on a semester basis, fall, spring, or summer (Term I), full-time, or part-time. A Co-op/Internship assignment can be multiple times with one employer or different employers.
Career Advising involves brief immediate assistance provided by paraprofessionals with an emphasis on information giving and receiving.
The Career Center has Drop In Career Advising hours which do not require an appointment*. Career advising is a consultation with a career advisor on any related career concern(s):
Career advisors are available for drop in career advising.
Is your student’s major undeclared? Or do they have a major in mind and need to explore how it translates into a career? They are not alone in feeling undecided about this important decision; more than half of all college students aren't sure either! Our career advisors and career counselors are available to assist students in Choosing a Major. Students can also take an online assessment called Major Knowledge that will assist them in choosing a major. It is important to begin this decision-making process early. The Career Center recommends students start the process during the first year at FAU.
The Carnival of Majors Fair is an annual event that provides students an opportunity to explore the many academic areas of study offered at FAU, along with the chance to meet faculty and advisors representing these program areas. This is a great opportunity for students whether they are undecided, contemplating, or they simply want more information about their major. For the time and date of this event, please view the Calendar of Events.
The process of choosing a major and/or career often begins with self-assessment. The Career Center offers several different Career Assessments that can help clarify your work values, interests, and skills, while providing important information to enhance personal growth and self-understanding. The career assessments are for currently enrolled degree-seeking students.
A lot of questions can arise during the job search process, so the Career Center provides these Online Career Workshops to give students some tips that can be accessed whenever they may need it, at their convenience.
The Career Center offers Live Career Workshops for students, and graduate students in their classroom located in the Student Support Services building room 220. All are open to all FAU students unless otherwise noted. For a listing of when these workshops will be offered, please visit the calendar of events.
The Career Center offers a wonderful timeline on their website that can help assist students with Career Planning starting their freshman year.
FAU offers two ways current students can search for on and off campus jobs while they are students at FAU. The first way is through the Human Resources Job Database. Students should search “student” under “Position Type.” This is where on-campus employers who would like to hire a student will post their open positions. The other job listing is for off campus jobs listed in the Get a Job Database which can be found under the “Money Matters” tab in MyFAU.