FAU Student News

Monday, July 15, 2019
Vol. 6 | Issue 47

FAU Student News

Your weekly source for important dates, events, and announcements.

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Changes to Student Health Insurance Plans

The student health insurance company will change from Aetna to UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. UnitedHealthcare StudentResources has been a leading company for student health insurance for over 40 years. To enroll, visit www.gallagherstudent.com/FAU, log in with your student credentials and click “Domestic Student Enroll” on the left navigation bar.

The deadline to submit an enrollment form is September 14, 2019.

For more information, please view the Florida Atlantic University 2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have any questions, please reach out to the FAU Office of Immunization and Insurance Compliance at insurance@fau.edu.

The Art of Getting Hired - Davie Campus

Want to learn how to successfully use Handshake to search for and apply to jobs and internships? Then attend the FAU Career Center's interactive workshop, The Art of Getting Hired, on Wednesday, July 17, at 5:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts building, room 124 on the Davie campus. For more information and to register, visit Handshake.

FAU Best Internship Contest - Summer 2019

Do you think you have the best summer internship? Show off your summer internship to the FAU Community by entering our Summer 2019 Best Internship Contest to WIN a Career Center prize pack and more!

To enter, all you need to do is submit high quality photo(s) and/or video(s) of your choice along with a relevant caption (email submissions to intern@fau.edu ). If you would like for us to tag you please include your Instagram name in your submission. Once the content has been reviewed and approved by our team, you will receive a confirmation email.

The Best Summer Internship Contest post with the most likes by Friday, Aug. 2 will be deemed the Summer 2019 Internship Contest Winner! Don't forget to let us know about your internship by registering your experience in Handshake !

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching)-Summer Term 2019-Terms 1 and 3

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is available online beginning Saturday, July 27 at 12:01 a.m. SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards. The deadline for completion is Friday, August 2, at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, visit the SPOT website.

eSPORTS ARENA Coming to FAU Student Union

We are constructing a brand new, state of the art Gaming Center for the FAU students, faculty and staff. This dedicated space for gamers will make FAU the first public university in Florida to have a competitive esports gaming center as well as official competing teams.

The Center will include 40-45 gaming stations along with a dedicated console area. We will also have billiards, ping pong and other gaming tables for all to enjoy. Please keep an eye out for important Grand Opening dates COMING SOON!

For more information, visit the eSports Arena section of the New U website.

Building a Winning Resume

Resume and cover letter need some updating? Let us help! This presentation will help increase your understanding of how your resume and cover letter are used in the job search process. You will learn how to compose a resume that reflects your greatest strengths and talents and explore different resume formats. By the end of this presentation your resume will say, "Interview me!". For more information and to register, visit Handshake.

Summer Splash Events At FAU

Summers at FAU are anything but dull. Summer Splash is here to connect all Summer 3 students with multiple events at the Boca Raton campus during the months of June and July. Learn about the different events happening on campus by visiting the Summer Splash Website.

The application for the 2019-2020 Career Living Community is now open!

The Career Living Community is a program, offered by the Career Center and Housing and Residential Education, that provides sophomore students with the opportunity to develop their resumes and learn about career readiness through paid, on-campus internships, strategic training and career development.

Benefits of this program include:
  • Paid Internship ($10/hour)
  • Weekly paid career readiness training
  • Participate in 3rd Annual Internship Showcase
  • Make new friends from a variety of majors
  • Become more connected to FAU!


For more information and to apply, visit https://fau.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2443129/.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a fast-paced certificate course empowering promising entrepreneurs and ambitious small business owners with the tools to write a successful business plan, find financial backing and design a blueprint for success! This event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Entrepreneur Bootcamp webpage or email adamscenter@fau.edu.