The Center for Career & Professional Development

One of the most important steps you can take as a college student to prepare for your career is to actively start working toward your goals prior to graduation.

The Center for Career & Professional Development team at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus is here for you each step of the way. Whether you are a current student with big dreams beyond your degree or a recent grad who’s ready to take on the workforce, we can help!

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Explore Career Options

Planning in advance is key to finding a career after graduation. Use the career planning guide for step-by-step instructions to make an informed career decision or try our MyPlan tool for online career planning resources.

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Search for Jobs & Internships

Ready to start your search? Start with Handshake, our online job board. We also offer other resources for job openings, commonly asked questions about internships, access to research assistantship opportunities and information on federal work study programs for on-campus employment.


Building Connections & Networking

Another great way to find rewarding careers is through building your own personal network and connecting with others in your community. Learn about networking, meet up with local groups or connect with the USF Sarasota Manatee campus on LinkedIn to expand your online connections.


Attend an Event

From career expos to visits with local government agencies looking for new talent, The Center for Career & Professional Development team offers several great career events throughout the year for USF Sarasota Manatee campus students and alumni. You might also find it helpful to visit events at the other two USF campuses. Go to Handshake for the events calendar.

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Continue Your Education

Whether you hope to land a job that requires a graduate degree or you are so passionate about your work that you want to further your studies, learn some key tips and information regarding the graduate school decision.

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Ask Questions

Come visit our staff and tell us about your plans and career goals, ask us for advice, practice your interview skills, have us proof your resume and a whole lot more.

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Stand Out from the Crowd

First impressions really do make all the difference. Make sure you explore these resources on preparing a resume and practicing for the interview

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Hire a Bull

Are you interested in recruiting talent from USF Sarasota-Manatee campus? Explore the many ways you can connect with our students.

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