• Career & Professional Development Services

UCF Career Services

Alumni Professional Engagement

With a UCF degree as a line-item on your resume, you're already well on your way to a phenomenal and fulfilling career. We want to help you get there! We have implemented a fully integrated collection of lifelong professional development programming, services, events and resources to meet the needs of alumni who are at any stage of career management. So whether you're a new graduate about to be launched into the workforce or an experienced professional looking for a career transition, we're here to help.

 

We offer career and professional development programming and services to alumni, beyond their one semester following graduation.

 

Services include:

  • Career Assessment and Transition
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critiques
  • Job Search Strategies and Networking
  • Interview Practice

Explore Careers

 

MyPlan
Match your preferences to career possibilities. MyPlan.com helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan.com can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you. 100% independent and unbiased, MyPlan.com gives you the truth about colleges, careers and majors. Create an account using the UCF group license: XCDDVQAF.

What Can I Do with This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about common career areas, typical employers and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. This resource also includes a list of websites that provide information about majors and careers. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Find information on the nature of the work, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

Search for Jobs

 

 Business students

 

Handshake
Through a free Handshake account, students and alumni can search and apply for part-time and full-time jobs, upload resumes, research employers, RSVP for workshops and learn about other career events.

Industry Specific Job Search Sites
Some industries use specific job search sites to post positions. This list compiled by Career Services includes sites for Health, Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Hospitality, and more.

Career Shift

  • Search & save high quality, filtered job listings
  • Get up-to-date contact information for millions of companies
  • Access in-depth information about companies

Additional Job Boards

Skills and Resources

How to Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic Guide
These tips will help you navigate the process during the pandemic and the associated economic slowdown.


5 Ways to Be More Productive While Working From Home
Working from home can be extremely different from the office, but it also comes with some great benefits.


How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Get More Job Offers
Four strategies you can use to stand out and get more job offers.


6 Steps to a Successful Career Change
Six steps you can take to increase your chances of success.


Interview Preparation at Big Interview
Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.


Create an account using the UCF organization code: 1963

UCF Continuing Education

UCF Alumni provides alumni access and discounts to UCF Continuing Education programs and exam preparation courses. Acquire new skills to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment, enhance your office productivity or gain a competitive advantage with a new certification while saving money through UCF Continuing Education. Are you applying for graduate school? Score higher on your graduate admission exam with UCF Test Prep's comprehensive review courses.

Prepare for Graduate School
Take the time to research the universities and programs of your interest. Below are some factors you should consider:

  • What is the reputation of the program?

  • Where is the program located (what are the weather conditions, cost of living)?

  • What are the admissions criteria (GPA requirement, entrance exams)?

  • What types of classes and concentrations are offered? How do they relate to your interest?

  • What is the size of the institution? What are the research interests of faculty?

  • What types of funding opportunities are available (grants, fellowships, scholarships)?

  • What is the student-to-faculty ratio?

  • How many students apply and are accepted to the program?

Upcoming Events


Alumni can attend major events hosted by UCF Career Services (i.e., Graduate and Professional Schools Fair, Employment Prep Fair, Career Expo, and specialized presentations or panels).

Become a Career Influencer
We are always searching for talented individuals to present workshops, webinars and programs to inspire our UCF alumni. If you are interested in speaking as a panelist during an event or presenting a career/professional development workshop to alumni, contact Ashley Colquhoun.

 

Contact Us
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Complete the Alumni Career Services Request Form. We are here to help!

 

COVID-19 Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
In response to the Coronavirus National Pandemic, the Department of Education has put relief efforts in place to help their student loan borrowers. Get more information.

 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Whether you been recently laid off, quit your job, were fired, or had your hours reduced, you can file for reemployment assistance benefits. View the Reemployment Assistance Application Guide.

 

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. Get more information.

 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Apply for this program now.

 

Other Supportive Resource Links
Coping with COVID-19