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While you are a Student

Albert and Alberta

Before you graduate, be sure to explore these opportunities for professional development:

  • Gain skills living and interacting with other students in residence life/IRHA (inter residence hall association) or off campus living.
  • Study in small groups. Visit with the various campus tutoring services such as the Broward Teaching Center, the Writing Center, and other college and departmental tutoring centers.
  • Get involved in a student organization, society or council. Build valuable people interaction & leadership skill sets.
  • Explore Global Study opportunities with an advisor at the UFIC (international center). Learn about other cultures and peoples in the world.
  • Obtain experiential experiences through laboratory, research work, and internships. Here are a few helpful resources for finding research opportunities: http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/curbs.aspx &  https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517
  • Consider obtaining a minor.
  • Create a Gator Career Link and explore the activities, services and programs of the CRC (Career Resource Center). Make sure to have you resume updated on a semesterly basis; visit with the CRC for a resume make over/critique; and learn how to interview effectively.
  • Attend the Career Showcases each semester to learn how to best utilize these career fairs as you search for internships, part time jobs or full time employment.
  • Explore graduate studies, combined degree programs, prepare for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.
  • By the time you graduate from UF, obtain 3-5 positive references.

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