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Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Career Services Center

FGCU Career Development Services is dedicated to supporting the mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs by promoting student learning and development and helping students fulfill their career expectations. Within this context, we assist stu­dents in developing and implementing career, education, and employment plans and decisions.

We are pleased to announce that our graduates are establishing a tradition of success in the state of Florida. FGCU has consistently been at the top of state universities in Florida in terms of our bachelor degree graduates obtaining employment and/or continuing education.

Vision

Our office will be recognized as a leader in the State University System in supporting students to graduate in four years and obtaining employment immediately after graduation.

Our services are designed to help students:

  • Develop self-knowledge related to career choice and work performance by identifying, assessing, and understanding their competencies, interests, values, and personal characteristics.
  • Obtain educational and occupational information to aid their career and educational planning and to develop their understanding of the world of work.
  • Select personally suitable academic programs and experiential opportunities that optimize future educational and employment options.
  • Prepare to find suitable employment by developing job-search skills, effective candidate presentation skills, and an understanding of the fit between their competencies and both occupational and job requirements.
  • Gain experience through student activities, com­munity service, student employment, research projects, cooperative education, internships, and other opportunities.
  • Link with alumni, employers, professional organiza­tions, and others who will provide opportunities to develop professional interests and competencies, integrate academic learning with work, and explore future career possibilities.
  • Gain entry into an appropriate educational, graduate, or pro­fessional program.
    Prepare to manage their careers after graduation.

Values

As a member of the Division of Student Affairs, we believe:

  • Individuals grow and develop in unique ways.
  • Learning occurs throughout the entire University experience.
  • There is value in diversity of ideas, beliefs and culture.
  • A strong community is committed to mutual respect, collaboration and care.
  • A healthy lifestyle enhances success in learning, life and career.
  • The quality of the University experience is determined by personal choices.

The Career Service Center is located on the FGCU Campus in Fort Myers, Florida. For additional information please visit the Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Career Services Center website.

To help you achieve your recruitment goals, Career Development Services offers you many ways to build your brand on campus.  We provide various opportunities to engage with students and alumni in order to become an “employer of choice.” You will enjoy greatest success attracting candidates when you use several of the options available through our offices.  We welcome your new ideas for connection as well. Among existing events and activities, you may elect to participate in the following:

  • Career & Internship Fair (early spring)
  • Part-time Job & Internship Fair (fall)
  • Recruitment Wednesdays (most Wednesdays during the fall and spring semester; held in the Cohen Center)
  • Employer Express (the first Tuesday of every month during the fall and spring semester; held in the Lutgert College of Business)
  • Professional Development Month (a series of workshops, mini-events and campus-wide marketing from Career Services; takes place in January)
  • Information Sessions (available throughout the year)
  • Sponsorship and Advertising