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Strategic Core

2020 - 2027 Strategic Core

In our unrelenting pursuit of excellence the Career Connections Center outlined a strategic core of five focus areas around which to encase our priorities over the next five years (2020-2025). These areas are a result of an intensive listening tour and a series of focus groups engaging more than 300 stakeholders over a nine-month period.The strategic core has allowed the Center to align its commitment to not only students but to the greater university community. These priorities reflect the focus areas of career services at UF in order to positively impact student success.


Provide advanced and holistic career services to foster positive outcomes for UF students after graduation and lifelong career engagement

Offer personalized and phased career services

  • Engage students early to encourage self-awareness, career exploration and self-efficacy
  • Provide students with professional development and industry education and exposure
  • Empower students through experiential learning and connect experience to transferable skill development
  • Prepare students to adapt to life after graduation and the future of work

Increase student utilization of and engagement with the Career Connections Center

  • Expand access to and scalability of the Career Connections Center’s services
  • Integrate the Career Action Plan into service delivery, programming, resources, and assessment to drive engagement and storytelling throughout the UF career ecosystem
  • Support changing student demographics and the globalized workforce through customized programming and services

Enhance the student experience with the Career Connections Center

  • Plan and deliver theory-based programming and services
  • Maintain student satisfaction score of at least four out of five for all career planning services

Elevate the quality and consistency of career development at the University of Florida

  • Align and coordinate career services across campus