At the University of Florida’s Career Connections Center, we know that major does not always equal career. We have launched our new Career Pathways model that infuses Career Clusters to allows your to explore different paths for after graduation. The goal of our Career Pathways model is to link your learning opportunities to the knowledge and skills you need for future education and employment.
What is a Career Pathway?
Your Career Path is unique to you and is how you get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. Career Pathways are made up of customized resources, tools, programs, and services that guide you towards a full range of opportunities for after graduation. Career Pathways are directly connected to industry and career options. They provide you with the opportunity to explore future possibilities, connect with industry professionals, and get involved in a variety of experiences that fit your unique interests.
What are Career Clusters?
Career clusters are groups of similar occupations and industries that have a common set of required knowledge and skills. They have been developed so you can easily explore a variety of career options and set your career path for where you would like to go after graduation. Career clusters are purposefully not attached to academic majors because majors do not always equal careers.
As a part of the Career Pathways model, we have updated our Career Community webpages. Our Career Communities are industry and affinity-based groupings that provide customized resources and connections to support your career pathway. Creating spaces for communities to gather provides connection opportunities for you to engage with the C3, other students, alumni, and industries.
Engaging with your Career Pathway will help you:
- Create connections at UF and beyond to learn about yourself and career options
- Understand and develop profession skills in-demand withing your field(s) of interest
- Get involved in a variety of experiences that fit your unique interests.
- Prepare you for success after graduation