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Career Prep Process

Career Prep Process

The University of Florida is committed to students’ career exploration and professional development. As a part of this commitment, the University of Florida has created the Career Prep process to connect students with information, tools, and resources to explore major and career pathways within their first year as a student. The Career Prep process was implemented in response to Florida House Bill 1261 as an institution-wide effort for students to make academic and career decisions that support their individual goals.

Career Prep Holds

During a student’s first semester at the University, two Career Prep holds will appear on their account. The student will be required to fulfill actions to lift the two holds in order to register for their summer and fall 2024 courses. The Career Prep process to remove both holds should take approximately 45 minutes to complete in total.

We recommend reading through the FAQs below before beginning the Career Prep process.

What are the two holds?

The two Career Prep holds that will appear on the student account are designated as CCC Career Readiness.

What is the deadline for completion?

In order to register on time for your summer and/or fall 2024 classes you need to complete the requirements of both holds prior to advance registration in March of 2024.

How long will it take for the holds to be removed?

Holds should be removed within a few minutes once you have competed the requirements of each hold:

  1. Complete the Career Prep Canvas module
  2. Activate your Gator CareerLink account

Why do I have to do this?

The University of Florida is committed to your career exploration and professional development. The Career Prep process is designed to connect you to important tools and resources to develop a career action plan for your time as a University of Florida student. Getting connected to these tools and resources early will allow you to make the most of your time as a college student.

What if I have technical issues?

Canvas recommends using Chrome whenever using their site for the best performance.

For Canvas Issues, contact: (352) 392-4357 or helpdesk@ufl.edu.

For Gator CareerLink issues, please email: career-prep@ufl.edu.

My friend did not have to do this, why do i?

The Registrar determines which student accounts receive the hold based on their first year at the University of Florida as of 2022-2023.

How long will it take?

It should take approximately 45 minutes to complete the requirements of both holds.

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Visit Gator CareerLinkRemoving Your Gator Careerlink Hold

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