Career Ready Weeks

January 18-29, 2024

Career Ready Weeks are designed to help you have a successful UF Career Week experience. From workshops to one-on-one support to employer insight, the Career Connections Center is here to ensure you have the tools and information you need!

Workshops and Events

Prepare for Career Showcase Workshops

If you're attending Career Showcase, these workshops will help you get ready! During each workshop, you'll learn how to navigate the career fair, prepare your elevator pitch, and make a positive impression. Employers participating in Career Showcase will join each workshop to share their advice on successfully connecting with recruiters at a career fair. The workshops are open to all UF students and alumni who are planning to attend Career Showcase. The content presented at each workshop is the same.

Workshop Dates and Times

  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – In-person at the Career Connections Center (Reitz Union level 1), Connections Room
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Virtual on Zoom: Register Here
  • Monday, Jan. 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Virtual on Zoom: Register Here

Express Drop-In Plus

Wednesday, January 26 - Friday, January 26 & Monday, January 29 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • Wednesday, January 24 – In-person at the Career Connections Center (Reitz Union level 1)
  • Thursday, January 25 – Virtual on Zoom: Register or Join Here
  • Friday, January 26 – In-person at the Career Connections Center (Reitz Union level 1)
  • Monday, January 29 – In-person at the Career Connections Center (Reitz Union level 1)

Express Drop-In Plus is designed to ensure you are well-equipped to have a successful UF Career Week.

This event is only available for current UF students and alumni up to one year after graduation. Although no appointment is needed, there may be a wait time during peak times.

To support your UF Career Week questions and preparation, career coaches, employers, and Career Ambassadors will be available for 15-minute drop-in meetings covering:

*Regular Express Drop-In hours will be available throughout the month.

Career Showcase Tours

Whether this is your first Career Showcase or you're a career fair veteran, you're invited to join career coaches for a tour and overview of Career Showcase. Offered each day of Career Showcase, tours will show you all the resources available at the fair and discuss how to connect with employers successfully, plus we'll highlight the many Career Pathways you can explore.

Career Showcase tours are open to all UF students and alumni. For each tour, enter the O'Connell Center at Gate 3, go through security and student check-in, and then look for Career Showcase Tour signs in the hallway beyond check-in. Business professional attire is recommended for Career Showcase, but for tours, feel free to come as you are.

RSVPs are encouraged. You can click the link below to RSVP for each tour on Gator CareerLink (login required).

Molm Gator Career Closet

The Molm Family Gator Career Closet alleviates the financial strain of purchasing professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. This service is available to all University of Florida students with a valid UF ID and UF alumni up to one year after graduation. Since its inception, the Closet has helped over 2,457 students annually with professional clothing needs.​

Students will find some of the following items in the closet: suits, blazers, dress pants, professional skirts, heels, dress shoes, flats, belts, ties, scarves, jewelry, blouses, cardigans, and button-down shirts.

Walk-In Hours

  • January 22 - 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • January 29, 3-5 p.m.
  • January 30, 3-5 p.m.
  • January 31, 3-5 p.m.
  • February 1, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Professional Headshots

  • By appointment only- Schedule through Gator CareerLink

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UF Career Week Toolkit

We have created a toolkit to help you prepare for UF Career Week. Keep this toolkit open in your tabs or print it out. The toolkit includes information on how to write your resume and show your best self at the events happening throughout UF Career Week.

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