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UF Faculty and Staff Symposium

January 13, 2022 

Experience Reimagined: Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Call for Proposals | August 2nd – October 1st, 2022


We hope you will join us on January 13th for our 4th Annual UF Faculty & Staff Career Symposium. The Symposium will center key emerging trends that impact students’ workforce readiness and the role faculty and staff play in preparing UF students for the future of work. This year’s event will provide opportunities to learn from and engage with others to explore the increasing role of artificial intelligence across job functions, the permanency of remote work and its impact on job seekers, the rise of freelancing as a career, and more!

RSVPs for this year’s event will open in late October.

Call for Proposals

The University of Florida’s Career Connections Center invites presentation proposals for the 4th Annual UF Faculty & Staff Career Symposium. This year’s theme is Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce, with a particular focus on emerging trends that impact students’ workforce readiness and the role faculty and staff play in preparing UF students for the future of work. Proposals should explore emerging trends such as the increasing role of artificial intelligence across job functions, the permanency of remote work and its impact on job seekers, the rise of freelancing as a career, and other workforce trends.

A successful proposal should make evident the presenter’s knowledge and expertise on the proposed topic. Purely conceptual or theoretical proposals may be considered; however, preference will be given to proposals that offer proven best practices and/or data-driven insights that challenge conventional knowledge and practices.

Session Types:

  • Presentation – (60-minutes) primarily didactic with minimal interactive elements. The goal of a presentation is to impart your knowledge/expertise upon the audience.
  • Workshop – (60-minutes) primarily interactive. The goal of a workshop is to engage the audience in producing actionable steps or a deliverable.
  • Roundtable – (30-minutes) primarily facilitated discussion-based. The goal of a roundtable is to create space for information and resource sharing around a particular topic. NOTE: Presenter must be a knowledgeable facilitator with expertise in the topic area.
  • Best Practice Talk – (15-20 minutes) similar to a TED talk, this session allows for the presenter to engage the audience in new, innovative practices they have employed.

Who can submit a proposal?

We invite proposals from the entire UF and Greater Gainesville communities. Presenters must be willing to attend the event in person on January 13, 2022. Virtual presentation proposals will not be accepted.


Questions? Email Matthew P. Cowley, matthewpaulc@ufl.edu


Check out Last Year's presentations!

Guidelines for a Successful Internship

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Lessons from Students Experiences Outside of the Classroom

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Leveraging Technology to Support a Comprehensive and Developmental Student Employment Experience

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Student Employment as a High Impact Practice

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