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prospective students

There are many paths that you can take to success and here at the University of Florida we offer students over 120 major options within 14 interest areas to find the right fit. Weather you know what you want to do or need a little help figuring it out, here at the Career Connections Center we will help you bridge the gap between what you will learn and enjoying during your UF experience to success after graduation.

While the Career Connections Center does not provide services to prospective students. There are many things that you can start doing right now to help you prepare yourself for your future career. It is never too early to start learning about yourself and future career opportunities.

These Resources Include:

  • Customized resources and handouts to assist in your career readiness
  • State of Florida resources to explore career and major options
  • And much more.
Figuring out a major or career path can seem like a challenging task. Understanding your interest, values, and strengths can help make the journey a whole lot easier. It is never too early to start learning about yourself and future career opportunities.

• Attend the Career Connections Center Summer Camp (link page)
• Reflect
• Ask Friends and Family
• Research Careers
• Conduct Information Interviews
• Create an Action Plan
• Explore UF Major Options

• Create a Resume
• Establish a professional email address
• Mentoring
Not only will these activities look good on your resume when applying for college, these things can help you pick a major and you for your future career
• Job Shadowing
• Internship
• Job
• Extracurricular Activities
• Volunteering
• Join and get involved with a high school-based organization that promote career readiness such as FBLA, HOSA, DECA, FFA, Florida 4-H, SkillsUSA, FPSA, Educators Rising, TSA, FFCCLA
Now, the moment that you’ve been preparing for, applying for admission! As one of the most respected university in the country, offering more majors on one campus than almost any other university in the nation. We are a great starting place- one of the best- for students who have ambitious aspirations. Below are some helpful contacts across the university—

Financial Aid
Disability Resource Center
UF Online
Family Engagement
Honors Program
Innovation Academy
International Center
Multicultural Affairs
University of Florida
Enrollment Management

The State of Florida provides many resources for students to learn and explore potential career options.
Occupation Handbook
Florida Shines
College Board
Launch my Career

At the Career Connections Center, we will be with you every step on the way in planning for your future.

Student Graduation Survey


Request a Career Center Tour

We offer tours to prospective students and families. If you are here for Preview, or for another visit in Gainesville, feel free to arrange a tour of the Career Connections Center.

*The information provided on this page does not enhance applicants or guarantee admissions to the University of Florida or any other state institutions. This information is provided as a guide to help you and your family through the career readiness journey. For more information regarding the admissions process including current requirements and deadlines, please visit