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Career Readiness Check-in

Career Readiness Check-In

In 2015, Governor Rick Scott issued the “Ready Set Work” University Challenge, which challenges state-funded universities to have 100 percent of their graduates (not going into graduate school) full-time employment within a year for those receiving each university’s two most popular degrees. At UF, the goal is to have every graduate from every degree achieve success through employment after graduation. To ensure students are confident and ready to pursue post-graduation plans, the Career Readiness Check-In was implemented as an institution-wide effort for students to prepare for life after graduation.

Career Readiness Holds

During a student’s second fall at the university two holds will appear on their accounts, these are the Career Check-In Holds. The student will be required to fulfill actions to lift the two holds in order to register for the next semester’s courses. The holds are a part of the University-wide response to support student awareness and preparation for success after graduation. Both Career Readiness Holds should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.


What is “Ready, Set, Work”?

In 2015, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued the “Ready, Set, Work” University Challenge to all public universities in the state to get 100% of each institution’s graduates (who are not pursuing graduate school) full-time employment within one year for the top two majors. However, UF’s president, Dr. Fuchs wants to improve employment outcomes for all UF majors. The Career Readiness Holds are a part of the University wide response to support your awareness and preparation for success after graduation. Other efforts include education through The Bridge to Employment Success Today programs (UF BEST) and the IDS 2935 Art of Getting Hired course.

What is the deadline for completion?

In order to register on time for your spring classes you need to complete the requirements of both holds.

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

It should be removed instantaneously once you have competed the requirements of each hold:
1. Creating your profile in Gator CareerLink
2. Completing a module of the Career Readiness Holds Canvas course

Why do I have to do this?

The UF community wants to make sure that you are introduced to Career Action Plan, and the campus resources you have available to maximize your time here at UF, and help you move towards your post-graduation goals efficiently and confidently.

What if I have technical issues?

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

For Canvas Issues or Gator CareerLink Log in Issues, contact: (352) 392-4357 or helpdesk@ufl.edu. For general questions: career-ready@ufl.edu.

What if this isn’t my second Fall on campus?

The Registrar makes that determination based on catalog year of matriculation and number of credit hours completed for a grade.

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

The Registrar’s Office determines which student accounts receive the hold, based on a student’s catalog year and how many credits they have successfully completed as of Fall 2018.

How long will it take?

It should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete the requirements of both holds.

What if a class I need fills before I complete the Check-In?

That is a great question and concern, which is why the Registrar’s Office encourages students to check for and complete all holds the day registration dates and times are posted in OneUF.

Questions about the Career Check-In?

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