Career and Talent Development (CTD) offers students many opportunities and programs to prepare for their job or internship search. From networking workshops, to professional dining etiquette, CTD is dedicated to preparing you for your next steps before and after graduation.
Every Fall and Spring semester we hold Resume Fest prior to the Career Fair and Career EXPO, allowing students and alumni the chance to get their resumes critiqued by professional recruiters. There will be two Resume Fest opportunities. No appointment necessary.
The nest Resume Fests will be held in the fall 2023 semester.
Professional Dining Etiquette
Learn to dine like a diplomat! Know the fine points of professional dining etiquette and gain a significant advantage over the competition.
Our Professional Dining Etiquette training consists of a lunch or dinner at which participants dine while being instructed on professional dining etiquette.
Career Boot Camp
CTD hosts two Career Boot Camps every year at the Engineering Center for the Spring and Fall semesters. The Career Boot Camp is designed to prepare students and alumni in gearing up for career fairs. This event provides an opportunity to participate in workshops presented by several employers and staff all in one day.
Seating is limited - students and alumni wishing to attend Career Boot Camp need to register to save their seats. Also, professional attire, copies of your resumes, and notepads are highly encouraged!
The Art of Networking
Come practice your networking skills in this simulation networking that will be moderated and facilitated by one of our top recruiters. Enjoy hors d'oeuvre, meet other students, and practice your networking skills in a simulated networking atmosphere.
Student Career Leader Program
In Fall 2016, FIU Career and Talent Development rolled out its first student career leader programs at MMC and EC.
Benefits of becoming a Student Career Leader include:
- Professional development of self
- Opportunity to interact with employers within your field
- Develop career readiness skills such as: communication, work ethic, teamwork, public speaking, event planning, problem solving, etc.
- Support peers with professional development
- Great resume builder!
Check Handshake for more information on this program.
Vet Work at FIU
As you transition from military to civilian life, CTD is here to help you to get your career on track. Veteran Career Success (VCS) is a professional development program that aims to assist all FIU veteran students and alumni achieve career success; through resume and cover letter writing, job search help, financial planning, career readiness and professional development.
Being in the military is an exceptional experience which brings a lot of exposure to different skills and competences that might be different from the traditional student.
Therefore, translating these experiences to civilian language is imperative on your career journey as employers value these skills. The VCS program not only aims to educate and guide you on your career path but also provide campus wide resources to ease your transition and therefore, educational life at FIU.
De-militarize your resume: Translate any “military lingo” into workplace language that can appropriately show case your skills. There are many resources out there that can help you identify and translate such job responsibilities.
Using resources such as Military-Civilian Skills Translator or O*NET MOC Crosswalk that will help you identify the skills you can translate over. It is important to note that the jobs, occupations or careers offered by such translators do not mean that is all you are capable of doing. Use it as a guide to mold your resume for the career you want to go into.
Additionally, it is important to obtain your Verification of Military Experience and Training form (DD Form 2586). Use this as a starting point that lists all education and training obtained during your time of service.
Once you have identified these skills, proceed to formatting your resume and cover letter. Use the following as guides to put together your documents:
Financial readiness is a part of the transition from military to civilian life. With the proper knowledge and resources, you can ensure financial readiness is attained by you and your family. The resources listed below are not exclusive however they serve as a great starting point:
If you are a part of the FIU College of Business, you have access to:
In addition to getting your career documents on track and attending professional development functions, staying involved whether within the FIU or the South Florida Community is key to ensuring your transition to civilian life goes as smooth as possible. The following list includes examples of way to stay connected not only to your veteran associates but the community as well.
Navigating the professional world can be a difficult task however if you have the right tools and resources attained during professional development, career success becomes a reality. Creating a Handshake account will aid you in your career journey by connecting you to employers and keeping you up to date with career opportunities. CTD offers a variety of professional development options which you can use to your advantage. Should you need any help with any of the resources listed below, you can request more information by filling out the Tell Me More form.
- Professional Development Workshops
- Mock Interview
Additionally, please contact the FIU Veteran and Military Affairs Office for more options regarding professional development.