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Career Center


We’re Here To Help!

More than 25,000 Florida Southern alumni know the value of the education they received here. They are contributing their talents in their chosen professions world wide. Florida Southern’s Career Center is the bridge between your FSC education and your future.

Our resources connect you with career exploration tools, internships, service/volunteer experiences, networking tips, graduate school info, and job-search skills—everything you need to realize your career goals.

Employers. We have info for you too.

The Career Center has services to help you in your search for qualified candidates.

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FSC Career Toolbox

Optimal Resume

Build a better resume and cover letter. Also take advantage of interview prep!


Check out the Internet’s best resource for career planning, grad schools, etc.!


Link to employers offering career opportunities.

NACE Salary Calculator

Find guidelines for salaries in various regions and occupations.


Explore opportunities on the world’s largest internship marketplace at

Find Jobs and Internships

Urban Employ Network

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Occupational Outlook

Research hundreds of careers—including job descriptions, average salaries, etc.!

NACE Job Choices

Get job-search advice and find about employers interested in new college graduates.

LinkedIn Jobs

Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity.

Career Center

The Career Center connects you with career exploration tools, internships, service/volunteer experiences, networking tips, graduate school info, and job-search skills—everything you need to realize your career goals.


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone: 863.680.4390
Fax: 863.680.5121

Find Us

The Career Center is located on the first floor in the Rogers Building. (R on the campus map)

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Our Services

"Moc" interviews

Florida Southern provides “Moc” (actually mock) interviews and professional critiques to help you become more comfortable in interview situations.


Career connections

Education is essential, but career connections are also crucial. According to the National Association of College and Employers, three out of five college students get their first jobs through networking. Our Career Spotlight Series connects you with FSC alumni from various industries and fields.

Networking tips

We’ll help you strengthen networks with family, professors, Career Center staff, friends, and alumni. More than that, we’ll teach you how to get the most from your networking meetings by doing your homework, asking the right questions, and following up.


Reference check

References are a key component of nearly every job search or graduate school application. We’ll show you how to choose the professors, advisors, former employers, and other who will provide your strongest references.

Professional development

You can get a jump-start on career planning when you participate in conferences, seminars, and workshops in your field of interest. And thanks to generous corporate donations, we offer career development awards that can help cover related expenses!
Check out the requirements 


Helpful resources

To help you realize your career goals, our GEICO Career Center Library offers a wealth of resources—including dedicated computers with access to online tools and career planning materials.

Getting to Know Us ...

You need to meet Career Center staff! We interact daily with employers, and we are the first ones to hear about job and internship opportunities.

Four-Year Plan

We take a comprehensive approach to career planning that starts your first semester on campus and spans all four years of your time at Florida Southern.

First Year

Freshman Year

Right now your goal is to learn about yourself and explore career options. You can:

  • Assess your interests, abilities, and values.
  • Get to know your professors.
  • Join student organizations
  • Participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Develop good study habits.
  • Discuss your career interests with faculty, alumni, Career Center staff, and others.
  • Explore various degree programs and career tracks offered at Florida Southern.
Second Year

Sophomore Year

Ready to take the next step? First, read our Preparing for an Internship handout. Internships, part-time jobs, and service efforts help you gain real-world experience and explore career options We receive listings (often new ones each day!) for internships and volunteer work plus seasonal, part-time, and full-time jobs. Here’s how to access them:

  • Review the Job Notebooks, which contain hundreds of area jobs and internships. (You’ll find these amazing notebooks in the GEICO Career Center Library.)
  • Meet employers and learn about internships and jobs at the Career & Internship Expo | See schedule »
  • Register with College Central, a job posting site featuring internships, temporary work, and full- and part-time jobs specifically for FSC students.
  • Check out the Web sites of prospective employers.
Junior Year

Junior Year

Hopefully by now you have learned your way around the Career Center and tapped into our many resources. Now is the perfect time to:

  • Expand your network to continually access insider information about career options and job openings.
  • Update your profile and résumé using Optimal Résumé and College Central Network.
  • Explore career options at Employer Information Sessions. [See calendar.]
  • Get involved on campus and in the community to develop skills and relationships.
  • Research career choices by conducting informational interviews.
  • Attend career fairs, employer panels, and the Rising Senior Celebration Dinner.
  • Plan (if needed) to take graduate or professional school entrance exams.
  • Talk with professors and supervisors you’d like to have as references.
Senior Year

Senior Year

Life after Florida Southern College is just around the corner! We can help you:

  • Meet with a career counselor to discuss job search strategies.
  • Finalize your résumé and cover letter.
  • Consider graduate school planning with our Graduate School handout.
  • Use College Source to take online practice tests for the GRE.
  • Apply for jobs.
  • Complete paperwork for graduate or professional school applications.
  • Practice interviewing techniques at “Moc” Interview Days.
  • Attend Career and Graduate School Expos to evaluate your options.
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews through College Central Network.
  • Continue networking efforts that will enhance your job search.

Spring Events

All events located in the Career Center unless otherwise noted.

student interview

Jumpstart Your Future:
Internship Success Series

Session 1: Wednesday, January 18 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Session 2: Wednesday, January 25 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM


Resumania - Resume Review Session

Wednesday, January 25 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

students at the career expo

Career & Internship Expo - Honeyman Pavilion 

Wednesday, February 8 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Located in Honeyman Pavilion

student interview

CCFCC Career Expo

Thursday, February 16 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Located at the University of Tampa (contact the Career Center to register)

students networking

“Moc” Interview Day! (sign-up required) -

Wednesday, March 22 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Located in the Career Center (Sign up Required)

Grad School Series

Jumpstart Your Future:
Graduate School Success Workshop

Wednesday, March 29 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM


Meet Our Staff

Cara Cima

Cara L. Cima, M.A.
Director of Career Development

Natalie Aleman

Natalie Aleman
Career Services Specialist

Melissa Kulp

Melissa Kulp, M.Ed., M.S.
Associate Director of Career Development