Thousands Expected at UF Career Showcase

Event runs Feb. 5 and 6 at the O’Connell Center.

More than 6,000 University of Florida students and alumni are expected to be job-hunting at the UF Spring 2013 Career Showcase next week.

The event, which will allow more than 200 companies to recruit employees and interns, will be at the O’Connell Center from 9am to 3pm Feb 5 and 6.

Career Showcase, hosted by UF’s Career Resource Center, is open to students of all years and all classifications, CRC Director Heather White said. Guests with a valid Gator 1 card, alumni included, are invited to attend.

The first day of Career Showcase is devoted to non-technical careers, which includes fields such as accounting, communications, education and health care.

The second day is dedicated to technical careers and caters to people interested in computer science, researching, engineering and information systems industries. Apple Inc,. the CIA and the Walt Disney Company are among employers that plan to attend.

Although career fairs are common, Career Showcase is unusual in its magnitude. Last semester, 316 companies and a record-breaking 7,400 students participated.

Career Showcase has been a part of the university for more than 15 years. White says she has seen students who were successfully hired by employers at Career Showcase come back to UF years later as recruiters.

To learn more about the Career Showcase and the CRC, visit and @UF_CRC on Twitter. Students interested in preparing for Career Showcase can attend resume-building workshops and professional panels hosted by the CRC. Call 352-392-1601 or visit for more information.


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