Build Your Foundation

Begin Building Your Foundation Today 

Florida State University believes in student success, which includes career and life planning.  FSU provides comprehensive support to help students succeed, and Build Your Foundation is your introduction to Career Development and Planning.  Our goal is to equip students with valid information and resources that support Career Success that is built on a foundation of over 40 years of research and practical application, which will provide students with the tools to seek valid, reliable information, and make informed decisions. 

Build Your Foundation Requirements and Holds  

As required by Florida House Bill 1261, a hold will be placed on a student’s account after the drop/add period of a student’s second semester if the Build Your Foundation requirements have not been met.  This hold will prevent the student from registering for the next semester’s courses.  Once the requirements have been met, the holds will be removed automatically.  The Career Center does not have the ability to lift these holds for students. To avoid having a hold placed or to have a hold lifted, students must: 

  • Completion of the Build Your Foundation Canvas module 

    • Engage in the Career Ready Competencies Overview.
    • Complete Focus2Career Assessments that link to FSU Majors, Occupations, and Salary Data. 
    • Explore MyFloridaFuture and the FSU Graduating Senior Survey Dashboard. 
    • Register with the Career Center by completing and affirming the completion of your NoleNetwork Profile.
    • Complete the Build Your Foundation quiz and affirm that you have completed all requirements and received all information listed above. 

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Why Build Your Foundation  

During the 2021 legislative session, Florida House Bill 1261 was passed, requiring each SUS university to adopt procedures to connect undergraduate students to career competency education, career planning relevant to their intended major, which includes information on occupations and salary data, and connecting students to and having them register with the Career Center during the first academic year of enrollment.  At Florida State University, this is accomplished through completion of the Build Your Foundation program.