"My two biggest takeaways from this experience are to say yes to new experiences because you never know if they will come by you a second time, and to always give 100% effort in everything you do."
"If it weren't for the in-person connections that I got to make with [the employer] through events, I may have never been able to have the opportunity that I had. The entire process was super simple once it all got started."
"Don't be afraid to cast a wide net and step outside of your comfort zone when looking for a part-time job, it never hurts to apply. Find a place where you feel welcomed and can become part of their family.”
"The Experience Recognition Program was great opportunity to be familiar with the field that I was interested in ... It was an insightful experience that confirmed my desire to be an educator post-graduation."
"Edit your résumé constantly. You don't want to get into a slump where you have not updated it in months and when the time comes for you to send it to a potential employer, it isn't a true display of who you are at the time.”
"The act of serving others was always important to me, but it was able to manifest itself in real life for the first time through this experience, and for that I am forever grateful."
"[My internship] allowed me to create connections in the Sarasota legal field that have motivated me to make my own mark in my hometown's community."
"I had been networking throughout the course of an entire semester looking for the right fit. It took quite a while but it was nice to see all my hard work come to fruition. I reached out to a lot of people before I connected with the right people."
"The Career Center contributed immensely to my application process, they helped edit my resume and cover letter and even helped prep me for the interview process.”
"I finally have a legitimate organization behind me saying, 'We believe in you, you can do this,' and it's one of the most tremendous feelings of pride I've ever had...I understand now that my career path is not a straight line of progress, but a rollercoaster of successes and lessons learned.”
"One of the biggest things I've learned in my time at the State Attorney’s Office is that there are no small positions in law. While I expected to be ignored or brushed aside as "just an intern" by other staff members - and especially attorneys - they are so appreciative of my help and have truly taken me under their wing.”
"Go to the Seminole Futures Career Fair! It is an amazing opportunity to be put in touch with future employers...Be yourself, be confident, and know your elevator pitch before walking into career fairs!”
"Never give up; stay true to yourself; you will end up where you are meant to be even if there are struggles along the way. It took me quite a few years to go from intern, employee, and eventually a PA student and then PA-C. While that is not where I initially thought I would end up, I am SO happy and grateful and absolutely LOVE my job."
"Make sure to stay prospective and keep an open mind. Use your resources; don't be afraid to ask questions. Come into interviews prepared and know that preparation and a dedication to going out and getting that job will succeed with work.”
"Before this internship, I was unsure about how I would be able to find a career where I can fight for social justice to make a difference in people's lives. Now, I am interested in pursuing a full-time career in public policy and advocacy to advocate for criminal justice reform.”
"The ERP program gave me the tools I needed to be accountable and manage my time wisely, and it also gave me the opportunity to meet one-on-one with my supervisor and speak frankly about my progress and the areas where I can improve.”
"I attended the Career Center's Career Fair to take the chance to speak with potential employers to expand my knowledge in the industry's latest trends and what they look for in a candidate.”
"This has been a great experience for me and a wonderful first insight into communications as a career."
"Our alumni base is amazing, so definitely reach out to our alumni if you want to know more about a company."
"Network, be open to all opportunities, and make sure there is a career path that you are interested in pursuing beyond just the entry-level role."
"This internship opportunity is the perfect stepping stone into the professional marketing world. I am thankful that I was able to find it through my network of fellow Noles."
"This experience helped me grow confident that I have the skills and abilities to succeed in my field. I always knew I liked social media on a personal level, but now I feel like I have the creative mind, writing abilities, and communication skills to succeed with it professionally."
"This experience allowed to experience what it is like working under someone and receiving feedback on designs."
"One major takeaway from my work with film club is to always be one step ahead."
"This will help prepare me for life after graduation because I will be able to help any company or office I work with in handling our responsibilities professionally."
"Tenacity is a necessity. Graduate school is challenging and requires sacrifice. Keep your eyes on the prize."
"My greatest hope is that my contribution to scholarly letters will fuel in others the same intellectual curiosity that first drew me to the field."
"It is my goal to heal and improve mental & physical health outcomes, as well as family relationships via personal finance intervention."
"I especially enjoyed the work-life balance at IEM. It was a healthy work environment with strong leaders who were constantly challenging one another and building each other up. I hope to find this is my next work environment."
"This was such a learning process that I will forever be grateful for. I cannot wait to make a full-time career out of this one day!"
"This internship definitely taught me a lot about the role art can play in a professional setting. Not many people realize that art is everywhere, and functions in a variety of forms. Interning at the Master Craftsman Studio, provided me with answers regarding my future career path."
"This experience did help clarify my career path...I now realize my true passion for marketing and I am more certain that marketing is the career track for me."
"Through this experience, I gained greater confidence in my interviewing and writing skills. This also allowed me to express my creative side, which is rare through my majors."
"This experience has been the bridge between theory learned through curriculum, and real-world application."
"You cannot be afraid to fail, and when you do fail you need to examine that experience and learn from it."
"Working along with Florida Highway Patrol has increased my ability to know more about the criminal justice system and increased my passion to continue my education and professional work."
"Be a sponge. Soak up as much knowledge as possible, it will not only make you a more in-tune employee, but it will also contribute to your personal growth journey. It is important to listen, actively participate, and ask questions for clarification when needed."
"This experience has provided me with direct exposure to help me confirm that a career in marine research and conservation is exactly what I want to do in the future."
"The Career Center was an extremely helpful resource when polishing my resume which eventually helped me land my internship opportunity."
"My goal is to make a more efficient world through the use of technology."
“The experience I have had at Danfoss has lead me to completely reorganize my process of thinking on my feet, to solve industry projects in the most efficient way possible."
"My goal is to make a more efficient world through the use of technology."
“I like the work I do and the people I work with, and hope that my career will lead me to similar working environments.”
"It has been extraordinary living in Morocco for the past three months and engulfing myself in a different culture has made me more culturally aware. I can only imagine the experiences I would have in different countries.”
“While this internship aligned with my general career goals from the start, it has helped me realize the type of content I hope to produce professionally one day.”
"My experience has helped me decide what I would like to do and where."
"This summer I will be the first African American female to obtain a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from FSU."
"I am working directly with NASA on developing the next generation of materials for the Mars mission through the US-Comp collaboration."
"Without the resources provided by the Career Center and other FSU departments, I don’t believe I would’ve been as successful with my job search as I was.”
"The path to reaching your goals isn’t supposed to be easy; however, The Career Center at Florida State University is the perfect way to streamline the process.”
"This research experience gave me a lot of field work experience that will be very valuable for me after graduation in my field.”
"This experience has solidified my passion for design and equipped me with the skills to begin my career confidently.”
"I am beyond thankful for this field research experience and for receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship that made this experience possible.”
"Handshake was crucial in obtaining my internship in that this is where I found the InternFSU opportunities.”
"Through my part-time job, I learned skills that will make me more marketable to employers in my field.”
"My internship with the Democratic National Committee helped solidify my future.”
"This internship has changed my life. Thanks to the money I’ve made through personal sales in this position, I am able to graduate debt free.”
"I participated in a mock interview at the Career Center that allowed me to better prepare for when the real interview came.”
"I got hands-on experience in my field working with kids and made great connections with my co-workers and therapists at the practice.”
"The Career Center helped me organize my resume into a one page, professional snapshot of my experiences when I applied for Student Body President.”
"My internship with Zoo Miami helped clarify my career path and strengthened my love for wildlife!”
""Gaining experience through internships is the best way to first, rule out experiences that may not be right for you and to secondly, find your passions before investing in your future.".”
"This experience helped me gain real work experience and allowed me to apply my classroom knowledge from FSU in a professional capacity."
"I used Handshake for my internship search, which was where I found the InternFSU positions.”
"I used Handshake, which is an awesome Career Center resource, to apply for and obtain my internship through InternFSU.”
"Assume you are qualified and apply even if you may not be, as we are prone to undervalue our experiences and abilities as undergrads.”
"I attribute my part-time job to Seminole Futures, the FSUshadow program, and the time I spent at the Women in Accounting meetings.”
"The Career Center made the job search process so much easier, and I had my job secured before graduation.”
"Take in every small lesson and benefit from your part-time job to reflect on how it has helped you grow and how you can get more out of the experience.”
"Participating in an internship my freshman year gave me experiences that I could take with me to the classroom to guarantee success.”
"During my job search, I frequently visited the Career Center for help with my resume, cover letter, and portfolio, and also participated in a mock interview with my Career Liaison.”
"I used the Career Center’s Experiential Certificate Program to reflect on and recognize my accomplishment.”
"Having started as an intern with Domi Station and moving into a paid position has pushed me to reflect on my overall experience.”
"Working as both a full time hourly associate and a full time college student taught me the value of time management.”
"My internship experience helped me grow in tremendous ways both academically and professionally.”
"Get involved in professional organizations to develop those relationships to ensure your success. Later on, you can give back and mentor someone else in the same position.”
“The FSUshadow program helped me see first-hand the different departments of IT and allowed me to receive a job with the company that I shadowed for the day.”
"I had several internships at FSU, all of which I found through SeminoleLink. Two of my three internships turned into full-time offers!”
“The amount of skills and experience I’ve been able to add to my resume has helped me stand out above most other students and helped me obtain more job offers and positions than my peers.”
“I learned a lot from the professional environment, meetings, seminars, and conferences that I was able to attend and I was able to make a lot of connections in laboratories and companies.”
“I went to The Career Center to get help on my resume, which helped build the strength of my resume. My resume gained organization and professionalism.”
“The Career Center helped me because they prepared me to look professional and feel confident in my skills and knowledge, as well as what I could contribute to the organization that I applied to.”
“I believe each of these experiences have prepared me for a variety of employment opportunities.”
“I think the biggest thing I learned from my experience at Raymond James is the value of networking and company culture.”
“Being in a career that I enjoy is very important to me and this internship helped me realize that I would like to be a Hill staffer after I graduate.”
“Through this internship, I found that I really enjoy working with patrons, and I would like a job in the future that allows me to work with a lot of different people.”
“This truly was an eye opening experience that exposed me to the work ethic expected in such an intensive field that will set me apart in any future position.”