Career Services – Students

Career Services – Students

Get Connected. We are Here to Help You!

Are you prepared for the real world? Career Services can help you gain the career readiness skills needed to start your career. We offer self-assessment instruments, print and online resources for career research, resume and cover letter assistance, interview coaching and networking advice.

What’s New for 2021:


Student and Alumni Career Fair Registration Opens Monday, February 8, 2021.


Postponing in-person activities with students

Out of an abundance of caution, all in-person workshops and events sponsored by Career Services will be postponed until further notice. All events and employer engagements will be held virtually at this time. Additionally, you can schedule virtual meetings with career counselors through Handshake’s appointment scheduling tool.

UCF is continuing communication, coordination and planning using updated guidance from our state and federal health partners. For the latest information, please visit the UCF website,

Stay Connected

During these unprecedented times UCF Career Services is working to provide you a variety of resources virtually with your current needs in mind.

Rosen College specific resources, professional development opportunities and information on Rosen Professional Internships and Rosen Career services can be found in the Rosen Professional Development Hub located in your webcourse dashboard (you are automatically enrolled in this webcourse as a UCF Rosen College student)

Be sure to check out events on Handshake to view upcoming virtual Career Services and Employer led webinars and events.

Visit Career Services website to view links and resources  for exploring majors and careersresume and interview help, job search sites or applying to graduate school.

Questions, please contact Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, UCF Downtown at


Handshake is the new way to connect with the career opportunities that matter most to you. With Handshake, students can:

  • Search job opportunities
  • Schedule a Career Services appointment
  • Sign-up for events and interviews
  • Submit applications and resumes for opportunities

Visit for instructions on accessing your account.

Virtual Appointments with Career Services

  • Not sure what kinds of jobs are available in your major?
  • Need your resume reviewed?
  • Upcoming interview got you stressed out?
  • Applying for internship or career opportunities but not getting a call back?

You can schedule virtual meetings via Zoom with career counselors at the UCF Rosen College and UCF Campus through Handshake to address a number of career development topics!

*Career Services appointments do not cover academic advising or class selection and course schedule planning.

To schedule a virtual appointment with Career Services:

  • Click the Career Center tab and select Appointments
  • Click Schedule A New Appointment
  • Select the category Rosen College of Hospitality Campus- Career Services or Career Services (do not select “Drop-In”)
  • Select the appointment type and pick a date and time- you can check booth locations to find a date/time that works for you*
  • All appointments will be via Zoom until further notice. You can either use your laptop, app on a phone or dial in.

Appointments can cover:

  • Major & Career Exploration
  • Career Counseling
  • Resume Review
  • Interview Preparation
  • LinkedIn Critique
  • Job and Internship Search Strategies
  • And more…

Questions, please contact Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, UCF Downtown at

Save the Date:

The virtual spring 2021 Career Fair is Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and UCF Career Services are pleased to invite industry and employers to recruit at the Spring 2021 Rosen Career Fair. This event will be held virtually on March 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In the past, our career fair has attracted over 95 employers and over 900 students and alumni seeking full-time, professional positions. Registration is live for interested employers and can be accessed HERE!



Registration Deadlines for the Career Fair: March 11, 2021

Registration Fees

  • Standard Registration (with unlimited representatives and rooms)
  • Standard registration fee: $350.00 (includes Eventbrite fee)

Refund Request Deadline: February 18, 2021*

 *Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled at any time are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled after February 18, 2021 will not be refunded.

We look forward to having your organization participate in the 2021 Spring Rosen Career Fair. We will do our best to ensure that your participation will be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. If you have questions or concerns please contact Courtney Pelfrey, Assistant Director, Downtown Career Services, University of Central Florida, via phone: 407-235-3637 or email

Thank you!


Thank you to the industry partners who participated in the fall 2020 Career Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Our first virtual career fair was a success with more than 600 students and alumni in attendance virtually and 25 employers conducting interviews for jobs and internships.


Career Fair Spring 2020: An International Event concluded on March 5, 2020! Thank you to our industry partners for making this day a success! See the Facebook photo album!


Thank you to all our industry partners and employers who attended Career Fair fall 2019. We were ready to launch our careers and you helped us blast off and set the course to our futures. A photo album from Career Fair is available on the UCF Rosen College Facebook page. Share the memories.