New UF career center aims to give students equal opportunities regardless of circumstances

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The Career Connections Center at the University of Florida opened its doors Tuesday.

“We’re gaining a facility that matches the highest ambitions of our students with the highest expectations of our employers,” said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida.

The $9 million facility is dedicated to giving UF students the guidance they need to stand out in their job search.

“As UF continues to try to rise to top 5, and we are already number 8, I think career services and our attention we put on it, making it a priority helps to be a game changer,” said Ja’Net Glover, Career Connections Center senior director.

This new facility includes interview rooms equipped with the resources for students to have virtual interviews. Students can have their resumes critiqued and have mock interviews with staff.

A unique feature of this new facility is the free Gator Career Closet filled with clothes that the students can check out for interviews and headshots.

This new facility is a way for the university to make sure all their students get equal opportunities, even if they don’t come from the same circumstances.

“Our goal and our desire to make sure our students are prepared for the world of work by the time they leave the university, this is just one stop in doing that and showing our commitment,” Glover said.

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