Ja’Net Glover, who has served as interim director of the nationally recognized Career Resource Center at the University of Florida, has been appointed the new senior director for the career center, effective March 23.
The career center serves 52,000 UF students and alumni by providing services such as helping connect job seekers with employers and offering students individualized career education and guidance to enrich their college experience and prepare them for life after graduation. Its Career Showcase is the largest career fair in the Southeast.
At CRC, Glover has led the department through a $9.6 million expansion of the center, continued to expand and implement an embedded career-liaison model in each of UF’s schools, and diligently worked to enhance student engagement with career services. The CRC is expected to reopen this summer.
The center’s expanded suite will total 29,000 feet in the Reitz Union, and include more interview rooms and multipurpose spaces to hold programming events and services, all geared toward helping students plan for successful careers and take advantage of opportunities.
“I am excited about the combination of Ja’Net’s experience within the Career Resource Center, within the community and with employers,” said Dr. Mary Kay Carodine, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. “Ja’Net brings more than a decade of experience to this role and has a true understanding of the necessity of career services on our campus. Ja’Net’s leadership, engagement with stakeholders and team focus will move career services and the university toward top 5 as UF continues to focus on learning, engagement and meaningful work.”
Prior to her role as interim director for the Career Resource Center, Glover served as the Senior Associate Director for Career Services at UF, where she provided leadership and strategic direction for the center’s college liaison engagement, employer relations and fiscal management. Previously, she worked with the Alachua County Division of the American Heart Association, where she collaborated extensively with the Chamber of Commerce to enhance internship opportunities.
Glover holds a Master of Science in Management from UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from the College of Health and Human Performance at UF.