Career Showcase to bring more than 130 employers to UF virtually and in person 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida kicks off its biannual Career Showcase event next week, providing students ways to explore internships, part-time, full-time and Co-Op opportunities.  

Intentionally designed with students in mind, Career Showcase is the Career Connections Center’s largest employment and internship fair, spanning four days of virtual and in-person networking with top employers from across the U.S. 

Students from every major and college are welcome to attend. UF Alumni may also participate.  

This year, the Career Connections Center is offering in-person and virtual appointments for attendees to connect with employers through the Career Fair Plus app. Attendees will need to download the app and create an account to schedule their appointments. Additional appointment times will be added closer to the event. Attendees are encouraged to check the app for more information.

More than 130 employers have already registered to recruit virtually at Career Showcase. Employers include Enterprise, Deloitte, Siemens, the Central Intelligence Agency, Aldi, Walgreens and many more.  

“We know the pandemic has had a great impact on our students and our industry partners,” said Ja’Net Glover, senior director of the Career Connections Center. “By leveraging online tools, such as Career Fair Plus, the Career Connections Center continues to host career fairs to connect students with employers. This is a tremendous opportunity for UF students and alumni to engage with employers during these unprecedented times.”

In addition to the Career Showcase, the Career Connections Center will be hosting a virtual Diversity Meet-Up. Diversity Meet-Up helps students boost their confidence and their brand while learning about employers and their organizations. This event is open to students from diverse, underrepresented populations including veterans, LGBTQA+, students with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and women in STEM.

Before attending Career Showcase, students are encouraged to take advantage of all the workshops and individual support available through the Career Connections Center. From resume help to guidance in crafting the perfect elevator pitch, these events and opportunities are intended to prepare students to meet with potential employers.

Recently ranked the No. 2 college career center in the in the country according to the latest rankings by Best Colleges, the Career Connections Center educates and creates connections for the University of Florida community in order to facilitate the holistic career development of students. The Career Connection Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs.

For more information about Career Showcase or Diversity Meet-Up visit or contact Belen Farias at For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, please visit


The University of Florida’s mission is to prepare our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. Recognized as among the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, UF is one of the nation’s largest public universities, and is the only member of the Association of American Universities in Florida. Teaching, research and scholarship, and service span all of the UF’s academic disciplines and represent its commitment to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.

UF News February 5, 2021