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SDES News & Happenings
One-Stop Workshop for Graduating Seniors
Career Services hosted OMGraduation on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This event was designed to be a one-stop workshop for graduating seniors which covered resume writing, job searching, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and more. Even dining etiquette for interviewing was discussed (and seemed to be a favorite topic among participants). The goal of this program was to reach students who have not been able to visit Career Services due to busy schedules, working full-time jobs, or attending classes at one of the regional campuses.
OMGraduation had an overwhelming response of interested students wanting to attend. There was a total of 46 students who participated the day of the event - many who had traveled from the Daytona and Palm Bay campuses. After participating in OMGraduation, a total of 97.2% of the students who attended stated that they felt prepared, very prepared, or extremely prepared to begin their job search process. [Read More]
Record-setting Year in the Classroom for Student-Athletes
UCF student-athletes recently concluded yet another record-breaking year in the classroom.
The Knights compiled a 3.17 grade-point average for the spring term, the highest student-athlete GPA for a single semester in school history. In addition, UCF student-athletes compiled an average GPA of 3.14 for the 2012-13 academic year, which was also the best mark for the Knights. [Read More]
Screening Promotes Mental Health and Wellness
Counseling & Psychological Services held a Strengths Screening event in the spring, as part of the Student Union’s Happiness Week. During the Strengths Screening, students had an opportunity to complete a brief strengths inventory, learn information about personal strengths, write positive quotes/sayings, read the inspirational messages that students wrote at past Strength Screening events, and enter a drawing for prizes.
After completing the inventory, each student had a brief conversation with a clinician about their strengths. Approximately 100 students stopped by the table during a two-hour period. The event provides space for students to interact with CAPS staff in a positive, fun manner, and promoted mental health and wellness in a positive light. [Read More]
Knight-Thon Raises $258,554 for Children's Miracle Network
UCF’s largest student-run philanthropy raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the children of Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, which support children’s hospitals and medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues.
Nearly 800 students participated in this year’s dance marathon, which asks participants to stand for 18 hours to “dance for the kids who can’t” and to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. Hundreds of students from more than 60 organizations raise funds for the event year-round, and the effort culminated Saturday with the dance marathon, which was held at the Venue and raised $258,554.17. [Read More]