• Blog
  • 2014
  • Academic Advisors Now Certified to Provide Career Advice
Text Size:
Print This Page

Academic Advisors Now Certified to Give Career Advice

Click image to enlarge

All six academic advisors in the college's office of Undergraduate Students Services are now certified to provide career counseling to students during academic advising sessions.

USS academic advisors Layla Archer, Amber Flowers, Sonia Gonzalez Smith, Amy Love, Gail Raymond and Mariangelly Rente recently completed the Career Development Facilitator certification program offered by the National Career Development Association.

They began the 120-hour program in May, according to Rente, who directs the USS office. Through face-to-face and online course work, projects and some service-learning, the group developed expertise in 12 subject areas, including: globalization of careers, comparative job advantage, applying a systematic approach to career development, and developing career counseling and coaching strategies and skills.

"Now we can integrate career development theories into our programs," Rente said. "We want to help students learn more about their values, interests, personality and skills and how these relate to their major selection and future career."

The USS academic advisors are among a group of 30 academic advisors from UCF to earn the CDF certificate this month. Learn more at UCF Academic Advisors to Give Career Advice Starting Tuesday.

Share and Enjoy:

Categories :


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
Give a Gift - The College of Healh & Public Affairs