Parents

Stay informed of the career-related programs, services, and special opportunities available to your student.

Promoting Service Excellence

The Center for Career & Life Planning offers 1:1 career counseling appointments, mobile-friendly online resources, and opportunities to connect with on-campus employers to support your student's career development.

Welcome Parents!

The Center for Career & Life Planning at Rollins College assists students in the career development process, focusing on self-assessment, career exploration and career decision-making.  We provide a variety of services and resources including career counseling and planning, career information programs, experiential education and identification of employment opportunities.

It is our hope that you will partner with us to help your son or daughter succeed through the challenges of career planning and achieve his or her full potential.

Important Deadlines and Upcoming Events

• Registration for Spring 2016 was January 13th. The deadline to enroll in this academic internship course for Spring 2016 was January 13 at 5pm. Summer registration will open on March 21st. Deadline to complete your summer registeration is April 26th.

Learn more about Academic Internships at Rollins.

• The Career Quest E-newsletter is published weekly and sent to all Rollins students. Career Quest often contains information on upcoming events, online career resources, internship deadlines and employment opportunities. View Career Quest E-newsletter Archive. 

• Is your student still unclear about his/her career plans?
Tell them to schedule an appointment with us to discuss any of the following subjects:
   ° Resume & LinkedIn
   ° Internship
   ° Job Search Strategies
   ° Graduate School
   ° Interviewing
   ° Cover Letters
   ° Student Employment

Overview of Services

Career Advising and Exploration

The Center for Career & Life Planning offers a variety of services and programs designed to help students make educated, well-informed decisions about major and career choice. We provide workshops, written materials, online resources, career inventories and individual career counseling.

Students and alumni may find Major & Career Exploration Tools helpful at all stages, but the best time to start the career exploration process is during the freshman year.

Internship Experience 

Employers tell us time and time again that the most desirable candidates for an entry-level position are those who already have meaningful and relevant work experience. The best way to gain such experience in college is often by completing internships, either for career exploration purposes or to gain in-depth experience within a chosen career field.

A 2014 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers revealed that employers made full-time offers to 64.8% of their interns. Whether it is to make a student more marketable or simply to explore a possible career field, internships are an important part of the career development process. Learn more. 

**Parents wishing to post available internship opportunities for students should contact the Center for Career & Life Planning at 407.646.2195.

Student Employment

Did you know that there are between 500 and 600 students working on campus during the academic school year? This includes federal work-study and department-funded positions. Remind your students to apply between late July and September (for Fall) or between December and February (for Spring). Students can search for on-campus employment through www.rollinsjobs.com.

Job Search Assistance

The Center for Career & Life Planning manages a job board, where employers post full-time employment opportunities, part-time jobs and internships. All Rollins students and alumni are encouraged to utilize Handshake to explore available opportunities. Learn more. 

In addition to job and internship postings, Career & Life Planning staff provide assistance with resume and cover letter writing, networking strategies, interviewing skills and job search techniques. Interested students should visit the Job Search page of our website or schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a career counselor through their Handshake account. Learn more.

Graduate School Advising

Career & Life Planning offers resources and services to assist with topics such as making the initial decision whether to attend grad school, how to identify appropriate graduate programs and advice for completing the application process, including standardized tests and personal statements. Learn more.

Center for Career and Life Planning
Rollins College
170 W. Fairbanks Bldg. – 1st Floor
1000 Holt Avenue – 2757
Winter Park, Florida  32789
T. 407.646.2195
careercenter@rollins.edu

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
Monday - Thursday: 2 - 4 p.m.