Division of Student Affairs
At FAU, the Division of Student Affairs is a leader in providing comprehensive and integrated campus life programs and services by cultivating a student-centered environment in contributing to students becoming socially responsible global citizens with an enduring connection to the University.
The Division of Student Affairs provide programs, services and facilities to promote academic success and student development.
Student Affairs Online Services
- Career Development Center
- Major Knowledge – Major KnOWLedge is a resource developed by career counselors at the Career Development Center that helps FAU students identify personal interests and their relationships to FAU majors as well as occupations.
- OWL CareerLink – OWL CareerLink is FAU’s centralized online job search portal. OWL CareerLink is available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students and registered alumni and allows them to: search for job postings for full-time, part-time, and Co-op & internship opportunities; submit resumes to employers; apply for on-campus interviews; employers can view your resume and profile; upcoming career events; and access the Professional Mentor database.
- What Can I Do With This Major Database? – This database was created through a collaborative effort with FAU faculty, staff, students, alumni and employers. It contains links for all FAU majors. For each FAU major students will discover applicable job titles, job and internship links, industry information links, as well as related FAU student organizations. The content and resources are representative of typical career paths associated with each major.
- Online Career Workshops – The CDC has four online career workshops that can be accessed 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Workshops include Developing an Effective Resume; How to best prepare for an Interview; Negotiating Your Compensation Package (Salary Negotiations); and Conducting an Effective Job Search.
- Perfect Interview – Perfect Interview™ is an innovative learning tool that students can use to enhance their job interviewing skills and develop an edge over the competition. Perfect Interview™ creates a compelling and realistic “simulated interview” experience where students are asked challenging questions and must respond, just as they would in a real job interview. Students can repeat each question as often as they like, and they can even see examples of how someone else might answer. And, if they get stuck, there’s a built-in Interview Coach to offer help.
- Career Success Guide – A 34-page career guide custom made for FAU students. The guide covers a wide range of topics such as: How to Choose a Major; Resume, Interview and Job Search Tips; How to secure and get the most out of their internships.
- SLS1301: Career & Life Planning – This course is offered fully online for students who are undeclared and provides an overview of career development theories and decision-making skills for career/life planning. It focuses on self-assessment, choosing a major, exploring career options and developing an action plan to help achieve career goals. The course engages students in the use of critical thinking skills in evaluating their interests, values, skills, and personality in order to understand how personal characteristics influence career choices. Students who take this class will: complete online career assessments inventories; conduct informational interviews; formulate an action plan for achieving career goals; use various information resources to research academic majors and career options.
- Dean of Students
The MAXIENT Judicial software has been structured to track a wide range of confidential student concerns including academic alerts, policy violations, appeals, violations of law, behavioral concerns, attendance concerns, health concerns, and CARE Team referrals. In addition to its administrative function, this software is used to identify students at high risk of attrition. Data is entered into Maxient from a wide variety of sources on a daily basis and may prompt immediate interventions based upon the severity of the concern.
- Health & Wellness
- OCHP’s Campus Clarity “Think About It” – A training program designed to minimize risks associated with alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence and empowers students to make healthy choices. Additionally, it provides social norming information that will be used to further educate and clarify these issues for the student population.
- “Ask the Expert” – This is a service that assists students with finding answers to question about their health and well being. Students can submit questions through this service and experts from the Owls Care Health Promotion staff respond to their questions with the most pertinent, useful, and current information on the subject.
- Military & Veterans Affairs
- Military & Veterans Affairs Resource Team – Virtual POCs (point of contacts) that work directly with military and veteran students. Virtual POCs answer general questions pertaining to admissions and enrollment and interface with other departments to ensure military and veteran students receive the assistance they need.
- New Student Orientation
- Virtual Orientation – Virtual Orientation is available to transfer students. The course provides an overview of University services, policies and programs. Completion of the course fulfills the mandatory orientation requirement. A student must sign-up for the course and pay the $45 orientation fee before it can accessed in Blackboard.
After logging into Blackboard students see in MY COURSES the following course link: eDesign_FAU_2014_FAU_Virtual_Orientation:CEL
- Parent & Family Programs
- Webinars – We offer webinars for parents to attend live or after they have aired (in recording). Webinar topics vary according to topics that are useful to parents (financial aid, campus involvement, role as a parent, etc.).
Our website in general is a resource for parents on many topics (money matters, transportation, experiential learning opportunities, etc.)
- Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning
- Service Cords – Service Cords: Enrolled students whether on a campus or as a distance learner would be eligible to apply for a Service Cord to be worn at graduation. The major requirement is completion of 400 service hours as an undergraduate student or 200 hours as a graduate student. As long as the hours can be verified by our office, any graduating student is eligible to apply.
Seeking Volunteer Opportunities: Any student may sign up to receive our weekly email updates or utilize our website to locate service opportunities across the nation through volunteer search engine links that we post.