Human Services, Consulting and Education

The resources and tools found within this community have been designed and curated to support individuals interested in fields related to Human Services, Consulting, and Education. This community covers three main areas: 

  1. Human Services – The human services career cluster encompasses professionals dedicated to improving the overall well-being and quality of life for individuals and communities. The three pathways within the human services cluster include: Counseling and Mental Health Services, Family and Community Services, and Human Resources roles.  
  2.  Consulting – The consulting career cluster involves professionals who provide expert advice and solutions to organizations, businesses, and individuals to optimize their operations and achieve their goals. Consulting ranges across different industries, but some examples include Management Consulting, Education Consulting, and Life Sciences Consulting. 
  3. Education – The education career cluster comprises professionals who are dedicated to nurturing learning, fostering development, and shaping the future through various educational settings. The three pathways with the education cluster include: Administration and Administrative Support, Professional Support Services, and Teaching/Training. 

Take time to review the community – check out the articles and blog posts and explore the resources to learn more about these industries. You will also find things you can do now – like joining a related student organization, getting involved with a professional association, or exploring how to develop relevant skills and knowledge. 


Who’s Hiring? 10 Nonprofits Working in Education

The demand for engaged social-impact professionals continues to grow, with more than 4,000 job listings currently live on Idealist. To help you narrow your search and find relevant roles, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 education nonprofits hiring right …

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This is How Chat GPT Can Revolutionize Your Job Search

Interested in learning how you can incorporate Chat GPT in your job search? Click here to read the full article:

By Sarah Blackmon
Sarah Blackmon Career Pathways Coach -- Human Services, Consulting, and Education
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Gator Career Chat: Careers in Consulting – Panel Event Recap and Event Recording

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, the Career Connections Center hosted a virtual panel event on careers in consulting. We partnered with four UF Alumni working within various industries in consultant roles. The link to the panel recording is posted below, …

By Sarah Blackmon
Sarah Blackmon Career Pathways Coach -- Human Services, Consulting, and Education
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Who’s Hiring? 11 Nonprofits Hiring for Manager-Level Roles

If you’ve been working in the social-impact sector for a few years, you may be starting to think about next steps; how you’d like to grow personally and professionally, and what you need to do to get to where you …

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When Do College Students Need to Do an Internship?

You may know that internships are a great launching point for your career, giving you a leg up in the application process, professional experience, job skills, and more. But when do college students need to do an internship? Is it …

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Consulting Foundations: Client Management and Relationships

Client relationships are the foundation of your consulting business. Whether you work for a big firm or are going solo…

Consulting Foundations

Consulting is a top-paying, high-growth career path that comes with benefits like being able to set your own schedule and…

Gamification for Interactive Learning

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Gamification allows you to present educational content to learners in a way that’s engaging, visually compelling, and personalized. In this…

Preparing for the GMAT

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Prepare to take the GMAT business school entrance exam. In this course, Vince Kotchian offers an in-depth exploration of the…

Sales Gamification

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Gamifying the sales process is a great way to keep sales teams engaged and competitive. In addition, it provides a…

Conducting Research in a Post-Pandemic World

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Research is typically an interactive hands-on process. But with so much currently happening in our distributed, post-pandemic world, it’s important…

Redefining Workplace Learning Analytics

Taught by Stella Lee
Is your learning organization leveraging the power of data? Companies have long been evaluating the success of their L&D programs,…

Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career and Outsmart the Competition (Blinkist Summary)

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Ultralearners are ordinary people who can master difficult skills with extraordinary speed. As a result, they achieve tremendous personal success…

How to Research and Write Using Generative AI Tools

Taught by Dave Birss
You’ve probably already heard about ChatGPT, but did you know it can make you better at your job? Join instructor…

Applying Analytics to Your Learning Program

Is your learning and development (L&D) program actually making an impact? And if it is, how can you showcase its…

Measuring Learning Effectiveness

Taught by Jeff Toister
Are you looking for a way to assess the ROI for your in-house learning programs? Discover the ins and outs…

Learning Brightspace by D2L

Taught by Alan Ackmann
Brightspace is a highly customizable learning management system (LMS) from D2l (Desire2Learn), which helps instructors manage higher education. It offers…

Teaching with LinkedIn Learning

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LinkedIn Learning is a great all-in-one solution for enhancing all types of education. From soft skills to software, there’s a…

Become a Teacher

Taught by Dr. Monica Clem
Interested in pursuing a career in education? Becoming a teacher may be a whole lot easier than you think, especially…

How Getting Curious Helps You Achieve Everything

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Embrace curiosity. Diana Kander unpacks the importance of curiosity and the role it plays in success, in this course adapted…

Articulate Storyline Essential Training

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J. Wayne Reitz Union
Suite 1300
PO Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

Career Service Hours

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We are located on Level 1 of the Reitz Union.