Rattlers RISE

Rattlers RISE is Residential Development Communities (RDCs) that align with the University’s Strategic Plan, FAMU Rising, by “intensifying student success initiatives to improve retention and persistence, expanding academic support services, facilitating a seamless transition of AA transfers to the University, increasing the number of students engaged in study abroad or international educational experiences, and creating an Exceptional Student Experience.”

The Office of University Housing works with multiple campus partners including the Career and Professional Development Center to deliver two RDCs under the name Rattlers RISE. The Second Year Experience and The Transfer Student Experience. The Second Year Experience is intended for rising sophomores who currently live on FAMU’s campus in a residential facility.  The Transfer Student Experience is aimed at newly admitted transfer students.  Through these partnerships, participants will: have dedicated live-in staff, have peer mentors and tutors, prepare for obtaining internships, leadership and community opportunities, access to campus job opportunities, and increased study abroad prospects.

New Resume Creator Platform, Hiration

The Career and Professional Development Center is happy to share its new resource, Hiration.

Hiration helps you create a resume with an AI-assistant, and it gives you instant feedback.  The system also critiques and scores your resume based on professional …

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Vanguard IG Takeover

#LifeAVanguard participated in the Instagram Takeover for @HireARattler_

Check them out on Instagram @HireARattler!  Also, take a look at the Vanguard Virtual Tour.

Vanguard is listed on Handshake.

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How to make an appointment with your Career Specialist

Follow these steps to request an appointment with a career specialist.

1. After you log in to Handshake, click on Career Center in the upper-right corner of your screen.

 

2. Click on Appointments from your Career Center’s page.

 

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New Rattler Career Guide added to Resources

Check out the newest edition of the Rattler Career Guide

This guide includes useful information, tips, and examples to assist Rattlers with their career and professional development needs. Here are just a few of the items included in the guide:

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COVID-19 FAQs for CPD Center

Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the Career and Professional Development Center would like to share updates with you regarding the availability of CPDC services during this time. We understand the impact of COVID-19 may cause some …

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Employer Partners

DaVita, Inc.Fifth Third BankChevronGuidehouseCapital OneLockheed MartinSonepar USASpin Systems, Inc.Enterprise HoldingsWells FargoDeutsche Bank
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Contact & Location

Phone
(850) 599-3700
Address

Center for Access and Student Success (CASS), Suite 309
1735 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Service Hours

M 8am-5pm
T 8am-5pm
W 8am-5pm
TH 8am-5pm
F 8am-5pm