Events / Professional Programs

The Center for Career Services plans events to enhance curriculum and provide opportunities for students to grow beyond the classroom experience. We work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students from all departments in developing schedules and presenting appropriate programs, recruiters and topics for the "Food for Thought" Training series.  

We welcome your suggestions and insights for future programing and special speakers.

 FRIDAY Food 4 Thought SESSIONS  - Open to all Students!  

Fall 2015  - Plan ahead to join us on Fridays for these 45 minute "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" lunchtime presentations! Get on track with your career plans. Come ask questions, network, and enjoy!
Bring your lunch! We'll bring the treats! Visit the Food-for-Thought site for the calendar, speaker updates, links, and more! -

Handouts provided at "Food for Thought" sessions are available here. 

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Get in the Game - for real!

Don't miss this engaging, fun, and inspiring event to get you "In the Game" with your professional self!

Friday, September 11, 2015
6:30 pm-8:00 pm   
Academic Auditorium in the Academic Building - south campus 

Guest Speaker: Chris Friday -


Sarasota Young Professionals  (YPG) is a meaningful networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals ranging in age from 21-40 in Sarasota County.

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota  

sARTq: Sarasota's Answer to Contemporary Art

Arts Sarasota

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy: 


Ringling Museum

The Hermitage and the Greenfield Prize

Photographer, Clyde Butcher and 

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota

MIAMI BASEL: Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. 


Business Coaching - local (check out your hometown equivalent)

SCC provides 1-to-1 personalized business development coaching services, including access to micro-loans of $15,000 or less to qualified borrowers through our lending partner Manatee Community Federal Credit Union (MCFCU), in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

SCORE - -  Live your dream. Manasota SCORE can help. You don't have to go it alone... 

The Manasota Chapter of SCORE covers Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida and has over 60 volunteers locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.  We are a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. We are small business experts and have been helping people fulfill their dreams since 1964. Our chapter is part of an organization of over 10,500 volunteers with 389 offices across the nation.

Veteran Fast Launch Initiative - Manasota SCORE and the SCORE Foundation, in partnership with major corporations, is pleased to offer the new "Veteran Fast Launch" initiative which provides mentoring, tools and training to military and their families.

The new program is a package of training scholarships, free software and services combined with SCORE's mentoring program and special SBA loan programs in order to help accelerate the ability of veterans and their families to start and succeed as small business owners.