Bridging the gap between students and local businesses.

Career Compass provides university students real-world interview experience, exposure to great local jobs and employers an opportunity to discover talent that’s already in their backyard.

About The Program

Career Compass is a unique workforce retention program in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University. It connects students with employers across Southwest Florida through informational interviews, one-on-one mock interviews and networking opportunities. Sessions are hosted at SWFL Inc. so students can meet with employers in a professional atmosphere and get the experience of a professional job interview.

Thank you to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for supporting this program.

How It Works

Step 1

Every semester students are matched with local businesses based on their specific interests and goals.

Step 2

Students participate in a one-on-one in-person or virtual mock interview with their matched business.

Step 3

Employers provide valuable feedback to the students and create relationships with the incoming workforce.


Student alumni and growing. Apply today!