Career & Life Planning

Helping you land the best internships in Orlando and beyond. Connecting you with real-world experience right on campus. Preparing you to ace that all-important interview. Located at the heart of campus in Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, the Center for Career & Life Planning is committed to helping you chart your path to personal and professional success.

From one-on-one advising that’s virtually always available to career fairs that bring some of the world’s top organizations to campus, explore all of the ways Rollins is committed to preparing you for immediate success and long-term leadership in the world of work.

A Rollins student interns for NASCAR.


If you’ve never had to reach out to someone about a job, it can be tough to know where to start. Luckily, we’re here to make introductions. The Rollins Internship Program works to match up companies and programs with students looking to gain hands-on experience in their field. Our career advisors will help you in your search, and guide you through the Academic Internship Reflections course you’ll take once you land your internship.

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Gateway Fellows

Gateway Fellows is a selective program that increases access to summer internship opportunities through financial and professional support. Gateway Fellows are free to fully immerse themselves in these career-making experiences without the concern of additional financial burden, as funding for the program covers all expenses, including accommodations, travel, and food.

A student speaking with an advisor.

Career Champions

We may be a little biased, but our alumni are pretty impressive. Many go on to make a huge impact, and if there’s anything they love more than solving the world’s most pressing problems, it’s mentoring fellow Tars. That’s the idea behind the Career Champions Mentorship program, which formally connects current students and alumni.

Advising taking place at the new Career Studio in Kathleen W. Rollins hall.

Career Studio

When opportunity knocks, you just can’t wait. That’s why the Center for Career & Life Planning developed the Career Studio, a dynamic space where students can drop in for one-on-one career advice without an appointment. Fine-tune your resume and cover letter. Prepare for that all-important interview. Whatever your career need, we’re always ready to lend a hand.

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Student Employment

With the Rollins Student Employment Program, you don’t have to go far to gain valuable experience. The Center for Career & Life Planning helps student employees maximize their enrichment with tools and support.

Students speak to recruiters at a career fair.

Career Expo

At Career Expo, Rollins brings dozens of top local and national employers to campus to meet you. In fact, recent guests have included hiring managers from companies like Amazon, AdventHealth, Universal Parks & Resorts, and Raymond James Financial. This annual event is open to both students and alumni and features tons networking opportunities right on campus.

A student talks with his manager during an ALDI internship.

“Be willing to use all the resources, staff expertise, and professional knowledge that’s available. Had it not been for the one-on-one meetings with my professors and all the people at the Career & Life Planning office, I guarantee I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Tamer Elkhouly '19

Manager, Contracts at Raytheon


See where our students intern and work on campus, as shared on their Instagram feeds.

Impeccable Preparation

From our funded internship program to on-campus employment, find out how Tars are honing in-demand skills and building real-world experience long before graduation.

Rollins’ Career Studio, a drop-in space for students to get help with everything from resumes to interview prep.

Career Cachet

A dynamic drop-in space overseen by the Center for Career & Life Planning (CCLP), the Career Studio is a one-stop shop where students receive guidance on everything from resumes to job searches.

Sydney Knight ’23

My Rollins Life: Paving Her Path

When Sydney Knight ’23 found her community of support at Rollins, she was off and running toward her dream career.

Bobby Sena, Alexis Matton, Angelina Khourisader, Justin Karlins

Tars on the Hill

In anticipation of the recent midterm elections, we caught up with three Tars whose opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill allowed them to make real change in the heart of democracy.

Angelica Rivera ’23

My Rollins Life: A Study in Resilience

With the support of her mentors, environmental studies major Angelica Rivera ’23 has adapted to unexpected challenges—and found new opportunities along the way.

Colin Kelly ’19 ’21MBA in front of a chalkboard displaying his business plan for his startup venture.

My Rollins Gateway: Sustainable Success

With degrees in marine biology and business, Colin Kelly ’19 ’21MBA is charting a course toward a tenable future in renewable energy.

Gateway to Greatness

Rollins’ esteemed Gateway Fellows funded internship program welcomed its third cohort this past summer, connecting Tars to some of the world’s most coveted opportunities.

Virtual Tour: Experience HQ

Explore Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, home to the Center for Career & Life Planning and our headquarters for applied learning.

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