The Davis College Center for Professional Development

The Davis College Center for Professional Development provides services and programming for students in the Davis College.  Our objective is to provide an atmosphere of student support, focused on enabling your success! 


Contact us for assistance with major selection, understanding careers related to your major, obtaining credit for your internship, resume review, or mock interview practice.  We partner with Career Management at JU to ensure every business student has the tools to obtain career success!

The Career Enhancement Opportunities (CEO) Program is required for business majors coming in under the Fall 2021 catalog or after.  The goal of the CEO program is for students to gain a better understanding of the majors and subsequent career options in business and to become more marketable through acquiring additional business credentials, skills, knowledge, and practical experiences. The program is also designed to give students the opportunity to become more engaged both on and off campus, to expand their professional network, and to gain an overall more fulfilling university experience.

Program Requirements

In addition to completing the required coursework associated with each degree offered within the Davis College of Business & Technology, students participate in twelve Career Enhancement Opportunities (CEOs).  Six of the CEOs must fall into the following categories: career exploration, resume, technology, internship/mentorship or other practicum experience, mock interview and job search.  Students that complete the requirements will earn a Professionalism Badge through Badgr to share on LinkedIn and other social media platforms. 

Internships are strongly encouraged at Jacksonville University and in the Davis College of Business & Technology as they pave the most direct way into employment, graduate school, and beyond. Davis College students seeking an internship have the opportunity for 1:1 coaching on selection and obtainment of internship opportunities.

With an idyllic location for internship opportunities with many of our corporate partners, students have a unique advantage to gain valuable skills and build career knowledge to become successful upon graduation.
In the Davis College, students have access to Handshake to search for internship opportunities and register to participate in career events to connect them with employers in Jacksonville and beyond!

Jacksonville University partners with VMock Inc. to help you create a powerful resume and accelerate your career journey. VMock, a 24-7 online resume review tool, leverages technologies like data-science, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices – from anywhere, at any time of the day. Learn more about the VMock SMART Resume Platform.

The Phins Up Mentorship Program, organized by Career Management at Jacksonville University, helps students prepare for their professional futures. Rooted in our mission to enable student success, the Phins Up Mentorship Program allows JU students to gain professional perspectives from accomplished individuals. Student mentees will be individually matched with an experienced mentor who will provide advice and guidance on skill development, career paths, and graduate school education. The program will include a variety of events and meetings for both mentors and mentees to benefit from.