Students at the University of Florida are being offered a chance to use their resumes as a new type of advertisement.
The school’s College of Education has launched a campaign called “We’re Awesome,” with the goal of “providing our students with the opportunity to engage in real-time interaction with a representative of their college,” according to a statement.
“We are working to make this possible and encourage students to participate.”
Students will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and answer a series of questions about their life experiences.
The responses will be compared to the answers from professors in the school’s graduate programs.
The results of those comparisons will be used to “analyze the students’ work and to create a personalized resume that will be tailored to each student based on the students strengths and accomplishments,” the school said.
For instance, students will have to answer questions like “Are you a high school or college teacher?”
“How did you get into teaching?”
“Do you have a master’s degree in teaching?”
“Do you currently teach at a public or private college or university?”
“If you are a college teacher, how did you land the job?” and “If your job involves teaching, what types of classes do you teach?”
“We are creating a resume that is personalized to each individual student, which means we’re not looking for one job or experience,” the statement reads.
“Our goal is to help students achieve their dreams of becoming successful and contributing to their community.
We want our students to realize that the college experience is the most rewarding and fulfilling time of their lives, and we believe this campaign is the way to help.”
The school hopes that students will fill out the questionnaire at least twice and that the results will be shared with professors and prospective employers.
If students don’t respond to the questions in the questionnaire, they can request an extension, but the school says that it will not “ask for additional information or respond to additional questions.”
“We believe that a resume is a critical tool in the success of any career and that every student has a unique perspective on their experience in teaching,” the university said.
“If we can help students recognize their strengths and weaknesses, we will be able to better engage and develop them in a meaningful and meaningful way, while also serving our community.”
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