Career Action Distinction

Like many decisions you've made before, career selection is a defining moment. This distinction offers a variety of activities and resources that support career exploration and employment readiness — getting and keeping a job.

Through this experience, you will:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Explore and evaluate career and transfer school options
  • Gain an awareness of what it means to be a "professional" in the workplace
  • Learn how to market yourself to employers, and make yourself more competitive in your job search

You'll receive:

  • A cord at graduation
  • A recognition of completion
  • A co-curricular verification letter of activities completed
  • An enhancement to your resume and transfer college application

Plus, more benefits to gain a competitive edge:

  • Connect your college experience to your career
  • Practice job search and networking skills
  • Learn what it means to be a professional
  • Maximize your research skills as you prepare for transfer or the workforce

Enrollment is open to any degree-seeking student at Valencia during the start of both Fall and Spring semesters. We suggest that you have completed 12-15 credit hours before beginning.

You'll be accumulating 100 points in the following dimensions by participating in Skillshops, activities and campus/community events. To begin, attend an Orientation — we'll help you get on track.

  • Who Am I? Self-Awareness
  • Where Am I Going? Exploration/Research
  • How Do I Get There? Becoming a Professional

Interested in joining the Spring 2024 Career Action Distinction (CAD) cohort?  To learn more about the Distinction, please contact your Career Center.

Open-enrollment is now until Friday, April 26, 2024.  

East and Winterpark - ENROLL HERE

Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana - ENROLL HERE

West and Downtown - ENROLL HERE

Career Action Distinction Video