Ph.D. Candidates' Collaborative

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UF Mindfulness 360° Practice Group 

The UF Mindfulness 360° Practice Group is offered online through Zoom this semester at no cost to the UF community. The sessions are offered by volunteers with kind hearts of the UF Mindfulness faculty team. With this group we aim to build a community of students, faculty, and staff members who share an interest to practice and learn about mindfulness. Donations are greatly appreciated to keep our efforts moving forward. You can make a contribution here.

The more sessions you attend the more benefits you will reap. Participants are awarded an attendance certificate for attending 10+ sessions upon request. You only need to register once to gain access to all 14 sessions. There will be one 1 hour long session every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM via Zoom. For all of the dates please visit: UF Mindfulness 360 Practice Group 

UF Career Showcase 

Career Showcase is the Career Connection Center’s largest career fair, spanning three days of in-person networking with top employers from all over the U.S. Starting on September 26 and running until September 28.

Career Showcase is the perfect opportunity for you to explore internships, part-time, full-time, and Co-Op opportunities in fields such as accounting, engineering, healthcare, communications, research, sales, computer science, retail, and so much more! For more information, please visit:


  • Career Connections Center Express Drop-In

Date: September 19 – 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Career Connections Center 

  • 2022 Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Expo

Date: September 21, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Reitz Grand Ballroom

  • Career Showcase

Date: September 27 – 28, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Stephen O’Connell Center
See the List of Employers

  • Volunteer Network Fair

Date: September 29, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Union Grand Ballroom

  • Educational Leadership Prospective Student Webinar

Date: October 4, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Virtual

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Teach for America

Description: Teach For America is a national non-profit, leadership development organization that enlists the nation’s top leaders to fight educational inequity in America. For over 30 years, we have placed 60,000 college graduates in a two year commitment in a low income classroom so that they might fulfill the urgent needs of students and gain proximity and nuanced understanding of educational inequities. During the two year commitment, we provide ongoing professional development, in person coaching, and a 10-12K Americorps stipend to help students get a masters degree or pay off student debt. We also provide 5K of transitional stipend for all students during summer training with Teach For America.
Application: The next application deadline for seniors to apply is October 21st. Students can sign up to meet with the Teach For America University of Florida recruiter at OR email our student ambassador to learn more and sign up for an informal coffee chat at

Early Childhood Education Assistant, Florida Museum of Natural History

Description: We are committed to being a welcoming museum that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but also work with the Discovery Zone Coordinator and staff to enhance each visitor’s experience in the Florida Museum’s Discovery Zone exhibit for children ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Focus on expanding programming for non-traditional audiences from diverse backgrounds and developing and evaluating early childhood nature-based education programs both in the exhibit and outdoors. Ensures programs are developmentally appropriate, linked to evidence-based early learning standards, and are aligned with the Museum’s mission of inspiring people to care about life on Earth.

  • Facilitate visitor engagement within the Discovery Zone
  • Develop and maintain Discovery Zone equipment and materials
  • Carry out daily exhibit upkeep and cleaning as needed
  • Deliver extraordinary and inclusive customer service to all Museum guests and internal staff
  • Assist Discovery Zone Coordinator in developing and implementing creative and fun educational programs related to the Discovery Zone exhibit for children 0-8 years old and their caregivers including structured programs, drop-in programs, special event activities, and workshops for caregivers and early childhood educators
  • Assist Discovery Zone Coordinator in efforts to engage underserved and/or underrepresented audiences and youth/families from diverse backgrounds
  • Stays current on early childhood education best practices, with an emphasis on nature and science, through professional development as well as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility training
  • Assist Discovery Zone Coordinator in maintaining a tracking system on Discovery Zone programs and attendance
  • Assist with exhibit components/materials inventory as well as reporting maintenance issues and problem solving
  • Respond to informational requests through e-mail and telephone

Normal work schedule is 24 hours within 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekly, primarily weekends (Saturday, Sunday) and Monday with possible other weekday hours. Flexible schedule necessary to accommodate required weekend Discovery Zone hours and programming hours. Schedule varies with program needs and includes hours during times when the University is closed. The Discovery Zone is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas when the Museum is closed.
Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour.
Application: To see the full job details and requirements, please see the job application:

P.K. Yonge - Secondary School Counselor

Description: You belong at a K-12 teaching and learning environment that’s leading the way!

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is seeking to hire a Secondary School Counselor for the 2022-2023 school year. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct services to 240-260 high school students through preventive and responsive counseling to address need for academic, career, social/emotional, and mental health supports.
  • Monitor students’ academic progress, behavior, attendance, and well-being to facilitate/provide appropriate intervention as needed.
  • Collaborate with families and educators to assist students with educational, career, and life planning.
  • Support students’ academic, social, behavioral, and emotional success in a school organized to provide multi-tiered system of supports.
  • Maintain regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, by phone).
  • Engage in annual cycles of professional learning.
  • Participate in practitioner inquiry (research) to support professional learning and inform continuous program improvement.
  • Analyze impact of strategies, practices, and curriculum on student success.

For more details about UF benefits, please visit

Application: For the full job description and to learn more about P.K. Yonge, please see the job application:

Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Applications Open for Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate and Professional Honor Society - Due Sept. 30

Description: Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) is the prestigious honor society for graduate and professional school students. It recognizes students who are in the top 35% of their college, and no more than 1% of these students are accepted each year. We are currently starting that application process for new members for induction in Fall 2022. AEL is the first and only academic honor society dedicated to the recognition of excellence among graduate and professional school students, regardless of academic discipline.

Application: If you think you meet the qualifications, please complete the pre-screen application form at This form mainly includes your:

  1. First and last name
  2. Major
  3. GPA (you will need to be in the top 35% of your major to qualify)
  4. Credits completed (you will need to have already completed 12 or more credits at UF to qualify)

The deadline for this form to check your eligibility is Sept. 30. Qualified applicants will be sent a full membership application in return, as well as an invitation to a meet-and-greet for potential new members.

The final application for membership will consist of an information form, your CV/resume and a letter of reference. In your application, we will look for demonstrated leadership as well as professional/scholarly accomplishments both inside and outside of school. Please take the time to present these documents in the most professional manner. Your presentation or lack thereof plays a role in determining acceptance when application numbers are high in a given semester. Completing this pre-screening does not in any way commit you to applying for, or accepting, admission to AEL, nor does it constitute an acceptance by AEL for your membership. Only when an invitation is extended will an obligation be constituted.

Tutoring and Childcare

Tutor for Algebra 1

Description: Looking for a tutor to support our child with Algebra 1. A HS pupil who arrived to the US without undertaking Algebra 1 and who needs tutoring as they prepare for Algebra 2 (in Spring 2023).
Contact: Please email if you are interested.

P.K. Yonge Tutoring Resource List

Description: Dear COE Students! P.K. Yonge has had several families ask about resources for tutoring. P.K. Yonge does not facilitate private tutoring but we would like to provide a resource list to families for tutors.
Contact: If you are interested in being on the resource list, please email PKY middle school counselor Devin Bogart at Include your name, subjects you are comfortable with, and your contact information. We have had a lot of requests for help finding middle school math tutors specifically. Families will contact you directly to discuss availability and tutoring rates. 

Childcare for Children’s Ministry

Description: Join an awesome team working with kids in a safe, fun and energetic environment for kids to enjoy! We are seeking childcare workers and teachers for our children’s ministry at CityLight Church including ages nursery, preschool and elementary. Background checks are required. Learn more about the vision and mission of CityLight Church at Volunteer hours also available.
Hours: 4 – 8 hours/week.
Schedule: Sunday, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Other hours are flexible during the week.
Pay Rate: $12 per hour.
Contact: Allison Wicker at or 615-686-4123.

Tutor - Algebra 2, Anatomy, and Physiology

Description: Looking for a tutor to teach a junior in high school with Algebra 2 and Anatomy and Physiology.
Contact: Please email if you are interested.