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HDFS Undergraduate Opportunities

Careers in HDFS

A wide-variety of career options are available to HDFS majors. A recent publication by the National Council on Family Relations shows career paths relevant to all concentrations.
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Child Life Road Map

For students completing our Child Life Concentration with the intent of pursuing a career as a Child Life Specialist in a medical setting.
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Become a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)

Through completion of specific undergraduate courses, students can obtain provisional certification as a Family Life Educator. Certification as a Family Life Educator will enhance your competitiveness for jobs in an HDFS-related field.
HDFS Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Pairs HDFS undergraduate and graduate students to maximize preparation for successful entry into graduate school.
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Undergraduate Research

HDFS faculty welcome the participation of undergraduate students in their research. Interested students should contact faculty directly to learn about the focus of the various research projects and available opportunities for participation. Involvement in undergraduate research is a great way to strengthen your application for graduate school.

HDFS Internship and Professional Day

The HDFS Internship and Professional Day is a career fair-style event where students meet with agency representatives to learn about internship and service learning opportunities. It is typically held each fall semester in September.
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HDFS Service Learning Opportunities

The Auburn University Early Learning Center, Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham, and the Marriage and Family Therapy Center provide readily available opportunities for service-learning and internships. Service learning provides students with opportunities to explore career trajectories and gain valuable professional experience for building their resume.