Friday, February 27, 2015

Get to Know Conner Harvey, student staff member extraordinaire!

Conner Harvey
We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Conner Harvey, extraordinary person and one of the indispensable leaders of our student support team. A Jacksonville native and senior at the University of North Florida, Conner has worked at UNF Continuing Education for the past two years and has endeared herself to staff, instructors, and continuing education students alike.
Dean Robert Wood highlights one of Conner’s many accomplishments: "Conner had real work experience going to Burris Logistics in Lakeland FL and did assessments for 5 people. This was invaluable to our division, and more importantly our customer. This was an urgent demand by the client and Conner was able to help and did a great job of interacting with one of our new business supporters."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

OLLI Enrollment opens March 2. Are You Ready?

Spring Summer 2015 Catalogs on their way to members!

The gentle rains signal that Spring is on its way. So are your UNF OLLI catalogs for the combined Spring and Summer 2015 terms!

Thanks to your intrepid Curriculum and ED-ventures team volunteers and your generous volunteer instructors more than 100 fun and interesting programs await you next term.

Can’t wait to get started planning your Spring and Summer OLLI schedule? Click here  for a digital page turning copy of the catalog (Adobe Flash required) 

We’re doing our part to engage you. Won’t you do your part to ensure your enrollment success?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Taking the Next Steps Toward Hollywood

By Sharon Y. Cobb

We have a vibrant film community in Northeast Florida with many talented writers. Some have been writing for many years. Some are aspiring writers fresh out of film school or UNF’s Continuing Education screenwriting workshops. They all have one thing in common: they want to sell their scripts to Hollywood or at least have their screenplays made into independent films. But where to start?

There are many scripts purchased every year by independent film production companies and studios. The popularity of certain genres rise and fall. At the American Film Market in November 2014, more thriller films were offered for sell than any other genre. Writers taking the next step in their screenwriting careers not only need to hone their craft, but also study and understand the script market.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Is it Time to Take the Next Step?

Congratulations! You did it. You took that first step toward your goal. You were motivated, excited, determined. Step one is firmly behind you and now it’s time for that next step. This one is a bit harder. You may be asking yourself, ‘What should I do?’ ‘Where should go?’ or ‘How can I get motivated?’ If these questions sound familiar, we have good news: we’ll be sharing the answers to these – and many other questions – during the next few weeks.

Expert Content: We've assembled our team of UNF Continuing Education (UNFCE) experts to give you practical, useful information. Information that will help you take the next step – and put you firmly on the road to success – whether you are marching toward a more enriching lifestyle or a more rewarding career. Follow us on our blog as we bring the best information to you from our LEARN JACKSONVILLE and Professional Development instructors. Learn how to improve your personal pursuits, including how to overcome procrastination, successful investing, selling that script to Hollywood or living a healthier lifestyle. Do you want to know how to take the next step better leadership, continuous quality improvement, prepare for professional certification exam, or public speaking? We’ll bring that to you, too! Let us know if you have a topic of interest and we will ask one of our experts to bring you the best information.

We Want to Hear from You: Are you a past or current UNF Continuing Education student? How has UNFCE helped you Take the Next Step? Please comment or e-mail us at We would love to share your success story!

Follow the Hashtag: All articles in the Take the Next Step posts will be tagged with #TakeTheNextStep. You can follow that hashtag on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and here on Blogger to quickly find all of the fantastic content.

As always, we welcome your feedback!

--Your Friends at UNF Continuing Education