The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program assists Florida State’s doctoral students (and others headed toward academic careers) prepare for future faculty work. Through participation in coursework, workshops/seminars, trainings, and mentoring, PFF Fellows increase their awareness of expectations for faculty performance and of resources available to aid in scholarly careers, and build their readiness to address research, teaching and related demands of faculty life. Goals include enhancing the placement of FSU students in university positions and supporting the finest scholarly accomplishments of FSU's graduates in their future careers. The PFF Graduate Certificate Program is an academic certificate program that is offered by The Graduate School and requires 12 graduate credit hours. The program has five components: Research; Teaching; Career Building; Mentoring; and Portfolio.