Employer Relations

Corporate Connections

Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Virtual Event on Microsoft Teams

Corporate Connections is a networking event for graduate business students to meet with corporate representatives to discuss career opportunities. Informal discussions take place in a more relaxed environment than a typical career fair, and, while participants do not bring elaborate booths or materials, representative companies are typically hiring for internship positions and many have full-time positions available (and résumés are collected).

For employers:

  • This two-hour event is exclusively for companies seeking to recruit graduate business students.
  • Employers have the opportunity to network with USF faculty from 4:30-5:00 p.m. and then with USF graduate students and alumni from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Please contact Pavla Ozkul at pozkul@usf.edu or 813-974-5162 to register for attending Corporate Connections.

For students:

  • This event is only open to graduate business students.
  • RSVP is required. Please include your name, year, and major.
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  • Professional attire is required; leave your backpacks and student gear behind for this event.
  • Bring several copies of your résumé with you (in a portfolio, briefcase, or professional binder).
  • A partial list of attending companies is available above. Research several companies prior to attending the event.
  • Be prepared to make new contacts, present your "elevator speech," and practice your communications skills.
  • View the MBA Career Guide for tips on networking, conversation starters, and following up with new contacts after the event.
  • Additional Tips for Success at Corporate Connections.

Bloomin' Brands representative, Mike Kraskow gives his impressions of the event.

Attending Companies From Last Year

  • Citi

  • Target

  • Levin Financial Group - MassMutual

  • CRH Americas Materials

  • Wellcare

  • Northwestern Mutual

  • Cousins Logistics