Welcome back for the Fall 2020 semester!
On this page you will find the most current information related to Career Services on the Tampa campus. We encourage you to visit USF's homepage for up-to-date information regarding any disruptions to campus-wide services.
For questions not answered below, please contact our office by email. A member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as they are able.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Student Services Building - SVC-2080 - 2nd Floor
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Virtual & Remote Services
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please read through the sections below for information about specific services for Fall 2020.
To schedule an appointment, you will need to login to Handshake. Handshake can be accessed via MyUSF, under the MyResources tab, by clicking "Find A Job (Handshake)." Once logged in, click Career Center at the top of the page, then Appointments. From this page, you can schedule a new appointment, view previous appointments, and edit or cancel upcoming appointments.
If you are not immediately logged into Handshake from MyUSF, please do not attempt to create an account on your own. Instead, email us for assistance.
If you need assistance with scheduling an appointment, please email us at CareerServices@usf.edu, and include information about the questions you have, your U number, and your phone number.
If you have selected a phone appointment, your Career Consultant will call you at the start of the appointment time. If for some reason you have not received a call after five minutes of the appointment start time, please emil us at CareerServices@usf.edu for help getting connected.
If you have selected a videochat appointment, your Career Consultant will email you a link to sign into Microsoft Teams at the start of your appointment time. Please monitor your email for this link. For the best experience, we recommend that you use Google Chrome and that you connect via a desktop or laptop computer, however other web browsers and tablets or smartphones may work.
Handshake is available to students 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. However, nightly updates to student records (including GPA, majors, and other student data) may result in temporary access limitations while the updates are being processed.
If you attempt to access Handshake through MyUSF (My Resources>Find a Job Handshake) and are unable to login, please email our office (including your U number) so that we can check on your account. It may be the case that an account does not yet exist for you. Please do not attempt to create one on your own, as it will not sync to USF. Instead, email us at CareerServices@usf.edu for assistance.
If you notice that any of your account details are outdated or incorrect, please email us and include both the update you wish to make and your U number.
All requests for account updates and new account creations will be handled as quickly as possible.
Need to change your major, or want help as you look into other major options? We're offering virtual drop-in sessions! Click here to view and register for the drop-in sessions in Handshake.
Drop-in sessions will be offered for an hour on the following dates:
Wednesday, August 26 @ 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2 @ 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9 @ 2 p.m.
Appointments for students looking to explore or change their major will continue to be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Career Express is temporarily unavailable. We will post updates to this page as they become available.
For resume and cover letter assistance in the interim, please schedule a virtual appointment with your Career Consultant.
Suit-A-Bull is temporarily unavailable. We will post updates to this page as they become available.
Many of our on-campus, career-related events for Fall 2020 have been moved online. This includes employer presentations to classes and student organizations, employer-led workshops, our Bulls Connect career fairs, and our Part-Time Job Fair and On-Campus Job Fair. We are also excited that our Graduate Pathways workshop series and the Graduate & Professional School Fair will also be offered online this fall.
You can find full details on all of our events in Handshake. And be sure to use the follow option to stay up to date on events of interest!
If you have questions about the status of a particular event, you may email our office at CareerServices@usf.edu.
Our interview rooms are currently unavailable for use. We will post updates to this page as they become available.
While many on-campus and in-person services are limited for Fall 2020, we are excited to be able to provide a variety of online tool kits, resources, and services to help you continue your career progression. Please read through the sections below for information about specific services available during Fall 2020.
When preparing for a job interview, it’s not enough to just read advice — you need to put that advice into practice! For interview preparation and practice, we recommend that you use the virtual tool Big Interview [External Site], which you have free access to as a USF student. Big Interview provides AI powered assessment of your mock interview sessions, which can be tailored to your specific industry, job interests, and experience level.
Simply use Organization Code 0475 when signing up for your free account.
Candid Career [External Site] is an online service is like your own personal YouTube channel for career advice, interviews with professionals about their jobs and career paths, and short clips about what it's like to work in different industries!
Have a quick question and not sure you need a full appointment? Send us an email at CareerCoach@usf.edu and one of our Career Consultants will reply.
The Career Coach inbox will be monitored during normal USF business hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students can expect a reply within 24 hours during normal business hours.
CareerShift [External Site] helps job seekers successfully navigate the published and hidden job market to find career opportunities. CareerShift offers an online set of integrated applications, including a robust company and contact database, where users can find current job connections and make meaningful new connections. This tool is a great place to begin or deepen your professional network with organizations you are interested in working for.
CareerShift has also added a new section designed to help you identify organizations impacted by COVID-19 and how that has changed their hiring plans.
GoinGlobal [External Site] is an online website that gives students and faculty access to career resources and travel guides in more than 40 countries and 53 cities in the United States and Canada.
GoinGlobal career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly updated content on topics including: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice and more. In addition to job resources, each country profile contains cultural advice and guidelines.
Students will also benefit from the USA City Guides which contain career and employment resources for the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Included in this database are: job search resources, employment outlook, professional networking groups, cost of living, and major employer listings by industry sector, non-profits and volunteer opportunities. Additionally H1B employer listings are listed for all 50 states.
For those of you entering the workforce after graduation, we are here to assist you! What does a job search look like in a time of social distancing? It might surprise you to know that it will not be very different from a regular job search. The biggest change will be in the interviewing process, where in-person interviews will most likely be replaced with phone and video interviews. Because some companies may have only a few openings, you must prepare to be competitive in your job search.
We have created a Virtual Job Search Toolkit [Google Doc] to guide you through your job search.
For those students who may be working on-line and in remote-office formats, we've developed the Working Remotely Toolkit [PDF] to help you be more productive. This toolkit outlines ways to work more collaboratively and creatively and to help you identify as many projects and processes as possible to maintain and even enhance learning and productivity. And while we hope to return to on-site activity once it is safe to do so, this toolkit also offers the resources to use the current situation as an opportunity to evaluate our work in order to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.
Last Updated - 2020 08 23