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
Our on-campus location is currently closed and current USF students and alumni are encouraged to use our virtual and remote services.
Virtual & Remote Services
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please email us during these hours for assistance. Most inquiries receive a reply within one business day.
Please read through the sections below for information about specific services.
For information about scheduling an appointment, please click here. This page also contains information about our current drop-in services.
All appointments are currently being held virtually via either the phone or Microsoft Teams. Students have the ability to select their preferred appointment medium when scheduling the appointment. If a student does not select one of these two mediums, the appointment will be held via Microsoft Teams by default, and an email will be sent to the student to inform them of this.
Drop-in services are all being held virtually at this time.
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 Microsoft Teams 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.
Please click here for information about how to access Handshake. If you experience difficulty logging in or have questions or concerns about your account, please email us at CareerServices@usf.edu for assistance.
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 have been moved online. This includes employer presentations to classes and student organizations, employer-led workshops, and career fairs.
You can find full details on all of our events in Handshake. 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 currently limited, 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 to you.
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 or alumnus. Big Interview provides AI powered assessment of your mock interview sessions, which can be tailored to your specific industry, job interests, and experience level.
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 - 2021 01 06