Employer Support

Virtual Recruitment Services During Campus Disruptions

Career Services and our Employer Relations team is currently working remotely from March 16, 2020 until further notice and our physical service locations are currently closed. 

Although our campus is currently operating online, the Office of Employer Relations is here to help you meet your recruiting needs! Join us weekly for our virtual office hours, and Tune In to Recruit at USF!

Our team has a variety of options designed to assist you with your hiring needs and recruiting events, which are highlighted below. For questions you may have that are not covered in the sections below, please visit the Contact Us section for information on how to get in touch with our team.

We also encourage you to visit the University of South Florida Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for official updates, frequently asked questions, and additional resources from USF.

We look forward to working with you and hope you stay safe and healthy during this time!

  Virtual Recruitment Services & Resources

Are you currently hosting interns or planning to recruit for interns or part-time employment?

As noted above we’re asking Employers to follow the appropriate guidelines for staying safe from COVID-19 if hosting interns or part-time employees in the summer of 2020, and we are here to assist you along the way!

Please review our Working Remotely Toolkit which offers ideas, suggestions, and resources to aid you in supporting virtual internships or virtual part-time student employment.

We are also available to consult and assist you if supporting virtual internships or workers is a new experience. Please feel free to reach out to a member of our team:

For Internships: sacsInternships@usf.edu 

For Part-Time Employment: sacsStudentEmployment@usf.edu.

Although some colleges have elected to suspend their internship courses this summer, our internship course (IDS 3947) is still available for students. Our internship course supports students as they build their career readiness competencies and is aligned with NACE standards (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

Have you considered hiring students for Micro-Internships? New Recruitment Option Available!

USF is excited to announce a new opportunity for our corporate partners to offer short-term, professional, paid work experiences to current students through Micro-Internships. Micro-Internships allow students to demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. Unlike a traditional internship, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and many can be completed remotely. Not only does this help the students, but it allows employers to get immediate support and enhance your company’s pipeline for future interns and new hires.

To learn more, please visit: http://pdemployers.usfcs.info.

Would you like to post your open positions for USF students and alumni? Create your free account in our online platform, Handshake.

At USF, building your employer brand and recruiting is easy to do because we’ve made this a key part of our services for employers. Create a Handshake account and:

  • Post internships, part-time jobs, and full-time jobs
  • Review student and alumni applications
  • Schedule interview and recruiting events
  • Gain exclusive access to communications from the USF Employer Relations team

Create or access your free Handshake account here: https://usf.joinhandshake.com/.

For assistance with creating your account and best practices in recruiting through Handshake, please read our Employer Handshake Guide.

All requests for account updates and new account creations will be handled as quickly as possible, but will be dependent upon the events of the disruption and staff access to technology. We ask you to please bear with us in the case of a delay in approving your account. Please monitor the "Comments" section on your approval request as we may communicate the need for any additional information there.

Would you like to host a Virtual Information Session or Webinar?

Virtual events are a great way to connect with University of South Florida students. These events can assist you in finding qualified candidates and branding your organization. All virtual events will be advertised at all three USF campuses through Handshake.

Does your organization have its own access to a virtual meeting platform (e.g. Zoom, Webex, etc.)?

Great! If your organization has the capability to host virtual information sessions and events, you just need to provide us with your event details and we will do the rest.

Please review these instructions to share your virtual event with USF students by using Handshake.


Does your organization need to use USF's virtual meeting platform?

Employer Relations can facilitate a virtual information session through Microsoft Teams. Teams combines persistent chat rooms, video/voice, file sharing, meetings, and many other features into one application. As the presenter, you will just need access to a computer, internet, webcam, and microphone – it is that easy! Our team will provide you with a link for the presenter(s) and students to use and offer your team technical support to get the event started.

Please submit your Virtual Event Request to request a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session and our team will assist you with hosting your event.

Are you looking to brand your organization and help students prepare for post-graduate success? Host a Virtual Insiders Program (VIP) event - New Event Option Available!

We invite you to participate in our new weekly event series, the Virtual Insiders Program!

Using Microsoft Teams, you can present to USF students on any topic related to navigating job search process (such as ways to make your resume stand out, how to make an impression at a virtual career fair, etc.). Helping students prepare for post-graduate success is a great way for USF Alumni and partners of the university to share their wealth of knowledge and experiences. All virtual events will be advertised across USF through our Handshake Platform.

Teams combines persistent chat rooms, video/voice, file sharing, meetings, and many other features into one application. As the presenter, you will just need access to a computer, internet, webcam, and microphone – it is that easy. Our team will provide you with the link for the presenter(s) and students to use, and offer your team technical support to get started.

Dates are limited, sign up today! Please submit your Virtual Event Request and our team will assist you with hosting your event.

Would you like to schedule and conduct virtual interviews?

Virtual interviews are a great way to move your part-time, internship, and full-time recruitment processes forward through pre-screening or conducting full virtual interviews. All virtual interviews will be advertised to USF students on all three campuses through Handshake.

Does your organization have access to a virtual meeting platform or prefer to host phone interviews?

Great! If your organization has the capability to host virtual or phone interviews, then your first step is to provide us with your interview schedule preferences, and then we will do the rest. Please review these instructions for sharing your virtual interviews with USF students using Handshake.

Does your organization need a virtual meeting platform?

We can help with that! The Office of Employer Relations can facilitate virtual interviews through Microsoft Teams. Please submit your Virtual Event Request and our team will assist you with hosting your event.

Teams combines persistent chat rooms, video/voice, file sharing, meetings, and many other features into one application. As the interviewer, you will just need access to a computer, internet, webcam, and microphone – it is that easy. Our team will provide you with the link for the interviewer(s) and students to use, and offer your team technical support to get started.

Interested in participating in events and fairs during the summer and/or fall?

We appreciate your patience as we are working on building out the event and fair schedules for the upcoming semesters. Check back for updates on USF-specific, regional, statewide, or national activities our employer partners are encouraged to consider.

Virtual Employer in Residence Program – weekly (details above)

Fall event/fair schedule - coming soon!

Your assistance is requested!

  • Career Services at the University of South Florida is currently reviewing its plans for the Fall 2020 recruiting season as we move our programs and services online. We would like your input to help us as we make adjustments to our programs and services to protect the health and wellness of all of our participants.
  • Share your feedback through this survey by clicking here. We anticipate that this survey will take you between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

What's the status of other on-campus career events when physical locations are closed?

All on-campus career-related events that occur within a campus disruption will be cancelled. This includes Employer Spotlights, Careers & Coffee, Career Fairs, and information sessions.

If you have an event scheduled at the time of a campus disruption, our staff will be in contact with you to determine next steps. Rescheduling an event will occur on a case-by-case basis. Refunds for event-related fees may be issued on a case-by-case basis.

Requests for new events or registration approval for on-campus events may be delayed until the campus disruption has ended.

If you have questions about the status of a particular event, contact our Employer Relations team directly at RecruitUSF@usf.edu.

What's the status of on-campus interviews when physical locations are closed?

All on-campus interviews will be cancelled and interview rooms will not be available during a campus disruption. If you had scheduled an on-campus interview, our staff will be in contact with you to confirm the cancellation. You will be responsible for contacting your candidates to communicate the cancellation.

While we strongly recommend rescheduling your interviews to another date or holding virtual interviews, you may choose to offer the interviews at another location. Whatever you choose to do, please communicate this to our staff so that we can answer any questions from our students as they arise.

Contact Us for recruitment assistance - New Outreach Option Available

We are here to assist you! If you have any questions not addressed in the sections above, we have two options for you to reach our staff:

EMAIL US

Email the Office of Employer Relations at RecruitUSF@usf.edu.

LIVE CHAT

Live chat with our team during our new weekly Virtual Office Hours for quick questions and tips. We will also have experts joining us to speak about trending topics on specific dates. 

Visit our virtual office by clicking here.