Career Fairs and Events

Accounting Fair

What is the Accounting Fair?

At the beginning of each fall and spring semester, Career Services coordinates the Accounting Fair for businesses, industries, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to recruit accounting candidates for their internship, Cooperative Education, and full-time professional employment opportunities.

USF Career Services presents the Accounting Fair taking place Friday, February 1 in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom at the heart of the USF Tampa Campus!

FAIR DETAILS

When: Friday, February 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, Florida 33620
Who: Organizations recruiting for accounting internships, Co-ops, and full-time opportunities

To register for the Accounting Fair, visit http://recruitacctfair.usfcs.info and click the "Register" button in the upper left corner (only available while logged in to Handshake).

EARLY REGISTRATION RATES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

The Early Registration Period has been extended to Friday, January 11 at 5 p.m. Register now and save!
 

REGISTRATION FEES

USF Career Services assesses tiered registration fees per fair based on organization type and registration date.

Corporation Organizations: Please note that all fees listed below and in Handshake include the 8.5% sales tax for Hillsborough County.

  • Early Registration, One Table: $813.75
  • Early Registration, Two Tables: $1085.00
  • Regular Registration, One Table: $868.00
  • Regular Registration, Two Tables: $1139.25
  • Additional Representative (price per person): $43.40

Non-Profit/Government Organizations: Please note you will be asked to provide a copy of your Tax Exemption Certificate to receive the discounted registration rate listed below.

  • Early Registration, One Table: $500.00
  • Early Registration, Two Tables: $750.00
  • Regular Registration, One Table: $550.00
  • Regular Registration, Two Tables: $800.00
  • Additional Representative (price per person): $40.00

REGISTRATION TIMELINES

Registrations are approved on a first come, first served basis; space is limited and registration for certain fairs may become full before the advertised closing date. Marketing and booth placement depends on the time of registration.

  • Early Registration Rate begins November 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Regular Registration Rate begins January 11, 2019 at 5:01 p.m.

  • Deadline for Inclusion in Maps / Deadline for Cancellation Refund is January 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Early Registration Rate
In order to receive the Early Registration Rate, simply complete the registration form and we will do the rest!

All registrants will select the Regular Registration Rate appropriate for their organization type. If the registration was submitted during the Early Registration period, the total registration fee will be adjusted by Career Services staff during the review and approval process when an "Early Registration Discount" will be applied. This discount will be applied to registrations based upon the day/time of submission, according to the registration timeline above.

Please wait until your registration status changed been changed to "Approved" in order to confirm your discount was applied and fees are listed correctly.

Deadline for Inclusion in Maps, Cancellation/Refund Deadline
In order to ensure your organization is included in the employer listing for the fair map, you must register before the Cancellation/Refund Deadline.

For more information about the Cancellation/Refund Deadline, please refer to the Cancellation & Refund Policy information listed within the Registration Policies section below.

REGISTRATION POLICIES

Accounting Fair Registration includes the following (unless additional items are purchased, where noted):

  • One 6’x30” display table located in one booth space (unless additional table is purchased, additional fees
    apply), organized by registration date
  • Parking passes, breakfast, and lunch for 2 representatives (unless additional representatives are purchased,
    additional fees apply)
  • Space for 4 representatives (additional representative fees apply after the first two representatives)
    • Electricity (you must provide your own extension cords)
  • Displays and banners are permitted with this registration type, however, they must be limited in size and placed on top of or directly behind the table

Display Size Policy
Display materials may not exceed the size of the table, and for the comfort of participating employers and attending students, we strongly discourage large displays at these fairs.

Displays must be placed on top of the table or directly behind the table ensuring the aisles are not blocked and neighboring booths are not impeded. USF Career Services reserves the right to review the placement of all displays, provide notification of the policy, and instruct the changes to be made to ensure aisles and booths are not blocked.

For an organization with displays larger than the table, a second table must be purchased before the fair in order for the oversized display to be set up. If an organization does not purchase a second table in advance and sets up the oversized display at the fair, USF Career Services reserves the right to review the display and booth, provide notification of the policy, and charge for the second table after the fair.

Additional tables are granted on a first-come, first-served basis and Career Services reserves the right to refuse additional table space. An organization may purchase only one additional table for any fair they attend.

Representatives Policy
Fair registration includes accommodations for two representatives, with space for a maximum of four representatives to staff each table. There is an Additional Representative fee for each additional representative after the first two which all organizations will be charged.

For organizations bringing more than four representatives, an Additional Table must be purchased which includes accommodations for two representatives and increases the overall booth space for a maximum of eight representatives to staff the tables.

Our fairs can be crowded and in response to employer feedback, USF Career Services will verify that employers are adhering to the permitted maximum number of representatives. As a result, Career Services reserves the right to assess the number of representatives (either listed as intended attendees on the registration or in person at the fair), provide notification of the policy, and charge for additional representatives accordingly (either before or after the fair).

Cancellation & Refund Policy
USF Career Services has posted the Cancellation & Refund Policy, Career Fairs & Recruitment Events. As noted in the policy, cancellations received in writing (via email to recruitusf@usf.edu) prior to the cancellation deadline two weeks before the event, will receive a full refund or credit towards a future event. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline date or "no-shows." Please refer to the Cancellation & Refund Deadline listed within the Registration Timelines section above.

During the registration process, you will be asked to acknowledge that you have read and agree to this cancellation and refund policy.

ADDITIONAL RECRUITMENT OPTIONS

On-Campus Interviews
Are you interested in hosting on-campus interviews after meeting with potential candidates at the fair? On-Campus Interviews (OCI's) take place in the Career Services Office in our Interview Suites, providing you with a comfortable location that allows you to meet with many students/alumni during one visit to campus.

To learn more about this option and for detailed instructions, please visit our fairs and events page to find the On-Campus Interviews information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

USF Goes Green with Career Fair Apps
We now provide access to career fair maps and information about the fairs through the Career Fair Plus app! Within the app, students and recruiters will be able to see which organizations are attending, review company descriptions and booth locations, and navigate an interactive map of the fair spaces.

It further provides you with recruiter-specific information, including logistics and real-time updates about the fair (such as when lunch is served!). The Career Fair Plus app is available for both iOS and Android, we invite you to download Career Fair Plus for free from your app store today! As we tell our students, if you want the map, get the app!

To Download Career Fair Plus for Apple, click here.
To Download Career Fair Plus for Android, click here.

Fair Logistics
For additional information about the logistics of the fair, please review the Accounting Fair Logistics. This document contains all event logistics necessary for planning before and participating on the day-of the fair, including: timeline, directions, parking, shipping, and more.

Please refer to the "Attachments" section on the left side of the fair information page for the Accounting Fair Logistics (only available while logged in to Handshake).

NEED HELP?

Please contact the Employer Relations Team at RecruitUSF@usf.edu for any questions you have regarding the Accounting Fair.