Career Fairs and Events

Accounting Fair

What is the Accounting Fair?

If you are recruiting accounting students or upcoming/recent graduates for your internship, Cooperative Education, or full-time professional positions, we invite you to attend the Accounting Fair at the University of South Florida!

The Accounting Fair is held twice per year at USF Tampa for accounting firms, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to recruit on campus. In the fall 2018 semester, over 300 talented accounting students attended the fair to meet with employers like you.

FAIR DETAILS

When: Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, Florida 33620
Cost: Please review the sections below for the full breakdown of registration information, including fees, timelines, policies, and more.

REGISTER FOR THE FAIR

To register for the Accounting Fair, you must have an ACTIVE Handshake account and be connected with "University of South Florida."

Please visit the Accounting Fair page at http://recruitacctfair.usfcs.info, then click the Register button in the upper right corner to get started. Log-in or create your Handshake account to get started with submitting your fair registration.
 

REGISTRATION TIMELINE & FEES

USF Career Services assesses tiered registration fees per fair based on organization type and registration date. 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 may also depend on the time of registration.

Early Registration Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Regular Registration Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Cancellation Deadline & Deadline for Inclusion in Maps: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (see Policy section below for more information)
Late Registration Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 (fair date) or until the fair is full.

Corporation Organizations: Please note that corporate organizations will be charged the 8.5% sales tax for Hillsborough County, Florida. All fees listed in Handshake include the sales tax on top of the base registration rates listed below.

  • Early Registration, One Table: $750.00
  • Early Registration, Two Tables: $1000.00
  • Regular Registration, One Table: $800.00
  • Regular Registration, Two Tables: $1050.00
  • Additional Representative Fee (after the first two that are included): $40.00 per person


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 Fee (after the first two that are included): $40.00 per person


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. Plastic table covering available, by request. 
  • 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).
  • Banners and displays must be limited in size and placed on top of or directly behind the table (see Policy section below for more information).
  • Wireless (Wi-Fi) access is provided to all guests at USF. We will have directions available at the fair or you can CLICK HERE for instructions on connecting to the USF-Guest network. This process will work on all devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and tablets.

REGISTRATION POLICIES

Career Fair Policy & Cancellation Deadline
USF Career Services has posted the "Career Fair Policy," which includes information regarding Cancellations, Refunds, and No Shows. Please note the posted Cancellation Deadline for this fair; for full details, CLICK HERE to visit our Career Fair Policy website.


Deadline for Inclusion in Maps

In order to ensure your school is included in the listing of participating organizations and the fair map, you must register before the posted deadline. Due to print and logistical deadlines, registrations received after this date may not be included in either the printed or digital marketing materials distributed to students.


Display Size Policy

Our fairs can be crowded, so for compliance with ADA Guidelines we strongly discourage large displays and recommend strategic placement of materials at this fair. Banners and displays may not exceed the posted size of the table, and must be placed on top of or directly behind the table to ensure the aisles are not blocked and neighboring booths are not impeded. USF Career Services reserves the right to review the placement of all materials, provide notification of this policy, and instruct changes to be made to ensure aisles and booths are not blocked.

For an organization with large displays (anything larger than the posted size of the table), a second table must be purchased before the Cancellation Deadline in order for the oversized display to be set up at the fair. If an organization sets up the oversized display and did not purchase a second table in advance, USF Career Services reserves the right to review the oversized display, provide notification of this policy, and charge for a second table after the fair.

Additional tables are limited and 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 registrations includes accommodations for two representatives, with space for a maximum of four representatives to staff each table. There is an Additional Representative fee which all organizations will be charged for any representatives after the first two that are included with registration.

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

For the comfort of participating recruiters and attending students, and in response to 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 and/or physically present at the fair), provide notification of this policy, and charge for additional representatives accordingly (either before or after the fair).

ADDITIONAL RECRUITMENT OPTIONS

At USF, building your employer brand is easy to do because we've made this a key part of our services for employers. You can choose to take advantage of our fairs and other ready-made events. Visit our Career Fairs & Events website for more details and to register: http://recruitevents.usfcs.info

Fall 2019 Recruiting Calendar
We are excited to share our fair and event dates for the Fall 2019 semester. 

Career Fairs & Events
Each semester Career Services coordinates numerous fairs and events related to employers' recruitment efforts. These events can assist you in finding qualified candidates and branding your organization on campus.

On-Campus Interviews
Are you interested in hosting interviews with potential candidates you meet at the fair or later in the semester? On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) can be hosted at the fair, "room-only" after the fair, or during our regular interview season. Be sure to check out the website for specific registration instructions and deadlines.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fair Logistics
Please review the Recruiter Logistics- USF Accounting Fair for additional fair information. 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 visit the Accounting Fair page at http://recruitacctfair.usfcs.info, then refer to the "Attachments" section on the left side of the  to download the logistics packet (only available while logged in to Handshake).


USF Goes Green with Career Fair Apps

We provide access to career fair maps and information about the fairs through the Career Fair Plus app! Within the app, students and employers 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!). 

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

NEED HELP?

Please contact USF Employer Relations at RecruitUSF@usf.edu or 813-974-2171 for assistance.