Career Fairs and Events
Bulls Connect Fair
WHAT IS BULLS CONNECT?
If you are hiring for internship opportunities to offer experience to USF students, or looking for upcoming/recent graduates for full-time positions with your organization, we invite you to attend Bulls Connect at the University of South Florida!
Bulls Connect is our largest career and internship fair held twice per year at USF Tampa. We hope you can join us!
New Option for Spring 2020: Are you interested in recruiting USF Student-Athletes? Check out the "Additional Recruitment Options" section for more details on the new Student-Athlete Networking/Career Fair.
Spring 2020 Bulls Connect DETAILS
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Yuengling Center (previously called the “Sun Dome”), 4202 E Fowler Ave SUN 130, Tampa, FL 33620
Who: Organizations recruiting students from across all disciplines are invited to attend! There will be two zones at the fair, based on the student majors being recruited by the attending organizations.
Gold Zone // Students from arts, behavioral and community sciences, business, humanities, and
social sciences majors
Green Zone // Students from engineering, math, natural sciences, and technology majors
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 Bulls Connect, you must have an ACTIVE Handshake account and be connected with "University of South Florida."
Please visit the Bulls Connect page in Handshake, then click the Register button in the upper right corner to get started. Login or create your Handshake account to get started with submitting your fair registration.
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, December 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Regular Registration Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Cancellation Deadline & Deadline for Inclusion in Maps: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (see Policy section below for more information)
Late Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (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: $1250.00
- Regular Registration, One Table: $800.00
- Regular Registration, Two Tables: $1300.00
- 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: $1000.00
- Regular Registration, One Table: $550.00
- Regular Registration, Two Tables: $1050.00
- Additional Representative Fee (after the first two that are included): $40.00 per person
Bulls Connect Registration includes the following (unless additional items are purchased, where noted):
- One 6’x24” display table located in one 10'x5' booth space in your preferred zone (Gold or Green), organized by industry selected during the registration process (unless additional table in the same zone or additional booth in the other zone is purchased, additional fees apply). 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 fit within the allotted booth space. No exceptions (see Policy section below for more information).
- Wireless (Wi-Fi) access is provided to all guests at USF and this process will work on all devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. Please find Wi-Fi connection instructions here.
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 discourage large displays and recommend careful placement of materials at this fair. Banners and displays may not exceed the posted size of the booth, and must be placed within the designated booth space 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 booth), 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.
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).
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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.
Student-Athlete Networking/Career Fair *New Option for Spring 2020*
USF Athletics’ Student Athlete Enhancement department is hosting a Student-Athlete Networking/Career Fair during the Spring 2020 semester. We want to give employers an opportunity to interact with and recruit our student-athletes who have the skills you are looking for in employees. Join us the evening before the Bulls Connect Career Fair for a tour of the athletic facilities, dinner and an exclusive career fair. Details for the event are listed below:
When: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
Where: Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center (USF Tampa Campus)
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please review the Recruiter Logistics Packet 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 Bulls Connect page, then refer to the "Attachments" section on the left side of the to download the
logistics packet (only available while logged in to Handshake).
Day-of Fair Information
We provide access to fair and event information through Career Fair Plus! Within the app, students and employers will be able to see which organizations are attending, review company descriptions, and navigate an interactive map of the event spaces. It further provides you with recruiter-specific information, including logistics and real-time updates.
Career Fair Plus is available for both iOS and Android. We invite you to download Career Fair Plus for free today!
Please contact USF Employer Relations at RecruitUSF@usf.edu or 813-974-2171 for assistance.