Career Fairs and Events
Bulls Connect Fair
WHAT IS BULLS CONNECT?
Bulls Connect is our largest career and internship fair held twice per year at the USF Tampa campus. In the fall 2018 semester, over 3800 students attended the fair to meet with employers like you.
Whether 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 this spring!
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 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 specific major groups of the students 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
To register for Bulls Connect, visit http://recruitbullsconnect.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!
What is happening to the fairs?
Over the past few years, our Career and Internship Fairs have shown steady growth in attendance by employers who are looking to hire USF students and alumni. Our partners at the Marshall Student Center have helped us to manage this growth, but we've finally reached a point where the MSC can't fit everyone inside.
Beginning in Fall 2018, we combined the All Majors fair and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fair into a single fair ... and we moved the newly combined fair to the Sun Dome! This new location allows us to have even more employers on campus, providing students with opportunities to network with you and find their next internship or job, all in a single day. The location will also provide space to interact with students comfortably, without feeling crowded, as well as additional spaces for things like onsite interviews or employer meet-ups.
We are looking forward to the next Bulls Connect on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.!
The Accounting Fair will remain at the Marshall Student Center and is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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: $1356.25
- Regular Registration, One Table: $868.00
- Regular Registration, Two Tables: $1410.50
- 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: $1000.00
- Regular Registration, One Table: $550.00
- Regular Registration, Two Tables: $1050.00
- Additional Representative (price per person): $40.00
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 30, 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 on 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.
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 yo ur preferred zone (unless additional table in same zone or additional booth in the other zone is purchased, additional fees apply), organized by industry
- 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, however, they must be limited in size and fit within the allotted booth space
Display Size Policy
Display materials may not exceed the size of the allotted booth space, and for the comfort of participating employers and attending students, we strongly discourage large displays at these fairs.
Displays may be placed on top of the table or within the allotted booth space (in front of, beside, or behind the table), as long as 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 allotted booth space, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Know Before You Go
In preparation for Bulls Connect, the Office of Career Services created programming called Know Before You Go for students to get fair-ready. To pull this off, we invite the participation of our employer partners! More information about the opportunities to get involved will be available soon.
Are you interested in hosting same-day or next-day 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 these new options and submit your request for a room, please visit our fairs and events page to find the On-Campus Interviews 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!
For additional information about the logistics of the fair, please review the Bulls Connect 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 Bulls Connect Logistics (only available while logged in to Handshake).
Please contact the Employer Relations Team at RecruitUSF@usf.edu for any questions you have regarding Bulls Connect.