Career Fairs and Events

Career Fairs

Introducing USF Virtual Career Fairs

USF Career Services is committed to adapting to the ever-changing environment our employers are facing while recruiting and hiring full-time, part-time, internship, and Cooperative Education positions.

In order to provide more opportunities throughout the semester to recruit for the talent you need, at whatever level your business needs may demand, we are piloting monthly Virtual Career Fairs this spring. These single day events are designed to help all of our employer partners, regardless of industry or talent needs, reach USF students and recent graduates from all three campuses in one convenient afternoon. By driving attendance to a single day, we are responding to employer feedback regarding the lower engagement seen during the fall fairs.

This change is also responsive to our students’ needs, making it easier for them to meet with multiple companies on a single day, without impacting multiple days of coursework and other academic obligations.

We invite all organizations who are actively recruiting to fill positions (full-time, part-time, internship, Co-op, or seasonal) to participate in our new USF Virtual Career Fairs this spring.

Expand the sections below to learn more about our Spring 2021 USF Virtual Career Fair options.

Spring 2021 USF Virtual Career Fair Details

March 12, 2021 Virtual Career Fair

When: Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Online in Handshake, using the virtual career fair platform

Who: All organizations recruiting students for open positions from across all disciplines are invited to attend!
Why: Your organization has open full-time, part-time, internship, Co-op, or seasonal positions to fill during the fair.

April 9, 2021 Virtual Career Fair

When: Friday, April 9, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Online in Handshake, using the virtual career fair platform

Who: All organizations recruiting students for open positions from across all disciplines are invited to attend!
Why: Your organization has open full-time, part-time, internship, Co-op, or seasonal positions to fill during the fair.

Additional Recruitment Options

Our events can help you build your on-campus brand. Each event has different ways that you can engage with our students and alumni.

  • Virtual Career Fairs
  • Employer Meet-Ups
  • Employer Showcase

These options are available as part of our Virtual Engagement Packages and Sponsorship Program. See the Virtual Career Fair Fees & Engagement Packages section below for additional details and options.

registration information

How to Register

For Returning Employers
Thank you for continuing to recruit at the University of South Florida! We are excited to bring new offerings to you this year. Please be sure to check out the new Virtual Engagement Package and Sponsorship Program Package options. When you are ready, please use the links below to register for the appropriate fair dates.

Need assistance with your selection? Please complete our online Engagement Planning Form and your personal Engagement Manager will be in touch.

For New Employers
We are excited to announce a new Engagement Manager model for the Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair & Events registration process. New organizations interested in registering for our Virtual Career Fairs and events will be assigned an Engagement Manager who will be by your side throughout the entire process: from registration to post-fair assessment.

To get started, please complete our online Engagement Planning Form and your personal Engagement Manager will be in touch to begin the process.

Virtual Career Fair Fees & Engagement Packages

This year, USF is offering a number of Virtual Engagement Packages to help you get the most out of your recruiting relationship! Packages offer flat-rate pricing for the virtual career fairs and virtual events, regardless of your organization type.

Registration for the USF Virtual Career Fairs is available in all of the packages. Click here for details on our Executive, Basic Plus, and Basic Virtual Engagement Packages.

Are you looking to increase your recruitment potential even further? Consider joining our Sponsorship Program to further your engagement with the University of South Florida. Click here for details on our Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship opportunities.

Registration Timelines

Registrations are available on a first come, first served basis; space is limited and registration for certain fairs may become full before the advertised closing date.

MARCH 12, 2021 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Cancellation Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Payment Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • See Policy section below for more information about these dates.

APRIL 9, 2021 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Cancellation Deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Payment Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • See Policy section below for more information about these dates.

Registration Policies

Career Fair Policy
USF Career Services has posted the "Career Fair Policy," which includes information regarding Cancellations, Refunds, and No Shows. Click here to visit our Career Fair Policy website.


Registration Deadline
Since employers will need to set up a schedule for the virtual fair, registration close dates three weeks prior to the fair date are firm and enforced.

Cancellation Deadlines & No-Show
Cancellations must be received by email (sent to RecruitUSF@usf.edu), prior to the cancellation deadline two weeks prior to the fair date. No refunds will be issued after the deadline. If a registration was not cancelled in writing by the cancellation deadline date and/or the organization is a "no-show," payment will still be collected and registration fees will not be refunded.

Payment Deadline
Note that spaces are limited and available first-come, first-served. Fees must be paid in full within 30 days after the fair date. Organizations who fail to pay their balance due by this due date may lose access to their ability to post positions and register for future events until their balance is paid in full. Organizations who are experiencing difficulty with paying their balance are encouraged to reach out to us at RecruitUSF@usf.edu for assistance.

Additional Information

Fair Logistics

Your Engagement Manager will provide you with a Recruiter Logistics Packet for additional fair information once your registration is completed. This document contains all event logistics necessary for planning before and participating on the day-of the fair, including: timeline, Handshake directions, marketing, and more.

Day-of Fair Information

We provide access to our Virtual Career Fairs and event information through Handshake. Within the platform, students and employers will be able to see which organizations are attending, review company descriptions, and host one-on-one and group sessions. It further provides you with recruiter-specific information, including logistics and real-time updates.

Need Help?

  • If you have any technical questions or difficulties, please contact the Handshake Support Team for assistance. You can submit a support ticket by clicking “Help” and then “Contact Support” from any page in Handshake. The direct link is: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  • Please contact us at RecruitUSF@usf.edu for any questions you have regarding the USF Virtual Career Fairs, Handshake, virtual career fair registration process, or billing.
  • On the day of the fairs, we will be available for live web chat and phone support for all participants. Details, including times, links, and phone numbers, will be shared with participants in the Recruiter Logistics Packet.