Career Fairs and Events

Career Fairs

If you are hiring for internship opportunities to offer experience to USF students, or looking for upcoming or recent graduates for full-time positions with your organization, we invite you to attend Bulls Connect at the University of South Florida!

What is Bulls Connect?

Bulls Connect is our name for the career fairs held on the USF Tampa campus. These large-scale fairs provide employers, students, alumni, and our staff the opportunity to connect for all their networking, recruiting, and hiring needs.

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Fair Dates | Registration Information | Best Practices & Requirements
Handshake Resources | Need Help?

FALL 2020 BULLS CONNECT

All Fall 2020 Bulls Connect fairs will be held virtually through the Handshake platform.

The Fall 2020 Bulls Connect fairs are intended for organizations who are actively recruiting for internship and full-time positions. We encourage you to register for the fair or fairs that best describe the types of positions you are filling - not the majors you are seeking.

Careers in Health, Education, and Human Services

DATE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

TIME: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTER: Click here to register in Handshake.

Careers in All Fields

DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TIME: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTER: Click here to register in Handshake.

Careers in Engineering and Technology

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2020

TIME: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTER: Click here to register in Handshake.

Careers in Accounting

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2020

TIME: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTER: Click here to register in Handshake.

Registration Information

To register for any of the Bulls Connect fairs, you must have an ACTIVE Handshake account and be connected with "University of South Florida." Note that spaces are limited and available first-come, first-served. Fees must be paid in full within 30 days after the fair date.

Click here to read the USF Career Services Career Fair Policy.

How to Register

Please visit the fair registration page for the fair you are interested in. Links to this semester's fairs are provided above, or you can navigate to them directly through Handshake.

Click the "Register" button in the upper right corner to get started. This will prompt you to login to your existing Handshake account or create a new account before starting the registration process.

Registration Timeline and 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.

Standard Organization Registration
Please note that registration fees for virtual events are not subject to Florida sales tax.

  • First fair: $400 (until Early Registration Deadline - August 7, 2020)
  • First fair: $450 (until Registration Deadline - August 28, 2020)
  • Additional fairs: $300 per additional fair

Non-Profit/Government Organization Registration
Please note that you will be asked to provide a copy of your State of Florida Tax Exemption Certificate (Form DR-14) to receive the registration rates listed below.

  • First fair: $200 (until Early Registration Deadline - August 7, 2020)
  • First fair: $250 (until Registration Deadline - August 28, 2020)
  • Additional fairs: $150, per additional fair

Payment Due Date: October 16, 2020
Fees must be paid in full within 30 days of 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 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.

Payment Due Date: October 16, 2020

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 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.

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2020

Since employers will need to set up a schedule for the virtual fair, we will be closing employer registration three weeks prior to the fair date.

Cancellation Deadline: September 4, 2020

Cancellations must be received in writing (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 canceled in writing by the deadline date and/or the organization is a "no-show," payment will still be expected and registration fees will not be refunded.

virtual career fair details

We are using Handshake as our virtual career fair platform for Fall 2020. We'll be providing updates throughout the summer to help you make the most of your fair registration and spend your time talking with students who are interested in your organization and the positions you have posted.

Best Practices & Requirements

As you plan for the Fall 2020 Bulls Connect fairs, please keep the following best practices in mind:

Drive Students to Your Virtual Booth

To help drive students to your virtual booth, you must have an active Handshake job posting and preferred qualifications linked to your fair registration.

It's important to ensure that this information is accurate and up-to-date. We will be using it to help our students make decisions about which employers they want to meet with.

If something changes with your job posting, please let our team know as soon as possible so that we can help you make any necessary changes to your registration. Get in touch with our Employer Relations team by emailing RecruitUSF@usf.edu.

Increase Student Engagement

To increase your student engagement, you must host at least one group meeting per fair to interact with up to 50 students at a time.

Handshake allows for two engagement options during the virtual fairs: one-on-one sessions (10 minutes in length), and group sessions for up to 50 students (30 minutes in length).

In an effort to help all of our employers maximize your engagement with our students, we're requiring that you host at least one group session at some time during the fair.

For a four hour fair with one employer representative, an organization would be able to meet with up to 50 students during the group session, and then have an additional 20 one-on-one sessions. (Assuming the representative leaves time for a 10 minute break.)

Host Productive Face-to-Face Discussions

To host productive and beneficial face-to-face discussions with students, you are encouraged to schedule multiple representatives from your organization to host virtual one-on-one student meetings.

Each additional representative would allow for an additional 24 one-on-one sessions during the fair.

Regardless of the number of representatives that your organization has, only one group session is required.

We will not be assessing any fees for additional representatives for any Fall 2020 Bulls Connect fair.

Handshake Resources

We encourage you to review the information below to assist you as you plan to engage with our students in a virtual environment. We will continue to update this section with relevant resources as the fairs approach. You can also visit the Handshake Help Center at any time for tutorials and the ability to contact their support team.

Need Help?

Visit this page to learn about our virtual recruitment support services, including virtual office hours.

Please contact the Employer Relations team at RecruitUSF@usf.edu for assistance.