Career Fairs and Events

Career Fairs

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, 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 hosting monthly Virtual Career Fairs this fall. 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.

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, internship, or Co-op) to participate in our USF Virtual Career Fairs this fall.  

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

FALL 2021 USF Virtual Career Fair Details

September 17, 2021 Virtual Career Fair

When: Friday, September 17, 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, internship, Co-op, or seasonal positions to fill during the fair.

Register for this fair through Handshake.

October 15, 2021 Virtual Career Fair

When: Friday, October 15, 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.

Register for this fair through Handshake.

 

registration information

NEW!  Updated Registration Process

  1. Submit Your Registration: Click the "+ Register" button to get started. Select the appropriate booth option based on your organization type. Provide all required and requested information on the registration form.

    New Requirement: USF Career Services Tampa campus requires that organizations complete the “Basic Information,” “Looking For,” and survey sections in their entirety. Be as specific as possible for your recruiting goals for this virtual fair.

  2. Registration Review: After you submit your registration, USF Career Services Tampa campus will review your registration information and email you with any questions or if your registration is incomplete. Once your registration has been reviewed, you will receive your Handshake-generated invoice and payment instructions by email from Handshake.

  3. Submit Payment: Submit your credit-card payment online through your Handshake-generated invoice as soon as possible.

    New Requirement: USF Career Services Tampa campus requires that organizations submit full payment of their registration fees before the registration will be approved, at least two weeks prior to the fair date.

    Check Payment: Do not send the university your check payment towards the Handshake-generated invoice. Email us at RecruitUSFBilling@usf.edu immediately to request a university-generated invoice (identifiable by an invoice number beginning with "CRC- #").

  4. Registration Approval & Schedule Building: Once your payment is received and confirmed with our business office, your registration will be approved and you will receive an email from Handshake with directions to begin building your Virtual Fair Schedule.

NOTE: If you have not received your registration receipt, invoice, or scheduling-building emails please email us at RecruitUSF@usf.edu.

 

Timeline and Policies - September Fair

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

USF Virtual Career Fair registration closes three weeks prior to the fair date, to allow time for organizations to submit payment and build their virtual fair schedule.

Registration Payment Deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

USF Career Services Tampa campus requires that organizations submit full payment of their registration fees before the registration will be approved, at least two weeks prior to the fair date. Organizations who are experiencing difficulty with paying their balance are encouraged to reach out to us at RecruitUSFBilling@usf.edu for assistance.

Cancellation Deadline & Policy: Friday, September 3, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

  • Cancellations received by email (to RecruitUSF@usf.edu) prior to the posted cancellation deadline, two weeks prior to the fair date, will receive a full refund or credit towards a future event.
  • No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline date.
  • Registrations fees will not be refunded or credited for any cancellations made after the posted Cancellation Date or for organizations who "no-show" for the registered fair.

Virtual Fair Schedule Building Deadline: Wednesday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m.

USF Career Services Tampa campus requires that organizations finish building their virtual fair schedule more than one week prior to the event date, to allow appropriate time for students to sign up for the fair and on those schedules. Organizations who are experiencing difficulty with building their virtual fair schedule are encouraged to reach out to us at RecruitUSFTech@usf.edu for assistance.

Timeline and Policies - October Fair

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

USF Virtual Career Fair registration closes three weeks prior to the fair date, to allow time for organizations to submit payment and build their virtual fair schedule.

Registration Payment Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

USF Career Services Tampa campus requires that organizations submit full payment of their registration fees before the registration will be approved, at least two weeks prior to the fair date. Organizations who are experiencing difficulty with paying their balance are encouraged to reach out to us at RecruitUSFBilling@usf.edu for assistance.

Cancellation Deadline & Policy: Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

  • Cancellations received by email (to RecruitUSF@usf.edu) prior to the posted cancellation deadline, two weeks prior to the fair date, will receive a full refund or credit towards a future event.
  • No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline date.
  • Registrations fees will not be refunded or credited for any cancellations made after the posted Cancellation Date or for organizations who "no-show" for the registered fair.

Virtual Fair Schedule Building Deadline: Wednesday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m.

USF Career Services Tampa campus requires that organizations finish building their virtual fair schedule more than one week prior to the event date, to allow appropriate time for students to sign up for the fair and on those schedules. Organizations who are experiencing difficulty with building their virtual fair schedule are encouraged to reach out to us at RecruitUSFTech@usf.edu for assistance.

Additional Information

Fair Logistics


USF Career Services Tampa campus will email the Registrant and Attending Representatives the "Recruiter Logistics Packet" that contains all event logistics necessary for planning before and participating on the day-of the fair, including: day-of-the-fair timeline, additional Handshake directions, best practices, and more.

This email and information will be sent several times prior to the fair date: two weeks before the fair, one week before the fair, and the day before the fair.

 

Need Help?

  • Handshake offers great resources on the Help Center to assist you as you prepare for engaging with our students through the virtual career fair platform. We encourage reviewing and following the steps outlined in this guide: Virtual Fairs in Handshake: A Guide for Employers
  • 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 USF Career Services Tampa campus for any questions you have regarding the USF Virtual Career Fairs or registration process in Handshake.
  • On the day of the fair, 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.