Career Fairs and Events

Virtual Employer Meet-Ups

INTRODUCING VIRTUAL EMPLOYER MEET-UPS

The University of South Florida is pleased to introduce our new Virtual Employer Meet-Ups.

Virtual Employer Meet-Ups are scheduled to take place during the morning of each USF Virtual Career Fair day. These two-hour sessions are designed to provide organizations and candidates with an opportunity to connect and engage in more meaningful ways.

Benefits of Participation for Organizations

In order to participate in this exclusive offering, you must purchase an Executive or Basic Plus Virtual Engagement Package. Additionally, organizations that have joined our Sponsorship Program may participate in the Virtual Employer Meet-Ups based on their sponsorship agreement.

Information about participating organizations will be shared in advance with invited students to support their pre-fair research activities. Organizations that participate in the Virtual Employer Meet-Ups should be prepared to provide USF Career Services with official logos, a brief description of the organization, and information on the positions they are actively recruiting for at the fairs.

Student Preparation & Participation Outcomes

Students will be invited to participate in the Virtual Employer Meet-Ups once they have completed a targeted career fair preparation workshop series. During the workshop series, students will be provided with information about participating organizations, encouraging deeper conversations when you meet them on the day of the Virtual Employer Meet-Ups.

Expand the sections below to learn more about our Spring 2021 USF Virtual Employer Meet-Ups options.

SPRING 2021 USF VIRTUAL EMPLOYER MEET-UP DETAILS

March 12, 2021 Virtual Employer Meet-Up

When: Friday, March 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.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 wants to further develop your on-campus brand and meet with highly motivated students in intimate, one-on-one meetings.

April 9, 2021 Virtual Employer Meet-Up

When: Friday, April 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.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 wants to further develop your on-campus brand and meet with highly motivated students in intimate, one-on-one meetings.

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 in our Sponsorship Program Packages.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

How to Register

In order to participate in this exclusive offering, you must purchase an Executive or Basic Plus Virtual Engagement Package. Additionally, organizations that have joined our sponsorship program may participate in the Virtual Employer Meet-Ups based on their sponsorship agreement.

See the section below for additional details about our available Virtual Engagement Packages and Sponsorship Program Packages.

When you are ready, please use the links below to register for the appropriate fair dates.

Virtual Employer Meet-up 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.

Virtual Employer Meet-Ups are only available to organizations who have purchased the Executive Plus and Basic Plus Virtual Engagement Packages. Click here for details on our 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 EMPLOYER MEET-UP

  • 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 EMPLOYER MEET-UP

  • 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 meet-up, 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

Event Logistics

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

Day-of Event Information

We provide access to our Virtual Employer Meet-Ups 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 Employer Meet-Ups, Handshake, virtual career fair registration process, or billing.
  • On the day of the event, 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.