Career Fairs and Events
Interviews are a great way to move your part-time, internship, and full-time recruitment processes forward through pre-screening or conducting full interviews. Interview scheduling is handled through Handshake and you must have an active account to participate. Please click here to create a Handshake account for free or login to your existing account. All interviews will be advertised to USF students on all three campuses.
All interviews for the Fall 2020 semester will be held virtually.
For the Fall 2020 semester, regular season Virtual Interviews (including “Preselect” and “Open” interview types) may be hosted September 28, 2020 through October 30, 2020. You may use your own virtual meeting platform or phone number for hosting these interviews, or you are welcome to utilize the university’s virtual meeting platforms.
To get started, submit your interview request through Handshake, then we will contact you via email to schedule your interview and recruitment strategy consultation. Please see the below specific registration instructions based on your access to a virtual meeting platform.
Does your organization have access to a virtual meeting platform or prefer to host
Great! If your organization has the capability to host virtual or phone interviews, then your first step is to provide us with your interview schedule preferences, and then we will do the rest. To get started, please review and follow these instructions for requesting your interview schedule at USF and then sharing your virtual interview links on your schedule.
Does your organization need a virtual meeting platform?
We can help with that! The Office of Employer Relations can facilitate virtual interviews through the university’s virtual meeting platform. Please review and follow these instructions for requesting your interview schedule at USF, and simply insert “Virtual” into the schedule name to get started.
There is no fee associated with hosting Open Interviews for the Fall 2020 semester.
The Preselect Interviews registration fee is $100.00 (registration fees for virtual events are not subject to Florida sales tax) per interview schedule hosted September 28 through October 30, 2020, and registrations will be accepted starting July 17, 2020. Note there is a four interview schedule limit per day (which may be hosted by one or multiple organizations), and multiple interviewers are permitted per schedule. Please check availability in Handshake while submitting your interview request.
- Interview and recruitment strategy consultation with USF Career Services staff
- Promotion of your organization and preselect interview schedule by USF Career Services
- Use of university video meeting platforms for hosting interviews, as needed
- Direct access to USF Career Services staff for day-of interview support
Tax Exempt Organizations
Please inform the USF Career Services staff regarding your tax-exempt status when contacted to schedule your consultation. 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 rate without tax.
Fees must be paid in full within 30 days after the interview 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.
The Preselect method is used by employers who select to interview candidates by pre-screening their resumes. Student sign-ups for these interviews are based on a structured timeline. For this schedule to be successful for you, it can take up to a minimum of four weeks to obtain a pool of candidates for interviews.
Cancellations must be received in writing (sent to RecruitUSF@usf.edu), prior to the interview cancellation deadline, two business days prior to the interview 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.
To help drive students to your interview schedule, you must have an active Handshake job posting which thoroughly describes the position and preferred qualifications.
For preselect interviews, it's important to ensure that you share complete information about any targeted student populations with the USF Career Services staff during your interview and recruitment strategy consultation meeting. We will be using this to inform our promotion of your organization and interview schedule to students.
For all schedule types, if something changes with your job posting or interview plans, please let our team know as soon as possible so that we can help you make any necessary changes. Please contact us at RecruitUSF@usf.edu.
For the Fall 2020 semester, we are introducing a new option for hosting virtual after-fair interviews to help you connect with students you meet at the Bulls Connect fairs. After-Fair Interviews may be hosted September 16 through September 25, and will utilize the university's interview scheduling and video meeting platforms. You will create and manage your own interview schedules, and USF Career Services will facilitate the rest.
Careers in Health, Education, and Human Services
- Career fair date: September 15, 2020
- Interviews: September 16, 2020
Careers in All Fields
- Career fair date: September 16, 2020
- Interviews: September 17, 2020
Careers in Engineering and Technology
- Career fair date: September 17, 2020
- Interviews: September 18, 2020
Careers in Accounting
- Career fair date: September 18, 2020
- Interviews: September 21 – 25, 2020
To get started, simply register for your After-Fair Interviews on your fair registration form, then we will contact you via email to obtain your preferences and share the processes for hosting your interviews.
If you completed your registration and did not add this at that time, please contact our Employer Relations team at RecruitUSF@usf.edu to make the adjustment.
The Virtual After-Fair Interviews registration fee is $50.00 per interview schedule, and registrations will be accepted starting July 17, 2020, as part of the career fair registration process. Note there is no limit on the number of after-fair interview schedules hosted per organization, and multiple interviewers are permitted on a single schedule.
- Virtual After-Fair Interviews series and company participant promotion by USF Career Services
- Use of university virtual interview scheduling tools
- Use of video meeting platforms for hosting interviews (Microsoft Teams)
- Direct access to USF Career Services staff for day-of interview support
To help drive students to your virtual booth and interview schedule, 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.
We encourage you to review the information below to assist you as you plan to interview our students in a virtual environment. We will continue to update this section with relevant resources as the interview season approaches. You can also visit the Handshake Help Center at any time for tutorials and the ability to contact their support team.
* Please note that these instructions are not applicable to After-Fair Interviews.
Please contact the Employer Relations team at RecruitUSF@usf.edu for assistance.