Recruiting Policies

Career Fair Policy

Career Services at the University of South Florida Tampa offers career fairs and recruitment events to provide students a venue to network with employers, submit their resume to recruiters and learn about employment opportunities.

Fairs and events allow employers the opportunity to create awareness of their organization and employment opportunities, and recruit potential candidates. School recruiters and employers may only use fairs and events to identify and recruit candidates for employment and/or their academic programs. Recruiters may not sell their products/services or solicit future purchase of products/services at a fair or event.

Right to Refuse

Career Services reserves the right to deny access and participation to any student, alumni, recruiter, hiring organization and/or school. If circumstances warrant, Career Services reserves the right to extend the final deadline.

Participating organizations must adhere to equal opportunity laws and principles for employment professionals as outlined in the National Association of College & Employers "Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals."


  • Any recruiter representing their direct hiring organization may participate in Career & Internship Fairs.
  • Any recruiter representing their direct hiring organization (to include staffing agencies) may participate in the Part-time Job Fair.
  • Career Services may accommodate same day registration as long as a table and space is available.

Cancellations & No Shows

  • Cancellations received in writing, prior to the cancellation deadline two weeks before the event date will receive a full refund or credit towards a future event. No refunds will be issued after the deadline date.
  • If a registration has been made and the organization is a "no-show," registration fees will not be refunded or credited toward any future fair or event. If the registration was unpaid, payment will still be expected from the organization.
  • In the event that an event must be cancelled or the date moved, organizations that have already paid will have the option to receive a full refund or have the registration fee applied to the next scheduled fair or event.
  • Organizations whose account is not paid in full will be required to pay for all past outstanding fees and pre-pay for the current fair or event they wish to attend. Employers with any outstanding fees will not be permitted to attend the fair or event until their account is paid in full.
  • Employers with outstanding fees will be invoiced by Career Services. An invoice and two past-due notices will be sent. The third notice will be the final notice. If the organization has not paid their account in full by the deadline date noted on the third notice, their account will be referred to the University to refer to a private collection agency. Organizations will be notified that their organization will be liable for the collections agency fee.


  • Tax exempt organizations must provide Career Services a copy of their tax exempt certification (DR-14) at the time the fair registration form is submitted.
  • Parking tickets cannot be waived nor appealed by or through Career Services.