About The College

Engineering Career Services for Students

Internships, Co-ops, and Full-time Jobs

USF Handshake  
Handshake is the online career management system for students of the University of South Florida.  In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, Co-op, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

  • Upload a resume and complete your online career profile
  • Allow your online career profile and resume to be viewable by employers
  • Keep track of your appointments with Career Services in one location
  • Learn which employers are attending upcoming Career & Internship Fairs
  • View upcoming local and on-campus career events
  • Research contact information for local and national employers
  • Search for and apply to open positions

College of Engineering Information Sessions
Employers schedule Information Sessions within the College to explain what types of work their organizations perform, talk with engineering students about career opportunities and sometimes accept resumes. The sessions are typically held at 5:30pm in CUTR 102 and are promoted through Canvas Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate pages.

Table Sessions in the Hall of Flags
Employers set up a table in the Hall of Flags to meet and greet individual students and discuss interest in working for the company and usually accept resumes for positions. The are typically held in the afternoons in the Hall of Flags and are promoted through Canvas Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate pages.  

Student Organization Hosted Information Sessions 
Employers visit the College to give information about their organizations and to conduct workshops on things such as resume building, interviewing skills, elevator pitch development.  Resumes for particular positions are sometimes accepted. To find out about Info Sessions participate in an engineering student organizations related to  your major, interests, and population. See a list of engineering students groups  go to Bullsync.

Student Organization Conferences
National and regional conferences sponsored by professional organizations are great opportunities for student chapter members to participate in professional development, networking, and meet with representatives from companies to apply for internships, co-ops and full-time position upon graduation. See a list of engineering students groups go to Bullsync.

Student Organization Mini Career Fairs
Smaller career fairs such ASCE Career Fair held in the fall and spring or local companies who hire students from specific academic majors. See a list of engineering students groups go to Bullsync

USF Bulls Connect Career Fair   
The Bulls Connect Career Fair will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yuengling Center on campus.  Learn more.

Tampa Bay Engineering Internship Alliance Mixer 
This off-campus event is typically held in fall and spring featuring local companies who are looking to hire engineering interns from a variety of majors. Look for announcements on the TV screens located in the College of Engineering, on Canvas and your USF email.

LinkedIn Connections 
For companies, you can research the companies’ presence on LinkedIn and also filter for USF grads who work at the companies and may be resources to you in your job search.  Consider joining the USF College of Engineering LinkedIn group.

Indeed & Other Job Board Postings
Indeed often has full-time entry level positions as well as sometimes posts for company internships.

List of companies that sponsor H1B Visas

You've Been Offered an Internship or Co-op 

  • If you're a student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering or Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, please talk with your advisor about taking an internship course in your department while you are working.

  • If you're not eligible for an internship course in your department or your department does not have an internship course, please read the Internship Registration Form.

  • International students must take a minimum of 1 credit in IDS 3947 for undergraduates and EGN 5940 for graduate students, and complete the Curricular Practical Training for students in F-1 status to understand the process and requirements.

  • Undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering Department may want to pursue credits in IDS 3947 to be approved for outside the department tech elective credits.  Mechanical Engineering students should complete this form and discuss with Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Ajit Mujumdar. Students still need to complete the Internship Form and CPT if appropriate.

  • Currently, undergraduates who do not need internship credits but want to document an internship can register for EGN 3940 for 0 credits.

  • Questions about Internships/Co-ops can be addressed to Eva Fernandez.

Professional Development

  • There  are multiple opportunities for professional development in the College. They include opportunities in specific student organizations. See a list of engineering students groups go to Bullsync.

  • There are various events with employers representatives who also work on professional development. Look for announcements on the TV screens located in the College of Engineering, on Canvas and your USF email.

  • For appointments for resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and “elevator pitch” talking with potential employers, students can contact Eva Fernandez to schedule an appointment.

  • There are additional services available to students at Career Services.

USF Career Services Resources for
the College of Engineering

Career Progress Steps
So you have an understanding of what career progression looks like for college students, read and watch the short videos in the document Career Progression Steps. All students need to view the first video to learn about all of the services the Career Services office has to offer them. Many times when alumni come to see us for the first time they say that they wished they would have known about these services when they were a student. Freshman and sophomores would benefit by watching the videos in Steps 1 and 2. Juniors and seniors would get the most out of the videos in Steps 3 and 4.

To schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant please email one of the Consultants below or request an appointment in Handshake.
Chad Wallace - Career Consultant for the College of Engineering
Harold Shaw - Career Consultant for International Students

Career Services is located in the Student Services Building (SVC) Room 2088.
To call our front desk dial 813-974-2171.