University of South Florida


Part-time Job Fair kicks off fall line-up of career readiness and job search opportunities

Students stop by tables at career fair

The upcoming Part-time Job Fair offers University of South Florida students an opportunity to connect with both USF and community employers offering part-time work. The fair, hosted by the Center for Career & Professional Development, formerly Career Services, will be held on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus. 

“Part-time jobs are an excellent initial means for college students to begin building their resume and strengthening time management skills,” said Addye Buckley-Burnell, associate vice president and executive director for the Center for Career & Professional Development. “Of course, earning income is especially helpful, but the confidence and skills gained with each employment experience will serve every student well in the long-term as they choose and prepare for their career.”

The Center for Career & Professional Development is the new name for the career services units on USF’s three campuses.  The consolidated naming reflects the campuses’ collaborative and expanded approach to supporting students from when they arrive at the university, prepare for graduation and continue their development as alumni. 

The Part-Time Job Fair is one of numerous fairs to be held in the fall semester, including:

  • Job & Internship Fair: Sept. 20 (St. Petersburg campus)
  • Computer Science, Information Technology and Engineering Career Fair: Sept. 21 (Tampa campus)
  • Engineering Career Fair (Tampa campus)
  • USF Career Fair (general): (Tampa campus)
Students stop by tables at career fair

All students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of workshops before the fairs and throughout the fall semester to prepare their resume, job search and interviewing skills. 

Additionally, students and alumni can leverage new or enhanced tools from the center, including a consolidated instance of Handshake, an online career management system. On the new careers website, undergraduates, graduates and alumni will find helpful articles and resources, upcoming events, featured jobs and internships, links to various career preparation services offered by the university and more. Handshake is now consolidated across the three campuses to provide employers with a singular platform to recruit from USF, which means enhanced internship and employment opportunities for students and alumni.

More information on the fairs, workshops and events hosted by the Centers for Career & Professional Development on all campuses can be found here. Students and alumni planning to attend the upcoming fairs are requested to register on Handshake in advance. 

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