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USF Center for Career and Professional Development enhances student access to internship and career readiness opportunities

The center provides services on all three USF campuses to help Bulls choose careers, find work experiences in their fields, secure jobs after graduation and take care of all the details in between.

September 21, 2023Student Success

President Rhea Law stands with leaders from the Florida State College System.

USF, Florida College System partners renew guaranteed admissions program

USF is celebrating the renewal of the Fuse program, a transfer agreement that provides efficient academic pathways for students who begin their studies at one of eight participating Florida state colleges and wish to complete a bachelor’s degree at USF.

September 14, 2023Student Success

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USF’s Exploratory Curriculum program helps put undecided students on a path to success

Students enrolled in the Exploratory Curriculum program can choose from one of five pathways and are able to register for classes outside of their pathway or even select an unrelated major.

September 6, 2023Student Success

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

The Center for Career & Professional Development will be hosting a part-time job fair on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus.

August 31, 2023Student Success

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Endowed scholarship from USF Sarasota-Manatee regional chancellor gives students the world

Karen Holbrook believes strongly in the value of study abroad as a catalyst for personal growth and would like more students to be able to take advantage of the broad range of programming available at USF.

June 15, 2023USF Foundation, University News

Board of Trustees Chair Will Weatherford, Judy Genshaft Honors College Dean Charles Adams, President Rhea Law, President Emerita Judy Genshaft, Steve Greenbaum and former Board of Trustees Chair Jordan Zimmerman

USF unveils historic new Judy Genshaft Honors College building

The five-story, 85,000-square-foot facility will serve USF’s most accomplished and talented students from every undergraduate college and strengthen the university’s position to attract the top talent within the state of Florida and beyond.

May 12, 2023USF Foundation, University News

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Record number of USF students earn prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Ten University of South Florida students have been selected as Fulbright Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year, the most in the university’s history and an indication of USF’s growing global engagement. USF is recognized as one of Fulbright’s top producing institutions.

February 10, 2023Student Success, University News

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USF’s culture of innovation sparks global recognition from Times Higher Ed

The University of South Florida continues to make tremendous strides in advancing technologies that meet global demand – now ranking No. 1 among U.S. universities for its commitment to industry, innovation and infrastructure – one of the United Nations’ top Sustainable Development Goals.

April 27, 2022University News

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Phone calls add personal touch to USF’s recruitment of underrepresented students

Nearly 200 USF faculty, administrators and staff have been working to boost enrollment among underrepresented populations by personally reaching to admitted students to answer questions or address concerns they might have as they finalize their college decisions.

March 25, 2022University News

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Mentoring program leads USF initiative to improve male student outcomes

A pilot mentoring program matches mentee students one-on-one with peer mentors to support their transition to college life and enhance their sense of belonging both in and out of the classroom. The program is administered through a partnership between the USF Office of Student Success and Mentor Collective.

January 27, 2022University News

Jay Stroman, CEO of the USF Foundation; Connie Leung, Tony Leung, donors; Irene Hurst, director of operations, USF Center for Analytics and Creativity, standing in front of a bronze bull statue.

USF receives $1 million gift to create scholarships for low-income Hillsborough County students

The University of South Florida announced a $1 million gift from Connie and Tony Leung, founders of Sanwa Food Group, to establish the Leung Family Scholarships.

January 27, 2022University News

Alexander Mercier in a suit in front of the MLK fountain on the USF Tampa campus.

Undergraduate student becomes USF’s first Rhodes Scholarship finalist

Alexander Mercier is the first USF student to emerge from the rigorous evaluation process that leads to the identification of finalists. His selection reflects the breadth of qualities the Rhodes selection committee seeks in candidates -- outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.

November 17, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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