For Students

The Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center offers the following services to students:

  • Career Fairs
    Every year, we host two large signature events in the fall and spring which allow you to connect with a large variety of employers interested in hiring across all majors. This fall, we’re hosting a virtual career fair called the Career Premiere and will take place over three days with specific industry focuses:
    • September 22 (Business)
    • September 23 (Nonprofit & Education)
    • September 24 (Government & Healthcare)

    The JOB FEST Career & Internship Festival will take place on February 26, 2021.

    Students can log into their Handshake account to see the list of participating employers and sign up for the events.

  • Online Job and Internship Boards: Handshake & Internship Exchange
    USF uses the popular college recruiting platform, Handshake. You’ll be able to easily upload your resume and search and apply for full-time jobs and internships. In addition, our Internship Exchange database provides internship listings across the nation. These are internships USF shares with 16 participating universities including University of Southern California, Boston College, Notre Dame, Harvard University, Princeton, University of Chicago, Wake Forest, and Swarthmore.
  • Career Weeks
    This fall, we will feature three virtual Career Weeks focused on specific industries. Each week will include a career workshop to help students prepare for jobs and internships, a alumni panel with USF alums who work in the industry, and a networking/recruiting event on Zoom called a Pop-in. Career Weeks will be:
    • October 6-8: STEM - Technology & Biotech
    • October 20-22: MarCom - Marketing, Communications, Advertising, and Media
    • November 10-12: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Students can log into their Handshake account to see the list of participating employers and sign up for the events.

  • Information Sessions
    This fall, we’ll offer virtual Information Sessions with employers providing presentations and information about their organizations and employment opportunities. Students can log into their Handshake account to review dates employers will be hosting virtual sessions.
  • Employer of the Day
    Employer of the Day allows students to have a one-on-one advice session with a real-world recruiter. They can practice their interview skills, get their resumes critiqued, learn how to research a company or an industry, or ask anything about their job/internship search in an informal setting. Employer of the Day will take place virtually on Zoom on September 2 & 16 and October 7 & 21 in the fall. Spring dates will be announced later. Participating employers include the San Francisco 49ers, CA State Department of Justice, Sangamo Therapeutics, and others. Students can log into their Handshake account to review employers participating and sign up for an appointment.
  • Special Events/Diversity Recruiting Programming
    The Career Center periodically organizes a larger diversity recruitment focused event each semester. To find out more, contact Miriam Karpilow at

Work with resources to ensure your resume, cover letter, and portfolio are strong. You may need to edit these documents many times, and before you get an interview, they are what recruiters and potential managers will see.

Nnenna Abaeze MSN '17