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Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center

For Employers

Why not hire someone who already has a head start? USF students and graduates are professional, prepared and passionate, a diverse body of students immersed in real world learning, social justice, global perspective and entrepreneurial action. They are critical thinkers and exceptional doers, trademarks encouraged by our award winning faculty and Jesuit tradition. The perfect candidate for your job lives just up the street and is San Francisco savvy.

Handshake

We use Handshake to post a job or internship online. USF partners with Handshake, a modern platform for college recruiting.

Connect with us on Handshake

  • Post your jobs and internships to USF and multiple schools for free.
  • Schedule on-campus interviews, information tables/sessions, register for upcoming career fairs.
  • Review student resumes and contact them directly.

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How to Post a Job or Internship

  1. If you already have a Handshake account, please make sure you have selected University of San Francisco as a partner school. Log in to Handshake. If you don't have a Handshake account, please register first.
  2. Start by clicking Post a Job from your home dashboard.
  3. You will now be asked to complete 4 steps: Job Basics, Job Details, Job Preferences, and Schools to post the job to.
  4. Complete each step and click the Next button.
  5. Once you’ve completed the Schools step, choose Create on the bottom navigation to create and review your job.
  6. A step-by-step tutorial on how to post a job.

What To Include In An Internship Listing

  • Brief description of company
  • Detailed description of internship, including position title
  • Number of hours per week (typically 10-20), full time in summer
  • Duration of internship
  • Qualifications (major, class year, experience, skills)
  • Compensation (hourly rate). Note: minimum wage (currently $18.07/hour in San Francisco, $16.00/hour in California, $7.25/hour Federal). If considering an unpaid internship, please adhere to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling: as long as internships are designed chiefly to further young people's knowledge in a particular field, interns do not have to be paid. If considering the option to gain academic credit for an internship experience, please note in the majority of the cases students must pay tuition fees for the credit out-of-pocket.
  • Contact information/how to apply (e-mail, phone, fax, mail)
  • Any other perks, work environment, training opportunities, free food, USF alumni on staff, etc.

Recruitment Events

Career Fairs

The University of San Francisco hosts career fairs and industry pop-ups each semester, during the Fall semester in mid-September and during the Spring semester in early March. All employers registered in Handshake will be sent information for the fairs once registration opens. Registration information will also be posted in our Career Fairs page in Handshake (select school: University of San Francisco). Career Fairs are a great way to meet qualified students and recruit students for internships and full-time jobs. Registration is only open to employers hiring for internships and full-time jobs, no part-time employers or staffing agencies may participate.

Spring Career Fairs

JOB FEST

Virtual Session
via Handshake's virtual career fair platform

Monday, March 4, 2024
5:00 - 7:00pm PST

Register for Virtual Session

In-Person Session
in McLaren Conference Center on USF's main campus

Tues. March 5, 2024
11:00am - 1:30pm PST

Register for In-Person Session

Resume Rush

Tuesday, February 27
10am - 4pm
University Center, USF Main Campus

Meet USF students and help them prepare for USF Fall 2023 recruiting events by reviewing their resumes. You will meet with students (undergraduate and graduate) for short 10 to 15-minute sessions to review their resume and answer any questions they may have. Parking passes will be provided for all guest employers. We will email you additional details 1 week before the event.

  • We’d love it if you can commit to at least a 2-hour time slot, but we are happy to have you for more (or less) if you are able!
  • Please feel free to share with colleagues who may also be interested.

Registration is complimentary. Please email Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu with any questions.

Share Your Availability

(one participant per form)

Spring Career Pop-Ups

These mini career fairs are a great way to meet students interested in a particular sector. Come talk with students about your company, culture, and job/internship opportunities. Students will come prepared to leave resumes with you for any openings you may have. 

Best Places to Work Pop-Up 

Thursday, April 4
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
USF Main Campus (2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117)

Has your organization been recognized and honored as one of the "best places to work"? Meet students interested in working for companies that stand out in this area.

Registration opens February 21. Register online (space is limited to 20 employers). **ONLY firms that have been honored or recognized by the media or an organization with this designation may participate. Contact Julia Hing at jahing@usfca.edu with any questions.

Business Careers Pop-Up 

Tuesday, April 16
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
USF Main Campus (2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117)

Is your company hiring for Business roles? Meet students interested in pursuing a variety of career paths in business.Registration opens February 21. Register online (space is limited to 20 employers). Contact Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu with any questions.

Ask A Recruiter Drop-Ins

Tuesday, April 2 
11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet with USF students to review their resume, answer their job/internship search questions, help them with interview skills, or discuss any career exploration questions they may have. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with students.

Registration is complimentary. Email Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu if you would like to participate. 

Host a Trek

Showcase your company to USF students! Welcome students to your workplace, give them a tour, introduce them to your company and culture, and answer questions. Space is limited to 15 of our most dedicated students through an application process. Spring 2024 Treks include:

Please email us if you are interested in participating. If you would like to host a future Trek in a different industry, please let us know. We plan treks to different industries each semester!

Information Table

Come host an info table on campus to talk to students about your company and immediate job opportunities!

  1. Create a new event in Handshake
  2. Event Type: Information Session
  3. Clarify: Information Table.

Employer Class Visits

Come speak to a classroom full of students! We are offering employers the opportunity to share their recruiting insights with both undergraduate and graduate students. This is a great opportunity to talk to students in a focused setting on topics chosen by the professor.

How it works:

  • A faculty member requests an Employer Presentation.
  • We will match you with a class that aligns with your company’s industry.
  • We will then contact you to see if you are available on the faculty member’s requested date, time, and modality (in-person or virtual).
  • Once you are confirmed, you will be connected with one of our Career Counselors who will be your point person to answer any questions and connect you with the class.
  • You will present on one or more topics, as chosen by the faculty member: Interviewing Skills & Tips, How USF Students can be Competitive Candidates in the Job/Internship Market, How Can A New Hire Be Successful In The First Weeks/Months Of Their Job/Internship?
  • Length of the presentation is 30 or 45 minutes.
  • This is not an employer info session. However, this is a great opportunity to meet USF students interested in your industry and build name recognition with your company as you share insights around a topic as it relates to your industry experience. You may use the last few minutes of class time to share additional information about your company, job opportunities, as well as an email or LinkedIn for students to connect with you if you like.

Registration is complimentary. Email Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu if you would like to participate or if you have additional questions. 

Summer Intern Housing

University of San Francisco offers Corporate Summer Internship Housing to companies looking for short-term housing for their summer interns. Learn more on our website, or contact Deidre Smith at smithd@usfca.edu or (415) 422-6824 for availability.

Partner with Student Organizations

Meet USF’s student leaders by partnering with student clubs recruitment activities and speaking engagements. Contact Julia Hing at jahing@usfca.edu or Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu to discuss different ways you can reach these targeted audiences.

Contact

If you have questions about any of the events above, feel free to reach out to Julia Hing at jahing@usfca.edu or Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu, the USF Career Center Employer Relations Team. Thanks for recruiting at USF!

Partner Program 2023-24

  • Includes

    • Free parking for all on-campus events
    • Priority invitation to participate in applicable in-person or virtual employer recruiting and networking events
    • Company logo on CSC online marketing materials and website with hyperlink
    • Highlighted job and internship postings in Handshake
    • Promotion of job and internship listings in the CSC weekly e-newsletter

    Choose 5 Benefits

    • Complimentary virtual and in-person registrations for Spring JOB FEST Career & Internship Festival. Includes additional 2 representatives at in-person sessions and optional electrical access. Company logo displayed on student information/registration web page and promotional materials
    • Complimentary registration to attend Reverse Career Fair to meet student club leaders & members
    • Promotional boost in the Handshake portal for 1 semester with a supporting email blast
    • 2 targeted email blasts (1 per semester)
    • E-introduction to up to 3 select campus student clubs and organizations
    • 1 Information Table or Session
    • Coffee Pop-up Information Table during 1 select semester
    • Invitation to participate in a Student Organization Welcome Event Breakout Session
    • 1 resume book for up to 5 major groups
  • Includes

    • Priority invitation to participate in applicable virtual employer recruiting and networking events
    • Company logo on CSC online marketing materials and website with hyperlink
    • Highlighted job and internship postings in Handshake
    • Promotion of job and internship listings in the CSC weekly e-newsletter

    Choose 3 Benefits

    • Complimentary virtual career fair registration for Spring JOB FEST Career & Internship Festival. Company logo displayed on student information/registration web page and promotional materials
    • Promotional boost in the Handshake portal for 1 semester with a supporting email blast
    • 1 targeted email blast
    • E-introduction to 1 select campus student club or organization
    • 1 Virtual Information Session
    • 1 Virtual Drop-in Office Hours (2-hour session)
    • 1 resume book for up to 5 major groups
  • Includes

    • Free parking for all on-campus events
    • Priority invitation to participate in applicable in-person or virtual employer recruiting and networking events
    • Organization logo on CSC online marketing materials and website with hyperlink
    • Highlighted job and internship postings in Handshake
    • Promotion of job and internship listings in the CSC weekly e-newsletter

    Choose 3 Benefits

    • Choice of complimentary virtual or in-person registration for Spring JOB FEST Career & Internship Festival. Includes additional 2 representatives at in-person sessions and optional electrical access.  Company logo displayed on student information/registration web page and promotional materials  
    • Complimentary registration to attend Reverse Career Fair to meet student club leaders & members
    • Promotional boost in the Handshake portal for 1 semester with a supporting email blast
    • 1 targeted email blast
    • E-introduction to 1 select campus student club or organization
    • 1 Information Table or Session
    • 1 Resume Book for up to 5 major groups

All goods and services provided by the university are subject to the terms and conditions of University of San Francisco’s (USF) partner program guidelines.  If interested in learning more about participating in the Partner Program, contact USF Career Services Employer Relationships team members: Julia Hing at jahing@usfca.edu or Stephanie Belfiore at sibelfiore@usfca.edu.

Thank you to our 2023-24 Partners

USF Recruiter Policies

  • Employment/entrepreneurial opportunities pay a base salary equal to or greater than a minimum wage (currently $18.07/hour in San Francisco, $15.50/hour in California, $7.25/hour Federal) in compliance with city/county/state/federal labor laws and ordinances.
  • Employers will not require an initial payment or investment from the job candidate. Initial investment may include, but not be limited to: requirement to attend unpaid (or employee paid) orientation or training, direct payment of a fixed fee (such an application fee) or purchase or rental of a starter kit, sales kit or presentation supplies, as example.
  • Employment/entrepreneurial opportunities will not be based on a “pyramid” or “multi-level” type networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others, etc. to sell products or services (e.g. Amway or Mary Kay cosmetics).
  • Employer will not “promise” the sponsoring of an H-1B visa or permanent residency (aka green card) in their job description.
  • Employer will not list depositing checks or transferring money as part of the job responsibilities, nor ask the candidate to give his/her credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents.
  • Employer shall provide a detailed job description describing the company and listing duties and qualifications. Short and ambiguous job descriptions are unacceptable.
  • In accord with FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), release candidate information only with written permission of the candidate and only to the identified employer.

Third-Party Employer Services

The University of San Francisco Career Services Center’s policy states that third-party employers, including nanny and babysitting agencies, who recruit on behalf of client organizations or for their own internal positions are permitted to only utilize the following recruitment services offered by the Center:

  • Approved third-party employers may post positions online in Handshake ONLY if offering jobs or internships at their own organization or fully disclose the organization they are assisting in filling opportunities.

Third-party employers WILL NOT be permitted to participate in the following USF Career Services Center services:

  • Will not be granted access to search for student resumes and profiles
  • Will not be provided with resume books
  • Will not be permitted to participate in career fairs, on-campus interview programs, schedule company information sessions, or information tables
  • Third-party employers must not require a financial investment or payment by the student or alumni for employment or placement. Under no circumstances should fees be charged to students or alumni. USF will not post any opportunities that require students or alumni to pay fees.

**The Career Services Center reserves the right to change, modify or add criteria to the above standards as needed.

Employer Diversity Recruitment Guidelines

University of San Francisco (USF) ranks 1st in the nation for its student diversity and is among the best colleges for veterans according to the U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

USF’s students and alumni come from 50 states and more than 100 countries. Grew up in more than 25 faith traditions. Speak 49 languages. Represent the full range of race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, socioeconomic background, and political beliefs.

True to its Jesuit mission, USF is working to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community.

The Career Services Center believes that our work to address systemic inequities facing students of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds and veteran statuses starts with equitable access to meaningful employment and internship opportunities at organizations that strive for all their employees to feel included, respected, and empowered.

Below are several benefits to employers creating an inclusive work culture, ways to measure and create inclusion in the workplace and how employers can demonstrate to students their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the recruitment process.

Benefits of Creating an Inclusive Work Culture  

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) highlights the organizational benefits of creating an inclusive work culture including: higher employee job satisfaction, lower turnover, greater and higher–quality productivity, higher employee morale, and increased creativity and innovation.  

Three main elements to creating an inclusive work culture, include: self–analysis, education, and training programs. NACE emphasizes that, “creating an inclusive work culture is not a final point, it is an ongoing process.” 

Ways to Implement Your Commitment to Diversity 

Recruiting for diversity and inclusion is vital to the success of any business, which is why developing a strategy that responds to the needs of your future leaders (college students and recent grads) is so important. – Handshake 

Students have high expectations around diversity and inclusion in the job search and their interactions with employers. They want to see themselves reflected in the organizations for which they intend to work. – NACE  

Showcase your company’s commitment to DEI through your website, marketing materials, and Handshake profile by featuring diverse employees and providing examples of how your organization supports an equitable and inclusive work environment (e.g., employer resource groups, mentoring programs, community engagement efforts, social justice benefits). 

Highlight DEI in Your Postings

Attract and hire more diverse candidates by using inclusive language and eliminating bias. Organizations can increase diversity by removing common barriers such as listing internships that are unpaid, having GPA minimums and an unnecessary list of qualifications (e.g., narrow list of allowable majors, number of years of experience, graduation years). Highlight inclusive benefits (e.g., flexible schedules, floating holidays, paid parental leaves, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, professional development, domestic partner coverage, mental health and wellness programs, childcare).  

Integrate DEI in Your Student Interactions

When meeting with students be prepared to answer questions about your organization’s demonstrated commitment not just to diversity but also to equity, inclusion, and belonging. Ensure that your recruitment team is trained in unconscious bias and has scrutinized what your organization means by “professionalism” and “culture fit.” Avoid personal bias during the selection process by using tools such as PinPoint, Textio, and Blendoor to anonymize resumes and remove demographic information.

Learn More

Did You Hire a USF Student?

Share your USF hiring success story! Email Julia Hing at jahing@usfca.edu and Stephanie Belfiore sibelfiore@usfca.edu to let us know of recent full-time or intern hires.

USF is an excellent university whose students are often involved in internships and community volunteering. Between class work and extracurricular experiences, USF students develop work ethic, a sense of social responsibility, and creative thinking skills applicable at companies like ours."
— Riles Egeland, Woodruff-sawyer And Company

We've hired a number of our tutors from USF. They are engaged, professional and bring a lot to their work."
— Veronica Reilly, San Francisco Unified School District

USF students are passionate and want to change the world, which is what we do at Pachamama Alliance."
— Lindsey Dyson, Pachamama Alliance

Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center

2130 Fulton Street
University Center, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117
Hours

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.