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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.


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 $16.99/hour in San Francisco, $15.00/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 one Career Fair each semester, one during Fall semester in mid-September and one during Spring semester in early March. All employers registered in Handshake will be sent information for both fairs once registration opens. 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 2023 Career Fair - JOB FEST

For this fair, we're doing a hybrid approach and offering two days for you to connect with students: February 28 (virtual) and March 2 (in-person). You can attend either or both days.

This will be a great way to meet targeted and qualified students, and build your recruiting with students for internships and full-time jobs.

Virtual Session

Tuesday, February 28
3:00 - 5:30pm
PST via Handshake's virtual career fair platform

We recommend attending the virtual session if you're particularly recruiting graduate students (including School of Education) and alumni.

Registration & Fees
  • Corporate/For-Profit - $300.00 
  • Government - $200.00 
  • Nonprofit - $100.00

Register Here

In-Person Session

Thursday, March 2
11:30am - 1:30pm PST
in McLaren Conference Center on USF's main campus

Registration & Fees

Registration fee includes up to 2 attendees, a 6' x 3' table, 2 chairs, table sign, WiFi, beverages, and catered light lunch.

  • Corporate/For-Profit - $400.00 
  • Government - $250.00 
  • Nonprofit - $100.00

A portion of the registration fee will be applied to Career Services' Clothing Fund, which assists USF students experiencing "clothing insecurities" and don't have the means to buy professional clothing for events such as career fairs, interviews, and networking activities.

Register Here

Want to Attend Both Sessions?

If you are attending both the virtual and the in-person sessions, you need to register for each session separately. For more information or if you have any questions about how to register online, feel free to contact Julia Hing at  

Resume Rush

Monday, February 27
10:00am - 4:00pm

Meet USF students and help them prepare for JOB FEST by reviewing resumes with our Career Success Team. You will be meeting with students (undergraduate and graduate) for short 10 to 15-minute sessions to review their resume and answer any questions they may have. 

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! 

Feel free to share with colleagues who may be interested!

Email Stephanie Belfiore at if you have any questions. 

Share your availability

Exploring Careers

Each semester we will explore careers in specific industries, targeting students interested in that field. This may include a combination of mini career fairs called Pop-Ups, Industry Expert or Alumni Panels, and Treks. Please register to join us if your company falls into one of these industries:

Exploring Careers in Finance

March 28 Panel: 5:30-6:30 pm, USF Main Campus, email if you would like to participate.

March 30 Pop-Up: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, USF Main Campus

Register Here

Ask A Recruiter Drop-Ins

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! 

Drop-Ins are 15-minute unscheduled student appointments that students may attend on a first-come basis. We will host three Ask A Recruiter Drop-Ins in-person from 11:00am to 1:00pm this semester: 

  • Feb 14, Mar. 7, Apr. 4 

Email Stephanie Belfiore at 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. Email Stephanie Belfiore at if you are interested in hosting USF students, or if you have any questions!

Information Table

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

  1. Create a new event in Handshake
  2. Select Information Session
  3. Clarify Information Table.

NOTE: In-person Info Sessions are limited by space restrictions so cannot be booked online, email to inquire. Virtual Info Sessions are available in Handshake.

Employer Class Visits

We would like to offer you the opportunity to present to classes of students, including both undergraduate and graduate level, if requested by the professor. The Career Services Center has been presenting career readiness content to classes at USF for 20+ years and many faculty incorporate our presentations into their syllabi.

How it works:

  • A faculty member requests a presentation by either a Career Services Center staff member or an employer (it is at the faculty's discretion who presents).
  • If a faculty member requests an employer presentation, we will contact you to see if you are available on that date, time and modality (some are in-person, some virtual).
  • Once you are confirmed, a Career Services' Career Counselor will be your point person to give you all pertinent information: Name of class, class standing of students, size of class, name and department of professor, building location/Zoom link, etc.
  • You will present on one or two topics, at the discretion of the faculty member. Topics are: Interviewing Skills & Tips and/or How USF Students can be Competitive Candidates in the Job/Internship Market
  • Length of the presentation is 30 or 45 minutes.
  • At the end of the presentation, you are welcome to give students your contact information and briefly give an overview of the type of roles you typically recruit for.

If you are interested in this type of outreach, please email Stephanie Belfiore, Assistant Director of Employer Relationships, at

Information Sessions

Set up a virtual info session to tell students about your company and open positions, and to network and answer questions. Use your own virtual meeting platform link (e.g. Zoom, Google Hangout, WebEx, etc), and create the session as an Event in Handshake to promote to students. Log in through your Handshake account. If you don’t have a virtual meeting platform, USF Career Services can help you host a session on our Zoom account. Students are likely to attend on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 11:45 am-1:30 pm or after 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday.

Stephanie Belfiore at

Partner with Student Organizations

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


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

USF Career Services Partner Program 2022-23

GOLD: Corporate Partner Benefits ($2500/Year)

  • Complimentary virtual and in-person career fair registrations at Fall and Spring career fairs. Includes additional 2 representatives at in-person sessions and optional electrical access. 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

  • 2 targeted email blasts (1 per semester)

  • Coffee Pop-up Information Table during 1 select semester

  • 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

  • Promotion of job and internship listings in the CSC weekly e-newsletter

  • E-introduction to up to 3 select campus student clubs and organizations

  • Highlighted job and internship postings in Handshake

  • Free parking for all on-campus events

GREEN: Virtual Corporate Partner Benefits ($1000/Year)

  • Complimentary virtual career fair registrations for Fall and Spring Fairs. Company logo displayed on student information/registration web page and promotional materials

  • 1 targeted email blast

  • Priority invitation to participate in applicable virtual employer recruiting and networking events

  • Company logo on CSC online marketing materials and website with hyperlink

  • Promotion of job and internship listings in the CSC weekly e-newsletter

  • E-introduction to 1 select campus student club or organization

  • Highlighted job and internship postings in Handshake

Nonprofit & Civic Partner Benefits ($500/Year)

  • Choice of complimentary virtual or in-person career fair registrations for Fall and Spring Fairs. Includes additional 2 representatives at in-person sessions and optional electrical access. Company logo displayed on student information/registration web page and promotional materials

  • 1 targeted email blast

  • 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

  • Promotion of job and internship listings in the CSC weekly e-newsletter

  • E-introduction to 1 select campus student club or organization

  • Highlighted job and internship postings in Handshake

  • Free parking for all on-campus events

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.eduor Stephanie Belfiore at

USF Recruiter Policies

  • Employment/entrepreneurial opportunities pay a base salary equal to or greater than a minimum wage (currently $16.99/hour in San Francisco, $15.00/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.

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.

  • 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 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.

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Did You Hire a USF Student?

Share your USF hiring success story! Email Julia Hing at and Stephanie Belfiore 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

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