Virtual or in-person appointments, CareerExpress,  and Career Chats in the Career Cube will be available throughout the summer. Suit-A-Bull is open by appointment only

Faculty & Staff

Career in the Classroom

We welcome the opportunity to partner with our campus community in providing career guidance to USF students. Here are some of the opportunities to infuse career development into courses and student groups to benefit our students.


Presentations or Workshops

The Center for Career & Professional Development hosts a variety of workshops and events each semester and we welcome you to invite your students to attend. If you prefer to have a presentation/workshop in your classroom, our team of highly trained professionals is available to assist.

Overview of the Center for Career & Professional Development

In this session, students will understand what the Center for Career & Professional Development offers during college and after graduation.  Students will learn who we are, what we do, the programs and services we offer, and how we help facilitate their career journey.


What Can I Do With This Major?

Choosing a major is one of the most important career decisions you will encounter as you work through the career journey process. This choice is important, exciting, and can be challenging to navigate. We have developed tools and services to help you evaluate the various career paths of interest and build an action plan to help you make a career decision.  Meet with a Career Coach who will help guide you through the process.


Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Writing

In this presentation, students will understand the purpose, process, and value of a resume and cover letter. At the conclusion of this session, students will know the proper content, style and format for resume development and cover letter writing.


Job / Internship Search Strategies

Start early, start now! Understanding the job search process is a critical step in the college career exploration and development process. This presentation will guide students in the process of searching for internships and full-time positions while learning effective strategies that are essential in navigating the job search process.


Career Event Preparation

Before an event, you want to be well prepared. In this workshop, students will also learn how to prepare for the events, how to research organizations, ways to engage with employers and recruiters, and tips for making a positive impact before, during, and after the event.


Preparing for the Interview Process

Students will learn interviewing techniques, tips, and strategies that will leave a lasting positive impression when interviewing for part-time, full-time, internship, volunteer, or extracurricular positions.


Salary Negotiations

In this session, you will learn how to navigate negotiating salary.  As the job search process progresses, sooner or later, the discussion about money with an employer will evolve.  Understanding the salary range, your desired salary, identifying your minimum requirements, your experiences, and how all of this aligns with your qualifications for the position, will be integral in negotiating your salary.


Other Topics

We also offer customized training and workshops if our standard topics above do not meet your needs.

Our team members are available to present during the regular work week, Monday through Friday, and not available on weekends or recognized University holidays. Presentations can be facilitated virtually or in person as needed.

  • Submit requests for at least two to three weeks before your first date preference. Submit requests for tailored workshop topics at least four weeks before your first date preference.
  • Typically, our workshops are 30-60 minutes long. Shorter presentations, such as an overview of the CCPD and resources for orientations, are also available.
  • Requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Not all requests can be accommodated and may be dependent upon staff availability, resources, and other engagements. We will do our best to assist and offer alternative options if needed.


Assignments

Assignments related to career topics can be an easy way to help your students become career ready. Let us help take away some of the burden with these assignments.

Interview assignments can be a helpful way for students to prepare for future opportunities. If you would like to add/update an interview assignment for your course, contact us about utilizing Big Interview. Users can practice and record their responses to questions, selecting either pre-built question sets or building their own from the extensive question library.

Options include creating customized question sets, sending their recording to you (or someone else) for feedback, or something else.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Attending career fairs, workshops, or employer sponsored events can be a truly impactful experience for students. We are happy to partner with you to create assignments based on event attendance or provide you with attendance information to track your students.

Work with us in advance to make arrangements.

Have you ever considered bringing an employer to class to discuss opportunities in the field or provide insight on a section topic? How about taking your class to visit a local employer and see what they really do? We available to help you make those connections and facilitate an in-class or out-of-class experience that is sure to engage your students.

Contact us to assist with this effort.


Interested in Helping?

Looking for a way to connect with students and employers? Career Fairs are a large undertaking and we could use your help in making sure USF and our students leave a lasting impression on employers recruiting our graduates.

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Contact & Location

Phone
813-974-2171
Address

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2088
Tampa, FL 33620

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.