Employer Information

Employer Information

Recruiting with USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus

A successful business partnership is the result of building relationships with the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus community. In addition to advertising jobs and internship opportunities at your organization, you can partner with The Center for Career & Professional Development on a variety of programs and events designed to introduce your organization and career opportunities as well as prepare students for the world of work. 

We seek to partner with employers who adhere to the Principles for Professional Practice, as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The diverse USF community values and expects the respect and fair treatment of all people. For more information, please review our Diversity Policies and Procedures. Staffing agencies must follow Third Party Recruiting Guidelines.

Right to Refuse

The Center reserves the right to deny access and participation to any employer not acting in an ethical manner, complying with policies, or circumventing The Center for Career & Professional Development.  

Job Postings Guidelines

The job postings guidelines apply to all employers offering full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus students and alumni.

Recruit Talent through Handshake

Students trust the University’s career management platform, Handshake, over any public job board because they know The Center has vetted the employer. Additionally, they believe they have a chance at landing a job with your organization because you posted with us.  Handshake provides a robust filtering system to help you identify a target population. Now, you can obtain a list of students who match the position by major, courses, skills, and grade point average. Select the student's name to send an individual message.

Here is a sample email to help you get started. 

To access Handshake, go to app.joinhandshake.com and follow the prompts.  Handshake features include: 

Handshake is designed for employers to recruit from multiple colleges with one platform.  Please add “University of South Florida” to your favorites and to each job posting. Should you have any difficulties with the platform, submit a help request to Handshake.  They respond within 24 hours to employer inquiries. If you would like a demonstration of Handshake, please email Toni Ripo at aripo@usf.edu.   


Internships allow employers to test talent before making a permanent offer to hire. It builds a pipeline of talent and is one of the best recruiting strategies for new college graduates. The essential criteria for internships are to assign a supervisor/subject matter expert, establish learning goals, provide meaningful work assignments, and share performance feedback.

Paying interns expands and diversifies the applicant pool.  Unpaid internships have legal constraints defined by the Department of Labor.  Internships are posted in Handshake. Here’s a guide to developing your internship program.  

Building a Presence

Engage with students on a casual level with Career & Coffee Chats. Employers meet with students in a drop-in, small-group setting.  To schedule a Chat email Toni Ripo at aripo@usf.edu.

Join us in offering Career Readiness Workshops, Panel Discussions, or Business Tours. These programs are designed to give you the opportunity to network with students, introduce competencies, provide industry insights, and address a range of topics that can expand recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and identities. To develop a program email Toni Ripo at aripo@usf.edu

Become an Employer Contributor

Feature a job, post a profile or share advice career advice on our Career Communities web page. It’s simple. Sign-in as a guest and write the content.  Then select your industry or career community and write a blog on career insight from an employer's perspective.

Campus Involvement

For a full listing of all upcoming events, check our Events Calendar.

Sponsoring Events

The generous support from sponsors has provided the funding for educational workshops and seminars for our students and alumni, including “Dress for Success,” business etiquette dinners, and networking events.

For sponsorship information, please contact Marrie Neumer: marrieneumer@usf.edu / 941-359-4737.