Center for Career & Professional Development


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Coffee and Career Chats:

FCCI Rotunda
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for conversations about careers in a cozy and caffeinated atmosphere! This is a meet and greet with area employers where you can chat about power skills, craft an elevator pitch, and learn about internship and job opportunities.

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Business Industry Partners
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – All Majors, Manatee Young Professionals Group
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – Arts & Science Industry Partners

Career Shadow Day

Career Shadow Days match students to C-level professionals to explore a “day in the life” in a career of interest. Students shadow the professional’s work site from 9 am to 11 am and then join all participants at the Chamber for networking and lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Sign-up below: 

  • Friday, March 29, 2024 with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.  
    The deadline to apply is March 8, 2023. Students apply today!

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are a great way to make connections with human resource recruiters, to learn about career opportunities with the companies in attendance. Have you ever applied to positions online and never heard back? Career Fairs help you get beyond the application abyss. Find out how to Make the Most Out of Career Fairs.

Students are eligible to participate in Career Fairs hosted on all campuses. Bring several copies of your resume. Dress well. Bring your USF ID.

Career Fairs can be found in Handshake