Make It Tampa Bay participates in on-campus event for talent retention

April 24, 2019

As our Make It Tampa Bay talent attraction campaign targets professionals from out-of-market cities like Dallas, New York and Boston, our team is working hard locally to retain talent from our area universities.


On Tuesday, April 23 The University of Tampa and Office of Career Services held an after ours event for students. It was the perfect opportunity for students to build valuable business relationships and participate in industry conversations with corporate executives from right here in Tampa Bay.


Make it Tampa Bay representative Ruan Cox, a business development associate with Moffitt Cancer Center, and Ducien Mitchell, a process engineer at Beneficial Blends, participated during the networking session to provide career advice and help connect students with the business community prior to graduation. They also went over the Make it Tampa Bay website, specifically the work here section and encouraged students to explore our job board to find their dream job in Tampa Bay.


Panelists included Make it Tampa Bay partners Janette Carter, director of marketing and communication at Visit Tampa Bay, and Daniel Holahan, programming and membership at Embarc Collective Tampa Bay, along with Kimberly Bird, director of communications and PR at Kforce, and Michael Ferris, CEO of Abacode Cybersecurity.


Career Paths in Today’s Market was co-hosted with The University of Tampa Delta Sigma Pi & UT Career Services. Check out more photos on Facebook:


Livestreams from the panel discussions can also be viewed on Facebook: