Spring career fairs offer great opportunities to build your talent pipeline

January 31, 2024

Tampa Bay is earning well-deserved recognition as a hotbed of diversely skilled talent, thanks in large part to our excellent colleges and universities. One of the best ways to ensure that your company’s name is on the employment wish list of tomorrow’s most talented graduates is to meet them in person. And there are lots of great opportunities to do that this spring.

Connecting with a team member from the Career Services offices of our academic institutions is a good place to start. These professionals are eager to learn about your organization’s needs and direct you to the most appropriate career event or showcase. Some of the major events on deck for this spring that you can register for right now include the March 28 campus-wide career fair at USF’s Tampa Campus and the April 17 Dale Mabry Campus career showcase at Hillsborough Community College. Since Life Sciences and Healthcare top the list of fastest growing professions in our market, employers can participate in events focused on those industries in March and April at USF and University of Tampa as well.

Get a jump on your recruitment planning today by reaching out to the employer engagement specialists at these institutions:

University of South Florida Office of Career Services

University of Tampa Employer Services

Hillsborough Community College Career Resource Centers

Florida Polytechnic University Career Services

Ultimate Medical Academy Career Services

Saint Leo University Career Services

The EDC’s Competitiveness Committee is focused on strengthening connections between our employers and higher education institutions. If you’d like more information about industry-specific engagement opportunities with area students, including internships, apprenticeships and more, please reach out to our committee liaison, Michelle Bauer, at 813-518-2644.

We hope that connections like these will help make your organization one of the most sought-after destinations for Tampa Bay graduates.