Career Fair Prep Session Power Point & Updates
- Download the Power Point file from the presentation: BAP Spring Career Fair 2013 Prep (39)
- If you’re interested in Deloitte or any of the Big Four, you are advised to include on your resume the accounting courses you’re currently enrolled in, as well as all accounting courses you have completed thus far. Listing these courses helps recruiters understand where you are in the education process and allows them to place you into their programs accordingly. Different internship programs are intended for students with different levels of completed coursework. It is OK to list your accounting courses in a smaller font to keep valuable resume space free for other items. Also, many recruiters will want to see your accounting GPA, as well as your overall GPA.
When & Where
There are two on-campus career fairs for the Spring 2013 semester:
USF Tampa Career Fair
- Finance: Friday, January 30, 2013
- Accounting: Friday, January 25, 2013
Prepare for the Fair
Create Your Resume
Both the USF Tampa and USFSP Career Centers offer tutorials and help in creating your resume.
Career Center Homepages
USF St. Petersburg
Resume Writing Help
USF Tampa Career Fair
At the USF Tampa career fair, companies schedule interviews through career connections. In order to be eligible to be interviewed, you must be registered with career connections, setup your profile and upload your resume.
NOTE: There is a $10 fee to create your account and it takes a few days to process. Keep this in mind as the date of the career fair approaches.
USFSP Career Fair
The USFSP career fair doesn’t schedule interviews through Tampa’s career connections, however, job postings are available through the Recruit-A-Bull website. Registration is free, and you can search job postings as well as post your resume for employers.
NOTE: Resumes must be approved by the career center. Make sure to give yourself time for processing ahead of the career fair.
Tips for Preparing
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Leading up to the career fair, USFSP will hold resume review sessions and mock interview sessions. These are great ways for you to address any holes in your resume, as well as practice your interviewing skills Make sure to visit the career center and Recruit-A-Bull sites, as they carry the announcements. We will also mention them in Beta Alpha Psi meetings.
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Do your homework!
Research companies that will be at the career fair, and find out about which companies you think might be a good fit for you. Each career fair site will have a list of attending companies.
The Day of the Career Fair
Dress professional, and conservative for Finance and Accounting. Dark suit and tie with white/light shirt for men, business suit for women, while eschewing any low cut blouses. Nothing flashy. Show up early to talk to recruiters before they get too tired. Be friendly and smile, and put your best foot forward. Bring a folder or portfolio with plenty of resumes to hand out, with paper so that you can take notes about who you spoke with and your impressions.