Building Partnerships with UT

If you are searching for a staffing source that consistently produces one of the top candidate pools in the state of Florida, you've come to the right place. That's because a quality University of Tampa education prepares students for a variety of real-world jobs and skills. With a well-rounded curriculum that stresses ethics, leadership, the arts, and an appreciation for civic responsibility and volunteerism, UT truly leads the way in graduating talent. UT offers job and internship postings, on-campus recruitment and employer information sessions.

Become a Volunteer

The most effective recruiting comes from building relationships with students, faculty and staff. Employers often have the opportunity to interact with the UT community beyond the traditional recruitment methods. Professionals serve as speakers in the classroom, workshop presenters, mentors, sources for job shadowing and informational interviews, guest podcast broadcasters and much more. If you would like to become a UT volunteer professional, complete the Volunteer Interest form and email it to the Office of Career Services.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu  

Additional Ways to Partner with UT

Resume Books

We are pleased to provide employers with access to public resume books on the HIRE-UT system. Students are encouraged to upload resumes into appropriate electronic resume books for employer viewing. (Please note that not all students will publish their resumes. The best means of obtaining response is posting your position on HIRE-UT. Resume books are only available through the HIRE-UT employer login. They may not be emailed to employers. There is no fee for this service.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu

Job and Internship Fairs

Each academic year, a number of job fairs are hosted by UT. Some of the fairs require a fee while all require a registration. Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. The dates for the upcoming job and internship fairs are listed on the employer events page.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu  

Consortium Job Fair

The Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium typically will host a job fair in the spring. Pre-registration is required. See the employer events page for more information and registration.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu

Virtual Career Fair

UT will host a Virtual Career Fair both the fall and spring semesters. A "virtual career fair" is an opportunity for you to provide your full-time position(s) to be posted for a one-week time period each semester. The event will be heavily advertised to students as an official job fair. Your organization's name and opportunities will be included in marketing to advertise the event. For a one-week time frame, your opportunities will be available for students to post resumes. At the conclusion of the week, a bundle of the resumes submitted for your position will be emailed to you. There is no fee for this service. An invitation to participate will be sent out four weeks in advance of each event.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu  

Etiquette Dinner/Mocktail Hour

UT hosts a guest speaker to provide training for professional etiquette during meals and receptions. During a mocktail hour prior to a formal dinner, employers are invited to participate in an educational experience through which students are exposed to the art of networking during a reception. Employers are then invited to participate in the Etiquette Dinner and Professional Dress Fashion Show by sponsoring and hosting a table for students. Contact us about sponsorship fees.

Contact: Jessie Bush, (813) 253-6236, jbush@ut.edu

Workshops/Classroom Presentations

The UT Career Services staff frequently asks employers to co-present on various career management and planning topics. This might include workshops on resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, job search strategies, networking, etc. Interested employers may also be asked to serve as a panelist for a particular topic or classroom presentation. Because it is very difficult for employers to be included in faculty syllabi for a class, we seek opportunities to co-present when available. Let us know if you are interested in being a presenter or panelist. There is no fee for this service.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu  

Corporate Connections

This program is designed for companies who wish to attract graduate level candidates. We provide a table for you in a high traffic area from 3 to 6 p.m. Employers will generally order some pizza or some other snack food to have available at their table. Students will stop by to network and learn about opportunities that the employer has to offer. This has been a very popular program with the graduate students. There is no fee for this service other than providing the snack.

Contact: Katie Meyer-Griffith, (813) 253-6236, kmeyergriffith@ut.edu

Faculty Luncheons/Breakfasts

Many employers would like access to UT faculty to provide information about their company and opportunities for students and graduates. We would be happy to assist you in organizing a luncheon for faculty on the UT campus. We will secure a room and provide you with information about catering on campus.

Contact: Mark Colvenbach, (813) 253-6236, mcolvenbach@ut.edu  

Advertise in the Student Newspaper

The Minaret is UT's weekly student newspaper, distributed free to students, faculty and staff. Employers who wish to advertise in the publication may contact the student staff at (813) 253-6263 for rates and instructions. You may also email them at minaret@ut.edu.