Career Services

Internships & Co-op COVID-19 Guidelinesfor students, employers, and faculty.

  • This fair is a university-wide event open to all majors.  This career fair provides the opportunity for employers, students, and alumni to network and discuss full-time, co-op, and internship positions.
  • Looking for answers? This is your opportunity to ask questions & get tips for landing your next career position. LIVE on Career Services' Instagram from an EMPLOYER representative! This is a come-and-go chat & registration not required
  • The Career Peer Champions (CPC's) present 15 minute sessions on career development and special career-related topics.  In addition, they are hosting Virtual Drop-In Peer Advising sessions.

Career Fairs & Events

This spring the career fairs and events are being held virtually. The career fairs will be hosted within the Handshake platform and pre-registration is required to attend. Once you pre-register you will need to select time slots to meet with companies of interest.


Your Ticket to Getting Hired


Signing Up for Virtual Events


Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair


How to Stand Out at Virtual Career Fairs

 

▼   Career Fair Attire

Though these events are virtual, business professional attire is highly encouraged and a minimum of business casual attire is required. Employers formulate opinions about our USA student and alumni body based upon professional appearance and demeanor. Your professional presentation reflects positively on you and the university!

▼   Career Fair Event Preparation
  • Schedule a 1:1 meeting with organizations of interest, or join a group session to learn more about the organization.  Please note, Career Fair registration is required prior to the group session start time.
  • Remember to update your resume. Visit Resume Writing for helpful information on resume writing to assist you in making the best first impression and beyond.
  • Consider scheduling an appointment with a Career Services advisor for a resume review before the career fair.
  • Virtual Career Fair Attendance Instructions
  • Career Fair Preparation

Please contact Career Services at careerservices@southalabama.edu  or (251) 460-6188, if you have any questions.


Handshake Logo

Handshake is the university's platform to connect students, alumni, and employers.  Discover information on jobs, internships, co-ops, events, and on-campus recruiting opportunities.

Getting Started with Handshake

▼   Students and Alumni

Students and alumni access the Handshake - Students page for detailed instructions on the following:

IMPORTANT: We highly encourage you to update your resume prior to uploading to Handshake to ensure you have a quality document that is competitive for employment purposes. For information on perfecting your resume, view our Resume Writing page. To request a resume critique contact our office at (251) 460-6188 or careerservices@southalabama.edu.

If you need additional assistance with Handshake go to Getting Started With Handshake or the Handshake Help Center.

Be aware of fraudulent job activity!  To avoid this from happening to you read the following.

 

Upcoming Career Events