Posted on Feb 23, 2017

USF Nursing Career Expo helps students network with potential employers

USF Nursing Career Expo helps students network with potential employers

This year’s USF Nursing Career Expo held on Feb. 15 featured 20 professional partners.

The third annual event gave more than 110 undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to meet and network with some of the top hospitals and healthcare organizations in the region. 

“The career expo is really helpful for us as students,” said Ashli Cline, upper division nursing student. “It’s great to get that face-to-face time with not only people that are hospital directors of programs, but also nursing recruiters.”

USF Nursing Career ExpoThis is the second-year nursing collaborated with USF Career Services to host the event.

In preparation for the expo, a career consultant hosted a career fair preparation workshop for students, and area nurse recruiters were invited to help students with their resumes and building their personal brands. 

“As a student, sometimes we don’t think about what it’s like to interact when you don’t already have a relationship with an organization,” said Devan Coughlin, assistant director of employer relations at USF Career Services. “The career expo allows students to step out of their comfort zone, and tell someone new about their clinical experiences. Having more practice with these types of conversations makes the interviewing process easier and less nerve wracking.”

More photos from the event.