USF Gives Back To Alums With CareerQuest

Not unlike other universities, USF doesn’t miss many opportunities to tap into its alumni base. From marketing Bulls’ season tickets to soliciting gifts and courting endowment help. It’s what universities do. Especially during budget-cutting, recessionary times.


So, let’s hear it for USF for providing, if you will, service after the educational sale. Starting later this month (Sept. 25), the university will inaugurate USF’s Alumni CareerQuest, a free workshop aimed exclusively at alums buffeted by the turbulent economic times and depressed job market.


The session will be a primer — or a refresher — on interviewing, resume polishing, and job-search strategizing. Follow-up includes access to USF’s career counseling services. Out-of-town alums can avail themselves of offerings through free webinars as well as consulting – both online and via telephone.


CareerQuest is the brainchild of USF Provost Ralph Wilcox who sold the idea to the USF Alumni Association. The need was more than manifest: Within a year, the Tampa Bay area unemployment rate has gone from 6.9 per cent to 11.3 per cent. And a college degree was certainly no surety against joblessness.


Interested USF alums must register for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 workshop. Registration begins this week (Sept. 8) at


Go, Bulls.

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