Now that you’re settled in your residence hall, or preparing to come to campus on Monday, let’s chat a little bit about all the free stuff that you get as a USF student!

Pro tip: Tampa loves USF! You can get discounts all over for just showing your USF ID Card. When you’re out to eat, always ask and see if they have any special offers for USF students before you check out. The website studentrate.com has put together a good list that you can access at http://www.studentrate.com/usf-Local-Deals.

As far as on-campus services go, there are tons of options for you!

 

Career Services

Whether you’re a freshman or graduating senior, we have a service that’s just right for you. Here at Career Services, we can help you with the traditional career-related activities you’ll need to do, like resume, cover letter, interview practice, and job search tips. We also help students who are having difficulty choosing a major that not only interests them, but also helps them achieve their career goals. We can help you figure out how to network, approach professionals for informational interviews, land internships or other experiential learning opportunities, and so much more!

We also offer our services in a variety of ways. We have traditional one-on-one appointments and a walk-in service for those quick resume or cover letter questions, but we also offer group Meet-Ups and events with employers all across campus. Be sure to look for us at our Career & Internship Fairs or Part-Time Job Fairs.

We also have an online career management system called Handshake that is free for any USF student to access. To log on, just go to MyUSF, hover over the My Resources tab, and click “Find A Job (Handshake).” You’ll be able to upload your resume and use that to build your profile. Handshake is a machine-learning system, so the more you engage with it, the more it will work for you! For example, if you’re constantly looking for internships and you’re an accounting major, it’ll start referring internship positions that have been posted by accounting firms who regularly recruit USF students and alumni!

Have questions about our services? Visit us in the Student Services Building (SVC 2088), on our website at www.usf.edu/career-services, or call us at (813) 974-21171.

 

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is on campus for students who need an open ear. The services they offer aren’t limited to one-on-one appointments, though. They have drop-in groups, recurring groups, and online services available to help anyone who may be in need. They also offer meditation services, walk-in counseling, and an after-hours crisis call line. If you’re in a student organization, take advantage of their workshops, which you can request online.

The Counseling Center is located in the Student Services Building, just across the hall from Career Services in room SVC 2124. You can also reach them by phone at (813) 974-2831 or on their website, here: http://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/counseling-center/.

 

Center for Student Well-Being

The Center for Student Well-Being offers health-related services, including healthy recipes, presentations, chair massages, sexual health resources, and sleep packs, to name a few. They always have new things going on and they offer a wide variety of events throughout the semester. Visit them in MSC 1504 or online at http://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/wellbeing/index.aspx for more information.

 

Transportation Services

USF offers several options for transportation.

The Bull Runner is the on-campus bus system that you can access by showing the driver your USF ID Card. The Bull Runner also runs off-campus to pick students up from some local apartment complexes. Use BullTrackerTM for real-time information on bus locations and arrival predictions. You can find out more information about the Bull Runner here: http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/parking/transportation/.

SAFE Team is an escort service that operates nightly from 6:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. by golf cart or walking team. If you’re studying at the USF Libraries or have a late-night class, call SAFE Team at (813) 974-SAFE (7233) for an escort so that you arrive at your next location safely.

Alert Cab is a service for USF students who are at least 21 years old. Alert Cab is a free taxi ride from an alcohol-serving establishment to a residence in Hillsborough County. Find out more about Alert Cab and SAFE Team on their website: http://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/student-government/services/safe-team.aspx.

 

Want more free? View the complete list of free services offered to USF students in the student handbook provided by the Marshall Student Center. Just bring your USF ID Card to pick one up.

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