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Career Showcase

September 21 – 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtually or at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Career Showcase, our hallmark career fair, is designed to help you find talented students and alumni for your organization. The largest career fair in the southeast, Showcase is traditionally a two-day event that highlights students in a wide variety of majors in one location. For Fall 2020, The event will transition from a two-day in-person only event to a four-day hybrid event. Our definition of hybrid is to offer both in-person and virtual engagement opportunities for all four days of the event. There will now be two Non-Technical days (Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22) and two Technical days (Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24.)

In fall 2019, 7,000 students from non-technical and technical fields attended Career Showcase to network with over 350 employers. A hiring manager’s dream, it’s easy to find your future talent at Career Showcase.

Register today to attend Career Showcase in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center!

Diversity Meet-Up

Date: September 21, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Join us for an event tailored for recruiters with diversity hiring initiatives. This is a networking event with a fluid atmosphere, without the boundaries of the career fair, for students and employers to connect in a relaxed environment. This is a premier opportunity to maximize the amount of students you see in a quick, casual manner.

Virtual Career Showcase
Date: September 21-24, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Will be announced soon!

Features career paths for students focused on majors of all areas.


Day 1 & 2 : Non-Technical
Date: September 21 and 22
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Features career paths for students focused on accounting, management, sales, government, finance, hospitality, healthcare, communications, marketing, social services, and other non-technical professions.


Day 3 & 4: Technical
Date: September 23 and 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Features career paths for students focused on engineering, information technology, research & development, architecture, programming, construction, biomedical, manufacturing, and other technical professions.


Post-Showcase Interviews Day 1 through 4
Date: September 22 – 25
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In the days after Career Showcase, over 2,000 students interview on campus and virtually with hundreds of organizations such as yours. Take advantage of the opportunity to conveniently hold interviews on-campus and virtually immediately after Career Showcase and throughout the remainder of the semester. The interview space is reserved all day (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), and you can interview as many students as you wish.

Career Showcase Registration Fees:


  • $695 + 6.5% tax per booth, per day (until August 28)
  • $720 + 6.5% tax per booth, per day (after August 28)


  • $495 per booth, per day (until August 28)
  • $520 per booth, per day (after August 28)


  • $595 per day

Career Showcase registration for both corporate and nonprofit includes:

  • 1 table (8′ x 30″) and two chairs
  • 2 representatives
  • Participation in one day of Virtual Career Showcase
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Online listing of your company and position information


  • Electrical Hookup: $25 per day (you must supply the extension cord)
  • Shipping: $50

Career Showcase Virtual Registration Includes:

  • Participation in one day of Virtual Career Showcase
  • An unlimited number of recruiters present at the event.

Diversity Meet-Up Registration Fees:

  • $150 (until August 28)
  • $175 (after August 28)

Post-Showcase Interviews Registration Fees:

  • $200 per space, per day (until August 28)
  • $225 per space, per day (after August 28)
We accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) and checks. In the registration form, be sure to select your payment type as credit card or check.
You will receive instructions to pay via credit once your registration is confirmed and you receive an invoice.

Make checks payable to “Univ. of Florida Career Connections Center” (TAX ID# 59-6002052).

Include a printed copy of your invoice and send check payment to:

UF Career Connections Center
Attention: Career Showcase Registration
PO Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

Tax Exempt Organizations:

When you register as a nonprofit organization a member of our team will reach out to you to obtain a copy of your Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption from the IRS or any official government documentation stating that you are a verified tax-exempt entity, such as a government agency or a 501(c)(3) organization. If we do not receive the documentation within 2 weeks of our initial correspondence we will not be able to approve your registration as a nonprofit and will add 6.7% tax to the total registration cost.


August 28, 2020 is the cancellation deadline for this event. Cancellations received by this date will receive a full refund and will not be charged for cancelling their event registration.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Career Connections Center. Please contact Career Events Staff at to cancel your registration.

No cancellations will be accepted after the deadline. Registered organizations who fail to show up at the event will still be charged for the event. Outstanding bills from previous events will prevent employers the use of other Career Connections Center services in the future.


Organizations that do not check in by 11 a.m. on the day of the event will be considered a “no show.” Registered organizations that fail to show up at the event will result in a charge for the event regardless if payment has been received by the Career Connections Center.

Rather than carry your materials, ship them to us. You can ship materials starting two weeks prior to the event. Materials received on the day(s) of the event will not be immediately available.

Please note shipping incurs a cost of $50.

Please label all items as listed below. Mail them to the address as follows to help ensure your materials are delivered and sorted correctly:

Attn: UF Career Showcase
Hold for: Your Company Name – Attending Day # 
Career Connections Center
655 Reitz Union Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611

Bring your tracking number(s)with you to the event! In the event your packages are not at your booth upon arrival, we will need your number to locate your items.

Shipping from the event:

The Career Connections Center provides limited resources to ship your items back to your office. Be sure to label your items correctly and bring the necessary account numbers. There will be pickup locations at the career fair for all the major package carriers, including FedEx, and UPS. Shipping forms and packing supplies are very limited.


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