At the University of South Florida, 70 percent of students are either employed or continuing their studies within one year of graduation. 76 percent of graduates earn a salary of at least USD 50,000, and 32 percent earn a salary of at least USD 100,000.
USF also has a huge global impact in research in the areas of medicine, science, engineering and the arts. There are nine research centers on campus and the Technology Incubator has provided more than 230 local jobs, and the Center for Entrepreneurship ranks within the top 15 in the U.S.
The university provides industry opportunities where students can meet prestigious employers and USF alumni. Students can also undertake invaluable work experience placements through Optional Practical Training (OPT). Over the past five years, almost 6,000 USF graduates from 152 countries worked in an OPT placement across 48 states.
USF Career Services has plenty of support services in place, such as:
- Internship placement support
- Career counseling, with dedicated consultants for international students
- Paid career-related work experience opportunities as part of academic programs
- Career fairs and other recruitment events
- Résumé and interview support
- An app that connects students with companies
“I chose USF because it is a research-driven university. There are many opportunities to get involved in research and to start your own. It opens up a lot of doors for your career and helps you to be successful.” Adheesh, India, International Year One in Computer Science and Engineering
“I love Florida, especially Tampa Bay! My favorite spot is the beach, where I take my family to swim, sunbathe and play volleyball. I also love to spend time in Downtown Tampa. My advice for anyone who plans to come to USF: explore all parts of Florida! You will find a lot of charming places here.” Phani, India, MBA