TBTF will take the work out of finding promising interns with an intern fair on October 16 at the Marshall Center on University of South Florida’s Tampa campus
Tampa, Fla. (September 20, 2012) – Florida’s unemployment rate might be hovering around nine percent, but in the technology field it is only 3.6 percent. This means in order to remain competitive and attract top job candidates, companies need to be visible to students and give them opportunities to learn about their companies. The Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF), the area’s most influential technology association, aims to make it a little easier for companies by taking some of the work out of finding technology interns by holding an intern fair on October 16 at the Marshall Center on University of South Florida’s Tampa campus.
“At TBTF, we are dedicated to strengthening Tampa Bay’s workforce by finding valuable opportunities for current students. After all, we don’t want to lose some of our brightest minds to other markets,” said Heather Kenyon, president and CEO of TBTF. “This intern fair is one way we are carrying out that goal. We are gathering technology-focused students from local universities, colleges and tech training schools to meet representatives from some of Tampa Bay’s best companies that have internship opportunities available right now.”
TBTF is working with the computer science and IT faculties at USF, St. Petersburg College, University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College and local tech training schools to bring students to the intern fair and spread the word that there are a lot of opportunities for them in Tampa Bay. Companies interested in exhibiting at the intern fair can reserve their space on TBTF’s Web site.
“We will deliver the candidates; local companies will deliver the opportunities. Together we can keep these bright minds working in Tampa Bay and keep our technology community vibrant and growing,” said Kenyon.
About Tampa Bay Technology Forum
Founded in 2000, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) is a non-profit membership association committed to connecting and growing the technology community in Tampa Bay. TBTF’s 300+ member companies represent technology companies, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, investors, government representatives, researchers and educators. For more information, visit www.tbtf.org.