Employers: DEI Recruiting Expo

Fall 2024 DEI Recruiting Expo

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1pm – 4:30pm if participating in optional panel discussion prior to event (Read below for more information)
Location: USC Campus – Room provided upon registration

Registration Information

  • Registration will open in summer 2024! Check back in June for registration updates
  • Last day to cancel for a full refund is August 30th Cancellations must be made in writing to the Internship Engagement Team
  • Failure to cancel in writing by this date will result in your responsibility for the full amount on your invoice. Cancellations by phone or voice message will not be accepted.
  • Questions? Contact the Internship Engagement Team at interns@usc.edu


  • The USC Career Center hosts the DEI Recruiting Expo once a semester in-person
  • It is an opportunity for employers with strong Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts to join us in networking and recruiting our talented students from historically underrepresented populations
  • This event is open to all employer types. In the past we have had fortune 500 organizations, non-profits, and small businesses join us
  • Before the event, from 1pm – 1:45pm there is an opportunity to have a representative from your organization speak on a panel. This will be a great opportunity to meet students and have an intimate conversation with students to learn about your organization, and to speak more about how your organization supports employees of different identities and backgrounds. For more information or to sign up to be a speaker please look here.

Participation Requirements

  • Your organization must be recruiting to fill at least one full-time salaried or paid internship position.
  • Third-party recruiters, contact the Internship Engagement Team


  • Standard Registration
    • 1-2 recruiters: $500
  • Government/Non-Profit Registration
    • 1-2 recruiters: $300

Registrations requested after the registration deadline of January 16, 2023 will be accepted on a space-available basis. 

Due to space limitations, there is a maximum of four recruiters allowed per table. If you would like to bring more than four recruiters, an additional registration must be submitted.

DEI Recruiting Expo Includes:

  • Recruiting space
  • Space identification
  • Two pre-paid parking spaces
  • Option to be on a panel (space is limited)

Important Documents

Zero Waste

To support university-wide sustainability measures, we will no longer offer water bottles or trash bins at the event. Instead, we will have water stations where you can fill up your reusable containers. Remember to bring your own refillable bottle with you. In place of trash bins, there will also be a “Zero-Waste Sort Station” where you can recycle or compost all materials that we provide. We discourage you from bringing any items to the fair that will end up in a landfill. In cases where this is unavoidable, we ask that you take those items with you when leaving the event.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, and vendors attending our event, is our top priority. In alignment with current Los Angeles County guidance and University policy, please be prepared to follow the COVID-19 safety requirements for visiting campus and attending the event.

While masks are not required for this event, we ask that attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, consider wearing masks for their own protection and the protection of others. Please note that protocols are subject to change.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors should monitor themselves for symptoms daily when accessing campus. If you develop any of the symptoms listed by the CDC, please note that you will not be able to attend the event.

The health of everyone in attendance is our top priority. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or visit the USC COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.

Wi-Fi and Social Media

Wi-Fi is available on the USC Guest Wireless network. No password is needed to connect. Reach students with #HireUSC

Parking Instructions

*All attendees will be assigned a parking structure and detailed parking instruction email will be sent via email 1-2 weeks prior to the event date. When you arrive at your designated structure, simply give your organization name to the attendant, who will give you a parking pass. Only two (2) passes will be given per organization, regardless of the number of representatives attending. Let the attendant know you are there for the DEI Recruiting Expo.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations for Rideshare Services

  • McCarthy Way Entrance (Entrance 3), located at McCarthy Way/Figueroa St.
  • Royal St. Entrance (Entrance 4), located at Royal St./Jefferson Blvd.
  • The Metro bus turn out on Jefferson Blvd. at Trousdale, just east of Hoover St.

Lose Something or Leave Something Behind?

USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) operates the university’s centralized lost and found service . Found items are kept for a total of 90 days from the date when DPS receives the item(s). If you have lost an item, call DPS at 213-821-2626.