Graduate-level pursuits are often interwoven into students’ career aspirations. Increasingly in today’s society, advanced degrees are necessary for broadening career options. Personal contact with potential graduate students is the best recruitment tool. Our Graduate Schools Fair is your opportunity to meet with students about your program in-person.

Graduate Schools Fair

  • Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
  • Location: Outdoors on Trousdale Parkway (rain or shine!)
  • Register on Handshake starting June 3, 2024


  • The Career Center hosts a Graduate Schools Fair each year in the fall. Please note that this is NOT the Law Schools Fair, which occurs separately from this fair and is specifically for students considering law school.
  • The Graduate Schools Fair is open to all majors, class years, and alumni from USC and non-USC universities.
  • The Graduates Schools Fair is only open to accredited graduate programs.

Registration Information

  • Last day to register is October 9, 2024.
  • Last day to cancel is October 9, 2024. Cancellations must be made in writing to the Employer 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.
  • Payment in full is due October 9, 2024.
  • Questions? Contact the Employer Engagement Team.

Cost (all prices increase by $50 after September 6)

  • Standard Registration
    • 1-2 recruiters: $500
    • 3-4 recruiters: $600
  • USC Department Registration
    • 1-2 recruiters: $400
    • 3-4 recruiters: $500
  • Test Prep Company
    • Up to 4 recruiters: $1300

Registrations requested after the registration deadline of October 9 will be accepted on a space-available basis and will incur an additional $50 late registration fee. 

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.

Registration cost includes:

  • Recruiting space along Trousdale Parkway
  • One six-foot table with optional ground-length tablecloth
  • Two chairs (unless there are four recruiters)
  • One umbrella for shade
  • Space identification
  • Two pre-paid parking spaces
  • Two boxed lunches (unless you have registered for four representatives to attend the fair)

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

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.

Shipping Materials

Attending organizations can ship Graduate Schools Fair materials to the USC Career Center beginning September 18, 2024 to:

[Your Organization Name]
USC Graduate Schools Fair – Oct 16, 2024
Box [x] of [x]
USC Career Center
ATTN: Rachel Chung
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU B1
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 821-5657

USC Career Center must receive all shipments by October 11, 2024. Please make sure you clearly label the outside of the box with “Organization Name, USC Graduate Schools Fair – October 16, 2024, Box # x of x.”  Shipping Box Label

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

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.