Attend a Career Fair

Attend Career Fairs Employers

We host several career fairs each year. Career fairs are a great way for recruiters to meet talented USC students. Our career fairs include opportunities for full-time, part-time, and paid internship positions. Career fairs are for all currently enrolled USC students and alumni. Want to maximize your time at the fair? Get some recruiting tips.

General Career Fair

held once in the fall and again in the spring

Investigate Industries and Internships (i3)

held once in the fall and again in the spring

Graduate Schools Fair

held in the fall for graduate schools recruiting undergraduate students to apply to their programs (NOT a job fair)

Veterans and Military Families Recruiting Night

held during Veterans Appreciation Week for students and alumni who are veterans and families of veterans

Alumni Career Fair

held in the spring for graduating seniors and alumni

Other Campus Career Fairs and Events

Looking for more ways to engage with and recruit USC students? Many schools and units at USC host their own industry-specific career fairs and events.

Want to attend our career fair for free? Join our Partner Program at the Gold or Platinum Level to take advantage of this benefit.

Career Fair Recruiting Tips

  • Send a sufficient number of representatives to staff the booth; the prospect of waiting in a 20-minute line discourages most students, despite their level of interest in your organization.
  • Be well-informed about the specific opportunities for which you are recruiting or be able to refer students to another contact.
  • Be willing to engage with all students—including those in their first year—who now attend career fairs much earlier in their academic studies, not only to learn about potential internship and co-op opportunities, but to begin building their network of employer representatives and, for many, to gain insight into course recommendations.
  • Provide information about key dates for upcoming events at USC (e.g., presentations and interviews; this reinforces your commitment to targeting USC’s talent through an ongoing presence).
  • Have a transparent process for applying for positions, so that additional information about the opportunities described at the career fair—and the ability to actually apply for them—is easy to locate on your website.