Investigate Industries and Internships (i3)


Share your insights on what it is like to work in your industry with students who have a sincere passion for pursuing the same field. Investigate Industries and Internships (i3) provides an opportunity for you to share your professional journey, talk about what it is like working in your industry at your organization, and network with qualified students to fill your paid internship positions.

i3 is a two-day, four-part event held in both fall and spring semesters, focusing on four different industries so that students can learn about a variety of internship opportunities and future career paths.

What does the day of i3 look like?

i3 (for the first hour) begins with a panel where you can discuss your industry and available internship opportunities, and ends with the remaining time (~two hours) spent networking so you can meet and recruit talented USC students. Sharing your professional journey and industry insights with students interested in your line of work is a great way to engage students and learn more about what makes them qualified candidates.

Each i3 event is co-hosted in collaboration with a student organization whose mission aligns with the event’s chosen industry. This allows you to meet with campus student leaders and create new partnerships that can help with future recruiting.

How do I sign up?

If you are actively recruiting for paid internships for the fall, spring, or summer semesters, we encourage you to sign up! One organization representative is required to participate in the panel, as we would like students to learn as much about the industry as possible. To register, sign-up or log into your connectSC account and click on the “Career Events” tab. Click the “register” button next to the appropriate panel. You are not a confirmed participant until you receive further notification from the Career Center.

Third party recruiters, graduate programs, and fee-based programs will not be considered. Panelists and employers must be employed directly with their company. This is a limited-space event, so registration closes on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further questions, please contact Rhiann Joshua at (213) 821 – 1391.

Industry Date Time Location
Healthcare, Biotechnology, and Sciences Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm UPC
Entertainment, TV, and Sports Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm UPC
Policy, Sustainability, and Transportation Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm UPC
Business and Economics Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm UPC

Exact locations will be sent to confirmed registrants.

Do I need to be a speaker to participate in i3?
At least one of your representatives needs to be prepared to speak on the panel. Panelist questions are provided to registered employers beforehand.

How do I register for i3?
To register, sign-up or log into your connectSC account and click on the “Career Events” tab. Click the “register” button next to the appropriate panel.

Can I register for more than one event?
Yes, but registration confirmation is dependent on available space for each individual event. All registrations are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

How much does i3 cost?
Registration covers participation for two (2) representatives at one (1) i3 event:

$250 for general/for-profit companies ($25 for each additional representative) and $100 for non-profit/government agencies ($15 for each additional representative). Participants must pay online once their registration is confirmed.

What is provided when I register for i3?
The standard registration cost covers:

Parking pass for one (1) vehicle
Six-foot table (may be shared with another organization, depending on event venue)
Lunch for two (2) representatives – in an effort to reduce food waste, please indicate how many boxed lunches you would like on your registration form.

What are the requirements for i3?
You must be actively recruiting to fill an open, paid internship position, which is defined by the California State hourly minimum wage. Students must be able to apply to your internship at the time of the event.

When will my registration be confirmed?
Your registration will be confirmed approximately within one to two weeks upon submission of your completed registration.

My registration was denied, why?
We have a cap of 10 employers for each event, so maximum capacity may have been reached; however, we will try to place you into another relevant panel if possible.

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