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) is your opportunity to share your professional journey, talk about what it is like working in your industry at your organization, and network with qualified students, and fill your paid internship positions.

i3 is a multi-day event focusing on different industries so that students can learn about a variety of internship opportunities and future career paths. i3 is broken up into two sessions.  First, the “Educational” Industry Panels on January 19, 20, and 25 at 12:00 PM via Zoom, where organization representatives will speak  about their industry and how to best pursue an internship in that field.   Following the Industry Panels, a 3-hour Networking Event for all the industries will be held on Thursday, January 27 via Brazen, where you can meet 1-on-1 with students to share your organization’s paid internship opportunities. Organizations can register for Spring 2022 i3 on connectSC beginning November 3. 

Agenda for Spring 2022:

Networking Session Date and Time
1-on-1 Networking for all i3 Industries Thursday, January 27 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT

Networking Session will be virtually on Brazen for all organizations to speak 1-on-1 with students.

Industry Panels Date and Time
Influential – Media, Entertainment, and Marketing Organizations Wednesday, January 19 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT
Innovative – Technology, Internet, and Start-up Organizations Thursday, January 20 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT
Imaginable – Fashion, Art, and Design Organizations Tuesday, January 25 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT

All panels will be hosted virtually through Zoom.

What does the day of i3 look like?

i3 is a multi-day event of educational panels leading to a 3-hour networking event on January 27. Prior to the networking event, students can attend panels to learn about what it is like to work in the event’s chosen industry and how to enter the field. The networking portion will allow your representatives to speak to students about your organization, industry and open internship opportunities.

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 the Internship Engagement Team at interns@usc.edu

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 for the networking portion and one (1) representative to speak on the panel at one (1) i3 event:

$250 for general/for-profit companies and $150 for non-profit/government agencies. Participants must pay online on connectSC.

What is provided when I register for i3?
The standard registration includes space for three representatives per organization.

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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