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 two-day event held in the spring semesters, focusing on four different industries so that students can learn about a variety of internship opportunities and future career paths. Spring 2022 i3 details will be available in November 2021. Review the i3 topics from Spring 2021 below.

Industry Date and Time
Digital Communication & Media: Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PT
Data Science, E-Commerce & Technology Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT
Biotechnology, Healthcare & Sciences (Including Research) Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PT
Community Engagement: Advocacy, Education and Policy Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT

All i3 events will be hosted virtually through a remote platform and employers will be notified closer to the event.

The first hour begins with a panel where you 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.

What does the day of i3 look like?

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 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 the Internship Engagement Team at

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:

$150 for general/for-profit companies and $50 for non-profit/government agencies. Participants must pay online once their registration is confirmed on connectSC.

What is provided when I register for i3?
The standard registration includes space for two 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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