Investigate Industries and Internships (i3)


Share your insight on what it is like to work in your industry with students who have a sincere passion on pursuing the same career. 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 four-day event held in both Fall and Spring semesters (September and February), and focuses 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 takes place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., beginning with a panel where you can discuss your industries and available internship opportunities, and ends with networking where you can 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 day of i3 is co-hosted in collaboration with a student organization whose mission aligns with the day’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! This is a limited-space event, so registration closes on a first-come, first-served basis. Panel participation is mandatory, as we would like students to learn as much about the industry as possible.

Third party recruiters, graduate programs, and fee-based programs will not be considered. Panelists and employers must be employed directly with their company.

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.

For further questions, please contact Gina Ibrahim at (213) 740-9654.

Industry Date Time Location
Business and Economics February 11, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. UPC
Non-Profits and Corporate Social Responsibility

In partnership with Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs

February 12, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. UPC
Entertainment February 13, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. UPC
Marketing and Public Relations February 14, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. UPC

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.

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 it is not guaranteed. All registrations are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

How much does i3 cost?
$200 for general/for-profit companies and $75 for non-profit/government agencies. Participants must pay online once their registration is accepted and confirmed.

What is provided when I register for i3?
One parking pass
Six-foot table
Lunch for up to 2 representatives

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.

When will my registration be confirmed?
Your registration will be confirmed approximately within one to two weeks upon 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 panel if space permits.

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