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Career Fair - 2022 Spring

The Career Center hosts two Career Fairs each year – one in the fall and another in the spring. Employers participate in the Career Fair to recruit for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities. To ensure you get the most out of the day, please read the following tips.  View the video above for an overview.

Spring 2022 Career Fair

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
Location: Outdoors on Trousdale Parkway (rain or shine!)

Follow: #USCCareerFair

RSVP on connectSC starting November 3 to view all participating employers. The fair is open to all class years and majors, including transfer students and spring admits, as well as employers from all industries.

What to Wear

Wear professional attire in accordance with your gender expression. Overall suggestions:

  • Dress in a dark or neutral color matching business suit.
  • Wear freshly pressed clothing and polished dress shoes.
  • Keep makeup as natural as possible. Avoid flashy or bright nail polish.
  • Minimize jewelry: leave out the nose ring and tongue jewelry.
  • Grooming is important: hair and nails should be neat and clean.

View more details on professional attire

What to Bring

  • Copies of your resume
  • Your elevator pitch
  • Your Action Plan (see below)

Get tips on perfecting your elevator pitch with this video

Zero Waste

To support university-wide sustainability measures, we will no longer offer water bottles or trash bins at the event. Instead, we will have water stations where you can fill up your reusable containers. Remember to bring your own refillable bottle with you. In place of trash bins, there will also be a “Zero-Waste Sort Station” where you can recycle or compost all materials that we provide. We discourage you from bringing any items to the fair that will end up in a landfill. In cases where this is unavoidable, we ask that you take those items with you when leaving the event.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, and vendors attending our Career Fair, is our top priority. In alignment with current Los Angeles County guidance and University policy, please be prepared to follow the COVID-19 safety requirements for visiting campus and attending the Career Fair.

Proof of Vaccination

All attendees must be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 in order to be permitted on campus. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination along with a photo ID upon entry. The following are acceptable proofs of vaccination:

  • Current students must provide a TrojanCheck campus day pass indicating you are ”Cleared – Fully Vaccinated”
  • Alumni must provide a physical CDC-issued vaccine card accompanied by a photo ID or a digital copy of your vaccine record accompanied by a photo ID

For CA residents, a digital download of your vaccine record is available to carry with you on your mobile phone. Visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for instructions on obtaining your digital vaccination record.

* Fully vaccinated means the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or a single dose J&J/Janssen must have been administered no later than 2 weeks prior to the event (02/10/2022).

Accessing Campus – Trojan Check

Current Students:  All students and will be required to conduct a Trojan Check  health screening on the day of the event to access the campus.  Please be prepared to have your Campus Day Pass QR code scanned by (1) the USC Care team prior to entering campus and (2) the Career Center team before accessing the event. If you have any new onset of symptoms, even if mild, you will not be able to access campus or attend the event.

Alumni:  All alumni will be required to conduct a Trojan Check  health screening on the day of the event to access the campus, along with proof of vaccination.  Using the “Guest” option, complete your Trojan Check to receive an electronic Campus Day Pass with a QR code. Please be prepared to have your Campus Day Pass QR code scanned by (1) the USC Care team prior to entering campus and (2) the Career Center team before accessing the event. If you have any new onset of symptoms, even if mild, you will not be able to access campus or attend the event.

As an alternative, students or alumni who have a medical or religious objection to obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination must produce a negative COVID-19 viral test within 48 hours if the test is PCR or 24 hours if the test is antigen, along with a photo ID.  Current students can schedule tests through MySHR. The cost of these tests will continue to be borne by the university.

Outdoor Masking

All individuals attending the event will be required to wear a mask outdoors. Masks must be medical grade, which at minimum are surgical masks and may also include higher grade respirator masks (N95, KN95, or KF94). The following items no longer meet the current requirements for masking: bandanas, neck gaitors, scarves, cloth masks (unless worn in combination with a medical mask underneath). Individuals who do not have medical grade masks may obtain one when entering campus at the entry points to the main gates.

Masks can be taken off when eating or drinking at a designated area.

Unvaccinated individuals must maintain a six-foot distance from others while consuming food or beverage.

Individuals refusing to comply with appropriate masking requirements are subject to removal from the event.

The health of everyone in attendance is our top priority. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or visit the USC COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.

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Create an Action Plan

  • Log in to connectSC, click on the events tab, then click on Spring Career Fair, and RSVP to see a list of participating employers.
  • The employer tables will be organized alphabetically along Trousdale Parkway, with “A”s starting at West 34th Street (near the JEP House) and ending with “Z”s at Exposition Boulevard (near Bridge Hall). Sponsors of the Spring Career Fair will be located near the middle, under red umbrellas near Tommy Trojan.
  • Make a list of organizations that you are interested in and research them. Visit their websites, learn their latest news, and prepare questions. Your preparation will become evident in your interaction with company representatives and you will stand out.
  • Read more on how to get the most out of the career fair.

View more on how to work a career fair by watching this video

Line Etiquette

  • Career Center staff will be actively monitoring employer lines at the Recent Alumni & Students Career Fair to ensure that all students and alumni enter the line at the END of the line. Students and alumni jumping ahead of others in line will be asked to go to the back of the line and wait their turn in a first-come, first-served manner.

Photo Booth

  • Take a break from the fair to get a free professional headshot taken for use on your social media profile.
  • Booth will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Last photo will be taken at 2:00 pm.
  • Line starts at the tent in front of Tommy Trojan to get your photo taken.

Questions?

Email the Employer Engagement Team.

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