Employers: Graduate Schools Fair

Graduate-level pursuits are often interwoven into students’ career aspirations. Increasingly in today’s society, advanced degrees are necessary for broadening career options. Personal contact with potential graduate students is the best recruitment tool. Our Graduate Schools Fair is your opportunity to meet with students about your program in-person.

Graduate Schools Fair

  • Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
  • Location: Outdoors on Trousdale Parkway (rain or shine!)
  • Register on connectSC.


  • The Career Center hosts a Graduate Schools Fair each year in the fall. Please note that this is NOT the Law Schools Fair, which occurs separately from this fair and is specifically for students considering law school.
  • The Graduate Schools Fair is open to all majors, class years, and alumni from USC and non-USC universities.
  • The Graduates Schools Fair is only open to accredited graduate programs.
  • Last day to register is October 13, 2022.
  • Last day to cancel is October 13, 2022. Cancellations must be made in writing to the Employer Engagement Team.
  • Failure to cancel in writing by this date will result in your responsibility for the full amount on your invoice. Cancellations by phone or voice message will not be accepted.
  • Payment in full is due October 13, 2022

Questions? Contact the Employer Engagement Team.

Cost (all prices increase by $50 after August 31)

  • Standard Registration
    • 1-2 recruiters: $450
    • 3-4 recruiters: $550
  • USC Department Registration
    • 1-2 recruiters: $350
    • 3-4 recruiters: $450
  • Test Prep Company
    • Up to 4 recruiters: $1250

Registrations requested after the registration deadline of October 13 will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.

Registration cost includes:

  • Recruiting space along Trousdale Parkway
  • One six-foot table with ground-length tablecloth
  • Two chairs (unless there are four recruiters)
  • One umbrella for shade
  • Space identification
  • Two pre-paid parking spaces
  • Two boxed lunches (unless there are four recruiters)

Important Documents

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.

Outdoor Masking

While masks are not required for this event, we ask that attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, consider wearing masks for their own protection and the protection of others. Please note that protocols are subject to change.

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


All students, faculty, staff, and visitors should monitor themselves for symptoms daily when accessing campus. If you develop any of the symptoms listed by the CDC, please note that you will not be able to attend 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.

Wi-Fi and Social Media

Wi-Fi is available on the USC Guest Wireless network. No password is needed to connect. Reach students with #HireUSC

Parking Instructions

*All attendees will be assigned a parking structure and detailed parking instruction email will be sent via email 1-2 weeks prior to the event date. When you arrive at your designated structure, simply give your organization name to the attendant, who will give you a parking pass. Only two (2) passes will be given per organization, regardless of the number of representatives attending. Let the attendant know you are there for the Graduate Schools Fair.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations for Rideshare Services

  • McCarthy Way Entrance (Entrance 3), located at McCarthy Way/Figueroa St.
  • Royal St. Entrance (Entrance 4), located at Royal St./Jefferson Blvd.
  • The Metro bus turn out on Jefferson Blvd. at Trousdale, just east of Hoover St.

Lose Something or Leave Something Behind?

USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) operates the university’s centralized lost and found service . Found items are kept for a total of 90 days from the date when DPS receives the item(s). If you have lost an item, call DPS at 213-821-2626.

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