Employers: International Student Virtual Career Fair

The Career Center, in collaboration with the USC China Career Center, HG Plus and other USC partners, hosts this fair to connect international students with overseas opportunities, as well as domestic, visa-sponsoring organizations in search of their valuable foreign language skills and unique global perspectives. Regardless of your organization’s size, this fair provides you with an opportunity to recruit candidates for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities and establish strong connections with international students through our virtual career fair platform.

Our Career Center partner, WR Immigration, will be staffing an “immigration help booth” to answer your questions about CPT, OPT, H-1B, green cards, and other work authorization categories.

2024 International Student Virtual Career Fair

Date: September 24, 2024


  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time: North America Employer Block
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time: Asia Pacific Employer Block

Location: Virtually in vFairs

The fair is open to international students from all majors, class years, degree levels, and alumni, as well as all employer industries.

Registration Information

  • Register in Handshake starting June 3, 2024.
  • Last day to register for the fair is September 17, 2024.
  • Last day to cancel is September 17, 2024. Cancellations must be made in writing to ariadnec@usc.edu.
  • 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.
  • Questions? Contact Addie Cheng.


  • The fair is open to international students from all majors, class years, degree levels, and alumni, as well as all employer industries.
  • All types of organizations attend this fair ranging from top companies to non-profits.
  • On average, approximately 500 international students & alumni participate.
  • Review the benefits of hiring international students.

Participation Requirements

  • Your organization must be recruiting to fill at least one paid internship or part-time/full-time position.
  • Your organization must be hiring for overseas opportunities OR open to becoming a CPT or OPT employer or sponsoring an H-1B employment visa.
  • Graduate programs and fee-based programs will not be considered.
  • Without written permission from the Director of Employer Engagement, third-party recruiters are not permitted to participate in any on-campus recruiting events unless they are recruiting for their organization and not for other clients.

Cost (all prices increase by $100 after August 23)

    • Standard Registration: $400
    • Government/SMALL Non-Profit Registration*: $250
      * SMALL = non-profit organizations with 50 or fewer full-time/part-time/volunteer employees. Non-profit organizations with over 50 employees will be charged the Standard Registration rate.
    • Career Fair Sponsorship: $600
      • Sponsor Benefits:
        1. Organization logo featured on vFairs landing page and virtual event lobby
        2. Premium booth location in virtual employer expo hall with additional booth layout and content options
        3. Option to host live, semi-live, or on-demand webinar during the event at no additional cost
        4. Inclusion in social media posts and email/website ads
        5. Event sponsorship is completely tax deductible and funds quality career programming and Career Center resources for our students and alumni.
    • All registrations include unlimited representatives, up to seven job postings within the vFairs booth, easy to use scheduling and follow-up tools, as well as access to candidates’ attendance data and resumes.

Registrations requested after the registration deadline of September 17 will be accepted at the discretion of the event coordinators and will incur an additional $100 late registration fee.

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