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Campus Recruiting allows organizations to conduct interviews, resume collections, coffee chats, resume reviews, and more virtually or in-person in a one-on-one capacity with students from all majors during the fall and spring semesters for full-time salaried and paid internship opportunities. Campus Recruiting utilizes Handshake, by collecting resumes of qualified candidates and Handshake’s time scheduling feature to coordinate your meetings. This program is complimentary for employers.

“Despite a change to the virtual recruiting environment and being a new Recruiter this school year, the Career Center has been a great resource to connect with USC students [through Campus Recruiting].”– Peace Corps

“I think [Campus Recruiting] is one of the most organized and best run programs. The Career Center is responsive and very helpful.”– Simon-Kucher & Partners

Fall 2024 Campus Recruiting Dates

  • September 4 – November 22, 2024
  • Registration Begins: June 3, 2024

Spring 2025 Campus Recruiting Dates

  • January 22 – April 18, 2025
  • Registration Begins: November 4, 2024

To request a virtual or in-person interview schedule, log into Handshake and click on the Interviews under “Meet” tab, or email the Employer Engagement team.

Campus Recruiting Set-Up Instructions

If you do not have a Handshake account, sign up as an Employer. Detailed instructions for the Employer registration process can be found here.

  • Once your Handshake profile is completed and the account approved, you can request an interview schedule via the Interviews tab to conduct virtual or in-person interviews.
  • Click on “Interviews” → “Request Interview Schedule” → Complete the required fields
    • Make sure to select USC Career Center under “Career Center” field.
  • Learn how to set up On-Campus Recruiting through Handshake.

If recruiting MBA students only, contact the Marshall Graduate Career Services Center.

If recruiting Engineering students only, contact Viterbi Career Connections.

Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats allow you to provide information about your organization and openings currently available to students in a more casual, one-on-one setting.  These meetings range from 20 – 30 minutes. Since we want you to meet the desired student demographic, we need to know the preferred qualifications (degree, major, class year and visa sponsorship) ahead of time, allowing us to send a special invitation email to students with information on how to sign up. The coffee chats/office hours student signups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Once the interviews and coffee chats are scheduled through Handshake, you can conduct the sessions virtually, using whichever video platform available to you, or in-person. 

To request a Coffee Chat:

  • Click on “Interviews” → “Request Interview Schedule” → Complete the required fields
    • Make sure to include “Coffee Chats” in your interview schedule title.
  • Attach a job description of what you will be discussing in your chats.
  • Include your preferred qualifications.

Office Hours and Location

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm*
*Open at 8:00 am during September 4 – November 22, 2024 and January 22 – April 18, 2025.

USC Career Center
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU B1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4897

Review the Academic Calendar

Job Offer Policy

Organizations are responsible for all representations and offers made to students by their recruiters. When making an employment offer, students should be notified in writing, including salary, location, benefits, and starting date.

No Greeter Policy

Due to space limitations and to ensure that all students and employers have a successful recruiting experience, we have a no greeter policy.

Employer Brochures and Recruiting Materials

The Career Center requests that employers do not send brochures and materials for display. We encourage organizations to link to their website through their Handshake listings.

For more information about other recruiting policies, review our Recruiting Policies & Guidelines.

How to Recruit USC International Students

USC is home to over 11,000 talented and motivated international students from countries across the globe. These students bring a unique blend of education and experience to contribute to the ever-increasing importance of global competency and diversity in the workplace. For organizations that are interested in hiring international students for full-time or internship positions in the U.S., visit the Office of International Services (OIS) to learn more about the process for hiring international students during their studies and after graduation. For information on the types of employment available to our international students, refer to the links below.

International Organizations Recruiting USC Students

International organizations interested in coming to the USC campus for recruiting events must apply for a B-1 Visa and adhere to all guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State. For more information on rules and regulations regarding B-1 travel visas, refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service B-1 Temporary Business Visitor’s page. Contact the Employer Engagement team for any additional questions.

Additional Recruiting Opportunities