General Career Fair


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.

Fall 2017 Career Fair

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Outdoors on Trousdale Parkway (rain or shine!)
RSVP on connectSC  starting May 31, 2017 and view all participating employers

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.

What to Bring

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

Download the App

Careers by Symplicity allows you to take your job search on-the-go with smart features to easily connect with employers before, during, and after career fairs.

Create an Action Plan

  • Log in to connectSC, click on the events tab, then click on Fall 2017 Career Fair, and RSVP to see a list of employers who will be attending.
  • Employer tables will be organized alphabetically along Trousdale Parkway, with “A”s starting at Exposition Boulevard (near Bridge Hall) and ending with “Z”s at West 34th Street (near the JEP House).
  • 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.

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.
  • If you have questions about the photo you took at the fair, please contact University Photo at (866) 381-3031.

Preparing for the Career Fair

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