General Virtual 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 using Brazen, a virtual career fair platform. To ensure you get the most out of the day, read the following tips.

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair

Day One – Full-Time Roles:  Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Day One is for students searching for full-time roles only.
Day Two – Internships:  Thursday, September 23, 2021
Day Two is for students searching for internships only.
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm PT each day
Location: Brazen virtual career fair platform. Brazen can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. To learn more about the Brazen platform and how an online career fair can work for you, click here for a demo video. For optimal performance, including minimizing any errors while chatting with employers, use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam.
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Register on Brazen with your @usc.edu email address for Day One and/or Day Two to view all participating employers starting in June.
The fair is open to all class years and majors, including transfer students, as well as employers from all industries.

Why Go Virtual?

  • The fair comes to you! You can access the Brazen platform from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • You will have the chance to interact with recruiters through one-on-one video, audio, or text-based chats. Note: there is no virtual background option for the video chats, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • Here is an overview of how to chat in a live event.
  • Broaden your job search with unlimited geographic reach. Employers from around the world are looking to connect with you.

How it Works

Watch this video to learn more about the Brazen platform:

Employer Resume Book

  • We are putting together a candidate resume book for participating organizations.
  • All fair attendees who submit resumes through the Brazen platform and opt in will be included in the resume book.

Prepare for the Career Fair

  • Register for an account through Brazen starting in June and upload your resume. You can continue to edit your resume until the day of the event. If you would like, you can even upload a profile photo. By uploading your resume to the platform, you agree to have it shared with participating employers at the end of the event.
  • View a list of participating employers and the positions for which they are recruiting by exploring employer booths on the event homepage.
  • 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 organization representatives, helping you to stand out.
  • For optimal performance, including minimizing any errors while chatting with employers, use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam.
  • Set yourself up for audio and video chat success and test your set up in advance.
  • Get more details on how to prepare on our blog, The Career Center Chronicles.
  • A Tactical Guide to Virtual Career Fairs for Students

What to Wear

Wear professional attire in accordance with your gender expression for the video chats. 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 and get tips on perfecting your elevator pitch.

More Resources

Questions?

Visit the fair registration page starting in June, or email recruit@usc.edu.

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