Investigate Industries and Internships (i3)

 

Wondering what you can do with your major? Looking for an internship? Interested in learning more about what working in certain industries is like? This event is for you!

Investigate Industries and Internships (i3) is designed for undergraduate students who are exploring various career options, eager to hear professional journeys, and looking for internship opportunities to help determine what path to take. At an i3 event, you can learn how employers broke into their respective industries, discover what it is actually like to work in the field, and network with them to let them know what makes you a great intern.  All participating employers offer paid internships for fall, spring, or summer semesters, so this is your chance to learn more about their company and make a great impression. For more information, please read the FAQ below.

RSVPs are requested for this event. Log into connectSC, click “Events” then “Workshops” then search for your desired i3 event and click “RSVP.”

Please contact us at (213) 740-9105 if you have any questions.

Industry Date Time Location
Healthcare, Biotechnology, and Sciences Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm UPC
Entertainment, TV, and Sports Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm UPC
Policy, Sustainability, and Transportation Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm UPC
Business and Economics Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm UPC
If your student organization would like to see a certain industry represented in the future, please email Gina Ibrahim at gibrahim@usc.edu.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is i3? What does the day of i3 look like?
i3 is a two-day, four-part event, that begins with an industry panel and ends with networking. During the panel, you will be able to learn more about what it is like to work in the event’s chosen industry and how to enter the field. The subsequent networking portion of i3 will allow you to speak more personally to the employers about their professional journeys, as well as learn about internship opportunities with their company. This is your chance to meet with, ask questions, and give your resume to hiring employers!

Can ______ industry have an i3 event? My student organization is interested in collaborating. 
We consider industries the semester prior to the event (i.e., for Fall 2020, we consider industries in Spring 2020). Email gibrahim@usc.edu the semester before your desired event with suggestions for industries you would like to see. Priority will be given to student organizations that are willing to partner with the Career Center for the event.

Partnership includes: (1) being highlighted as a partner in the Career Center’s i3 marketing (social media, online, and print), (2) providing a list of desired employers to the Career Center for targeted outreach, (3) early entry to the event for one to two executive board members for early networking with employers, and (4) assisting with moderating the employer panel.

Where is the event located?
Locations are to be determined. This web page, as well as the workshop event page on connectSC, will be updated when locations are finalized.

How should I prepare for i3?
We recommend researching the companies registered to attend beforehand, so that you are able to ask specific questions about their internship opportunities. If you are able to attend the panel portion of i3 (usually the first hour of the event), then you will be able to engage in a meaningful conversation with the present representatives about the details that they shared on the panel and highlight the qualities about yourself that most closely align with what they are looking for in an intern.

What should I wear for the event?
There is no specific dress code for i3, however, we recommend business casual. First impressions are important!

Should I bring copies of my resume?
Yes, it is highly recommended that you bring copies of your resume as employers may ask for it. It is a good idea to bring extra, just in case.

What if I cannot attend an i3 event?
If you are unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict, we live stream the panel portion of each i3 event on our Facebook page. Give it a watch under the “Videos” section to see what you miss!

 

 


Need a disability-related accommodation?
We strive to be consistently inclusive in our practices and provide services to all members of the Trojan Family. To that end, if you are in need of disability-related accommodations to attend an i3 event, let us know by filling out this form.

 

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