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Job Fairs and Events

Job fairs provide ideal settings to meet potential employers and to discuss part-time, full-time, internship and co-op positions. It is your chance to step forward and be noticed.

The Career Center hosts annual events for students to meet with potential employers in the Fall and Spring semesters. These events may target a specific group, like pharmacy majors, or they may represent a broader range of employers and job opportunities. You can find additional details and join events through Handshake. 

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Spring 2018 Events

Career Fair Prep Week

January 16-22, 2018

Make sure you are prepared for the Spring Career Fairs! Career Fair Prep Week features a variety of events including career consults with industry experts who will answer all of your career-related questions,  resume reviews, and career presentations.

Check out events in the Thomas Cooper Libary

Check out events in the College of Engineering and Computing Career Center

Gamecocks Get Hired! Spring 2018 Career Fair (All Majors)

January 23, 2018

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Students and alumni interested in non-technical positions attend this career fair, finding a broad range of represented career opportunities.

Register in Handshake

Employer Listing
Gamecocks Get Hired! Spring 2018 Career Fair (STEM Majors)

January 24, 2018

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Designed specifically for employers to recruit students for technical industries and positions (science, engineering, math, etc.), this fair allows recruiters to find students with a highly-specialized skill set.

Register in Handshake

Employer Listing
Gamecock Chat: HRSM

January 31, 2018

Chat with fellow gamecock alumni and industry professionals from around the country in various industries! 

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Education Roundtables

February 5, 2018

Are you considering working in the field of education?  Attend this rountable event to learn from accomplished professionals in the field, network, gain insight into effective strategies in the job search process, and enhance your education industry knowledge.

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Pathways to Professions: SC Department of Health & Human Services

February 8, 2018

Interested in working in the healthcare industry? Want to learn more about one of SC's biggest healthcare providers? Come with us to visit the SC Department of Health and Human Services! SC DHHS recruits heavily from USC and provides new hires with excellent state benefits and competitive salary!

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Gamecock Chat: STEM Careers

February 12, 2018

Chat with fellow gamecock alumni and industry professionals from around the country in various industries! 

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Pathways to Professions: Congaree National Park

February 16, 2018 

Interested in a job in the federal government? Like the idea of working in HR, accounting, policy, history, environmental science, library/museum studies, education or law enforcement? You can do all this and more with the National Park Service! You don't have to love the outdoors or hiking to work at a national park! Managing and sharing America’s special places involves many diverse sites, offices, programs, and roles! This event at Congaree National Park will include an overview of various NPS options for a wide range of majors, an introduction to the federal hiring processes, and tips for how to make yourself a stellar candidate! We will also take a ranger-guided walking tour of the park!

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Education Recruitment Day

February 20, 2018

USC Alumni Center

Interested in working in education? Come check out the opportunities available in K-12 institutions and other education related fields.

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Employer Listing
Pathways to Professions: Nephron Pharmaceuticals

February 23, 2018

Interested in working in healthcare or pharmaceuticals? Want to visit one of the most up and coming companies in the Columbia area? Come visit Nephron Pharmaceuticals with the Career Center! Nephron Pharmaceuticals is a global leader in the manufacturing of generic drug products and medical devices located right here in Columbia! They employ over 500 people and have a facility that is over 400,000 square feet!

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Gamecock Chat: Business Careers

February 26, 2018

Chat with fellow gamecock alumni and industry professionals from around the country in various industries! 

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Pathways to Professions: Vanguard

March 2, 2018

Interested in working in financial services? Want to learn more about one of USC’s top employers? Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies, was ranked one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017! Vanguard has over 20 million investors in 17 countries with over 15,000 employees worldwide! Learn from a panel of Gamecock alumni and how to stand out in your application for an internship/full-time job! LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. Please come dressed in professional attire (suit with tie for males, pant suit or dress with jacket for females). TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RESUME APPROVED IN HANDSHAKE BY FEBRUARY 22ND.

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Gamecock Chat: Non-Profit, Government, Public Services & Education

March 22, 2018

Chat with fellow gamecock alumni and industry professionals from around the country in various industries! 

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SEC & ACC Virtual Career Fair

April 3-4, 2018

Students and alumni can meet employers anywhere in this live online virtual event.

Register here

Gamecock Chat: Healthcare, Law and Social Services

April 4, 2018

Chat with fellow gamecock alumni and industry professionals from around the country in various industries! 

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Gamecock Chat: Arts, Audio & Video Technology & Communications

April 18, 2018

Chat with fellow gamecock alumni and industry professionals from around the country in various industries! 

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