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Job Fair Information

Career Fest is an opportunity for USC students and alumni to meet potential employers to discuss internship, co-op, and full-time positions in non-technical fields such as business, arts & sciences, and retail.  For more information about the services that are provided at the Career Center, visit Contact us should you have additional questions. Click on the following hyperlink to download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Career Fest Fall 2015 Employer Listing (updated weekly)

Job Fair Schedule

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Shuttle runs
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Career Fest
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

* Be sure to bring your Carolina Card or know your VIP ID in order to enter the job fair.

Complimentary shuttle: Shuttle service will be provided with stops at Capstone, Thomas Cooper Library (Sumter Street stop), Swearingen (north of building on Main Street), and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (corner of Lincoln/Senate.) The shuttle will take students to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and return them to campus.  Look for "Job Fair Shuttle" signs.  The shuttle will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Job fair shuttle map

ADA accommodations: If you are in need of ADA accommodations such as but not limited to interpreters, captioning, or enlarged print, please contact Sandra Bray at or 803-777-1988 for assistance.

Religious Holiday:  In an effort to respect the faith traditions of all students, employers have been made aware that the Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, starts at sundown on September 22, 2015 and ends at sundown on September 23, 2015.  The Career Center is sensitive to religious holidays and had to make the decision to host this event based on venue availability.  Please contact Kristin Knopf at if you need to schedule an alternate interview day following the job fair.  We are happy to accommodate your schedule requests.

Job Fair Prep Week

Get advice from industry experts during Job Fair Prep Week!
September 14-21, 2015

  • Activities Include:
    • Resume Reviews and Ask an Expert during Drop-In Hours.
    • Mock Interview schedules in the CEC.
  • Click here for the Job Fair Prep Week calendar of events.
Job Fair Tips

To maximize your results at the job fair, you should:

  • Visit the Career Center for a resume critique and advice on job search and interviewing skills; drop-in hours are Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in one of our two locations -Thomas Cooper Library Level 5 or College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) Career Center.
  • Participate in "Job Fair Prep Week" opportunities the week before the job fair.
  • Research the list employers attending and the full-time and internship positions available on JobMate before the fair.
  • Develop your strategy and target organizations of interest.
  • Download Resume Writing Tips and Job Fair Tips with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Wear business attire (no jeans, flip flops, caps, etc.)
  • There will be a bag check at registration for your convenience.
  • Career Center staff in garnet shirts will be available to respond to any questions you may have on the day of the event.
  • Visit the complimentary LinkedIn photo booth in the main lobby area!
  • Watch the Job Fair Orientation video below as well as the Job Fair Orientation transcript.