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Fair Information

The USC Career Center will host the Graduate & Professional School Fair to provide the participating schools with an opportunity to share their program information and meet with USC students and alumni. For more information about the services that are provided at the Career Center, visit us should you have additional questions.  Click on the hyperlink to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Fair Schedule

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Russell House University Union
Greene Street (sunny) or Ballroom (rainy)
Columbia, SC 29208

Employer Unload/Registration/Lunch
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Graduate & Professional School Fair
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fair Fees

Registration Fee:
Early bird registration - $200 until October 27, 2016 at midnight.
Late registration  - $275 (October 28 - November 10, 2016)

Additional Recruiters:
Please note that registration allows for 1 recruiter.  Each additional recruiter is $25.  Please limit each table to 3 recruiters.  Indicate additional recruiters tables needed under the Quantity Fees section.

Payment Options: Payments may be submitted via check, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express.
USC's Federal Tax ID: 57-6001153

Fair Policies and Logistical Information

Employer Eligibility Policy to Use Career Center Services

Job Fair Policies

Refund/Cancellation Policy:All payments must be received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the career event. If an employer has not paid in full and/or cancels less than two (2) weeks prior to the event, the organization will be held responsible for the payment. All cancellations must be provided in writing by email to Future registrations for career events will not be allowed until the balance is paid. If an employer registers on or after the two-week period prior to the event, all payments must be paid in full at the time of registration. No refunds will be issued after October 27, 2016.

Tobacco Policy:  Employers please be aware that beginning January 1, 2014, the University of South Carolina is tobacco free. Please review the University policy at for additional details about Tobacco Free USC.

Employer Employer Benefits:

  • Bull Street Garage parking pass for one represenative
  • Unloading and loading assistance
  • Snacks and lunch for one representative
  • A 6' x 2.5' covered table and chair
  • Wireless access

Exhibit Parameters: All exhibits must be limited to the size of the 6' x 2.5' table. No vehicles or animals are allowed at the fair. All items for your display must be able to fit onto or behind your table. This will ensure that all employers have adequate space and students can navigate the fair in an efficient manner.  If you are bringing printed materials, please bring 10 copies of enlarged print.

Parking Options:  Employers may drop off at the entrance of the Bull Street Garage.  Each registered off-campus employer will be allowed one parking spot in the designed event block in Bull Street Garage.  While the Career Center has reserved parking for our off-campus employers, we cannot guarantee that a spot will be available.  We strongly suggest that you bring pocket change should you need to park in a metered spot on Bull Street (1 quarter = 20 minutes).

ADA Accommodations: If you are in need of ADA accommodations such as but not limited to interpreters, captioning, or enlarged print, please contact Shanae Giles at or 803-777-5060 for assistance.

Hotel Information:  Columbia Hotel recommendations

Fair Registration

Steps to Register:

  1. Create an account in Handshake, our online recruiting system.
  2. If you are a new employer or contact, your Handshake profile will be reviewed and approved. Your profile will be approved within 72 hours.
  3. Once you are approved, click on the "Fairs" link on the left bar of your Handshake homepage to register.

Registration for the Graduate and Professional School Fair is now OPEN!!!