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Job Fair Information

The Opportunity Knocks Part-Time Job Fair is an opportunity for students and alumni to meet potential employers to discuss part-time work-study or non-work study positions on or off campus.  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

Opportunity Knocks Part-Time Job Fair Employer Listing (updated weekly)

Job Fair Schedule

Monday, August 18, 2014
Russell House University Union
Columbia, SC 29208

Opportunity Knocks Part-Time Job Fair
1:00 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.

New virtual map feature: This year employers can take part in our new virtual part-time job locator map when registering for our traditional on-campus, part-time job fair.  This new feature utilizes an interactive map that visually showcases both on- and off-campus locations of part-time jobs in the Columbia metropolitan area.  If preferred, Employers can select just the virtual map option and not participate in the traditional on-campus, part-time job fair.  The map will be online via the USC Career Center website from August 18 - September 15, 2014.

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.

Job Fair Tips

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

  • Update your resume and bring multiple copies to the job fair.

  • Visit the Career Center for a resume critique or advice on job search and interviewing skills; drop-in hours are Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (summer Tuesday - Thursday) in one of our two locations - H.W. Close (BA) Building, 6th floor or College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) Career Center (satellite office).

  • Bring multiple copies of your class schedule to the job fair.  Many employers will want a copy submitted with your application and/or resume.

  • Review the list of employers on JobMate before the fair.

  • Develop your strategy and target organizations.

  • Download Resume Writing Tips and Job Fair Tips with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Preparing for the part-time job fair (video)

Preparing for the part-time job fair (PowerPoint)