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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 2019 Events

Career Fair Prep

January 17-22

Making the Most of the Fairs 

January 17 11:45am-12:45pm

Do you want to know how to best interact with employers to get to the next step - an interview and a job offer?! Join us as we discuss a broad range of topics to help you make the most of the Gamecocks Get Hired Career Fairs!

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Resume Blitz 

January 22 10:00am-4:00pm

Need to make last minute changes to your resume before the job fairs? No worries, the Career Center is here to help! Stop by the second floor lobby of Russell House in between classes to get your resume reviewed by career center professionals.

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International Student Career Fair Prep

January 17 & 18 

International Students: Register for as many workshops as you'd like to get prepared for the upcoming career fairs! 

Elevator 'Conversation' Workshop (Talking to Employers)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Interviewing 101

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Interviewing 201

Gamecocks Get Hired! All Majors Fair

January 23, 2019

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

12:00-5:00pm

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Gamecocks Get Hired! STEM Majors Fair

January 24, 2019

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

12:00-5:00pm

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Education Roundtables

February 5, 2019

Atention education majors or those interested in the teaching profession:  This event is for you!  Get ready to learn how to succesfully prepare for the job search. School administrators, district personnel, teachers, and other professionals will offer their expertise during this exciting professional development event.

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Spring 2019 Etiquette Dinner

February 5, 2019

12:00-5:00pm

Learn formal dining and networking etiquette while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal.

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Education Recruitment Day

February 19, 2019

3:00-8:00pm

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Diversity Roundtables

February 22, 2019

1:00-3:00pm

During this event, you will have an opportunity to connect with employers from a variety of industries while discussing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A variety of topics include: Building community and finding mentors, self-expression in the workplace, and jumpstarting your career advancement. Belk, Vanguard, and SCANA will also be here to connect with you.

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Pathways to Professions: Columbia, SC Mayor's Office

March 1, 2019

8:45am-12:00pm

Do you enjoy learning about politics or considering law school or public service? Come visit the Columbia, SC Mayor's Office with the Career Center! During this visit, you will learn about the Mayor's Fellow Program, a part-time internship with the Mayor's office that is available every semester- Fall, Spring, and Summer! All Pathways to Professions are open to all majors and class years. They are free and the Career Center provides transporation.

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Pathways to Professions: Gibbs Museum

March 29, 2019

8:00am-4:30pm

If you love visiting museums or want to jumpstart your creative career, this pathway is for you!  

The Gibbes Museum enhances lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality, by collecting and preserving art that touches Charleston, and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process. Recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States, the Gibbes has played a significant role in shaping the careers of American artists for over a century. 

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SEC & ACC Virtual Career Fair

April 2, 2019

9:00-5:00pm

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Pathways to Professions: Schneider Electric

April 5, 2019

8:00am-1:00pm

Are you interested in working for an innovative company that is a global leader in energy management

Join us as we visit Schneider Electric in Columbia, SC! With a global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in power management that provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. Ideal for those interested electrical, civil or mechanical engineering, supply chain, finance, and human resource positions.

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Pathways to Professions: Mint Museum Uptown

April 12, 2019

8:00am-2:00pm

Do you enjoy visting museums? Want to spark your creativity? Join us as we visit the Mint Museum - Uptown in Charlotte! Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte, the Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. The Mint museum offers internships in Advancement & Communications, Collections & Exhibitions, Curatorial, Design & Installation, and Learning & Engagement.

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HireSouthCarolina Alumni Career Fair

April 18, 2019

TD Convention Center, Greenville SC

11:00-2:30pm

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