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Job Fair Information

Whether you're looking to fill internship, co-op, or full-time positions, Career Fest is your chance to find talented students and alumni in fields such as business, arts & sciences, and retail. For more information about the services that are provided at the Career Center, visit www.sc.edu/career. Contact us should you have additional questions. Click on the following hyperlink to download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Job Fair Schedule

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Employer Unload and Registration
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch with College of Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management Faculty
(For employers who pre-registered for this particular lunch in JobMate.)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Career Fest Employer Buffet-Style Lunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Career Fest
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Job Fair Fees

Profit Organization:
Early bird registration - $600 until September 2, 2014 at midnight.
Late registration (credit card only) - $675 (September 3 - September 16, 2014)

Non-Profit Organization:
Early bird registration - $300 until September 2, 2014 at midnight.
Late registration (credit card only) - $375 (September 3 - September 16, 2014)

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

Job Fair Sponsorship Opportunity:
Demonstrate your commitment to the University of South Carolina, the Career Center and our students through job fair sponsorship! Available for the S.E.T. Fair and Career Fest job fairs only, the job fair sponsorship fee is in addition to fair registration fee and provides prime table location and added publicity. For details on job fair sponsorship and the Career Center's Partnership Program, see www.sc.edu/career/partnership.html and contact Vicky Hamby, Associate Director at 803-777-3966 or vmhamby@sc.edu.

Job 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 sbray@mailbox.sc.edu. 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 September 2, 2014.

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 http://www.sc.edu/policies/univ500.pdf for additional details about Tobacco Free USC.

Employer Benefits:

  • Parking pass for Park Street Garage
  • Unloading and loading assistance - Shipping information
  • Continental breakfast and buffet-style lunch for up to 3 representatives
  • An 8' x 2.5' covered table and 2 chairs
  • Electrical outlet
  • Wireless access

Exhibit Parameters: All exhibits must be limited to the size of the 8' x 2.5' table. No vehicles or animals are allowed at the fair. All items for your display must be able to fit onto 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: You will be provided a parking pass for the Park Street Garage. While the Career Center has reserved parking for you, 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. (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 Sandra Bray at sbray@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-1988 for assistance.

Hotel Information:  The Career Center has a courtesy block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Columbia Center with a special conference rate.  Call the hotel directly at 803-744-7800 and reference the group code C-JOBFR. 

Job Fair Registration

Steps to Register:

  1. Click on the REGISTER FOR CAREER FEST to set up a JobMate account or log into JobMate.
  2. Select Job Fairs and Events to register for CAREER FEST.
  3. In the Category box, select Job Fairs and search.
  4. You will see the CAREER FEST Icon and a register link to the right.
  5. Select the Register link and complete your registration information.