Get Excited! The Fall 2016 Career Fair is Here- Tuesday, October 11th

RECORD BREAKING! There are over 170 companies coming to hire you!

TIME: 10:00am- 3:00pm (Both Undergrads & Grads)

LOCATION: Trousdale Parkway (NOTE LOCATION!)

Student Check-in: Two Student Check-in locations- BRING YOUR STUDENT ID to the Tent By Tommy Trojan or the to the tent by the Student Union to Check in and get your Company List!


If you haven’t looked at the complete list of companies that will be attending the career fair, please log onto your Viterbi Gateway to get access to the company names, the types of positions they will be hiring for, and what majors they are looking for!

Go to Viterbi Career Gateway to see all the companies coming.

It is best to prepare an action plan for the day of the career fair. You want to know what company booths you want to visit and most importantly what jobs you qualify for. Plan ahead and do not waste time in line for a company that is not looking to hire students from your major or if you do not qualify for their work qualification specifications.

Last Minute Tips:

  • Research the employers you plan to speak with.
  • Customize your resume.
  • Dress business professional preferred.
  • Bring copies of your resume and something to take notes on.
  • Be prepared: Have a 30 Second Pitch of what you plan to say to recruiters. Be direct and ask specific questions.
  • Follow up with each recruiter you speak with. Be sure to get their contact information – ask for a business card or write down their information.

If you missed our workshop on preparing for the Fair, see the following:

M. Lilian Barajas

Author M. Lilian Barajas

Lilian Barajas, assistant director of the Viterbi Career Connections office, is responsible for advising students, managing student communication including social media, the lead for large scale events such as the Career Fair and Career Conference, and connects Viterbi student organizations with employers. She has worked at Viterbi since 2007, first as a graduate assistant and now as the assistant director. Prior to working at USC, Lilian spent a number of years teaching. Lilian received a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) from the Rossier School of Education at USC. She is also a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE).

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