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Columbia Veterans Job Fair

USC Alumni Center
Columbia, SC 29201

September 19, 2019

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Columbia Veterans Job Fair
September 19, 2019

Job Fair in Columbia

RecruitMilitary has held 4 events in Columbia, drawing 961 attendees and 150 exhibitors.
359 job seekers registered to attend the Columbia Veterans Job Fair
359 job seekers registered to attend
197
Soldiers
46
Airmen
40
Sailors
34
Marines
12
Spouses
2
Coast Guardsmen
1
Other
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Upcoming Job Fair Information

Job Seeker Venue Information

USC Alumni Center
900 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
USC Alumni Center Information

The Job Fair will take place in the Grand Ballroom.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the adjoining parking garage on Park and Pendleton Streets (1007 Park Street). The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking. COMPLIMENTARY PARKING IS AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 200 JOB SEEKERS. Vouchers will be distributed to job seekers at registration.

My Carolina's entrance from the Park Street garage is on the 2nd floor.

Street level entrances are on Senate Street.

Event Success Tips

  • Review the exhibitor list and conduct research to help you engage effectively.
  • Visit every exhibitor - find the hidden opportunity that might be perfect for you.
  • Take a moment to practice your 30-second elevator pitch.
  • Make eye contact and confidently greet each recruiter with a smile and firm handshake.
  • Deliver your elevator pitch and engage in conversation.
  • Get the recruiter’s contact information and ask about the best way to follow-up.
  • Within 24 hours, follow-up with every company that interests you.
  • Visit our resource center for additional resources

Career Fair Testimonials

I obtained more than 3 interviews from my visit to the job fair.
Columbia Career Fair -- Navy O-4
I'm very impressed -- nice facility, good kick-off, well marketed. I think the flow of this job fair was nice. It had professional staff and professional level candidates, and was also diverse. Therefore, I rank this event fairly high.
Columbia Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
I love the event and the atmosphere. Very organized. It's a great way of getting information out to veterans and their families about career opportunities after the military.
Columbia Career Fair -- Government Recruiter

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