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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 5 events in Columbia, drawing 1,193 attendees and 185 exhibitors.
521 job seekers registered to attend the Columbia Veterans Job Fair
521 job seekers registered to attend
Coast Guardsmen
DoD Civilian

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 only in the 1007 Park Street garage. 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 Preparation Resources

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

Having an event that allows veterans to seek employment is the best. Everything was excellent.
Columbia -- Army E-9
Very well organized. Started on time with a good briefing by a well-spoken, high-energy person who represents you well!
Columbia Career Fair -- Army E-9
I obtained more than 3 interviews from my visit to the job fair.
Columbia Career Fair -- Navy O-4

Common Questions

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Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?

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