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Preparation for Events

Students and alumni, please visit Career Services prior to an event.  We will have workshops leading up to all Internship Fairs and Career Expos.  If you are unable to attend a workshop, please call us for an appointment or review the preparation tips below.  It is so important to plan before you attend an event.  You want to impress the recruiters and show them why they need to hire USC Upstate students and alumni.

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!

  • Attend a workshop
  • Update your resume and bring several copies with you
  • Determine your objectives for attending
  • Review the companies attending the fair and position descriptions on Spartan Career Link
  • Visit company websites to review mission statements, annual reports, and products or services
  • Develop and refine networking skills
  • Develop your “30 Second Message”
  • Dress for Success-Business Attire is required, if you need assistance visit the Career Closet

A 30 second message includes:

  1. Relevant background information: education and experience
  2. Summary of your career interests and skills
  3. A question or request for assistance

Utilize Spartan Career Link to find out more about the Companies, Industries, and Positions

To view all companies attending a career fair:

  1. Login to Spartan Career Link
  2. Click on “Events” tab
  3. Click on the name of the fair to view participating employers and general posting information

To view job postings: 

  1. Login to Spartan Career Link
  2. Click on “Jobs/Internships” and select “Jobs”
  3. Perform a keyword search for the fair using the tips on the Jobs/Internships Search page


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Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Sherry McAdams
Director, Career Services

Phone: 864-503-5393 

Jessie Sahms
Career Services Coordinator
Phone: 864-503-5124

Kristen Bryant Perry
Career Services Advisor
Phone: 864-503-5993

Career Services
Library 203
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5392
Fax: 864-503-5931
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