Career Connections 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
8:00am – 5:00pm
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201
On behalf of the member institutions of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. (SCICU), you are cordially invited to participate in Career Connections 2013, our 20th Career Fair and Interview Event. Career Connections will take place Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.
In partnership with the University of South Carolina (USC), this year Career Connections offers you the opportunity to conveniently expand your recruiting efforts over two days. On January 29th, the day before Career Connections, USC will host their Career Fest 2013 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. If you are interested in registering for the USC Career Fest, please go to www.sc.edu.career. Employers participating in both events will receive a reduced registration fee for Career Connections; in order to receive this reduced fee, you will need to call the SCICU office (803.799.7122) and ask for the discount code.
Career Connections 2013
By registering and participating in Career Connections 2013, you will have the opportunity to customize the day to best meet your recruiting needs. Most employers will want to maximize their outreach to students by participating in the full schedule of events as outlined below. In addition to the on-site events, each registered employer will receive a searchable electronic résumé book by December 17, 2012.
8:00 – 8:45 Employer Check-In & Set up
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Q&A
9:00 – 10:45 Networking Event
10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 11:50 Lunch – All employers and Career Directors
12:00 – 2:00 Interviews (6 interviews lasting 20 minutes)
2:00 – 2:10 BREAK
2:10 – 5:10 Interviews (9 interviews lasting 20 minutes)
Networking and Interviewing Options
For employers whose recruiting processes are better suited to a particular type of outreach, there are options. You may choose to participate in the Networking Event, the Interview Event or both. Be sure to indicate your preference on the Registration Form.
Interview Scheduling Options
Employers will have the option of pre-selecting candidates for interviews from the searchable electronic résumé book and/or scheduling interviews as candidates are met during the Networking event.
PRE-SELECTING: For employers who wish to pre-select students for interviews, the searchable electronic résumé book is intended to allow you to select and schedule the best and brightest talent from among the 34,000 students attending our 20 member colleges and universities. Employers will contact and screen students, building their own interview schedules prior to the event (we have included a sample interview schedule for your convenience). If you end up with open slots on your interview schedule, you may wish to fill those during the Networking event.
In order to allow each school the opportunity to follow up with students pre-selected for interviews, we ask that employers opting to pre-select submit a copy of their interview schedule to SCICU by no later than January 21, 2013 (Fax: 803-254-7504 or
ON-SITE INTERVIEW SCHEDULING: Employers opting for on-site scheduling will have the opportunity to meet and select students during the Networking event. It may be helpful to identify potential candidates from the searchable electronic résumé book, contact those candidates, and invite them to visit your table between 9:00 and 10:45 am.
Registration will officially close on January 11, 2013. Please register online by clicking the "Register Now!" button at the bottom of this page. If you wish to register on our paper application, please contact the office (see information below).
Thank you for your interest in our students. We look forward to seeing you at Career Connections 2013.