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Fall Career and Internship Fair + Graduate School Expo

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
12:00pm-3:00pm
TD Arena 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Click here to register. 

The Fall Career & Internship Fair + Graduate School Expo is CofC's largest on-campus employer event for students, serving as the primary recruiting event for employers seeking to increase their visibility on College of Charleston's campus. This event attracts roughly 500 undergrad, graduate and alumni from all academic majors and degree levels including liberal arts, tech, business, sciences and more.  Additionally, we have smaller boutique networking events provided in partnership with other academic departments on campus. You are welcome to register for these events as part of your Career Fair registration. Details below.

Computer Science "Biz Bash" Networking Event

3:30-5:00 pm, Harbor Walk East (next to the SC Aquarium on the Wharf)
360 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401

  • Network with our computing students who are interested in full-time jobs, internships, and other career opportunities with your company. During this event you will also have the opportunity to tour our beautiful waterfront facility, experience our virtual reality lab, mix and mingle with our faculty, and learn more about our collaborative COMPASS and Capstone programs with employers. Sponsored by the Department of Computer Science.
  • Computing majors include: Computer Science, Computing in the Arts, Data Science, and Computer Information System

Marketing “Make Your Mark” Networking Event
5:00-7:00 pm, Location TBD, Charleston, SC 29401
Are you a marketing company or does your company have marketing related career opportunities?  You're invited to network with students who are interested in full-time jobs, internships, and other career opportunities in the areas of marketing, PR, and advertising. Meet members of our faculty and learn about the exciting ways your company can partner with the College of Charleston's Department of Marketing. Sponsored by The School of Business Department of Marketing.
RATES (Corporate | Government/Nonprofit)
Early Bird (July 3 - August 16) - $350 | $100
Regular (August 17 - September 13) - $400 | $150
Last Chance (September 14 until filled, if space available) - $450 | $200

  • Computer Science Biz Bash $50 with Career Fair registration
  • Make Your Mark $0 with Career Fair registration

*Registration deadline is September 18, 2019 but will close when spots are sold out.
*No Refunds after September 13, 2019.
*Cancellation requests must be submitted to odeae@cofc.edu.
*No-shows at the event are not eligible for a credit or a refund.
*No third-party recruiters please.

PAYMENT: You will receive instructions with your invoice for credit card and check payment options.
For immediate visibility, post your jobs on our website through your Handshake account at: https://cofc.joinhandshake.com 

Employer Partners are eligible for a free table as part of the Employer Partner Program benefits. Our Partner Program is designed to benefit companies and organizations of all sizes and help build your brand on campus to facilitate connections with students. 
Become a CofC Employer Partner for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Additional Information

On-Campus Interviewing:
If your company is interested in conducting on-campus interviews the day following the Career Fair, please indicate this during the registration process or email odeae@cofc.edu directly. We have space reserved from 8:30am-4:30pm and you are welcome to utilize that space for any amount of time that is convenient. Lunch will be served for all recruiters.

Shipping Instructions (Before & After the Fair):  

  • Packages or materials should be sent to the Career Center, College of Charleston, Suite 216 (second floor), 160 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29424. ALL PACKAGES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED "FOR COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CAREER FAIR." Items should be sent to arrive between the hours of 9 am - 4 pm before October 2 to ensure receipt.
  • Organizations must make prior arrangements for return shipments to be picked up by 4:30 pm on October 3 from the TD Arena 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Athletics Administration Office). Please bring your own shipping forms! The TD Arena or the Career Center is not equipped to handle your return shipping arrangements.

Reminders about your Display:

  • Your display should fit behind or on top of an 6' x 2.5’ table. All items for your display must be able to fit onto your table. This will ensure that all organizations attending have adequate space and that students can navigate the fair in an efficient manner.
  • If you require electricity, please note this on your registration form or contact Erin Halford at odeae@cofc.edu.
  • The College of Charleston is not responsible for employer displays; the College of Charleston will not be responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected mailings of displays.

Directions to the College of Charleston campus:
http://www.cofc.edu/visit/drivingdirections.php 
Campus map:  http://www.cofc.edu/visit/documents/campusmap_det.pdf  (TD Arena is #35 )
Google Map: The TD Arena is located at 301 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401

Parking
You will be issued a parking pass in your Recruiter Packet when you check in. Retrieve the parking ticket from the automated machine when you enter the garage and hold onto it. You will give the parking attendant your ticket and your parking pass when you exit the garage.

  • GG: George Street Garage, located on St. Philip St. between George and Liberty Streets (34 St. Philip St)
  • Francis Marion Parking Garage: Next to # 5 on the map: adjacent to the Francis Marion Hotel on King Street
  • PG: St. Philip Street Garage, located on St. Philip St. between Vanderhorst St. and Calhoun St. (89 St. Philip Street)
  • WG: Wentworth Street Garage, located at the corner of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets (81 Wentworth Street)
  • Please note – we are not allotted reserved parking for this eventso we cannot guarantee a spot will be available in the garages closest to TD Arena.
  • **REMINDER: if you plan to drop off your materials, please turn down Burns Lane (next to the TD Arena # 35 on the Campus Map) and then proceed to one of the parking garages. Please enter from Meeting Street do not stop or park on Meeting Street!

Information for the Day of the Fair:

  • Recruiters may begin set up of booths and equipment in the TD Arena after 10:00am. Please check in at our table in the lobby of the TD Arena on the 1st floor upon arrival.
  • If you have a company/university issued nametag, please bring it with you. We will have blank nametags available if you do not bring your own.
  • A light buffet luncheon with beverages will be served from 11am-2pm.
  • Each organization may send up to 4 representatives.
  • Doors will open to students at 12:00pm and close at 3:00pm.
  • Your registration fee covers parking for 2 vehicles only. Please do not ask for exceptions – parking spaces are extremely limited on our campus.

Hotel Information
There are several hotels within easy walking distance to the College of Charleston.  If you ship your materials ahead of time and are staying in Charleston, you may wish to book accommodation at one of these locations:

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District (1 block away)
125 Calhoun Street
1-843-805-7900 or 1-800-MARRIOTT (Toll Free)

Embassy Suites (2 blocks away)
337 Meeting Street
843.723.6900 or 800.362.2779

Francis Marion Hotel (3 blocks away)
387 King Street
843.722.0600 or 877.756.2121

Hampton Inn (3 blocks away)
345 Meeting Street
843.723.4000 or 800.426.7866

King Charles Inn (4 blocks away)
237 Meeting Street
843.723.7451

Additional Hotel List

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you and/or your representatives at the Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fair + Graduate School Expo.