On behalf of the USC Preventive Medicine department, we are excited to announce we’ll be hosting the Public Health Career Fair.  We’re bringing together more than 50 employers to network with USC alumni and students.  If you wish to attend, please register by March 22nd.

When:              Friday, April 5, 2019

Time:               9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where:            2001 Soto Street, Patio Area

Event Cost:     FREE


What to expect:

You’ll meet face-to-face with potential public health employers, many of which have several openings and are eager to meet with you. Dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes, and rehearse your elevator pitch because you’ll be meeting directly with hiring managers. You can save time, money and effort by interviewing and networking with multiple employers in one day at one location.

What are you waiting for?

Jumpstart your career by letting us know you're coming and register today!

Keynote Speakers – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

ACE-IT Skills: Essential Skills for Any Public Health Professional

The healthcare industry is undergoing dramatic transformation as technology and medical advancements, legislation and organizational systems, patient sociocultural and generational diversity, and patient needs continue to evolve and change. More than ever, healthcare practitioners, service providers, administrators and leadership must possess sophisticated levels of adaptability, culturally competency, and empathy to effectively and responsibly serve their communities. For example, research has shown there is a direct correlation between physician-patient communication and patient adherence and patient safety.

Jaime Carias and Alison Horstmeyer from the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking will present a new, empirically supported communication-based methodology to help healthcare professionals harness essential skills – or what is referred to as soft skills competencies — needed to meet the demands of the changing healthcare landscape to encourage both positive patient and organizational outcomes. Based on over five years of research, the Center has identified five competencies that are critical in the development of personal and interpersonal skills but tend to be underdeveloped among practitioners, service providers and administrators: Adaptability, Cultural Competency, Empathy, Intellectual Curiosity, and 360-Degree Thinking. We coined these five competencies as ACE-IT skills. In this dynamic session, you will learn about Third Space Thinking and how to apply the ACE-IT skills to facilitate more effective communication and decision-making, break down interpersonal barriers and organizational silos, and drive collaboration to promote higher patient satisfaction and to improve patient health outcomes and patient safety. Come join us to ACE-IT in your area of practice today and tomorrow.

Professional Photos – Booth Opens at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • On the day of event you will receive time slot to report to photo booth. Please report promptly to the booth at the time allocated to you.
  • Please note that booth will close at 1:00 PM.
  • Take a break from the fair and get a free professional headshot taken for use on your social media profile.
  • Photos will be emailed within 14 days.

Registered Employers – Booths Open at 11:30 AM

    • Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.
    • Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
    • University of Southern California
    • LA County Department of Public Health
    • St. Joseph Center
    • Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)
    • COPE Health Solutions
    • Kaiser Permanente Southern California
    • Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services
    • US Food and Drug Administration
    • APLA Health
    • American Red Cross
    • PALS for Health

More Employers To Be Announced!!!

What to Wear

  • This year we are partnering with In The Making & MaPHSA, to offer affordable gently used professional clothing. Prices range between Free – $10.
    • Dates: Friday, March 29th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Monday, April 1st,9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Tuesday April 2nd, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. 
    • Location: Foyer outside of the closed Seeds Cafe
  • Business suit in a conservative color (navy, gray, or black are preferred)
  • Clothes clean and pressed

For Men

  • Clothes: Dress shirt and tie
  • Shoes: Wing tips or loafers with dark socks

For Women

  • Clothes: Neckline no lower than collarbone; skirt hem should be no more than two inches above the knee
  • Shoes: low/medium heels or flats. Comfort is key — you will likely be standing for 4 hours!

What to Bring

Create a Plan of Attack

and Register and see a list of employers who will be attending.

● Employer tables will be organized along the Soto Building Patio.

● Make a list of organizations that you’re interested in and research them. Visit their web sites, learn the latest news on them, prepare questions about them, and take note of what positions they are looking to fill. Your preparation will become evident in your interaction with company representatives and you’ll stand out from the pack.

Preparing for the Career Fair

In these videos, we share how you can maximize your time and experience at (and leading up to) the event. For more videos on other subjects visit the Videos Workshops section.

The Career Fair is our biggest recruiting event, with public health employers participating each year! In these videos, we share how you can maximize your time and experience at (and leading up to) the event.

Learn how you can maximize your time and experience at and leading up to the career fair.

Speaker: Paula Amezola, Public Health Career Coach

Guest speakers: Keith Anyon, Assistant Vice President, Administration at St. Joseph Center.

Get suggestions on how to converse with recruiters vs. hiring managers, what information you should seek from them, how virtual career fairs work, and general career fair do’s and dont’s.

Get an overview of what organizations do and what you should do following the career fair, and get a summary of key tips and advice to make your experience before, during and after the career fair rewarding and effective.

International Students: Speaking at a Career Fair