Today I attended the Viterbi Career Fair here at USC. I didn’t have class today so I had the time to spend the whole day there, from start to finish. In that amount of time I saw a total of 5 companies. So at a rate of 1 company/hour, I can’t say this was the most effective use of my time, though the ROI on this if I were to get hired would make it all worth it.
I could’ve applied to all 5 companies online in 10 minutes. Which got me thinking about what it must feel to be on the other side of the table. As a recruiter, the prospect of shaking hundreds of hands and reviewing just as many resumes seems like such an unreasonable task. I wonder how effective these on-campus events are for both companies and students.