December 13, 2018
Landing Your Dream Job: Resources from the USC Career Center
Whether you are deciding on a major, exploring career options, seeking a job or internship, or looking for professional networks, the USC Career Center is committed to helping you achieve your professional goals. From our resume review and career counseling services to online networking and targeted employer/industry research resources, we offer robust tools to help you make valuable connections and identify potential employers and industry trends.
At the Career Center, we enhance your career aspirations through our best-in-class resources, an extensive alumni network, and access to many of the world’s top employers. Accenture, Bloomberg, KPMG, Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman are a sample of the organizations that have joined us for career fairs, on-campus recruiting events, and posted positions to our job board over the past year. We cultivate relationships with employers in a wide range of industries, developing both national and international opportunities for USC students and alumni.
Our Global Fellows Internship Program provides funding for select USC undergraduates to live and intern in Asia for ten weeks during the summer. Offering internships in commercial, political, and cultural centers, such as Hong Kong and Taipei, the program is a great opportunity for you to develop international work experience in Asia. In addition, you can take advantage of USC China Career Services. Part of the USC Career Center and Office for Strategic and Global Initiatives, USC China Career Services is located in Shanghai and provides services such as career advising, career fairs, and company information sessions to USC students and alumni.
Along with the Career Center, USC has school-based career centers or professionals committed to your career development. This allows us to provide you with a wide range of career services and a variety of programs, workshops, and general career development advice, along with industry-specific information, job opportunities, and networking connections. You can seek assistance from both our office as well as your school-based career centers and professionals. In the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, for example, career counselors can help students within the school follow a comprehensive four-year career-planning guide, find professional organizations to join, narrow down their career search by the specific industry in which they want to gain experience in and tailor their cover letter and resume to what different kinds of media organizations are seeking.
One of the hallmarks of the Trojan Family is our commitment to helping each other. At the Career Center, we help you leverage the Trojan Family through our Career Network, our exclusive online mentoring platform where alumni can share their career and industry-related experiences and insights. You can connect with these alumni for informational interviews, speed networking, or semester-based mentorships.
Through our Trojan Hiring Trojans program, USC alumni looking to fill positions at their organizations can select the “Trojans Hiring Trojans” option when they post on connectSC, our exclusive job portal. Doing so allows current students and alumni to search and apply for positions that have been posted by fellow USC alumni.
The connection does not stop when you graduate! We have partnered with the USC Alumni Association to offer you lifelong career services. All USC students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of our full range of career services. Explore our website, or visit us for more information.
Erin Jebavy, Marketing & Events Coordinator, USC Career Center
Jennifer Kim, Director of Employer Relations and Research, USC Career Center
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