Career Development Process

Steps in the Career Development Process

  1. Assess
    • Skills & abilities
    • Motivations
    • Interests
    • Values
    • Temperament
    • Experience
    • Accomplishments
  2. Explore
    • Career and/or Graduate School Information
    • Objectives
    • Targets (alumni, mentors, professional associations)
    • Alternatives/Career clusters
    • Internships/Research
  3. Develop Skills
    • Conduct research
    • Resumes & cover letters, personal statements
    • Explore prospects
    • Conduct informational interviews
    • Mock interviews
    • Research salaries and/or graduate school funding
  4. Implement Job Search/Grad School
    • Research
    • Prospects
    • Networking
    • Informational interviews
    • Formal interviews
    • Grad/Professional School applications
    • Fellowships
    • Salary negotiations

Career Planning & Resources Certificate Program

Student affairs professionals, career advisors, as well as other members of the Trojan Family are invited to participate in a series of professional development workshops highlighting the most current technologies, resources, and information related to career development. Participants who complete all 4 workshops within an academic year are eligible to receive a Career Planning & Resources Certificate to award this level of expertise. Empower yourself with the tools to help students launch their careers!

Career Exploration/connectSC

Learn about assessments that can help students with career exploration and view resources offered through connectSC, including industry-specific subscriptions and more.

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration link TBA.

Internships and Diversity Programs

Improve your knowledge of internship programs offered through the USC Career Center and learn about programs that promote diversity and inclusion.

  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration link TBA.

Engaging and Serving Alumni

Find out how the USC Career Center serves alumni and connects current students with fellow USC graduates.

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration link TBA.

On-Campus Recruiting and Signature Events

Learn about the many ways students can explore, network, and engage with employers on campus.

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration link TBA.

Questions about the Career Planning and Resources Certificate Program? Contact Manjari Agrawal.