Learn About the Career Center

All USC students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of our full range of career services, which have been designed exclusively for you. From our resume review and career advising services to online networking and targeted job search resources, we offer robust tools to help you make valuable connections and identify potential employers and industry trends. Wherever you are, our website enables you to search for jobs, research organizations, attend webinars, and network with fellow Trojans via the Trojan Network. In addition to our office, USC has school-based career centers or advisors who can assist you.

Feel free to explore this website, and visit us at the center of campus, on the first floor of the Student Union, when we reopen physically. Fight On!

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Mission Statement

To support the diverse aspirations, identities, and experiences of Trojans as they seek opportunities.

Vision

Trojans will discover, develop, and thrive in their unique professional pursuits.

Core Values

KKindness guides our approaches, services, and resources

I – Inclusivity impacts the rise of all Trojans as we advocate for diversity and equity

N – No-One-Size Fits All enables Trojans to fully reach their individual pursuits

DDedication to increasing accessibility of digital tools for Trojans worldwide

We Stand with Black Trojans

The USC Career Center stands with our Black Trojans. We stand with Black students and alumni as they embark on their professional journeys. We stand with our Black staff, faculty, and employers. Black Lives Matter. Black dreams matter. Black careers matter. Read more.

Belonging is Our Full-Time Job

We welcome all of the different cultures, identities, talents, and interests represented in our community. We encourage students and alumni to explore how employers and organizations value attracting diverse students in order to build an inclusive culture with diverse perspectives.

We continue to take the following steps as recommended by our colleagues at the National Association of Colleges and Employers:

  • Incorporate anti-racist, equity-minded, and diversity and inclusion practices in our daily operations and strategic plans
  • Understand‌ ‌and‌ ‌comply‌ ‌with‌ ‌EEO‌ ‌guidelines‌ ‌and‌ ‌adhere‌ ‌to‌ ‌affirmative‌ ‌action‌ ‌principles ‌
  • Provide career resources specific to diverse populations and update‌ ‌existing‌ ‌resources‌ ‌and‌ ‌programs‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌inclusive‌ ‌examples‌ ‌and‌ ‌language
  • Utilize‌ ‌career‌ ‌speakers‌ ‌from‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌backgrounds‌ ‌for‌ ‌career‌ ‌programming ‌ ‌
  • Eliminate ‌slang‌ ‌and‌ ‌idioms‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌advising‌ ‌and‌ ‌programs
  • Implement‌ ‌specific‌ ‌outreach‌ ‌initiatives‌ ‌that‌ ‌target‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌student‌ and alumni ‌groups ‌
  • Promote‌ ‌on‌- and‌ ‌off-campus‌ ‌recruitment‌ ‌and‌ ‌job‌ ‌fair‌ ‌activities‌ ‌targeted‌ ‌to‌ ‌Trojans from minoritized populations, Trojans with disabilities‌, and‌ ‌international‌ Trojans
  • ‌Collect‌ ‌data‌ ‌on‌ ‌career‌ ‌outcomes‌ ‌that‌ ‌include‌ ‌demographic‌ ‌data‌ ‌and‌ ‌outcome‌ ‌success ‌ ‌
  • Supply ‌technology‌ ‌that accommodates‌ ‌size‌ ‌and‌ ‌disabilities
  • Reach out and highlight businesses from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other populations
  • Train and inform staff‌ ‌of‌ ‌campus‌ ‌resources‌ and ongoing training on diversity and inclusion topics such as anti-racism, equity, equity-mindedness, and allyship
  • Build‌ ‌partnerships ‌with‌ ‌administration, ‌faculty, organizations, and‌ ‌career‌ ‌colleagues‌ ‌across‌ ‌campus
  • Evaluate‌ ‌recent‌ ‌grad‌ ‌outcomes‌ ‌to‌ ‌determine‌ ‌if‌ ‌students from minoritized ‌populations‌ ‌are‌ obtaining‌ ‌employment‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌rate‌ ‌as‌ ‌non-minoritized ‌students
  • Communicate‌ ‌our‌ ‌success‌

We recognize that this is just the start. There is always more to be done as we continue our work in helping Trojans fulfill their professional aspirations.

Career Development Process

Career planning and decision-making help students choose or change a major and also provide a “plan of action” for students who have chosen a major.

Student Affairs professionals, academic advisors, career advisors, as well as other members of the Trojan Family, are invited to participate in a series of year-round professional development workshops highlighting the most current technologies, resources, and information related to career development. Participants who complete all four workshops within an academic year are eligible to receive a Career Planning & Resources Certificate to award this level of expertise.

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