Resources


Leverage your alumni career benefits today. Our alumni career resources are designed exclusively for you and can be accessed on-demand anywhere in the world. We offer robust resume reviews, career management tools,  online networking, and targeted research information. Our goal is to help you create a competitive job search strategy, make valuable connections, identify potential employers, and land your next opportunity.  View a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Career Management Information, Research, and Employment Opportunities

connectSC is an exclusive career management portal with job listings and many resources. This curated list of career management resources is available to help you explore different career paths. Set up your connectSC alumni account and go to the “Resources” tab in connectSC to access many resources and manage your career journey. Employers interested in hiring USC Trojans may post jobs on connectSC complimentary. 

To create your alumni connectSC account you will need your alumni record number issued by the USC Alumni Association.  If you are looking to access your alumni record number, or USC Alumni Association portal log-in and email password or log-in, please email Alumni@usc.edu with your request.

CareerShift is a resource that allows alumni to identify millions of jobs and contacts for networking, tap the hidden job market, and identify recruiters from diverse companies and industries. Alumni may set up their CareerShift account using the access code “USCAlumniCareerShift.”

Your Next Step is a career management tool that provides career assessments, helps you clarify career goals, and guides you in developing professional resumes and cover letters. This resource offers you access to career opportunities, prepares you for interviews, and assists you in executing a strategic job search.

Handshake is a supplemental job-listing portal available for USC students and Alumni. Through this online portal, you may connect with employers hiring for full-time roles.

The Trojan Network is USC’s exclusive professional networking and mentorship platform. When you register, you can connect with alumni in your industry or geographic location, gain valuable career advice specific to your field, find a mentor, and build your professional network. Put the Trojan Family into action and join the Trojan Network today!

Big Interview, a powerful AI-enhanced interviewing tool to help Trojans excel in interviews, gives you 24/7 access to interactive interview practice opportunities tailored specifically to your industry, job, and experience level. Make your next interview your best interview.

GoinGlobal provides career information regarding working in different locations in the United States and abroad. This resource includes information on work permits and visa regulations, country-specific resume and CV samples, interviews, employment outlook, industry trends, professional and social networking groups. It offers 120 location-specific career guides, 34 country guides, over 16 million worldwide jobs and internship opportunities, 450,000 corporate organization profiles, and employment resources for more than 80 global locations.

The Career Access Resource Library (CARL) is a virtual resource that allows you to search for hard copy and online resources for career exploration. It includes thousands of websites covering career exploration, industries, professional associations, and domestic and international job directories.

We offer a diverse portfolio of alumni career events. Thousands of alumni engage through our global online events and job fair. These events allow you to sharpen your career management skills, explore various industries, network with employers, fellow USC Trojans, and learn more about current and future employment trends.

External Job Search Sites

Visit job boards to explore job titles and requirements.  IndeedSimplyHiredIdealist (for non-profit careers), USA Jobs (for Federal government careers), and Dice (for technology jobs) are good places to start learning more.

LinkedIn Alumni: Use the LinkedIn alumni pages to research USC alumni. Explore what alumni majored in, review their career progression over the years, note what groups they are part of, and more.

O*Net Online: Find detailed career information from the US Department of Labor, including required training and education, job duties, related careers, job outlook, and salary.

USC School-Based Career Services

We encourage you to utilize all career resources offered at USC and engage with your school-based career center.

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