Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

“An elevator pitch is a quick summary of yourself. It’s named for the time it takes to ride an elevator from bottom to the top of a building (roughly 30 seconds or 75 words)” (Indeed). Whether you are connecting on …

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Resume Skills that Recruiters and Employers are Seeking

Applying for jobs and internships can be competitive, so how do you stand out from the sea of applications that recruiters review? Here is some insight into common skills that you can include on your resume to become a stronger …

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Thank-You Emails and Why They Matter

An effective thank-you email can help you receive a job offer when all things are equal. Whether you are expressing gratitude for a job or internship interview, an informal coffee chat, or an informational interview, it is always necessary to …

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Making the Most of Your Winter Break

After finals are over, we are all excited to return home for winter break! Not only can we use this time to recharge our batteries, but we can also reflect on our past semester and use this time to improve …

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Letter from Leadership

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Dear USC Community,

The USC Career Center staff are dedicated to the ideals and advocacy – underscored within our mission statement – supporting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Together with the DEI practices of the broader …

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Find Your Work Style and Work Culture Fit

Everyone has their own unique work style, but if you can identify it, you can use it to your advantage! By knowing your own approach, strengths, and weaknesses you can become a better team member and employee. Work culture – …

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Belonging is Our Full-Time Job

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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 to build an inclusive culture with …

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The USC Career Center Stands with Black Trojans

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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 …

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Advice for International Students Currently Seeking Employment

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 11/17/20, THIS POST WAS EDITED ON 11/10/21 TO INCLUDE NEW LINKS. (See bottom of post.)

As President Folt expressed earlier this week, “This year has been challenging on many fronts…we [are] navigating so many different health, environmental, …

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Revising Your Resume

Preparing a resume is something we all have to do when applying for jobs. Resumes need to be visually appealing, organized, and carefully structured. But when was the last time you updated your resume? Review the articles below for advice …

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