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. Equal opportunity matters. We acknowledge that to effect positive change we must not be silent. Racism, unconscious bias, and discrimination persist, and we are committed to dismantling these systemic and oppressive ideologies and practices through:
- Continuing to address with employers anti-racist and non-discriminatory recruitment policies.
- Assessing our advising protocols ensures that we support and empower students and not place further burdens on them.
- Examining our resume and application formalities and allow students to present themselves and their experiences in the way that best supports who they are.
- Providing and promoting D&I efforts, including supporting the addition of anti-racist work as a core career readiness competency for our professional association, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
We recognize that this is just the start. There is more work to be done as we support and help Black Trojans fulfill their professional aspirations.