Congratulations, Class of 2022! As you navigate the upcoming days, the USC Career Center would like to connect you with a community that will continue to support your professional development as you transition from college to your next step.
Utilize Your Trojan Network
The Trojan Network is USC’s exclusive networking and mentorship platform. This online global Trojan community is committed to your career and professional success. Whether you are planning to pursue another degree, work, or explore other opportunities, the Trojan Network will support you. USC alumni establish successful careers within cutting-edge fields and are equipped with the skills and confidence to impact their communities and make a difference.
Sign-up using your USC Net ID and select “Student” as the user type to explore resources:
- Connect with USC alumni from various industries, professional backgrounds, and locations
- Search alumni by help topic (i.e. Transitioning to life after college) and receive personalized guidance
- Tap the hidden job market and find opportunities shared by USC alumni
- Seek a mentor
- Solicit or offer peer-driven career advice
Develop a strategy to connect with Trojans today
Step 1: Identify your “why”
First, you need to be clear about why you are connecting with Trojans. Whether you want to find a mentor, explore career options, increase knowledge of your industry, or strengthen existing relationships, determining what you want to get out of networking will set you up for success.
Step 2: Identify the people you want to connect with
Next, log-in the Trojan Network to identify USC alumni, who are willing to help you achieve your goals. Use the different filters available to search for alumni by:
- Help Topic
- USC School, Major, and Degree Type
- Communities and Clubs
Step 3: Take Action
Once you have identified your contact(s), start reaching out! Take initiative and send a direct message. Message templates are available on the platform, making it even easier to connect.