Research

Equipped with an understanding of yourself, your next step is to explore various career options. When considering career options, gather information on:

  • History and trends of the industry
  • Location of potential jobs
  • Company culture and leadership
  • Mission and values of the company
  • Careers that utilize your skills, knowledge and abilities

Here are resources to help you obtain information about industries, job descriptions, career pathways & more:

Candid Career
Watch video clips of USC alumni being interviewed about their career paths. Many of these alumni have volunteered to be a resource and can be contacted through this site. Access via the connectSC “Resources” tab.

Career Access Resource Library (CARL)
An online library of links to graduate schools, career development, professional associations, and other resources.

CareerBeam E-Library
Powered by The Riley Guides, the CareerBeam E-Library includes profiles on thousands of careers, graduate school rankings, and salary information. Access via the connectSC “Resources” tab.

Career Network
An online directory of USC alumni who have volunteered to assist with career advice and informational interviews.

Career options organized by major
Visit What Can I Do With This Major to see a list of popular careers as it relates to majors.

Glassdoor
An online database of anonymous reviews of companies by current and former employees. Users are encouraged to create a free account to ensure greater access to data.

LinkedIn Alumni
Utilize LinkedIn to look up USC alumni and review their career paths. Requires a LinkedIn Account. Refer to our LinkedIn webinars in the connectSC “Resources” tab and LinkedIn.com’s University Page for more information.

O*Net Online
Provides detailed career information including required training and education, job duties, related careers, salary, and more.

Vault Career Guides
Read and download Career Guides for in-depth information on various careers, graduate programs, employers, and industries. Access via the connectSC “Resources” tab.