Advertising, Marketing, and PR

Find information and support to explore and advance your career in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations.

The USC Career Center supports all career pursuits. If you are curious about how organizations interact with new and existing customers, learn more about advertising, marketing, and public relations. This site will keep you current on industry and job search trends, alert you of upcoming relevant on-campus and virtual events, and notify you of open internship and full-time roles.


Available Mentors

Tap into the USC Trojan Family to get career advice. Alumni may offer valuable insight on how to transition from USC to the workplace. Many alumni are excited to give back to current students.

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Online Resources

The USC Career Center offers multiple resources to help individuals explore their career opportunities. We have curated several of our favorite resources to help discover career paths, learn about internship positions, and find full-time jobs.


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Related Internships

Another great way to learn about careers is to secure an internship in a role or field you might be considering. An internship is a short-term opportunity to get training and hands-on experience in a real work environment in the industry of your interest. View available internships here, or learn more about internships »

Featured Classes

Make Belonging Real in the Workplace

Taught by Dumi Senda
In this course, workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) expert and global leadership coach Dumi Senda shows you how to…

Transition from Data Science to Data Engineering

Taught by Pooja Jain
You need to know how to transform your data if you really want to mine it for insights. In this…

Customer Service Foundations

Taught by Jeff Toister
View Jeff’s LinkedIn Newsletter Do your customers feel valued? When they do, they keep coming back. When they don’t, your…

Salesforce for Marketers

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For anyone working in marketing, creating two-way, real-time engagement with customers can be a constant challenge. And predicting engagement so…

Communicating Across Cultures

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
View Tatiana’s LinkedIn Newsletter As the world continues to change, so does the workforce. The globalization of companies means you’re…

Build Your Team’s Learning Agility

Taught by Erica Farmer
Traditional approaches to both leadership and learning have changed due to global developments in technology, workforce requirements, and customer demand.…

Insights from a Cybersecurity Professional

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Are you interested in starting a career in cybersecurity, already in cybersecurity and looking for your next move, or just…

AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty (MLS-C01) Cert Prep: 2 Exploratory Data Analysis

Taught by Noah Gift
Join MLOps expert and CTO Noah Gift to learn all about the exploratory data analysis portion of the AWS Certified…

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C03) Cert Prep: 8 Databases

Taught by Tom Carpenter
Getting certified as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate vets your knowledge and skills with AWS technology across a…

AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty (MLS-C01) Cert Prep: 1 Data Engineering

Taught by Noah Gift
Join MLOps expert and CTO Noah Gift to learn all about data engineering and prepare for the data engineering portion…

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C03) Cert Prep: 9 Services and Design Scenarios

Taught by Tom Carpenter
Getting certified as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate vets your knowledge and skills with AWS technology across a…

Communicating Face-to-Face Module

The Importance of Effective Communication Skills  Each year we survey employers about what they seek in candidates for internship and…

Your Customer Module

Everyone Keeps Talking about Customer Service. Employers understand customer service can make or break their business. You will explore how…

Written Communication Module

It’s Public Record Now Writing is almost as critical as verbal communication: emails, documents, procedures, and marketing require you to…

The Importance of Mentors Module

The Importance of Mentors Module Step 1 – Learn What is Mentoring? What is mentoring? Mentoring is a powerful personal…

Teamwork Module

There is No “I” in the word Team Employers rank teamwork as one of the essential elements of a successful…

Taking the Initiative Module

 Take Initiative  Initiative is the single attribute that always sets you apart from others. Honing this skill can benefit…

Social Media and You Module

Steps in the module: Learn: Read the following document. Complete the reflection activity. Step 1 – Learn What Your Social…

Phone Etiquette Module

The Ubiquitous Phone The phone call is still the pillar of business communication despite the many communication options today. Learn…

Etiquette at Work Module

Like following driving rules, you need to learn the signposts and techniques for navigating expectations at work. Step 1 –…

Industry & Career Guides

Vault Guide to Advertising Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

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