Winter Wisdom: Maximize Your Winter Break

Congratulations on finishing the virtual fall semester! We know it has been a difficult adjustment, and we are so proud of all that you have accomplished. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t lose momentum over winter break.

As you wrap up your final class projects and/or virtual internships, now is time to update your resume with everything you learned while it is still fresh in your mind! If you are creating your resume for the first time, check out this step-by-step guide to crafting the perfect resume. You can also explore VMock Smart Resume, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide 24/7 instant feedback to help you improve your resume. 

The Trojan Network has alumni mentors who can help you jumpstart your career, make valuable connections, and provide advice. You can also network on LinkedIn! Join the “University of Southern California” group on LinkedIn and click “Alumni” to search for USC alumni who work in your field of interest.

Gain valuable experience without leaving your home! Vault recently published their guide to the 100 Best Internships for 2021. Check out our guide to getting started, and search connectSC for the newest internship opportunities. For extra tips, check out this guide by Fast Company on the 5 Ways Job Seekers Can Stand Out This COVID-19 Winter.

Wanting to make the most of our winter break is one thing, but actually doing it is another. These articles from Fast Company and The Muse, detail some ways to stay motivated this winter break. 

The USC Career Center is open – in person and online – and all of our services and resources are available to you, including advising, job and internship opportunities, programs, workshops, career fairs, and more. Contact us with any questions.