Career Planning and Resources Certificate Program


Student affairs professionals, academic advisors, career advisors, and other members of the Trojan community are invited to participate in a series of professional development workshops highlighting the most current technologies, resources, and information related to career development. Participants who complete all 4 workshops within an academic year are eligible to receive a Career Planning & Resources Certificate to award this level of expertise. Empower yourself with the tools to help students launch their careers!

Career Exploration/connectSC

  • Participants will learn about Career Beam, an online program which assists students to determine what they want in a career and provides steps to achieve it. It offers a self-paced process for clarifying career goals, developing professional resumes, and implementing a strategic career search using web-enabled exercises and research tools to guide the process.
  • Participants will be provided with a very brief overview of additional assessments that can be used when a student meets with a career advisor – the MBTI and Strong (their purpose, how they assess and not ‘test’, etc.), along with the various online handouts accessible through connectSC.
  • Participants will receive a quick overview of connectSC and view industry-specific subscriptions including: ArtSearch, GoinGlobal, Uniworld, Vault, etc.

Workshop Registration for Career Exploration/connectSC

Internships and Diversity Programs

  • Participants will learn about the various internship programs and resources offered through the USC Career Center including a mentorship program for first-generation college students and scholarship opportunities for unpaid summer internships.
  • The presenter will also share about programs offered in collaboration with cultural centers and student organizations to promote diversity and inclusion.

Workshop Registration for Internships and Diversity Programs

Engaging and Serving Alumni

  • Participants will learn about the vast resources that are available for alumni lifelong and worldwide through the USC Career Center and connectSC.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of the connectSC Career Network, LinkedIn, and how current students can contact and network with alumni.
  • Participants will see how to access customized USC alumni career videos and more through Candid Career video collections.

Workshop Registration for Engaging and Serving Alumni

On-Campus Recruiting and Signature Events

  • Participants will learn about the many different ways that students can explore, network, and engage with employers on the USC campus through on-campus recruiting and signature events.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish between these different events, know when they occur, and learn how to refer students. Information on school-based career events may also be covered.

Workshop Registration for On-Campus Recruiting & Signature events