Belonging is Our Full-Time Job

We welcome all of the different cultures, identities, talents, and interests represented in our community. We encourage students and alumni to explore how employers and organizations value attracting diverse students to build an inclusive culture with diverse perspectives.

We continue to take the following steps as recommended by our colleagues at the National Association of Colleges and Employers:

  • Incorporate anti-racist, equity-minded, and diversity and inclusion practices in our daily operations and strategic plans
  • Understand‌ ‌and‌ ‌comply‌ ‌with‌ ‌EEO‌ ‌guidelines ‌and‌ ‌adhere‌ ‌to‌ ‌affirmative‌ ‌action‌ ‌principles ‌
  • Provide career resources specific to diverse populations and update‌ ‌existing‌ ‌resources‌ ‌and‌ ‌programs‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌inclusive‌ ‌examples‌ ‌and‌ ‌language
  • Utilize‌ ‌career‌ ‌speakers‌ ‌from‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌backgrounds‌ ‌for‌ ‌career‌ ‌programming ‌ ‌
  • Eliminate ‌slang‌ ‌and‌ ‌idioms‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌advising‌ ‌and‌ ‌programs
  • Implement‌ ‌specific‌ ‌outreach‌ ‌initiatives‌ ‌that‌ ‌target‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌student‌ and alumni ‌groups ‌
  • Promote‌ ‌on‌- and‌ ‌off-campus‌ ‌recruitment‌ ‌and‌ ‌job‌ ‌fair‌ ‌activities‌ ‌targeted‌ ‌to‌ ‌Trojans from minoritized populations, Trojans with disabilities‌, and‌ ‌international‌ Trojans
  • ‌Collect‌ ‌data‌ ‌on‌ ‌career‌ ‌outcomes‌ ‌that‌ ‌include‌ ‌demographic‌ ‌data‌ ‌and‌ ‌outcome‌ ‌success ‌ ‌
  • Supply ‌technology‌ ‌that accommodates‌ ‌size‌ ‌and‌ ‌disabilities
  • Reach out and highlight businesses from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other populations
  • Host educational sessions for employers to listen and learn about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging on recruitment and retention.
  • Train and inform staff‌ ‌of‌ ‌campus‌ ‌resources‌ and ongoing training on diversity and inclusion topics such as anti-racism, equity, equity-mindedness, and allyship
  • Build‌ ‌partnerships ‌with‌ ‌administration, ‌faculty, organizations, and‌ ‌career‌ ‌colleagues‌ ‌across‌ ‌campus
  • Evaluate‌ ‌recent‌ ‌grad‌ ‌outcomes‌ ‌to‌ ‌determine‌ ‌if‌ ‌students from minoritized ‌populations‌ ‌are‌ obtaining‌ ‌employment‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌rate‌ ‌as‌ ‌non-minoritized ‌students
  • Communicate‌ ‌our‌ ‌success‌

We recognize that this is just the start. There is always more to be done as we continue our work in helping Trojans fulfill their professional aspirations.

We Stand with the APIDA Community

The USC Career Center stands in solidarity with the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community. We strongly condemn all forms of hate, bigotry, xenophobia, violence, and systematic racism against the APIDA people. We are steadfast in our commitment to advancing racial diversity, equity, inclusion, and safety for all. We stand with you. #StopAsianHate. Click here for services for BIPOC students.

LGBTQ+

We stand with our LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and community and follow the State of California travel ban for nonessential business travel of Career Center staff due to the discriminatory laws of some states based on sexual orientation or gender identity. These 17 states include Alabama, Arkansas,  Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.

The USC Career Center is unequivocally resolute in condemning all forms of bigotry, discrimination, anti-LGBTQ+, and anti-transgender legislation.