A Beginners Guide to Creating an Online Portfolio

Whether you are an engineer, designer, filmmaker, or journalist, you most likely have many projects under your belt. In addition to listing them on your LinkedIn profile, it may be a good idea to consider launching a separate website listing …

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USC Career Center in the News

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 7/1/20, THIS POST WAS EDITED ON 4/29/21 TO INCLUDE A NEW USC NEWS ARTICLE.

The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity, and the USC Career Center has been hard at work providing our services …

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Including Folx with Disabilities

We support the diverse aspirations, identities, and experiences of Trojans. The work to address systemic barriers and inequities in career services facing our students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, DACA/Undocumented students, international students, students from minoritized identities and others starts with …

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Questions About the Need for “Employment Visa Sponsorship” Answered

As an international student, you’ve probably reached the end of a job application and come across questions such as:

Are you legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer?
Will you now or will you in the …

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A Guide to Networking From International MBA Students

“Networking.” You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen it happen. You’ve probably even done a bit of networking yourself. Regardless of how much experience you have, networking can sometimes feel intimidating.

This article from International Advantage provides some helpful advice from …

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Sales: More Than Just a Career

Have you ever considered pursuing a career in sales? Think it’s not for you? Think again! We spoke with a few USC alumni to get the scoop.

There are many stereotypes associated with a sales role, such as the high-pressure …

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The Gig Economy: What it is and How to Get Started

Also known as side-hustles, freelancing, contract work, consulting, or any short-term project-based work, the gig economy is not going to disappear any time soon—in fact, it is predicted to continue to grow. According to Forbes, gig workers represented around 35% …

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Job Searching in the Film Industry During COVID

Reflecting on China’s recent theatrical recovery, IMAX CEO, Richard Gelfond, is optimistic about Hollywood’s movie theatre comeback. Although the pandemic has made things challenging, there are still many ways to build your skills and grow your network!

1. Review and …

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How to Determine if an Employer Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 1/14/21, THIS POST WAS EDITED ON 6/10/21 TO INCLUDE NEW QUESTIONS TO ASK IN AN INTERVIEW.

The USC Career Center hopes that students find careers that fulfill their passions and make each student feel valued. To achieve …

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Fraudulent Postings are Getting Harder to Spot

Fraudulent employers have been reaching out to students via email promoting virtual opportunities that seem too good to be true. Be aware of red flags, and learn tips to protect yourself – review our guide on how to Avoid Fraudulent Job …

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