Interview or Employment in a Private Residence

The University of Southern California expects that our students are employed in environments that are safe and free from any form of harassment or discrimination, including those that are based on protected characteristics, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Although discrimination, harassment, or misconduct can occur at any time in any environment, the USC Career Center highly advises against students interviewing at or accepting any employment based out of a private residence or non-commercial setting. Students are advised to take precaution in considering the potential perils in interviewing or working in environments that may be more susceptible to inappropriate behavior. With that said, we allow employment opportunities in private residences to be posted because some students desire these types of positions, which may include tutoring, childcare, etc., students should nonetheless exercise caution.

If you see or hear of behavior that violates our expectation that employers provide a nondiscriminatory workplace, you are encouraged to intervene, speak up, and/or contact the USC Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX at (213) 740-5086 or You should also contact the USC Career Center at (213) 740-9105 or to report any entities or individuals that violate this expectation.

Note that the USC Career Center is not responsible for the safety, security, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of an interview or employment. All hiring, scheduling, and compensation are handled between the applicant and the employer. The Career Center does not perform background checks on employer contacts. Applicants assume the risk and responsibility to further screen employers. Therefore, job seekers are responsible for researching and investigating job leads for themselves. By uploading your resume and any other document in any system, you are consenting to the release of otherwise private information for review by potential employers who have registered in those systems. Further, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, students should consult applicable state and county public health guidance prior to visiting any workplace in person.