Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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We provide services to all members of the Trojan Family. We welcome all of the different cultures, identities, talents, and interests represented in our community. We encourage you to explore how employers and organizations value attracting diverse students in order to build an inclusive culture with diverse perspectives. Explore the information below to learn more about:

Diversity Recruiting Events

Diversity Meet & Greet (DMG) is held each fall semester where employers with strong diversity initiatives can network with affinity student organizations through a “reverse career fair/student org showcase.” Our program goal brings together employers who have strong diversity initiatives (like Employee Resource Groups, diversity training, lunch & learn discussions, to name a few) with underrepresented students (first-generation, low-income, students of color, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized social identities).

  • The Fall 2020 Diversity Meet & Greet was held on September 30, 2020 with 26 employers and 15 student organizations with strong equity, inclusion and diversity programs at their organization. The Fall 2021 Diversity Meet & Greet will be held on September 29, 2021 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM PT virtually. Registration is now open and students can register through Brazen with their @usc.edu email address. Interested student organizations should email Mallika Samtani to participate as a partner

On-Campus Resources

USC Student Centers: USC offers a cluster of student development centers and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs that offer student support services and programs that focus on intersectionality, sense of belonging, and well-being.

USC Student Organizations: USC has more than 1,000 student organizations, which are responsible for the majority of programs and events held on campus, including concerts, lectures, special events, spirit rallies, cultural and social events, and conferences. Joining an organization is a great way to find your community at USC.

USC Alumni Association Affinity Programs: Affinity programs bring together USC alumni and friends with common interests, experiences and/or backgrounds, strengthening their ties to each other and to the university.

BIPOC Mental Health Resources: USC Counseling and Mental Health Services offers services to support our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students in navigating to resources, including therapists who share the same cultural identities. They offer a variety of support services for students of all identities and intersections.

Affinity Group Resources

The USC Career Center has compiled various professional development and career resources for various student populations. Review the pages to learn more about all the resources available to students:

Accessibility and Accommodations
African American/Black
Asian American and Pacific Islander
Job Seekers Who Were Formerly Incarcerated
LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)

Online Resources

How to Determine if an Employer Values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Read the Career Center Chronicles post on how students can determine an organization’s commitment to workplace diversity during the job or internship search.
CARL Diversity Resources – The USC Career Center Career Access Resource Library (CARL) allows you to search hardcopy and online resources for your graduate school, internship, fellowship, & career exploration.
DiversityJobs.com – For job seekers, DiversityJobs.com provides an easy online job search experience, as well as free career advice ranging from interview tips and job fair etiquette to how to prepare a great resume.
National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement – The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects more than 7,300 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide and nearly 3,000 university relations and recruiting professionals representing more than 900 corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that serve this community.
Top 50 Companies for Diversity – Beginning in 2001, The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America. The results are derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions from companies with at least 750 employees in the U.S. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries.
Workplace Diversity – WorkplaceDiversity.com is an experienced job-board for corporate recruiters who are seeking experienced diverse candidates. For job seekers, you can find resources and tools to help connect with employers across multiple career fields.

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