Now that you’ve decided on your career options and have a clear understanding of what you are looking for and what occupations and industries might be a good match, your next step is to start marketing yourself to organizations of interest.
Internships provide hands-on, industry experience, and the opportunity to make connections with professionals in their prospective career fields.
Resume Books are designed to provide recruiters and hiring managers with exclusive access to resumes of USC students who are actively seeking job or internship opportunities.
Networking can help you clarify and define your interests in a variety of career fields.
The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program is your opportunity to interview with organizations from all industries during the fall and spring semesters for full-time, salaried and/or paid, structured internship positions.
We host a variety of career fairs each year. Employers recruit for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities.
Get information on how to search and apply for part-time student worker positions in various departments on campus.
There are infinite possibilities to explore careers. To help you get started, we have curated many of our favorite online resources to help you explore career paths and find internship and jobs. Please visit the Resources section of connectSC to get started.
Search the Career Access Resource Library (CARL)
The Career Access Resource Library allows you to search hard copy and online resources for career exploration. You may search thousands of websites covering career exploration, industries, and professional associations, as well as domestic and international job directories.
While you are working hard to make sure you land that “perfect” job, be aware that the perfect job may not be so perfect. Con artists and scammers post fraudulent jobs that can be difficult to spot at first.
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Congratulations! After all your work, you’ve received a job offer. Now it’s time to decide what you want to do next.
“Gap year” is defined as the one-year time period between graduating from undergraduate studies and starting graduate school or starting on a career path. Find additional resources and advising on how to best plan your gap year experience.