Find and Accept a Job or Internship

View this quick video on “Job Searching 101” before you get started:

Use Online Resources to Explore Careers

There are infinite possibilities to explore careers. To help you get started, we have curated online resources to help you explore career paths and find internship and jobs. Please visit the Resources section of connectSC to get started.

Participate in Trojan Talks

Regardless of your class or major, Trojan Talks are a great way to explore an organization or an industry.


Networking can help you clarify and define your interests in a variety of career fields.

Learn about Internships

Internships provide hands-on, industry experience, and the opportunity to make connections with professionals in their prospective career fields.

Review Job/Internship Search Tips

Once you have explored appropriate 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.

Find On-Campus Jobs

Get information on how to search and apply for part-time student worker positions in various departments on campus.

Participate in Resume Books

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.

Attend Career Fairs

We host a variety of career fairs each year. Employers recruit for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities.

Sign Up for On-Campus Recruiting

The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program is your opportunity to apply and interview with organizations from all industries during the fall and spring semesters for full-time, salaried and/or paid, structured internship positions.

Evaluate, Negotiate, and Accept an Offer

Congratulations on your job offer! Now it is time to evaluate the offer thoroughly and take the next appropriate steps.

Browse Gap Year Resources

“Gap year” is a one-year time period between graduating from undergraduate studies and starting graduate school or starting in a career. Find additional resources and advising on how to best plan your gap year experience.

Avoid and Report Fraudulent Job/Internship Postings

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.

USC’s Commitment to a Safe, Harassment-Free Environment

The University of Southern California expects all members of the university community – students, faculty, staff, employers, mentors, and visitors – to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from harassment based on protected characteristics, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Thus, it is imperative that all individuals comply with USC’s expectation that any environment where our students engage remain focused on respect and provide a space that is free of discrimination and sexual harassment. If you experience, see, or hear of behavior that violates this expectation, visit or contact the USC Title IX Coordinator at (213) 740-5086 or or the Office of Equity and Diversity at (213) 740-5086 or You should also contact the USC Career Center at (213) 740-9105 or


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