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 internships and jobs. Please visit the “Resources” section of connectSC to get started.

Participate in Virtual Trojan Talks

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

Network

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.  As more internship and job responsibilities move to a remote environment, we encourage you to learn more about virtual options.

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 employers.

Find “On-Campus” Jobs

Get information on how to search and apply for part-time student worker positions with various USC departments.  At this time, most “on-campus” jobs will be remote opportunities.

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 Virtual Career Fairs

We host a variety of virtual career fairs each year. Employers recruit for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities.  Please visit the events tab for career fair dates.

Sign Up for Virtual “On-Campus” Recruiting

The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program is your opportunity to apply and interview (virtually) 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

A “gap year” is a one-year time period between graduating from undergraduate studies and starting graduate school or starting 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. Scammers post fraudulent jobs that can be difficult to spot at first.

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

USC 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 discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Thus, it is imperative that all individuals meet USC’s expectation that any environment where our students engage remain focused on respect and be free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. If you experience, see, or hear of behavior that violates this expectation, please contact the USC Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX at eeotix@usc.edu to learn about resources and options available to you. Further, if you are in a supervisory position, you are obligated to make a report as a Designated Employee. You should also contact the Career Center at (213) 740-9105 or recruit@usc.edu. Individuals who report in good faith are encouraged and protected per USC’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation.

Review the Career Center’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment Guidelines for detailed information.

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