Online Resources


There are infinite possibilities to explore careers.  To help you get started, we have curated several of our favorite online resources below to help you explore career paths and find internship and jobs.  To start exploring, we suggest logging into connectSC and looking under the “Resources” tab for all of these resources and more.

Comprehensive Online Sites

Your key resource to obtaining information on jobs, employers, career center services, workshops, events, programs, employer Trojan Talks, and other topics of interest. With connectSC you can:

  • Schedule a career counseling appointment
  • Access job listings, including full-time, part-time, internships, and on-campus jobs
  • Set up job search agents, which will work for you to deliver jobs of interest
  • Complete career development tools to assess strengths and skills for your career path
  • Include your resume in resume books for employers to view
  • Get activated for our On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program
  • Access industry-specific job boards within the Resources tab
  • Store your resumes, cover letters, transcripts, and other documents, simplifying the process of applying for jobs

The CARL system is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches.  A great feature of CARL is that users can build a bibliography of relevant links and receive the bibliography via email.

This site helps you connect majors to careers.  Learn about typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.  The resource includes related professional association and popular job search links related to those career areas.

This database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. This website is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

A full-service career development portal designed to provide all the resources necessary to guide you through the strategic job search process and achieve your career goals.  Search by industry, career title or keywords. Get free access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

This tool creates the most accurate compensation and employment guidance available relating to your education, employment history and other factors.

VAULT publishes insider guides and research documentation on companies, industries and careers around the globe.  Guides include: Investment Management, Advice from Leaders in Law, Private Equity and Hedge Fund Interviews, Top Engineering Firms, Case Interviews and many more. USC students receive complimentary access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

The USC Career Center brings you exclusive access to this site.  Clicking on the link from within the “Resources” tab on connectSC will establish your credential as affiliated with USC and bring you to a Versatile Ph.D. login page.  It will not record your name, just the fact that you are coming from USC.  You must login to Versatile Ph.D. from within connectSC to gain access each time.  This resource is for CURRENT Ph.D. students only.  Alumni Access is not permitted at this time.

Networking Platforms

USC’s exclusive directory of alumni who are here to help guide you with information about industries, organizations, and other career and graduate school related subjects. The Career Network is a powerful tool to help you connect with fellow Trojans anywhere in the world. You can search the database on a number of parameters including name, graduation date, geographic location, job title, employer and more. The alumni in the network have volunteered to connect with you. Please be considerate of their time, approach them in a concise and professional manner, and remember that this connection is for networking purposes only.  It is not appropriate to use the Career Network to submit resumes nor to ask for a jobAbuse or misuse of the Career Network may result in access to the Career Network being suspended.

As a reminder, use your best judgment when engaging with alumni and students. If an interaction is inappropriate or unprofessional, please notify us. We expect appropriate and professional engagement at all times.

LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 467 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Interested in specifically finding USC alumni?  Visit LinkedIn’s Alumni Tool

Job and Internship-Related Sites

Includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, major listings by industry sector, non-profits and volunteer opportunities.  H1B employer listings are also available for all 50 states!  USC students receive complimentary access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

Ask questions about job searching and get answers directly from experienced recruiting professionals at America’s top employers.

JobzMall is a virtual shopping mall where you can find jobs and explore organizations. Browse job openings or apply with features such as video cover letters and one-click apply designed to make your job search easy and effective.

ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire and get hired. As the fastest growing employment marketplace we have helped over 1 million businesses and 100 million job seekers find their next perfect match through partnerships with the best job boards on the web, curated email alerts, award-winning mobile apps, and one of the most sophisticated job search algorithms in the space.

Employer and Industry Specific Sites

The National Employment Bulletin for the Arts includes current job and internship postings in arts administration, production, and artist and arts education. Get free access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC. Please use the user name and password provided in the description of the resource.

Provides access to thousands of opportunities for musicians in performance, composition, teaching, competition, administration and more. Get free access through the “Resources” tab in connectSCPlease use the user name and password provided in the description of the resource.

View the career advice of industry professionals! This tool features informational interviews to help you discover and explore your many career options.  Search by Industry, Career Title, College Major or Keywords.  USC students receive complimentary access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

Provides access hundreds of current environmental jobs and internships. This bulletin includes vacancies from all sectors of the job-market including non-profits, corporations, professional firms, institutions, and Federal, State and local governments.  Please use the user name and password provided in the description of the resource.

Offers an inside look at jobs and companies.  Utilizes “employee-generated content” anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. USC students receive complimentary access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

Offers information on companies around the world; Hoovers enables you to specify variables such as company location, company size, industry, company type, people, financial data and specialty criteria. USC students receive complimentary access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

This guide provides details about military-friendly companies known for their veteran hiring practices. Browse up-to-date information about company headquarters, the percentage of veterans employed, and their vet retention rates. The guide also includes various ways military personnel can leverage their experience when applying for jobs within these types of companies, as well as some of the best resources and tips for veterans entering the civilian job market.

Find comprehensive and up-to-date company contact information in this expansive international business database.  Use this database to build and export lists of businesses (and possible subsidiaries) operating in the USA and abroad. For detailed instructions on how to use Uniworld, please see the “User Guide/Samples” located on the top right-hand corner of the website. USC students receive complimentary access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC.

This guide provides tips on researching professional associations, companies, industries, executives as well as access to other research guides.  It also includes access to USC librarians.

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