Ongoing Professional Development Events for Veterans & Military Families
- Annual Veterans & Military Families Recruiting Night - next event: October 15, 2019
- Annual VIP Breakfast for Veterans & Employers before the Alumni Career Fair - next event: March 2020
- Workshops & Employer Visits
Drop-in Hours at the Veterans Resource Center
The VRC is currently hosting drop-in career counseling hours once per month. Please view the VRC events calendar for updates. There are plenty of drop-in hours at the career center - read below and take advantages of the resources available!
USC Student Affairs Career Center
Career Center Videos
Whether you need help writing your resume or making the best impression during your internship and job interviews, the career center has you covered. Videos are available for the following topics here:
- Resume/Cover Letter
- Preparing for the Career Fair
Exploring Careers Related to Your Major
We have many resources available to help you explore careers. You can utilize our online resources to pursue internships, connect with alumni, and contact staff and faculty here.
Write a Resume & Cover Letter
The USC Career Center believes that writing a quality resume and cover letter for internship and full-time job opportunities begin with a targeted, one-page summary of your skills and experiences that convinces the employer you would be successful in that position. You can learn how to write a resume, create a cover letter, and know when to use a curriculum vitae (CV) here.
Find and Accept a Job or Internship
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 internships and jobs. You can find the ways to get started here.
Interview & Follow Up
There are many different types of interviews ranging from traditional face-to-face interviews to panel/committee interviews. We provide multiple resources to prepare for interviewing including a mock interview module and case interview interactive resource. You can learn more about both of those here.
Making a Career Appointment
Have your resume/cover letter reviewed or receive an answer for quick questions during drop-in session hours, 11:30 am to 3:20 pm., Monday to Friday. Drop-in sessions are 10-15 minutes long and are given on a first-come, first served basis.
An active connectSC account is required to check in for drop-ins so log into connectSC prior to visiting our office. Please bring a printed copy of your resume or cover letter for review and be expected to wait a while during peak times.
Request a 30-minute appointment with a career counselor or internship advisor through connectSC. Click on the “Request a Counseling Appointment” link in the right-hand column. You can discuss any career-related topics such as:
- Career Counseling
- Internship Advising
- Mock Interviews (Please email your counselor your resume and a copy of a job description at least two business days in advance after your appointment request is confirmed.)
- Schedule on connectSC
Our policy is one appointment (drop-in or 30-minute) per day, so please plan accordingly.
Apply for Funding & Scholarships
We have unique scholarships and programs that may be applicable to you. You can find the additional sources of financial aid here.
Find a Mentor
The Career Network is an exclusive online mentoring program where alumni can share their career and industry-related experiences and information. USC students can connect with these alumni for informational interviews, speed networking, or longer, semester-based mentorships. In order to find out more, you can see further information here.
The USC Alumni Veterans Network (USCAVN) strengthens the community of Trojan veterans through social, educational and service-oriented engagement opportunities. USC alumni who are veterans can learn more about this network here.
Discover Resources for Graduate, Doctoral, PhD, Postdoc, and International Students
We provide a variety of resources to enhance your career development as you pursue your advanced degree at USC. You can find a variety of resources here.
We provide services to all members of the Trojan family and welcome all of the different backgrounds, talents, interests, and cultures 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 ways to learn more about this here.
You can find resources specifically for veterans here.
Review Resources for Students with Disabilities
We offer resources that are dedicated to students with disabilities. You can find job opportunities, professional organizations and associations, and educational resources here.
Veterans and Military Families Recruiting Night
The Veterans and Military Families Recruiting Night is a campus-wide partnership between numerous offices and organizations on campus. Past employers in attendance include Amazon, PayPal, IBM, Cedars-Sinai Health System, The Boeing Company, FBI, and many more. You can find more information on this event here.
Make a Request
If you want to make a career counseling appointment, request an interview room, or request permission to film at the Career Center, look no further. You can find the different requests you can make at the USC Career Center here.
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Student Union 110
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4897
Office: (213) 740-9111