Frequently Asked Questions


THIS PAGE PRESENTS QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.

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Students can look for positions on Viterbi Career Gateway, visiting the organization’s website directly and reviewing a large variety of online job sites such as Indeed.com, Glassdoor.com and LinkedIn. Furthermore, we suggest that students do not limit their search to online job postings and utilize their personal networks to obtain a referral. We also encourage students to take advantage of the various networking opportunities on-campus.
We suggest all students start looking for employment opportunities as soon as they feel ready. The majority of employers start to recruit during the fall semester. In addition, employment opportunities that require special clearances can take place one to two years before the actual position start date. Students who start their search early are more likely to find internships and full-time positions post-graduation. It is important for students to learn a significant amount of career information before they start applying to positions. We suggest students review and utilize the career plan we created along with a variety of other online tools located on our website.
We provide a variety of programs and resources that help students with their career development. However, the student must take the initiative to visit our center and attend various events each semester. We greatly appreciate all faculty who encourage their students to obtain career advising or suggest student attendance at our events.
Have discussions with your students on how their projects and class assignments prepare them for internships and full-time positions.  In addition, you can utilize any of the class assignment templates we provide to faculty or complete our assignment contact form to develop a customized assignment.
A fair and equitable salary will depend on the field, industry, location of the position, student’s experience, start-up vs. for-profit employer, etc. It is best to utilize salary calculators and research the organizations to understand the appropriate salary. We also suggest that students consult with our Career Advisers to establish a strategy on how to evaluate and negotiate their job offers.
Undergraduate International Students are required to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through OIS to complete their internship. While graduate students will apply for CPT through the office of Graduate & Professional Programs (GAPP). Additionally, undergraduate students are required to register for ENGR 395 through the SECC office and graduate students register for ENGR 596 through the GAPP office.  Domestic students are not required to obtain course credit unless their particular education program or the company they are working for requires it.
The amount of employment opportunities varies based on the needs of employers and their industry. Viterbi Career Gateway updates jobs and internships daily, Monday through Friday. Additionally, our department has a dedicated staff member to conduct outreach with employers who hire engineers. If you have any company contacts and/or suggestions for companies you want your students to connect with, please complete our Faculty Contact Form to make the referral.
When an employer contacts you, you may deal with the employer directly if you are interested in developing a relationship. If you are not interested, do not believe the employer is the right fit for your students, classes, or research, or if you wish to have assistance with an employer, please refer the employer to our office. You can also share our information with the employer by directing them to our website. In addition, we have a dedicated staff person to work directly with employers for recruitment and student engagement requests.
We believe that faculty connecting students directly to employers is an excellent way to help students improve their networking skills and increasing their chances of landing an internship or job. However, faculty should be aware of the legal and ethical considerations before they provide student referrals. We suggest that in addition to, or instead of directly referring students to employers, that the employer posts the position on Viterbi Career Gateway. We review each position for compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) principles. Furthermore, this process will open up employment opportunities for other qualified students.
If you have a contact or familiar with an employer you would like to attend our career fair, please complete our Faculty Contact Form to let us know. Keep in mind that the Engineering Career Fair requires employers pay registration fees and actively recruiting for positions to attend the event.  Keep in mind, the hiring needs of an employer can change each semester and they attend recruiting events based on those needs.
There are several ways faculty can develop a partnership with us. We suggest that all faculty review the resources on this website and complete our Faculty Contact Form to discuss what kind of partnership or collaboration they are looking for.  Student Engagement & Career Connections is always looking for new ways to engage Viterbi students with professional development and opportunities to connect students with gainful employment.
We understand that your class time is valuable and encourage all faculty to either briefly mention verbally and or provide our information on your course syllabus as a resource.
We would be happy to share and market your event with students. Please complete our Faculty Contact Form and provide us your marketing materials or request further assistance.
If you provide a list of your students, we can easily confirm if they came into our office.  We highly suggest that you complete our assignment contact form so we can best prepare for your assignment.
On-campus interviews are limited due to time and space constraints.  There is often far more qualified and highly skilled students then interview sessions available.  We encourage students to meet with a Career Advisor and utilize our various resources to improve their chances for future on-campus interviews.
Yes, we are currently providing Viterbi Alumni access to Career Advising and Viterbi Career Gateway.
Students can schedule an appointment by logging into Viterbi Career Gateway.
We offer career advising virtually with BlueJeans software.  Students should indicate this request when scheduling an appointment on Viterbi Career Gateway.
Please encourage your student to contact us for further information. We will do our best to connect your student with Alumni or Employers.

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3Diligent Corporation
91bnb Travel Inc.
Academia Sinica
Activision Publishing
Adobe
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerospec
Aerovironment
Airbus
Alcoa Inc.
Alcon, Novartis
ALPHA CONSTRUCTION INC
Amazon
Amgen
Ansaldo STS
AOL
Aptima
Armani Research Group
Armstrong Builders
Army Research Lab West
Artamata
Aruba
AT&T
Avcorp Composite Fabrication
Bain & Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barracuda Networks Inc
Beckman Coulter
Belkin International
Bloom Energy
Bloomberg LP
Blur
Boeing
Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Bosch Research and Technology Center
Boston University Dental School
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brown & Caldwell
Cadence Design Systems
Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC
CALIT2 EHEALTH COLLABORATORY
CalPortland Cement
CAO Group
Caterpillar Xuzhou Ltd.
cavotec
Cedars Sinai
CH2M Hill
ChemEOR
China Merchant Securities
China Standard Software Co., Ltd
Cisco Systems
City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Engineering
City of Pleasanton
Clinipro Staffing
CloudGenix
CloudSight Inc.
Codecademy
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Comcast
Compellon Inc
Concure Oncology
Concurrent Computer Corporation
CorAssist Cardiovascular
CRIXlabs Inc.
Cummins Inc.
Davis Instruments Corporation
DELL
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Dexcom
DililiLabs Inc.
Discovery Communications
DocketCalendar
Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc.
DromeBox Labs
Ducommun Inc.
Dun & Bradstreet
Dynavax Technologies

EarLens
Edwards Lifesciences
EFM Capital
Einstein Assembly
ElectroMech Material Handling Systems
Electronics For Imaging
Emcore
EnCap Investments
Engrade
Envision Experience
Ericsson
Ewaybot
Expedia Inc
Faraday Future
First Data Corporation
Formosa Plastics Corporation
Frenzy
FRNCi
Full Scale Effects
Fynd
GeneFluidics, Inc
General Atomics
GIBLIB
Ginger-K Lymphedema and Cancer Care Center
GlobalFoundries
Google
GoPro Inc
Grabit Inc
Guidance Software
GYLT CO (Docket Calendar)
Hess Corporation
Honda Research & Development
Honeybee Robotics
Hortonworks, Inc
House Advantage LLC
Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Co., PetroChina
Hyatt Hotels
I.C.L.E.I GLOBAL
IBM
iD Tech
Illumina Inc.
Implanova Inc
Incuvation Labs
Inspur USA Inc
Intel Corporation
Internal Drive, inc.
iRobot
J. Crew
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JGR CAPITAL PARTNERS
Jibo
Johnson & Johnson
Judlau Contracting Inc. (OHL NA)
Katayama & Associates, Inc.
Kimberly Clark
Kinestral Technologies
Kiran Analytics
KPMG
KRE Consulting
KSB india pvt. ltd.
Land O’ Lakes Inc
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
LBCT
Legendary Entertainment
Legrand North America
Lenovo
Level Sports
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lightspeed Aviation
Line 204 Events
Linear Technology
Linguos LLC
Lionano, Inc.
Living Advantage

Lockheed Martin
Logitech
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Lumi Co.
LunchMate
Luxima Technology LLC
Madison Park Development Coorperation
Marvell Semiconductors
Masimo
MATT Construction
Mc-Graw Hill Education
Medika Therapeutics
Medlanes
Medtronic
MedVoice Biotech
Meritronics
Micron Technology Inc.
Microsoft
Miracle Studios
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
MMI, University of Southern California
MNM Couture
Moog Inc.
Moog Inc.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
Nokia Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent)
Northeastern University
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northwest Polymers
NVIDIA
Oncocyte Corporation
Oracle
Orange County Public Works
Orange County Water District
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Pacific Gas and Electric
Pacific States University
Palo Alto Networks
Panasonic Avionics
Parallax Health Sciences
Paul Bernhard Exhibit Design and Consulting
PayPal
PennyMac
PickMySolar
Pluribus Networks
Portola Pharmaceuticals
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Prolacta Bioscience
Prospect Silicon Valley
PsychSignal
QLOGIC CORPORATION
Qorvo Inc.
Qualcomm
Relevance Labs
Republic Airways Holdings
Revision Military Technologies
Reyes Holdings
Ripped Training
RIT
Roche
Roche Tissue Diagnostics
Rocket Internet
Rolla Biotech
Rubicon Project
SAIC MOTOR
Sami Shamoon College of Engineering
Samsung Research America
San Jose Water Company

SanDisk
ScaleOut Software
Secretariat International
Sensentia Inc
Senva Inc.
San Francisco International Airport
ShieldX Network
Shimmick Construction
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Siemens PLM
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Skanska USA Civil Inc.
Skyhigh Networks
SoCal Utility
Sony
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Southland Industries
SpaceX
Specialized Creations
Spiral Toys
Spirent Communications
Splunk
Spring Alliance LLC
St. Jude Medical
Stamps.com
Stroz Friedberg LLC
Swajal
Symantec
Synopsys
Taboola
Taco Vengo
Telenav Inc
The Aerospace Corporation
The Bank of New York Mellon
The Boeing Company
The Casery
the lincoln electric company
The Linde Group
The Walt Disney Company
Ticketmaster
T-Mobile
Travelstart
Trend Micro
Turner Construction
Unbound Consulting
United Launch Alliance
Urban TxT
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
USC Information Sciences Institute
USC Keck Department of Radiology
USC Space Engineering Research Center
USC Visual Processing Lab
Ventana Medical Systems (Roche Tissue Diagnostics)
Veritas Technologies
Verizon Digital Media Services
Vethentia
Virgin Galactic
Vista Entertainment Solutions
Warner Bros Group of Companies
Water Planet Inc.
We Teach Me
Whitecoat Healthcare
Wilshire Construction
Xilinx
Xylem Inc.
Yahoo
Yahoo!
Yamibuy.com
Yelp
Zayo Group
Zestfinance
Zhongshan Securities Co.Ltd
Zodiac Inflight Innovations Inc.