Career Advising


Fall 2023 Hours:

Monday - Friday | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)

VIRTUAL:  Schedule an appointment on Gateway. Select "Zoom Meeting" for Viterbi Meeting Method. Receive a calendar invitation with the meeting link.

IN-PERSON: Schedule an appointment on Gateway. Select "In-Person" for Viterbi Meeting Method. Check-in at Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 218.  


Schedule an Advising Appointment



Fall 2023 Hours

Monday- Friday | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)

Extended Hours: Monday & Thursday 5-6 pm

VIRTUAL:  Add yourself to the waitlist and receive a text when we're ready for you to log in. When it is your turn you will receive a text with the zoom link.

IN-PERSON: Add yourself to the waitlist and receive a text when we're ready for you. Check-in at Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 218.


Before attending drop-in hours for a resume review, please complete the following: 

  1. Review the Toolkit resume and cover letter webpage  
  2. Submit your resume to VMOCK (Resume Review software), make all necessary changes, and try to reach a score of 80% or higher.
    • USC students receive 10 free "scans" per academic year. Please be mindful of your usage; once you have used your 10 scans, you will not receive any additional.

Unavailable Drop-in Dates : August 30th & 31st, September 4th, September 13th & 14th, September 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th, October 12th & 13th, November 2nd,  November 23rd & 24th.

Drop-In Waitlist Information

Drop-in Advising will be available starting on August 21, 2023 and ending December 8th 2023 

  • Waitlist requests may be limited based on the number of slots available each day. The waitlist may close prior to the end time and will be unavailable if we reach capacity.
  • You will receive a text message when it is your turn. Please arrive at check-in within 5 minutes to avoid being removed from the waitlist.
  • Drop-ins are first-come, first-served.
  • If you are unable to attend a drop-in session, please remove yourself from the waitlist.
  • If you want to join virtually, you will be provided a zoom link by text when it is your turn
  • The waitlist will open every day at 1:55 p.m. The widget is not active until this time.
  • We encourage students who want a resume review to complete VMock before coming in for a drop-in session

Viterbi Career Connections encourages all students to make career advising appointments or stop by our drop-in hours! Our Career Advisors provide advising sessions tailored to meet individual student needs and goals.

Common topics can include:

  • On-Campus Recruitment Agreement
  • Your internship or job search  search
  • Career exploration
  • Informational interviewing
  • Developing professional goals
  • Building and maintaining a professional network
  • Building your LinkedIn
  • Interviewing
  • How to communicate with a supervisors at an internship
  • Negotiating and evaluating job or internship offers
  • Managing multiple offers
  • Resume and cover letter review (only available during drop-in hours or in advising appointments during the summer semester).

Meet Your Viterbi Career Advising Team!


M. Lilian Barajas

Senior Director


Maggie Cutler Young Assistant Director, Employer Relations


Patty Wiesbach-Leach Assistant Director


Brittany Chu

Assistant Director


Selina DerSarkissian Assistant Director