Career Advising

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Summer 2024 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.  

PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP FOR IN-PERSON ADVISING 

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Internship Course/D-Clearance Questions Drop-Ins

For more information please go to our Internship Course Webpage

Please keep in mind that our regular drop-in career advising hours and appointments can not provide answers or assistance with questions about internship course or d-clearance questions.  Please attend Drop-in options listed on the Internship Course Webpage or email your questions to Patty Wiesbach-Leach who is the course administrator and course coordinator of all the internship courses at patty.dang@usc.edu

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Summer 2024 Hours

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently closed for drop in appointments

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.

PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP FOR IN-PERSON ADVISING

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.

Drop-In Waitlist Information

Drop-in Advising will be available starting on August 26th, 2024 

  • 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
  • We are unable to answer questions related to Internship courses or D-Clearance, please visit the Internship Course Webpage for support or information.

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!

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M. Lilian Barajas

Senior Director
mlrivera@usc.edu

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Maggie Cutler Young Assistant Director, Employer Relations
maggiecu@usc.edu

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Patty Wiesbach-Leach Assistant Director
patty.dang@usc.edu

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Selina DerSarkissian

  Assistant Director       zadehasa@usc.edu

Published on December 8th, 2016

Last updated on May 23rd, 2024