Career & Internship Advising
Career advancement is a lifelong process that starts now!
Whether you’re a freshman, senior, or graduate student our staff can assist you with your professional development needs.
Meet with a staff member to discuss:
Drop In Career Advising
The Viterbi Career Connections office hosts drop-ins in the fall and spring semesters on a first-come-first serve basis.
If you are in need of a resume review, follow the simple steps below:
- Create a draft resume using one of our sample resumes: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/toolkit/
- Log-in to Vmock* at https://vmock.com/usc and upload your resume and receive feedback to edit your resume- MUST COMPLETE this step to see a career advisor during drop-ins
- Attend a Resume Lab hosted on a weekly basis to get your unique questions answered. See schedule here: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops/ or https://viterbi.usc.edu/calendar/
- For further review on content, stop by our office (RTH 218) for our drop-in advising hours, M-Thurs, 2- 4 pm.
*This resource is available to Undergraduate and Masters level students; the feedback in not applicable for PhD students.
Please note in order to get your resume reviewed during drop-ins:
Undergrad students must submit their resume on Vmock (Bring a screenshot of your score).
Graduate students must complete the CSN Checklist ( https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/careersuccess/)
All graduate students are required to complete the Career Success Navigator Checklist before they can schedule an appointment or attend Drop In Career Advising
Viterbi Career Connections
Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 218
Schedule An Appointment
Make an appointment on Viterbi Career Gateway by clicking “Request a Counseling Appointment” on the upper right hand side of the homepage. Resume and cover letter review is only available during Drop-In Advising hours. We do not provide scheduled appointments for this service.
Career Advising Sessions
Recommended at least once per year
Drop In or Schedule an Appointment
“Check-in” to make sure you are on a successful path
From College to Career
Seek support or guidance with professional development topics on
Career or Graduate School Exploration, Internship or Job Search, Salary Negotiations, Accepting/Declining Job Offers, Professionalism, Networking etc.
What You Can Expect During An Advising Session
Sessions are meant to open a dialogue to promote awareness of steps you can take to find professional success during and after college.
Advisors may ask for information about your major, class standing, and what you are most interested in discussing during your session.
You can expect to explore professional career, internship or graduate school opportunities, create action items regarding your career and internship process, or have your career-related questions answered.
Make sure to come prepared with questions or printed materials such as resumes, cover letters, or personal statements for review.
Meet the Career Advising Team
M. Lilian Barajas
Assistant Director, Graduate Students
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Students