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.

Contact:

Viterbi Student Engagement & Career Connections

vcareers@usc.edu | 213.740.9677

Meet with a staff member to discuss:

  • What you Can Do With Your Major
  • Career & Internship Exploration
  • Industry Exploration
  • Developing Professional Goals
  • Internship & Job Search Strategies
  • Negotiating & Evaluating Job Offers
  • Graduate School Questions
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Networking & Interview tips
  • Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Career Advising

Monday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Fall 2018

The Student Engagement & Career Connection 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:

  1. Create a draft resume using one of our sample resumes: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/toolkit/
  2. 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
  3. 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/ 
  4. 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 and get a score of 75% or higher (Bring a screenshot of your score).

Graduate students must complete the CSN Checklist ( https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/careersuccess/)


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.

Request Appointment

Graduate Students:

All graduate students are required to complete the Career Success Navigator Checklist before they can schedule an appointment or attend Drop In Career Advising


Appointment Location:

Student Engagement & Career Connections
Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 218


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.

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Individual Career Advising Sessions Conducted in 2015 - 2016

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

Associate Director, Student Engagement & Career Connections

Diane Yoon

Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Career Connections

Patty Dang

Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Career Connections