University of Southern California

Career Support

Through the Career Advantage Program, you can sign up for a mentor in an area you might be interested in. You can go to events the mentor organizes and the mentor can help you with mock interviews and resume checks. You can also visit your mentor at work. It's all about finding what your interested in and helping you as a professional.

Luia Yen
Class of 2011
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Communication Design
Hometown: Rowland Heights, California
Luia is currently a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte Consulting

Marshall Spotlight

Granada Hills, CA
"Just because you're a transfer doesn't mean anything. Once you get here you're all just Marshall students. It's a level playing field, it's what you do once you're here that matters." "As far as preparing me for my career, Marshall has been above and beyond my expectations."

Membership in the Trojan Family means getting the support you need.

At Marshall, that translates to a focus on mentoring: helping students at all stages develop critical relationships that encourage their growth and take them to their next step.

The transition from high school to college can be challenging. The Marshall Connections Program (MCP) helps students connect with Marshall students, faculty, staff and business professionals. Our Business Casual Lunches and Faculty Mentor Lunches give first year students the opportunity to network both formally and casually with Marshall professors. Our Marshall and Beyond Program empowers first year students to develop leadership and planning skills as they develop networking events that connect students with faculty and industry professionals.

Student mentors in Business and Cinematic Arts and Marshall's Global Leadership Program provide additional mentoring support for students.

Marshall's Career Advantage Program (CAP) brings together over 125 USC Marshall alumni to create a supportive relationship that maximizes student's career development potential.

The BRIDGE Externship Program pairs sophomore, juniors and seniors with USC Marshall alumni, who help students make connections and acquire professional experience.

Many undergraduate students receive additional mentoring support from our dedicated faculty, staff and Trojan Family members even outside these formal program.

To read from the students' perspective, what their experience was like working with their host company during spring break, go to: 2012 BRIDGE Blogs.

Career Development

My first internship was at Fox in broadcast standards and practices, and I did a rotation through different departments. Then I worked at the CNN White House unit over the summer. I was the operations intern for international distribution. Last summer I was a marketing intern at National Geographic and now I'm doing website development at a tiny internet start-up. I found a lot of these jobs through contacts at USC.

Emily Smith
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Marshall provides you with tools and programs that can help build your resume, explore your career choices, and find internships and jobs.

Our dedication to your success doesn't stop at the classroom door. The USC Marshall School Student Services Office assists you throughout your entire career development process. Our many career development programs help you gain access to the business community through experience – from internships and externships, to company visits, mentoring and networking events, there are many ways for you to launch your career from the USC campus.

Our undergraduates intern and land jobs at leading companies that include The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Apple, just to name a few.

USC's Career Center offers workshops, podcasts, advising, career fairs, and information about internships -- all designed to help you secure the job that fits your aspirations.

Advisory Board


David Ajemian
Senior Private Banker and Managing Director
Citibank


Alexander Ashwal
Vice President, Product Controller; NY and SLC
Goldman Sachs


Kevin Arceneaux
Regional Vice President: California, Nevada, and Hawaii
Mondelez


Paul Baribault
Vice President, Marketing
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Paul Bricault
Venture Partner, Greycroft Partners
Founder, Amplify.LA


Eric Briggs
Senior Managing Director
F T I Consulting


Stephanie Celosia
HR Manager, IT, Security, and OGC
Raytheon


Bob Gatto
Vice President, Finance
Nestle


Steven Graciano
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Fox Deportes


Cathy Hyodo
Partner
Grant Thornton


Marty Keaney
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Wellpoint


Steve Leland
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Accenture


Lindsey Levine
District Manager
Altria Group Distribution Company


Scott Maier
Associate
Boston Consulting Group


Juliet Murphy
MAPS Program Manager, Interviewer, and Career Counseling (HR)
Edison International


Mario Portugal
Recruiter
Jet Propulsion Lab


Ramon Reynoso
LEED Accredited Professional
E and Y


Courtney Diroll Saavedra
Director of Stores
Kitson


Stender E. Sweeney II
Regional Manager, Greater Los Angeles North Commercial Bank
Wells Fargo


Ron Wade
Senior Vice President
CB Richard Ellis

Marshall Alumni and Trojan Connections

You will meet so many people here that have done so much, and it’s really good to keep in contact with them. The Trojan network, it’s a real thing. It’s really amazing how much people are willing to give back to USC.

Emily Tighe, 2011
Hometown: Maryland; and Northern California

As a student at Marshall, you’re also part of the legendary Trojan Family network.

We offer you more than just connections to other students, faculty and industry mentors. With more than 233,000 USC alumni (more than 77,000 Marshall alums) students have opportunities to connect with fellow Trojans throughout their lives. Alumni stay involved by mentoring students, speaking on campus, attending networking sessions, offering job leads, hiring fellow alumni and students, and lending crucial financial support.

Alumni are located around the world, in over 100 countries and in all 50 status. The global focus of a Marshall education fosters alumni careers around the country and around the world.

Membership in the Trojan Family is IMMEDIATE

From the moment you are admitted to USC Marshall, you are part of the Trojan Family. We offer you more than just connections to other students, faculty, and industry mentors. With over 300,000 USC alumni, students have opportunities to connect with fellow Trojans throughout their lives.

Alumni stay involved by mentoring students, speaking on campus, attending networking sessions, offering job leads, hiring fellow alumni and students, and lending crucial financial support.

Alumni are located around the world, in over 100 countries and in all 50 states. The global focus of a Marshall education fosters alumni careers around the country and around the world.

Did You Know?

  • Marshall alumni span the world-alumni live in 123 countries and in all 50 U.S. states
  • Total USC alumni: 335,000
  • Total Marshall alumni: 80,000