MS Business Analytics

Graduate Career Services


The USC Marshall Graduate Career Services team draws upon the experience of seasoned professionals in a wide range of industries and functions – including consulting, consumer packaged goods, financial services, investment banking, healthcare, human capital management, marketing, management, nonprofit, retail and supply chain operations. Students meet with career advisors and global sector leads (GSL) for individualized coaching and guidance on skill building, strategic career planning and employment negotiations to help target a job search strategy for specific positions or companies.

Appointments with advisors may be made directly online via the My Career Services Online Portal (MCSO).


Ilyana Salem

Career Advisor, MS in Business Analytics

Ilyana “Lily” Salem serves as the Career Strategist for the Master of Science in Business Analytics program by managing career preparation, employer and alumni engagement. Lily built her career primarily in the university setting and previous to USC worked with graduate business students in the Silicon Forest (Pacific Northwest) as Director for Graduate Business Recruitment and Corporate Partnerships where she partnered frequently with employers headquartered in the Silicon Valley and Bay area.

Previously Lily held roles in career services at Chapman University where she managed corporate partnerships, employer relations, career advising, as well the campus wide internship program. Having spent most of her career working with employers in Silicon Beach (Los Angeles) and Orange County, Lily looks forward to building the presence of the MS Business Analytics program with our neighboring business community and beyond.

Lily earned an MA in Student Counseling and an MA in Education Leadership to effectively partner with students for career success as well as build innovative and high-impact recruitment opportunities with employer partners. When Lily is not preparing students for jobs and internships or networking with employers she enjoys the Southern CA lifestyle with friends and family.


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All career resources are uploaded to MCSO portal for 24/7 access. In addition, selected resources are also available in print format in the Career Services Center lobby, Popovich Hall 310.

Career Education and Preparedness

Marshall’s career services team offers career education programs and workshops tailored to the specific needs of graduate students seeking career transition or advancement, to mid- and senior-level executives honing their skills in preparation for the C-suite.

Recruiting and Interviewing

Through a variety of recruiting activities and a strong Trojan network of alumni, faculty, and corporate partners, we successfully connect Marshall students with alumni and employers around the globe.

Many companies come on campus to interview.  Our interview facilities located in Popovich Hall 310 and our ability to provide concierge service to all employers ensures each company will have a smooth and productive day meeting candidates.  For long-distance recruiting, we make our interview rooms available to students and employers for phone and Skype interviews.