MS Finance

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).


Marina Mesin zagar

Global Sector Lead

Marina Mesin Zagar, Ph.D., is an Associate Director and Global Sector Lead and is responsible for developing and managing corporate relationships across Financial Services and Real Estate industries as well as FinTech. She is the career staff advisor for the American Finance Association (AFA) and the Graduate Real Estate Association (GREA).

Previously, Marina was the Associate Director of the MS Finance program. She join the program shortly after its inception and played an integral role in building the program structure. Marina joined USC Marshall as a Visiting Scholar, and subsequently was the Director of the USC Corporate Governance Summit. Prior to joining USC, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business. She is the founding member of the Croatian Institute of Directors, where she served as the first female President, and is currently a member of the Institute's Board of Directors.
Marina received her Ph.D. in Business Economics with an emphasis in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, an MS in Strategy and Corporate Governance, and a BS in Management and Organization from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business. Married to a double Trojan she had no choice but to embrace everything cardinal and gold. She is a big supporter of Trojan Water Polo, and looks forward to each college football season. She recently welcomed her Wheaten Terrier puppy, Bo, and enjoys horseback riding and equestrian sport.

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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.

A Calculated Career Move

Our team will help you get your financial career on track.

Fast track your career with USC Marshall’s MS in Finance. We do more than hone your talent – we also show you where it can lead. Ours is an individual approach, tailoring cutting-edge career resources to your individual goals. Expert advisors at Marshall connect you with:

  • Career Foundations Workshop Series (CFWS)
  • Alumni panels and networking events
  • One-on-one career advising
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship program
  • On-campus recruiting (career fairs and employer information sessions)
  • Online employment platform
  • Access to the Trojan Family, with more than 374,000 members worldwide


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