Meet the Staff

Marshall Undergraduate Career Services advisors and staff are here to serve you!

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The Marshall Undergraduate Career Services Team is here to help Marshall students navigate the career exploration process and provide meaningful advice to our students throughout the undergraduate experience. Stop by our office in JFF 201 or visit the other pages on our website to learn more!

Career Services Advisors are available by appointment and for walk-in advising throughout most of the academic year. During the summer and school breaks, advisors are available by appointment only. All current undergraduate Marshall majors are eligible for career advising.

To schedule a career advising appointment, login to Marshall Career Source and request an appointment.

Onma Lwin

 

Onma Lwin

Career Services Director

(213) 821-0008

klwin@marshall.usc.edu

Onma Lwin (bio)

Onma brings over 25 years of diverse experience in talent management to Marshall Undergraduate Career Services.  She began her career in executive search with global firms such as Korn/Ferry International, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart.  She was then recruited to lead the corporate staffing and university relations for Nestle USA.  In 2010, Onma joined USC Marshall School of Business as a Corporate Liaison in the MBA Career Services.  There she worked with the full-time and PM MBA programs.  She also served as Associate Director of Career Services for the mid-career international IBEAR MBA program.  Onma sees her career as having evolved from helping great companies find talent to helping great talent find their employer of choice.

Onma earned her B.A. from Vassar College and her M.S. from the London School of Economics.  In her spare time, Onma volunteers in her local community and enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family.

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Kira Dalton

 

Kira Dalton

Associate Director

(213) 821-5680

kirasmit@marshall.usc.edu

 
 
Kira Dalton (bio)

A focused, driven, quirky, and adventurous spirit, Kira Dalton’s career has spanned a wide range of job functions within the entertainment and higher education worlds. Prior to joining Marshall in September 2016, Kira served as a Campus Recruiter with the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, hiring undergraduate and MBA level interns for the highly competitive professional internships program. During her time at Disney, she focused on securing talent for the marketing, distribution, digital sales, strategic planning, legal, and production divisions of the Walt Disney Studios, including Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in San Francisco. Previous posts include: Pepperdine University (Industry Specialist in Media and Entertainment), BluFable (corporate media production), Foley Marra Casting (tv/commercial casting), and DreamWorks Animation (Production and C level executive support). She has worked as a private career coach for entry level to executive level clients since 2012.

Kira graduated with honors from Pepperdine University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Television Production.

In her spare time, Kira enjoys: perfecting shots of delicious foods on instagram, creative writing, and practicing her yoga headstand. She loves Tillamook carmel pecan ice cream, live theatre, her husband Andy, and fluffy puppies.

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Lisa Luna

Lisa Luna

Associate Director

(213) 740-9617

lluna@marshall.usc.edu

Lisa Luna (bio)

An innovative team-player who is unafraid to think differently, always going the extra mile and keeps current on the latest career services trends. Lisa has over ten years of experience in higher education including career services, recruitment/admissions and academic planning. In addition she spent five years in the healthcare industry serving as an office manager for a large private practice facility and as a freelance program coordinator for pharmaceutical sales force training.

As Associate Director, she contributes and manages content for key communication pieces, identifies opportunities for improvement and growth by tracking and managing data for external and internal audits, and successfully manages and maintains CRM software including Symplicity and Salesforce.

She enjoys a good cup of coffee, cooking for her family, and building Lego towers with her son.

linkedin.com/in/lisa-luna

 

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Lauren Olson

 

Lauren Olson

Career Services Advisor

(213) 740-0216

laureno@marshall.usc.edu

Lauren Olson (bio)

Lauren served as the USC Marshall Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator for two years, where she supported all career, student organization, and international programming initiatives before joining the Career Services team in fall 2016. Prior to entering the field of Higher Education, Lauren worked at several advertising agencies (180LA, RPA, Deutsch LA) on the account management team. Born and raised in Southern California, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University in May 2010 and is excited to start the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in fall 2017. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, Lakeshow, Broncos, Arsenal, ice-cream cake, and puppies.

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Jason Tran

 

Jason Tran

Career Services Advisor

(213) 821-4680

tranjaso@marshall.usc.edu

Jason Tran (bio)

Passionate, energetic, and friendly, Jason is dedicated to help others realize their fullest career potential! Prior to joining Marshall, Jason served as a University Advisor at the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Academic Resource Center. As a University Advisor, Jason provided general academic advising to all undergraduate students regarding university policy, core requirements and study skills. In addition, he taught a course focused on helping students fine-tune essential career writing skills called Career Communications. Jason also worked at the UCLA Career Center for almost five years as a Career counselor where he assisted students with their career development through 1-on-1 career counseling, innovative programming, and various presentations to different student populations.

Jason received his M.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Counseling and his B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Asian American Studies at UCLA.

He is a ‘hardcore’ Los Angeles Lakers fan who enjoys meditating, reading, watching Marvel superhero movies, the beach, and exploring different types of cuisine!

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Valencia Winston

Valencia Winston

Career Services Coordinator

(213) 821-9792

vwinston@marshall.usc.edu