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. 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 Handshake and request an appointment.

Onma Lwin

 

Onma Lwin

Career Services Director

(213) 740-5705

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.

linkedin.com/in/onmalwin

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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 our student and employer engagement platform, Handshake.

She enjoys a good cup of coffee, reading with her son, and random weekend adventures.

linkedin.com/in/lisa-luna

 

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Lauren Olson

 

Lauren Olson

Associate Director

(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 expected to graduate from USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in spring 2021. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, Lakeshow, and Tito’s Tacos.

linkedin.com/in/lauren-olson

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Claudia Aguilar (bio) Claudia Aguilar

Associate Director 

(213) 740-5705

Claudia.Biezonsky@marshall.usc.edu

 

Claudia Aguilar (bio)

Claudia has been working and mentoring undergraduate college students for the last 23 years.  After starting her professional career in the corporate world as a recruiter, she quickly realized her calling was to help provide guidance to young professionals just beginning their journey.  She joined the non-profit,  INROADS, Inc., as a Professional Development Associate after benefitting from the organization’s summer internship program as a student for three years.  During her time at INROADS, she managed clients such as Deloitte, PWC, IBM, Bank of America, and Kaiser Permanente and helped them identify diverse undergraduate talent for their hiring needs in a variety of functional areas. In 2017 Claudia shifted her career to higher education when she joined Occidental College’s Hameetman Career Center.  She enjoyed the amazing Liberal Arts community at Oxy and working with students that are passionate about so many things.  She is thrilled to now be at her alma mater, working with her fellow Trojans.

Claudia received her B.A. in Communication from Annenberg at University of Southern California.  She lives in the Greater Los Angeles area with her husband, four children, and Russian Tortoise – Tzatziki.  She loves food, music, travel and learning random facts.  In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with her congregation.

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Lauren Cardenas

 

Lauren Cardenas

Assistant Director

(213) 740-5705

lc49097@marshall.usc.edu

Lauren Cardenas (bio)

Lauren Cardenas is a student affairs professional with a background in strategic partnerships and client relationship management. Prior to joining Marshall, she was the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Career Advising at Pomona College where she led the flagship summer grant program for unpaid domestic and international opportunities. During her tenure, she helped launch a project-based fellowship program for undocumented students and was a frequent collaborator with the Academic Dean’s office on international initiatives. Lauren has also worked for The Posse Foundation, a nationally recognized merit-based leadership-scholarship program. During her nearly five years at Posse, Lauren helped talented students gain admission to top-tier colleges and universities across the country, facilitated intensive leadership development workshops, and eventually managed career services and employer partnerships for the career program.

She is also a master certified peer counselor with Empower Work, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides confidential support for tough work situations via SMS or web chat. In her spare time, Lauren works as a freelance illustrator and enjoys making fresh pasta, manually grinding coffee, and practicing her karaoke setlist.

Lauren earned her B.A. in Religion from Swarthmore College where she studied Southeast Asian and West African popular religious traditions.

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Jason Tran

 

Jason Tran

Assistant Director

(213) 740-5705

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!

linkedin.com/in/jasontran1/

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Hannah Neal (bio)Hannah Neal

Career Services Advisor

(213) 740-5705

hannahn@marshall.usc.edu

Hannah Neal (bio)

Hannah is a career services and education professional with 3+ years of experience working in a career development and training nonprofit organization in partnership with the Oregon Employment Department. Hannah brings experience coordinating a variety of services and programs helping job seekers attain their career goals, including supporting a youth education and career development center that engaged high school students in college and career readiness programming. Prior to working in career services, Hannah worked as an English teacher in Cordoba, Spain.

 

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hannah attended Occidental College in Los Angeles where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Urban and Environmental Policy. During her time as an undergraduate student, Hannah studied abroad in Granada, Spain, and later, Vienna, Austria, inspiring her passion for travel and new experiences. After spending some years away, Hannah is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles where she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the LA food scene.

 

linkedin.com/in/hannaheneal

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Erica Tang

Erica Tang

Career Services Office Assistant

(213) 740-5705

erica.tang@marshall.usc.edu

Erica Tang (bio)

Erica is a recent graduate of the USC Price School of Public Policy. During her time at USC, she was active in various student activities. She participated in the International Student Assembly Mentee/Mentor Program, Asian Pacific American Student Services, Teaching for International Relations, and the Sol Price School Student Ambassador Program. Erica’s biggest role (outside of being a full-time student) was working as a Program Assistant for the master’s program in the Price School, the Master of International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) Program. She led summer and fall orientation workshops for incoming international students, assisting with planning and implementing programs and events, supporting executive training, and keeping and updating student records.

Prior to working at the USC Marshall School of Business, Erica worked as a Program Coordinator at a consulting firm for supply chain quality management. As a Program Coordinator, she coordinated supplier audits and inspections for pharmaceutical companies. 

Erica enjoys hiking with her Siberian Husky, attending tailgates in the fall season with her fellow alumni, chasing sunsets, and watching shows and movies on Disney Plus.

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