Our team of dedicated career development professionals works with you to build key job search and career management skills to support you through your professional development. By actively engaging with career services to develop meaningful career goals, you will gain a competitive advantage, positioning you for internship and job search success while at Marshall and beyond.
We offer a variety of professional development resources that include: one-on-one advising, career education and readiness workshops, mentorship programs and employer/alumni engagement.
As a Marshall or Leventhal major, we encourage you to come for a one-on-one career advising appointment, no matter where you are in your career journey. We will work with you to develop an individual career strategy, share available resources and show you how to prepare for the different recruiting and networking activities on campus. Whether you are still exploring different job functions and industries, preparing for your first internship interview, or you are excited about negotiating a full time job offer, we are here to support you!
If you are pursuing internship and full-time opportunities in consulting or investment banking, our Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are available to assist you. Our PCAs are seniors who have just completed a highly selective internship and can guide you through the complex financial technical interviews as well as the case interviewing preparation needed in consulting. There are also PCA Generalists who are available to assist with guidance outside of investment banking and consulting. They too have completed highly selective internships and offer assistance in resume and cover letter review, internship preparation and internship search. For more information on Peer Career Advisors, click here.
How to make an advising appointment
You can make a career advising appointment online via Marshall Career Source. After logging in, under "Career Counseling" on the right, click "Request New Appointment". At the bottom of the next page, click "Check Availability" to see a list of available times. Appointments with our full time Career Advisors and student Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are all scheduled in Marshall Career Source.
Be Sure to select the appropriate type of appointment to suit your needs, either with: our full time staff, listed by name, for career exploration, behavioral interview practice, negotiating tips, or general help; or PCA IBanking (investment banking specific), PCA Consulting (consulting specific), or PCA Generalist for other career paths such as marketing/sales.
Additional advising appointments are available on a walk-in basis in JFF 201 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Inve$t in YOU
Take the time to invest in yourself and attend career education workshops to be competitive in the job market. We offer a wide selection of workshops each semester, all designed to keep you informed and build the necessary skills. The Inve$t in YOU campaign lets you gain AND earn opportunities to win great prizes. A calendar of workshops can be found in Marshall Career Source.
Marshall Career Source
Business majors and minors have exclusive access to Marshall Career Source, our main portal that houses resources, job board, and event registration. Marshall Career Source includes a resource library of helpful handouts and access to online resources. Be sure to read our weekly Marshall Career Source Newsletter every Thursday and keep informed of the events on campus.
You can also sign up for functional interest lists. Employers often use these lists to target and recruit students for their internship and full-time opportunities. You can sign up for as many as you would like:
- Investment Banking
- IT, Operations, and Data Analytics
- Management, Human Resources and Other Functions
- Marketing, Sales and Business Development
- Media and Entertainment
- Real Estate
- Sports Management/Business
Marshall Career Source is available 24/7. Instructional videos can be found here. Please note that some programs and services may only be available for accounting and business majors.
Career Programs and Events
Every year, Undergraduate Career Services offers several signature programs that help you explore your career options, connect with working professionals, or begin executing your career strategy:
- Career Advantage Program
- Marshall Recruiter Reception
- Resume Book: information and instructions will be emailed to you
- Career Workshops: RSVP on Marshall Career Source, click the “Events” tab
Throughout the year, we also offer several other events based on student needs and industry trends. We collaborate with Marshall student organizations to provide industry-specific workshops, panels, and treks. Further information on these opportunities are made available on our weekly Marshall Career Source newsletter and our functional interest lists.
Recruiting and Interviewing
USC Marshall is a target school for many companies across many industries and geographic locations. By participating in our programs and leveraging a strong Trojan network of alumni, faculty, and corporate partners, we successfully connect Marshall students locally, nationally, and globally. The more you engage with our office, the better positioned you become in achieving your post-graduation goals.
We also collaborate closely with the USC Career Center, which manages USC’s On-Campus Recruiting program (OCR). During the school year, please be sure to sign your Professional Integrity Contract and take advantage of all that USC has to offer!