Finding Your Path

There are as many paths through college as there are college students. Our advisers work with students to identify goals, and map a path to success.

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Dedicated to Your Success

From on campus recruiting to career fairs, mentoring programs, and career services, USC Marshall helps students find a career path that suits them.

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Career Support

Membership in the Trojan Family means getting the support you need.

At Marshall, that translates to a focus on mentoring: helping students at all stages develop critical relationships that encourage their growth and take them to their next step.

The transition from high school to college can be challenging. The Marshall Connections Program (MCP) helps students connect with Marshall students, faculty, staff and business professionals. Our Business Casual Lunches and Faculty Mentor Lunches give first year students the opportunity to network both formally and casually with Marshall professors. Our Marshall and Beyond Program empowers first year students to develop leadership and planning skills as they develop networking events that connect students with faculty and industry professionals.

Student mentors in Business and Cinematic Arts and Marshall's Global Leadership Program provide additional mentoring support for students.

Marshall's Career Advantage Program (CAP) brings together over 125 USC Marshall alumni to create a supportive relationship that maximizes student's career development potential.

Many undergraduate students receive additional mentoring support from our dedicated faculty, staff and Trojan Family members even outside these formal program.

To read from the students' perspective, what their experience was like working with their host company during spring break, go to: 2012 BRIDGE Blogs.

Through the Career Advantage Program, you can sign up for a mentor in an area you might be interested in. You can go to events the mentor organizes and the mentor can help you with mock interviews and resume checks. You can also visit your mentor at work. It's all about finding what your interested in and helping you as a professional.

Luia Yen

Luia Yen
Class of 2011
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Communication Design
Hometown: Rowland Heights, California
Luia is currently a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte Consulting

Career Development

Marshall provides you with tools and programs that can help build your resume, explore your career choices, and find internships and jobs.

Our dedication to your success doesn't stop at the classroom door. The USC Marshall School Student Services Office assists you throughout your entire career development process. Our many career development programs help you gain access to the business community through experience – from internships and externships, to company visits, mentoring and networking events, there are many ways for you to launch your career from the USC campus.

Our undergraduates intern and land jobs at leading companies that include The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Apple, just to name a few.

USC's Career Center offers workshops, podcasts, advising, career fairs, and information about internships -- all designed to help you secure the job that fits your aspirations.

My first internship was at Fox in broadcast standards and practices, and I did a rotation through different departments. Then I worked at the CNN White House unit over the summer. I was the operations intern for international distribution. Last summer I was a marketing intern at National Geographic and now I'm doing website development at a tiny internet start-up. I found a lot of these jobs through contacts at USC.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Advisory Board

David Ajemain

David Ajemian
Senior Private Banker and Managing Director
Citibank

Alexander Ashwal

Alexander Ashwal
Vice President, Product Controller; NY and SLC
Goldman Sachs

Kevin Arceneaux

Kevin Arceneaux
Regional Vice President: California, Nevada, and Hawaii
Mondelez

Paul Baribault

Paul Baribault
Vice President, Marketing
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Paul Bricault

Paul Bricault
Venture Partner, Greycroft Partners
Founder, Amplify.LA

Eric Briggs

Eric Briggs
Senior Managing Director
F T I Consulting

Stephanie Celosia

Stephanie Celosia
HR Manager, IT, Security, and OGC
Raytheon

Bob Gatto

Bob Gatto
Vice President, Finance
Nestle

Steven Graciano

Steven Graciano
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Fox Deportes

Cathy Hyodo

Cathy Hyodo
Partner
Grant Thornton

Marty Keaney

Marty Keaney
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Wellpoint

Steve Leland

Steve Leland
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Accenture

Lindsey Levine

Lindsey Levine
District Manager
Altria Group Distribution Company

Scott Maier

Scott Maier
Associate
Boston Consulting Group

Juliet Murphy

Juliet Murphy
MAPS Program Manager, Interviewer, and Career Counseling (HR)
Edison International

Mario Portugal

Mario Portugal
Recruiter
Jet Propulsion Lab

Ramon Reynoso

Ramon Reynoso
LEED Accredited Professional
E and Y

Courtney Saavedra

Courtney Diroll Saavedra
Director of Stores
Kitson

Stender Sweeney

Stender E. Sweeney II
Regional Manager, Greater Los Angeles North Commercial Bank
Wells Fargo

Ron Wade

Ron Wade
Senior Vice President
CB Richard Ellis

Marshall Alumni and Trojan Connections

As a student at Marshall, you’re also part of the legendary Trojan Family network.

We offer you more than just connections to other students, faculty and industry mentors. With more than 233,000 USC alumni (more than 77,000 Marshall alums) students have opportunities to connect with fellow Trojans throughout their lives. Alumni stay involved by mentoring students, speaking on campus, attending networking sessions, offering job leads, hiring fellow alumni and students, and lending crucial financial support.

Alumni are located around the world, in over 100 countries and in all 50 status. The global focus of a Marshall education fosters alumni careers around the country and around the world.

Membership in the Trojan Family is IMMEDIATE

From the moment you are admitted to USC Marshall, you are part of the Trojan Family. We offer you more than just connections to other students, faculty, and industry mentors. With over 300,000 USC alumni, students have opportunities to connect with fellow Trojans throughout their lives.

Alumni stay involved by mentoring students, speaking on campus, attending networking sessions, offering job leads, hiring fellow alumni and students, and lending crucial financial support.

Alumni are located around the world, in over 100 countries and in all 50 states. The global focus of a Marshall education fosters alumni careers around the country and around the world.

Did You Know?

  • Marshall alumni span the world-alumni live in 123 countries and in all 50 U.S. states
  • Total USC alumni: 335,000
  • Total Marshall alumni: 80,000

 

You will meet so many people here that have done so much, and it’s really good to keep in contact with them. The Trojan network, it’s a real thing. It’s really amazing how much people are willing to give back to USC.

Emily Tighe

Emily Tighe, 2011
Hometown: Maryland; and Northern California