USC Price School of Public Policy

Office of Career Services


 

The Price Office of Career Services connects students motivated to solve local and global problems with practitioners who already are. By empowering students to navigate career complexity, we help create life-long, fulfilling careers.

The team in the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Office of Career Services supports our institutional commitment to launch students compelled to serve local and global communities. Student-centric and collaborative, we aspire to create a portfolio of programs and activities that tailor to the distinctive and diverse array of students’ occupational ambitions and employers’ hiring needs. To this end, our work is guided by the following principles:

EXPERTISE-DRIVEN
Charged to deliver career education and training, we recruit information-seeking staff who strive to remain abreast of world of work culture, existing and burgeoning career pathways, and best-practice sharing in our field.

ACCESSIBLE
We serve many stakeholders, but our students come first. Our approachable staff empowers students to thrive in ambiguity with confidence and self-awareness.

PROFESSIONAL CONNECTORS
We see ourselves as the architects of connection, forging valuable relationships within the community and inculcating a career culture on the Price campus. In support of expanding and showcasing the Trojan network, we connect people to people, resources to students, and theory to practice.

GLOBALLY-MINDED AND COMMUNITY-CENTRIC
“Think global, act local.” We embrace this motto. In an ever changing and interconnected world, we recognize the importance of training a culturally competent staff to design programming that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to broaden student perspectives enabling them to see the widest range of careers possible.

 

Students

Students

Career exploration and planning is a defining element of every student’s USC Price experience. Our staff maintains strong connections with employers and alumni across the public policy sphere, and we provide resources that give students a competitive advantage after graduation. In fact, from the moment a student arrives on campus, USC Price encourages individuals to consider what his or her future will look like, and our team will help you to determine which steps to take to get there.

We believe Price School graduates are among the most diverse, driven, and well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to the organizations they serve. We are excited to support you in achieving your goals.

Are you an alum?
We also offer a variety of alumni involvement opportunities.

Employers

Employers

The USC Price Office of Career Services connects great employers with highly qualified students and alumni who want to contribute to your organization’s growth and success. Our students have had the benefit of working with leading faculty and professional mentors in areas including public and nonprofit management, health care administration, urban planning, policy analysis and managing international programs.

We invite employers to partner with USC Price Office of Career Services. From posting an opportunity to establishing your organization’s presence on campus, we hope that you build a relationship with our students so that we can improve communities together.

Programming

Resources

The team within the Office of Career Services prides ourselves in offering customized guidance to all of our students. By connecting each of you to the right tools and resources, you will be prepared to enter the professional arena. From career treks, to mentoring, to career fairs, to networking events with employers and alumni, our office will provide you support and advisement every step of your path.

Explore USC Price’s wide array of career services, programs, and events to cultivate job leads and your professional network.

To view all of our upcoming events, please visit the Price Career Services Calendar.


How to make an appointment for Career Advisement

If you are interested in getting your resume reviewed, please bring your document to My Resume Bar. Hosted three times a week in the RGL Student Lounge (Monday 1130-1, Wednesday 5-630 and Thursday 230-4), one of our trained Peer Advisors will review your document and give you a granola bar! Or chocolate, if that is more your speed. For other appointment types, just log onto your PriceNet account, click Calendar and Request New Appointment. Choose the availability that best works for your schedule. You can even download your appointment to your own personal calendar!

You may meet with any of our advisors:

  • Valerie Savior – Director of Career Services
  • Allyson Himelstein – Assistant Director of Career Services

*Additional advising appointments are available on a walk-in basis on Fridays in STU B-1 from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm.

Career Services Team

  • Valerie Savior (bio)
    Director of Career Services
    Phone: (213) 740-7481
    E-mail: savior@usc.edu
  • Allyson Himelstein (bio)
    Assistant Director of Career Services
    Phone: (213) 740-0546
    E-mail: ahimelst@usc.edu

Contact Information and Office Hours

  • Office Hours
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday through Friday
    Address:
    3518 Trousdale Parkway
    VKC, Suite 382
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
  • Phone:
    (213) 740-0546
    Twitter:
    @PriceCareers
    Email:
    price.careers@usc.edu

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