Office of Career Services
For more than 80 years, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (formerly USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development) has prepared some of the nation’s most dedicated leaders and connected them with influential organizations that help solve the world’s most complex challenges. As one of the nation’s elite professional schools, the USC Price School delivers graduates who are diverse, driven, and well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to the organizations they serve.
The USC Price School believes that its graduates will make a difference in the world. The Office of Career Services is committed to helping students and alumni achieve this goal.
On April 2, the USC Price Office of Career Services hosted our second annual invitation-only Jobs Fair designed to help employers hire USC Price School students. With nearly 65 organizations and 140 students in attendance, the Price community gathered for an eventful afternoon filled with career development opportunities in the public policy and administration, urban planning and healthcare administration fields. This year, the event was ingrained even further into the Price community by being held in the brand new Franklin Courtyard outside of Lewis Hall directly on the University Park Campus.
The afternoon kicked off with a private employer reception where light refreshments were served and employers were greeted by Dean Jack Knott. The main events included an Employer Showcase, in which six organizations were able to discuss their company with interested students while the Job Fair took place outside in courtyard and students and employers were able to mingle and discuss potential employment and internship opportunities.
The evening concluded with a speech from Dr. Marlon Boarnet which led into the Networking Mixer, where students, alumni, faculty, staff and organizations representatives were able to network and building professional relationships in a more relaxed atmosphere. With feedback from both students and employers – such as “I could see how much effort the career services staff have put to make it successful,” “very high quality with the food, wine, DJ, tall tables, signage, etc. It was very professionally done once again!” and “the students I met were wonderful for our staff positions” – we look forward to making this event an annual tradition!
How to make an appointment for Career Advisement
It’s now easier than ever to make an appointment with a Price career advisor! 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!
Please note that while you may meet with any of our advisors, each advisor has a focus area:
- Scott Turner – Director of Career Services
- Seema Yedavalli – Public Administration and Public Policy
- Lisa Luna – Health Administration
- Zarui Chaparyan – Planning and Real Estate
*Additional advising appointments are available on a walk-in basis only on Fridays in STU B-1 from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm.
Career Services Team
Scott Turner (bio)
Phone: (213) 740-7481
Seema Yedavalli (bio)
Phone: (213) 740-0533
Lisa Luna (bio)
Career Services Coordinator
Phone: (213) 740-0546
Zarui Chaparyan (bio)
Career Services Advisor
Phone: (213) 740-8174
Contact Information and Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
650 Childs Way, RGL 108
Los Angeles, CA 90089