USC Price School of Public Policy

Office of Career Services

Price Career Fair

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.



Scott has served as associate director of MBA Career Services in the USC Marshall School since 2005. During that time he created and deployed comprehensive career development planning for full-time and part-time MBA students and developed over 30 workshops annually on topics ranging from job search strategies to personal branding. Scott established and cultivated contacts with employers, increasing job placement opportunities by 25 percent. He has deep knowledge of career services and the USC campus.

Scott has a demonstrated passion for all aspects of career services, including advising students, cultivating employers, and working collaboratively to develop and execute strategic plans. He understands our setting in a policy school, and he displayed familiarity with our several degree programs and our context which spans the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Scott is committed to working with each degree programs to develop programs that serve the range of student interests, and he understands our school’s mission to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.

Prior to his work at USC Marshall, Scott worked for nine years as a financial analyst and then as a specialist in operations resource development at Mattel, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.

If you have any questions for Scott, or would just like to say hello, you can reach him at

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

Contact Information and Office Hours

  • Office Hours
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday through Friday
    650 Childs Way, RGL 108
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • Phone:
    (213) 740-0546
    (213) 740-7573