Alumni and Career Services
Alumni Involvement Opportunities
“One of the great strengths of the Price School – and USC – is the tradition of alumni helping current students and recent graduates connect to other professionals in their fields. This bond between past, present and future is more than a connection; it’s a commitment, and it defines what it means to be a member of the Trojan family.”
Michael Vanderbeek, MPL ’05
Director of Business Development, Broward County, FL
USC Price Jobs, Internships and Fellowships Database – PriceNet
Log onto USC’s database of internships, fellowships and job opportunities available exclusively to USC Price students and alumni. This database is updated daily with an average of 175-200 new announcements available each month.
Fellowships may be available for undergraduates and students with master’s degrees and PhDs. Most are focused on a specific area of study (e.g. civil justice, governance, education, etc.). Fellowship programs can serve as a catalyst for students to gain acceptance at graduate schools or enhance his/her resume between a master’s degree or PhD.
Career Services Alumni Partnership Program
One of the important benefits of a USC education is access to the Trojan alumni network. The Price School of Public Policy has a long history of alumni support for its Career Services programs. We encourage alumni to share professional experiences with current students, and we ask for participation in several ways:
- Career Advisement
- Career Fair/Networking Nights
- Career Development Workshops
- Professional Mentor Program
- Externship Provider
- Internship/Residency Provider
- Student Recruitment
To register for alumni volunteer opportunities, please complete and submit the Alumni Involvement Form online. Fight On!
Price Professional Mentor Program
One of the best takeaways from a USC education is your lifelong membership in the Trojan Family network. The USC Price Professional Mentor Program is one way our students leverage this resource. PPMP matches students with professionals for the academic year. Mentors serve as role models, offer advice on academic and career goals, and guide students as they develop their professional network.
Alumni and employers are in demand, as this program is highly valued by students.
We ask that all mentors set aside two to three hours per month when participating in the program. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet informally, and/or at various USC Price-sponsored events.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor (and, we hope that you are!) please contact Allyson Himelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.