Career Services, Programs, and Events
Explore USC Price’s wide array of opportunities to cultivate job leads and your professional network. From the moment you arrive on campus until the time you graduate, you can be planning for a successful and productive career.
- Career Advisement – tailored to individual needs of each student, but typically include:
- Resume and cover letter reviews
- Professional development plan assistance
- Identifying a targeted job
- Networking skills
- Interview preparation
- PriceNet – Internship and employment opportunities
- Student business cards
- Student gold name tags
- Professional Mentor Program (Fall Semester)
- Externship Program (Spring Semester)
- International Opportunities for USC Price Students
- International Labs
- The World Bank
- Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD)
- Hong Kong America Center (HKAC)
- Shanghai Center for Sustainability
- Career Fair (Fall Semester)
- Job Fair (Spring Semester)
- Networking Nights (Fall and Spring Semester)
- Employer Information Sessions (Fall and Spring Semester)
- Professional Development Workshops (Fall and Spring Semester)
We encourage you to meet regularly with USC Price Career Services staff in addition to a Career Counselor at the USC Career Center. Both offer in-depth guidance related to your career goals and degree program.
Internship, Mentor, and Job Search Resources
USC Price Office of Career Services encourages all students to take advantage of internships, externships, fellowships, career workshops, individual career advising and a variety of new opportunities that come available.
PriceNet – USC Price Online Event and Employment Portal
PriceNet is an exclusive online database for internships, fellowships, and job opportunities. Available only to current USC Price students and USC Price alumni, it includes listings for:
- Health Administration
- Public Administration
- Real Estate
- Employer Submitted Internships
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.
PMP 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.
The Externship Program is an extended “shadowing” opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. It is concentrated around spring break so students can spend three to five days working directly with professionals on substantive projects.
Professionals are able to examine the student’s interest, skills, and competencies as a potential future employee or intern.
Career Development Events
Organizations from across the public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors come to campus to share information about employment, internship, fellowship, and volunteer opportunities. Learn more »
USC Price Career Services hosts two Networking Nights during the academic year — one in fall and one in spring. Students tap into organizations with a history of hiring Price School graduates. Networking Nights are geared toward students finding professionals and alumni who share in their specific area of public policy interest. Learn more about the Fall 2016 Networking Night »