USC Price School of Public Policy

Career Services

career Services

Students enrolled in courses at the USC State Capital Center receive career services assistance designed to help them find a meaningful professional opportunity. A wide range of USC alumni and other policy practitioners in Sacramento participate in USC Price career services events.

Career Development Workshops – These workshops, offered during the lunch hour or immediately after work hours, provide students with opportunities to practical skills that will enhance their career.

Career Networking Reception – USC hosts a reception in the spring for students to network with prospective Northern California employers from the public, nonprofit, and private sector.

Individual Career Advising – USC Career Services staff and/or faculty are available to provide advice to students, including introductions to professionals in their field(s) of interest.

Informational Interviews – Students can arrange meetings with alumni and other Sacramento area professionals to learn more about career opportunities, obtain counsel, and develop professional networks.

Internships – A career development and internship class is required of students with less than two years full-time work experience. (PPD 543)

Mock Interviews – Mock interviews provide students with an opportunity to practice interviewing with a caring and supportive professional.

MPA Labs – These labs increase student awareness about a broad range of topics not usually covered in the MPA curriculum.

Recruiters on Campus – Alumni and recruiters from various organizations interested in hiring USC graduates visit the campus to meet with students.

Welcome Reception – An opportunity to meet other students, faculty, alumni and the Dean at the beginning of the academic year.

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For additional information contact:

Ashleigh Stayton
Recruitment and Marketing Manager
Sol Price School of Public Policy
USC State Capital Center
1800 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 637-8970 or