Office of Career Services
The Price Office of Career Services connects students motivated to solve local and global problems with practitioners who already are. By empowering students to navigate career complexity, we help create life-long, fulfilling careers.
The team in the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Office of Career Services supports our institutional commitment to launch students compelled to serve local and global communities. Student-centric and collaborative, we aspire to create a portfolio of programs and activities that tailor to the distinctive and diverse array of students’ occupational ambitions and employers’ hiring needs. To this end, our work is guided by the following principles:
Charged to deliver career education and training, we recruit information-seeking staff who strive to remain abreast of world of work culture, existing and burgeoning career pathways, and best-practice sharing in our field.
We serve many stakeholders, but our students come first. Our approachable staff empowers students to thrive in ambiguity with confidence and self-awareness.
We see ourselves as the architects of connection, forging valuable relationships within the community and inculcating a career culture on the Price campus. In support of expanding and showcasing the Trojan network, we connect people to people, resources to students, and theory to practice.
GLOBALLY-MINDED AND COMMUNITY-CENTRIC
“Think global, act local.” We embrace this motto. In an ever changing and interconnected world, we recognize the importance of training a culturally competent staff to design programming that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to broaden student perspectives enabling them to see the widest range of careers possible.
Career exploration and planning is a defining element of every student’s USC Price experience. Our staff maintains strong connections with employers and alumni across the public policy sphere, and we provide resources that give students a competitive advantage after graduation. In fact, from the moment a student arrives on campus, USC Price encourages individuals to consider what his or her future will look like, and our team will help you to determine which steps to take to get there.
We believe Price School graduates are among the most diverse, driven, and well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to the organizations they serve. We are excited to support you in achieving your goals.
The USC Price Office of Career Services connects great employers with highly qualified students and alumni who want to contribute to your organization’s growth and success. Our students have had the benefit of working with leading faculty and professional mentors in areas including public and nonprofit management, health care administration, urban planning, policy analysis and managing international programs.
We invite employers to partner with USC Price Office of Career Services. From posting an opportunity to establishing your organization’s presence on campus, we hope that you build a relationship with our students so that we can improve communities together.
The USC Price School Office of Career Services remains available to you even after you graduate. The Price School is committed to serving our vibrant alumni community — by providing advisement and insights as you explore career opportunities; by helping you connect with current Price students for job and internship openings; and by keeping you posted on how to become more involved in the Trojan Family.
How to make an appointment for Career Advisement
If you are interested in getting your resume reviewed, please bring your document to My Resume Bar. Hosted two times a week in the RGL Student Lounge (Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm and Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm), one of our trained Peer Advisors will review your document and give you a granola bar! Or chocolate, if that is more your speed. For other appointment types, 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!
You may meet with any of our advisors:
- Valerie Savior – Director of Career Services
- Allyson Himelstein – Assistant Director of Career Services
- Dominic Alletto – Associate Director of Employer Relations
Career Services Team
- Valerie Savior (bio)
Director of Career Services
Phone: (213) 740-7481
- Dominic Alletto (bio)
Associate Director of Employer Relations
Phone: (213) 740‑9109
- Allyson Dhindsa (bio)
Assistant Director of Career Services
Phone: (213) 740-0546
- Seta Kenady (bio)
Associate Director of Employer Relations
Phone: (213) 740‑8174
Contact Information and Office Hours
- Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
3518 Trousdale Parkway
VKC, Suite 382
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626