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  • USC Dornsife provides students with the foundational education and practical training to adapt and rise with an ever-changing world. With over 140 majors and minors and a collection of co-curricular opportunities, students are able to create an educational experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

    This cross-curricular experience is key to personal growth and the exploration of professional pathways. Every student's experience is unique. USC Dornsife students create their path at USC and set a foundation for a career or professional pathway upon graduation. There is no one way to create a path. However, we encourage students to self-assess, explore opportunities, decide on and take action early and often during the undergraduate years.

    The goal is to graduate as an educated and engaged citizen as well as with the experiences, skill-sets, and networks conducive to a career in graduate or professional school, fellowships or scholarships, professional work and beyond.

    For more information, visit the Career Pathways page.

  • USC Career Center


    The USC Career Center is central to the on-going preparation of Dornsife College students as they prepare to enter the job market. The mission of the Career Center is to provide exceptional career services to all members of the Trojan Family. For more information please visit: The USC Career Center

Career Possibilities for Liberal Arts Majors

The Value of an Internship

42%: Rate at which college graduates with internship experience are offered first-time job offers compared to 30% for graduates with no internship experience (NACE, 2010).

$41,600: Average salary for entry-level positions for college graduates with internship experience (NACE, 2010).

$34,600: Average salary for entry-level positions for college graduates with no internship experience (NACE, 2010).

$7,000: Difference in dollars for not having internship experience for first-year employment

What can you do with an extra $7,000 dollars?