In the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences connections between academic study, professional pathway development and career options are a vital part of each student’s education. To enhance opportunities and preparation for our students, USC Dornsife is offering a series of courses as part of a new Second-Year Inquiry (SYI) program to promote professional pathway and career exploration. The SYI program is designed to engage students’ intellectual interests by exploring the relationship of their academic studies to the co-curricular development of professional pathways and specific career goals.
Each course focuses on academic and professional preparation, career exploration and the promotion of transferable skills for entering graduate/professional schools, or the workplace upon graduation. Students will receive additional support and guidance from faculty, academic advisors and career counselors, as well as mentorship from successful professionals in related careers who work outside of the university.
Art Auerbach, Political Science
Shinichi Sakata, Economics
Miranda Barone, Psychology
Octavio Avila, Director, Student Special Services
Lillian Coye, Assistant Director, Social Sciences
Karina Chicas, Academic Advisor, Economics
Viannda Hawkins & Geinel Johnson, Pre-Law Advisement
David Gingansky, Senior Career Counselor