Career Pathways

USC Dornsife Career Pathways believes students and alumni are capable of becoming who they want to be and achieving their career goals. Our dedicated team of career services professionals provide comprehensive career advising services, programs, and resources to support students’ and alumni’s career development, employment, and graduate school education. Students and alumni are encouraged to utilize Career Pathways services and resources to manage their career.

Career Pathways is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (Pacific Time) for both in-person and remote (on-line) advisement, programs, and services to support your career exploration and readiness.

Meet the Team

Octavio Avila



Caroline Fraissinet, Ed.D

Director of Internship Programs | Employer Relations


Laury DeSanctis

Assistant Director of Student & Alumni Engagement

Alumni Mentorship Program


Jennifer O’Connor

Sr. Career Advisor

Pre-Law & Graduate School Advising



John Foulger

Sr. Career Advisor


Law School Graduate Assistants

Aeverie Polintan

USC Gould Law Student Advisor (L3)

Briana Niu

USC Gould Law Student Advisor (L3)

Erica Hur

Marketing & Communication | USC Gould Law (L3)

Madeline Hoye

Marketing & Communication | USC Gould Law (L3)

Peer Career Advisors

USC Dornsife Career Pathways’ Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) provide peer-to-peer support to encourage career readiness in USC Dornsife students.  PCAs volunteer their time, virtually and in-person, to lead marketing efforts, engage with high-profile alumni, advise Dornsife students on a variety of career topics, and support Career Pathways with programming efforts.

PCAs participate in weekly personal and professional development sessions, receive training across relevant topics including resume writing, networking, LinkedIn usage, job/ internship research, data analysis and more.  The PCA program provides students the opportunity to grow as professionals, leaders, and mentors within the Trojan community.

Want to be a PCA?

Students interested in serving as a PCA must have Freshman, Sophomore or Junior class standing and major (or minoring) in USC Dornsife. Contact Kristine Anassian for more information.

Contact & Visit

USC Dornsife Career Pathways

3601 Watt Way | Grace Ford Salvatori – GFS 320

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: 213.740.2534 | E-mail:


Hours of Operation

M-F | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM