Preparing for a career after college is an integral part of a USC Dornsife education.  The “Work it” series are instructional seminars designed to promote career literacy and engage students in career readiness exercises so they are able to manage their own career.  Individuals are encouraged to attend all seminars to maximize career literacy.

All seminars are virtual.  RSVP on via Handshake (COMING SOON!!) by clicking images or links below.

 

Assess it: Deciding Your Career Path

Sep 4th, 2024 3:00 PM -4:00 PM

Description
  • Identify tools to assess your values, interests and skills
  • Understand how to develop your “career vocabulary”
  • Explore career options based on values
  • Identify careers available in light of your major
  • Develop your industry/ company list
Do it: Job & Internship Search RSVP

Do it: Job & Internship Search

Sep 5th, 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description
  • Identify USC and public job/ internship boards
  • Learn how to find similar job titles to interested positions
  • Determine additional relevant skills to develop
  • Understand best practices for after you apply
Write It: Writing Impressive Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters RSVP

Write It: Writing Impressive Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters

Sep 11th, 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description
  • Discover how to format a resume, CV, and cover letter
  • Learn how to write effective bullet points
  • Discover how to articulate and tailor your relevant skills using past accomplishments and experiences
  • Determine key resume/ CV content
Connect it: Advanced Networking RSVP

Connect it: Advanced Networking

Sep 12th, 2024  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description
  • Understand how to and with whom to network
  • Learn how to develop networking talking points
  • Tips to track your network & maintain your connections
  • Identify on-campus and public networking resources
Cover It: Cover Letters & Business Communication RSVP

Own it: Maximizing Internships and Developing Business Communication

Sep 17th, 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  RSVP

Description

  • Identify strategies to make a good first impression during the first week of your internship
  • Understand practices to implement to stand out as an intern
  • Review general tips for business communication (i.e., email, text, and phone)
Link it: Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile RSVP

Link it: Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

Sep 18th, 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description
  • Learn strategies to develop your LinkedIn profile
  • Discuss LinkedIn strategies to advance your career
  • Identify tools and resources available on LinkedIn to expand your network, explore careers, and help your job/ internship search
Share it: Interviewing 101 RSVP

Share it: Interviewing 101

Oct 2, 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description
  • Understand virtual and in-person interview etiquette
  • Learn the types of questions to expect and what interviewers want to hear in your responses
  • Tips on structuring your responses for typical interview Qs
  • Strategies on how to dress to impress
  • Tips for end of (questions)/ post interview (thank you cards)
Close it: Salary Negotiating & Evaluating Job Offers RSVP

Close it: Salary Negotiating & Evaluating Job Offers

Oct 17th, 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description
  • Identify compensation aspects in addition to base salary
  • Learn budgeting skills to apply during salary research
  • Discuss strategies and tools for negotiating your salary
  • Communication templates for accepting/ declining offers
  • Best practices for when and how to ask for a raise