Career

From internships to post-graduation

Viterbi Career Resources

Find out how USC helps you to find and plan for your dream future. Read about what we’ve done and what some of us plan to do after graduation. Also be share to check out all the resources available to helping you!

Corporate Events

We’ve taken advantage of a variety of events hosted by Career Services like the Viterbi Career Conference and the Viterbi Industry Networking Night. Read about how we’ve networked with industry representatives to learn more about the opportunities available and to get any of our questions answered!

Professional and Diversity Orgs

Professional and diversity orgs often provide career development workshops and give you direct access to top companies. They also travel around the country for larger conferences and career fairs. Learn about how Shana scored her first internship at the National Society of Black Engineers conference.

Viterbi Career Services

The Career Services office hosts a variety of resume reviews, mock interview workshops and one on one advising. Read more about our experiences with Viterbi Career Services and how its helped us throughout the journey.

Discover how to land a job with Michael at the Viterbi Career Fair



Attending a career fair is just one way to land a job. Check out the tips below for other ways to network and find opportunities.

  • Professors

    Talk to your professor about any connections they may have

  • Upperclassmen

    Talk to your classmates and upperclassmen about their experiences.

Internships

I recently got to spend a summer as a game developer at Funktronic Labs, an indie games studio in Pasadena, CA. I loved the small studio environment which let me make personal connections and work on a wide variety of tasks by myself. I now feel more empowered to pursue my own creative practice as a games engineer from everything I learned.Zachary, Computer Science (Games) '21
Meet Zachary

From startups to tech giants, our students have interned across the globe.

How to land an internship

Companies our students have interned at

  • Tech

    Microsoft, Google, Facebook

  • Defense

    Raytheon, Northrup Grumman

  • Aerospace

    Boeing, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerospace Corp

  • Environmental

    Ramboll Environ

  • Finance

    Visa, AltaCorp Capital

Read about our Internship Experiences

Life After Graduation

Now what? Learn about our plans for after graduation. There’s hundreds of different paths to take and we have just a few to share with you. From moving up north to across the country to going corporate to starting our own companies, there are so many possibilities.

Industry
Try new organizations, apply for that job you never thought you would ever get, and little by little, your actions and their outcomes will align with your dreams.

Masters or Ph.D.
You’ll find out about more opportunities your major has to offer that you might have not known about in the beginning!

Progressive Degree Program
Progressive degree program allows you to take graduate level courses starting your senior year so that you can finish up and receive a Masters degree in only an extra year.

“I was in New York as the Sustainability Consulting Intern for Arup. While some of the skills learned in my classes came in handy, I learned a lot about energy systems and climate analysis in a new and applied way beyond what we learn in class. I’m excited to see how much more I will learn as I continue my professional career post-graduation!” – Camila ’20

“I spoke with my PhD advisor… about why she decided to pursue her PhD and she gave me a lot of good advice. After getting her Master’s degree, she worked in industry for a couple of years, but felt that working in the industry wasn’t independent enough for her liking. She was more interested in studying one specific topic and she decided that pursuing her PhD was the best way to do that.” – Yingyu ’19

“I was recently admitted to USC’s Progressive Degree Program, which lets students start taking graduate classes early to get a head start on their Master’s degree, so I’m really looking forward to these more advanced engineering courses. While I do love my major, the coursework has been even more engaging so far.” – Jacob ’21