2014-2017 Strategic Plan

Career Development

 

2013careers1. Expand coordination and collaboration with all career services operations throughout the university. The reputation of an institution of higher learning is built on its track record of ensuring that graduates are competitive in the job market and/or post-graduation academic pursuit. Fundamental to a successful program are the collaborative efforts that guide students toward post-graduation opportunities. All USC schools and departments will be encouraged to utilize a number of available technological tools focused on the career development process.

2. Engage academic advisors through the USC Career Center Certification Program. Advisors are critical to students’ academic progress. They fulfill an ideal role in guiding students and assisting in launching their career paths. The Career Center Certification Program includes specific skills geared toward identifying options for career opportunities. All academic advisors will be encouraged to enroll in the Certification Program.

3. Collect and analyze post-graduation outcomes for undergraduates. The university is committed to assisting students following graduation, whether they choose to apply for employment or enroll in graduate studies. Through enhanced coordination, collaboration, and partnerships, the Career Development Center will conduct broader post-graduation data and analyze such data to advise students of post-graduation options.

4. Integrate graduate and professional school resources into the Provost’s initiative for the Undergraduate Plan for a Career. Graduate level pursuits are often interwoven into students’ career aspirations. Increasingly in today’s society, advanced degrees are necessary for broadening career options. Graduate and professional school resources will be expanded in conjunction with the Provost’s initiative for the Undergraduate Plan for a Career.