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Career Services Advisor

Career Development Los Angeles, California

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking a highly experienced and enthusiastic professional to join our high-performing team.

Reporting to the Director of Career Development, the Career Services Advisor counsels and advises undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni representing multiple majors and industries.

Career related issues are varied and may include:

  • Selecting a major
  • Job search strategies
  • Developing a resume and cover letter
  • Securing an internship
  • Interview preparation
  • Networking

Job Accountabilities:

  • Determine the advising needs of individual students and develop an action plan.
  • Develop and conduct career workshops, moderate panel discussions and create structured activities for groups and individuals.
  • Plan and execute major career events for small and large groups
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues on campus and the employer community
  • Assist with Annenberg Career Link job postings (Symplicity platform)
  • Stays current on career development trends and technologies by actively engaging and presenting at professional workshops, seminars and conferences

Please Note: This position includes some evenings and weekends as well as additional duties as assigned.



•  Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Human Resources or related field


• 2 years of related Career Services Counseling/Advisement experience in Higher Education

Candidate must possess excellent communication skills.

Salary decided upon experience.

Please provide cover letter along with resume submission.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ( was founded in 1971 with generous support from the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg has 103 full time faculty members, 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs. The School is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development courses for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining communication and journalism for the 21st century and beyond.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Minimum Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience:
1 Year

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Related education and experience in counseling and career services and advisement.

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Preferred Experience:
2 Years

REQ20047378 Posted Date: 07/15/2017

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