Career Guidance

To succeed in life, graduates often need more than a degree. The University of San Diego understands this and provides an experienced career service department for students preparing for life after graduation.

Career services emphasizes a personal approach to career planning. The counselors provide advice ranging from résumés to specifically tailored approaches towards job interviews. Counselors conduct frequent workshops on job searching, as well as targeted sessions for clubs and classes. They also provide individual assistance with career decision making and graduate school planning.

Career services collaborates with alumni, academic departments and student organizations to host annual events such as the Internship Fair Fall Semester, the Graduate School Fair Fall Semester, the Career Expo Spring Semester, and the Majors Fair Spring Semester. Recently, Career services has brought in recruiters from the FBI, CIA, Merrill Lynch, and Kaiser Permanente. Additionally, Career services also coordinates multiple alumni events each year for students to network and hear about recent graduates’ experiences.

"We're part of the educational process at USD. We teach lifelong skills, starting with the skills that students need right now while they're in college, when they're about to graduate and when they get that first job and get launched." - Linda Scales, director, USD Career Services