The Career Development Center recognizes the important work faculty do as mentors and advisors, strongly impacting students’ career and graduate school knowledge and decision-making. 

The Career Development Center also works closely with students and alumni to explore their interests, strengths, and passions.  Over the past few years, our office has developed a number of new programs:

Presentation Request

During Fall 2020, CDev presentations will be available via Zoom only. 

The Career Development Center welcomes the opportunity to speak in classes or to student groups as our capacity allows.  We can speak or lead interactive activities around a number of career development related topics including resume writing, LinkedIn use, interviewing skills, majors exploration, and graduate school planning.  We also enjoy working with faculty and student leaders to develop presentations specific to your discipline and your students’ needs. 


To increase the likelihood that we will be able to attend your class, please fill out the request form at least two weeks in advance.  We try to accommodate as many requests as possible, but please be aware that our ability to attend classes outside of normal business hours may be limited.  We prefer faculty to be present in the class so that we can tap their expertise.

USD Student Outcome Data

We compile annual data on all students completing their undergraduate degrees. View employment, salary, graduate school, and industry information gathered over the past five years.

Hiring Information

Employer Referrals:

Faculty often have excellent industry contacts who share internship or job opportunities for students.  The Career Development Center can help these employers with custom engagement options that are effective and ethical, including invitations to career fairs, instructions to post on our online job board (Handshake), coordination of on-campus interviews with students, and more.  Simply contact Sheila Schaffzin, Assistant Director, Employer Relations (sschaffzin@sandiego.edu / 619-260-4654) to help your contacts find some Torero talent.


Assisting students in a job search:

Faculty provide valuable career guidance to students.  Assisting students in their job search can, at times, result in unanticipated or unintentional illegal or unethical actions. Please refer to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring and FERPA guidelines.

Torero Treks

Torero Treks are opportunities for University of San Diego undergraduate students to engage in career exploration by visiting leading companies in San Diego and across the nation. Faculty members have participated in Torero Treks for the past few years and we believe this is an invaluable experience for everyone involved.  

Please enter your information into the Torero Trek Interest Form if you are interested in attending a local Torero Trek.  A Career Development Center staff member will reach out to you in advance if an upcoming Torero Trek matches your interest and availability. 

We thank you for your consideration. To learn more about our Torero Trek program, please visit our Torero Trek FAQ.


Please contact the Career Development Center at careers@sandiego.edu if you have any questions.