Third Year Experience

Third-year students can find a wealth of resources here about important information to make your third year at USD successful.

Career Services

Career Services serves as a resource for USD students, alumni and employers. We support the university's community, mission and goals by promoting the professional development of students and alumni, providing personalized career counseling and services, and building productive partnerships that create career opportunities.


Internships are valuable opportunities to work directly in a career field that interests you. Internships also allow you to learn firsthand about a career field, occupation or organization. Many organizations sponsor formal internships and make them available through on-campus departments and Career Services.


ToreroLink is USD's online job and internship posting service. It offers USD students and alumni the opportunity to apply for positions with participating employers and access is approved only for USD students and alumni.

International Study Abroad

The University of San Diego provides opportunities to study abroad in over 30 countries, with programs to accommodate every student, every major and every budget. These programs can help you meet major or minor requirements, complete general education courses, and/or achieve proficiency in a second (or third) language. Programs are available for the full semester, summer or intersession.

Undergraduate research

The College of Arts and Sciences provides many opportunities for undergraduate students to work one-on-one with faculty members in undergraduate research (including creative activities) and formally present their work to the campus community.

Off-Campus Living Guide

As a University of San Diego student, you are a member of a vibrant and compassionate learning community. By making the choice to live off campus, you are joining another community that extends beyond the University of San Diego. As a result, you have certain rights and responsibilities. The residential communities throughout the San Diego area strive to maintain a quality of life that recognizes and respects all community residents. Success in achieving this objective requires commitment from everyone.


Scholarships can help supplement your financial aid and help cover the costs of attending USD. There are several scholarship opportunities available through USD as well as through Alumni Relations and several outside scholarships.

Petition to Graduate

Undergraduates should file a Graduation Petition (Bachelors) one year prior to the commencement ceremony to ensure they will be able to meet graduation requirements on time.