USC USA Careers – Career Services Specialist

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Interactive Media Division of the University of California’s School of Cinematic Arts is looking for a intelligent, motivated individual to provide career advisement services and industry relations support for students pursuing degrees in the USC Games program.

The Career Services Specialist counsels students with a range of services covering professionalization, interview and portfolio preparation, career paths, internships, and jobs. They provide industry aware advice to partners working in industry relations and career services across USC, and lead events and programs designed to help students enrolled in programs in the Interactive Media & Games Division and in the cross campus USC Games program find internships and jobs. This position also assists with maintaining student data, alumni outreach and alumni career assistance. The ideal candidate has an interest in and knowledge of the games industry and games careers and should be highly capable of advising students hoping for careers in the interactive or games industry.

Job Accountabilities

  • Counsels students and alumni with a range of services covering internships, job placement, professionalization, interviewing, portfolio, and games industry careers.
  • Coordinates with external HR partners in the games industry to arrange internship and job fairs, and integrate efforts with industry relations offices across campus.
  • Provides direction and leadership for internship, professionalization, job, and industry connection opportunities and events across the USC Games program.
  • Creates and manages programs helping place underrepresented students in their first jobs.
  • Maintains data on students and alumni jobs and placement.

This Is a Staff Benefits Eligible, Fixed Term Position.

The salary range for this position is $80K – $93K. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Minimum Experience: 4 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or related field. Four years’ counseling and human resources experience in a corporate or higher education environment, or similar industry. Leadership and guidance skills with a proven ability to manage, balance, and prioritize different tasks and projects. In-depth knowledge of federal immigration regulations, interpreting and providing guidance as to their relevance to international students. Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and occupational, career, and employment information sources. Superior level of professionalism, exceptional attention to detail, and exemplary written and oral communication, presentation, and public-speaking skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse individuals and groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment, and discretion.

Job Details:

Company: University of Southern California

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

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