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Success After Undergraduate

We will help you get there.

Your Future is Bright

In addition to university-wide resources such as the USC Career Center, the Viterbi School focuses its efforts to assist students in their next steps beyond graduation with our Viterbi Career Connections (VCC) office. VCC offers career-focused support to prepare you for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment post-graduation. We host a variety of technical companies throughout the year with job openings to fill! You will begin to take advantage of extensive career support specifically for engineering students beginning in your first year.

It all starts with advisement. Academic advisement is mandatory every semester at the Viterbi School. In addition to discussing your course plan and selection, we will also discuss your future and how to connect what you do now with what you want to do later. Career-focused discussions begin in your first year to help you navigate the ideas related to your academic path including various graduate school programs in addition to job opportunities.

Along with employers, we host a number of workshops, information sessions, and large scale events year-round to assist you with planning your next steps. Resume writing, finding an internship/co-op, a number of networking events, the annual Viterbi Career and Internship Expo, and our large semi-annual Engineering Career Fairs give students a number of ways to meet employers and explore future opportunities

Class of 2023

According to our graduation surveys, approximately 71% of our recent graduating classes were headed for employment at the point of graduation while about 25% of them went on to graduate studies. The remaining students pursued service in opportunities such as a Fellowship, starting their own venture, Peace Corps, Teach for America, military service, etc.

Industry

Graduate Programs

Other (Fellowship, Self Venture, Military, Service, etc.)

Average Reported Salary

The average starting salary reported back to us for the class of 2023 was $98,300 (32% higher than the national average of engineering and comp sci. graduates).

98,300

USC Viterbi BS Degrees

73,624

National Average of ENGR/CS BS Degrees
Source: Winter 2023 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Viterbi Career Events

There are countless events on campus each semester to network with companies and land your dream job or internship.  Each semester, Viterbi hosts the Viterbi Career and Internship Expo, a 3 day event that includes Trojan Talks, Product Demo’s and a full day Career & Internship Fair.  The How to Get Hired series is a multi-day event that helps undergraduate and graduate students develop key professional skills while connecting with Viterbi industry partners and alumni. Activities include employer-led presentations and discussions, 1:1 resume reviews, 1:1 mock interviews, and networking opportunities with industry partners

Interested in Working at a Startup?

Viterbi cultivates an entrepreneurial culture through a variety of sources – from Viterbi’s Startup Garage to the annual Maseeh Prize Competition.  Every year, SparkSC hosts a Startup Career Fair on campus.  Over 50 startup organizations come to campus recruiting top talent like you for jobs and internships within their small company cultures.  This unique opportunity allows students to network with startups and learn more about the climate and culture of working at a new company.

Student Stories

USC Viterbi students discuss their plans after graduation

Some Companies Our Students Work For

This list is far from exhaustive, but here is a sample of the companies our graduates work for.

  • Abbott
  • Accenture
  • Acquity Group
  • Advanced Medical Optics
  • Aera Energy LLC
  • AeroVironment Inc.
  • Alcon
  • Altera Corporation
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amben Inc.
  • Aon
  • Apple
  • Applied Signal Technology, Inc.
  • Arrow Electronics
  • AT&T
  • ATK Launch Systems
  • Avanade Inc.
  • BAE Systems
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies
  • Barclays
  • Baxter Bioscience
  • Bird
  • Blackstone
  • Bloomberg
  • The Boeing Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • BP America
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Butler Engineering, Inc.
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Capgemini US LLC
  • Capital IQ
  • Capital One
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • CH2M Hill
  • Chevron
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citadel
  • Citigroup
  • City of Los Angeles- Bureau of Sanitation
  • City of Los Angeles- Public Works Sanitation
  • Clark Construction Group, LLC
  • Clarkston Consulting
  • Code.org
  • Cognizant
  • Coinbase Inc.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP
  • Deluxe Digital Studios
  • Denali Software
  • DIRECTV
  • Doordash
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Dropbox
  • Duolingo
  • eBay
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • eHarmony
  • Electronic Arts
  • Energy Corporation of America
  • ENSR/AECOM
  • Ericsson
  • Ernst & Young
  • ev3, Neurovascular
  • Extron Electronics
  • ExxonMobil
  • Frito-Lay
  • Garmin International
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • General Electric
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Global Foundries
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Halliburton
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hitachi Consulting Corporation
  • HJ Heinz Company
  • Honda R&D Americas
  • Honeywell
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • IBM
  • Infosys
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jacobs
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • JVC Builders
  • Kaiser Permanente- Information Technology
  • Kiewit Pacific Co
  • KLA-Tencor
  • KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • L-3 Communications, Electron Technologies
  • Laserfiche
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Los Angeles Dpt. of Water and Power
  • Lyft
  • Masimo
  • M.C. Gill Corporation
  • MathWorks
  • Maxim Integrated Products
  • MaxLinear, Inc.
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Medtronic Diabetes
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morley Builders
  • Motorola
  • MWH Global
  • Navy Engineering Programs
  • NBC Universal
  • Nordstrom
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • NVIDIA
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Oracle Corproation
  • OSIsoft, LLC
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Parsons
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • PayPal Inc.
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
  • Precision Castparts Corp (PCC)
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Qualcomm
  • Raytheon Company
  • Ready at Dawn Studios
  • Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Riot Games
  • Riverbed Technology
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung
  • SanDisk Corporation
  • SAP America
  • Schlumberger
  • Siemens Water Technologies, Corp.
  • Skanska
  • Snap, Inc
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Southern California Edison
  • SpaceX
  • Square
  • Supertex, Inc.
  • Swinerton
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Ticketmaster
  • T-Mobile
  • Transportation Foundation of LA
  • Trip Advisor
  • Turner Construction
  • Uber
  • Urban Science
  • URS Corporation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LA
  • U.S. Air Force
  • USC Information Sciences Insitute
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • ValueClick
  • Vensoft Inc.
  • Verizon
  • Virgin Galactic
  • Virgin Orbit
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Wayfair LLC
  • Webcor Builders
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whatsbusy
  • Workday
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yahoo!
  • Zynga

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