The USC Iovine and Young Academy is committed to supporting our students’ professional and career development through a variety of programs and opportunities, including:
> Career advising
> Professional development workshops
> Resume and cover letter labs
> On Campus Recruitment with industry partners, recruiters, hiring managers, and USC alumni
> Industry Speaker Series and networking events
> Experiential education opportunities such as local Career Treks as well as Domestic and International Study Tours
> Access to curated internship opportunities through the Academy’s IYA Industry Connect and IYA Industry recruiting events
> Additional resources via USC's Career Center
Students are expected to be fully engaged in their professional development from day one of their time at the Academy, proactively seeking and preparing for opportunities as they arise, and self-directing as they navigate their professional or career pathway.
The Academy strongly encourages internships which allow students to put their skills into practice in a real-world work environment, while expanding their professional networks. The wide-ranging nature of the Academy's curicular elements, along with its focus on critcal thinking, prepares students for internships and careers in a variety of industries and fields.
IYA Industry Connect is a comprehensive online internship and job database where Academy students and employers can connect. The database offers students the opportunity to cultivate job leads and augment their professional network. From their first day with the Academy until they graduate, students can plan for a successful and dynamic career. Available specifically to Academy students, IYA Industry Connect provides direct and exclusive access to the latest internship and job opportunities. To access this database, Academy students can click on the appropriate link below.
Employers are able to post jobs and internships, and search for qualified candidates. To post an opportunity, please click the “Employers” button.
Academy students have interned with the following organizations:
Boston Consulting Group
Create Advertising Group
Create and Cultivate
Digital Product School
Drops Tech Startup
Fox 11 (KTTV)
Game Show Network
Knock Knock LLC
Los Angeles Times
MAKE IT IN LA (Los Angeles Mayor’s Office initiative)
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nippon Wealth Limited
Oculus VR Inc.
PayPal Holdings, Inc.
White Mountain Agency
Teens Exploring Technology
The Creator’s Hotel
The Honest Company
The Westley Group
The Zoe Report
Two Bit Circus
Verizon Digital Media
VT Pro Design
Zumper / Kleiner Perkins Fellowship