Employees step up to help students launch into the job hunt

Employees from around campus helped bring used business-appropriate clothing to students earlier this month, empowering them to take on the career hunt ahead.

Surplus Sales, with the help of employees from across campus, partnered with Student Affairs earlier this month to bring students a free “shopping” experience. The employees contributed gently-used business-appropriate clothing, which was upcycled to needy students in preparation for interviews and other professional events. Contributing units included Marshall School of Business, Financial and Business Services, and Capital Construction Development/Facilities Management Services. The event drew approximately 150 students, some of whom offered some inspiring feedback, including this message from one student:

“I have been worried for a long time now about how expensive the job hunt will be and how I can possibly afford all of it (fancy resume prints, business clothing, transportation to interviews, getting a driver’s license if I get the job, etc.) and your event was just the biggest sign of relief ever. I actually teared up from happiness when I got home with my new clothing and tried them all on. I felt so beautiful and – for once in my life – ready to tackle this stressful interview time.”

A big thank you to all the USC departments and employees who helped make this happen!


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