View All num of num See all Photos University of Southern California This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.usc.edu Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 642 Reviews 1.8k Salaries 108 Interviews Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Project Specialist Interview Los Angeles, CA University of Southern California Very informal, found out about position through a referral from another USC employee. Was hired based on my educational background, personality, and a good fit for the position/USC. I met with my future boss, discussed their research/goals and explained my background. Was hired on the spot! Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Answer Interview Answer 2 Answers This post has been removed. Please see our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service for more information. ▲ 0 ▼ Networking is key. Its hard to determine whether or not I would've had the position without the referral, but internal hiring is a commonplace at USC and other employers. But, I can tell you that I was an external hire, not internal. I've tried applying to other positions as an internal hire and have been turned down several times. So whether or not your an internal USC employee, external applicant, have a USC referral from a higher-up, you will get turned down. This job market is not fair to anyone these days. Anonymous on Aug 16, 2013 Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.