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Career Development Program


Connections! works with APIDA students to connect them with alumni, other professionals, and graduate students in opportunities focused on career exploration and development.

In addition, the program explores specific challenges and opportunities Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Desi Americans encounter in the workplace and society. The program is complemented with skill-building workshops and community engagement opportunities. Since 1991, Connections! has matched over 1,500 undergraduate APIDA students to explore the diversity of various industries.

Program Details

Participants are invited to complete an application, which gives the Connections! staff a profile of your interests, career goals, and expectations of the program.

Once accepted into the program, participants will join the cohort in a variety of opportunities, including:

Two students networking with professional staff member.

Students pose for a photo with USC staff and alumni.

Interested in Connections!?

Important Dates

Applications for the Connections Program are currently open. Apply now. No deadline. Please contact for questions. 

Submit your interest in the Connections! Program today! There is no formal application to participate in the Connections! Program. You can participate in Connections! any time during the academic school year. 

Questions? Contact Connections Program Assistant, Shreya Kashyap, at