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Career Opportunities

Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs

How will a USC Rossier Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) degree benefit your career? Learn more about how our program will prepare you for employment and see how some USC Rossier alumni are using their degrees.

Employment Preparation

The PASA program prepares you for your career in education administration. In addition to being a renowned program from a prominent university, the PASA degree gives you formal expertise in key areas of your industry.

Check out these statistics about how USC Rossier prepares our alumni for employment:

85%

of PASA alums said their USC Rossier education prepared them to be more effective in their career

81%

of PASA alums said their studies at USC Rossier prepared them well for future employment

12%

Less than 12% of alumni took more than six months to find a job after graduating from USC Rossier

Career Services

USC Rossier’s Career Services website provides robust tools to help you navigate the employment process.

Explore the job portal
Find your next position, store your resume and cover letter, and set up email alerts.

Connect with alumni
Send direct messages, join groups, and get career advice.

Get event details
Meet representatives from dozens of organizations at our career fairs, or network with alumni at our leadership conferences.

Visit Career Management 101
Our complete online module helps you navigate your career with job search strategies, resume guidance, interview techniques and more.

Alumni Network

As a USC graduate, you join the Trojan Family and gain access to a variety of valuable benefits. Whether it’s assisting with your job search, connecting you with other alumni, or providing special offers, the USC alumni network supports you long after you graduate.

PASA Careers

Recent PASA graduates work in academic advising, admissions, residential life, outreach programs, volunteer centers, financial aid, and student activities. Other graduates have opted to enter PhD and EdD programs immediately, often working in the field full-time or part-time as they earn their doctorate.

Where are PASA alumni working?

PASA Alumni

Explore some of the current positions held by PASA alumni. For select alumni, you can click on a name to view their LinkedIn profile.

Academic Affairs

  • Steve Kim, ’15, Assistant Director of Executive Education, School of Business, USC
  • Adam Tekurio, ’15, Assistant Director, Master of Medical Management Program, School of Business, USC
  • Chelsea Lucio, ’13, Director of Applied Management Research Program, School of Management, UCLA
  • Adam Wyatt, ’07, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success, Georgia Regents University

Advising

  • Cristian Biviano, MEd ‘16, Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education
  • Michelle Sorochan, ’15, Academic Advisor, The Weber Honors College, San Diego State University
  • Vigor Lam, ’15, Academic Coordinator, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
  • Ashley Ramos, ’14, Academic Support Coordinator, Whittier College
  • Melissa Enanoza, ’13, Academic Advisor, St. Louis University

Athletics

  • Alex Burden, MEd ‘16, Assistant Director of Development, University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Jessica Cowan, ’14, Athletic Academic Advisor, Austin Peay State University
  • Alicia Kaptein, ’12, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement, Marist College
  • Bob Nolte, ’12, Assistant Director of Compliance, University of Missouri
  • Jeffrey Fucci, ’10, Assistant Athletic Director of Operations and Game Management, USC

Career Development

  • Lauren Ford, ’12, Career Development Specialist, College of Business, University of Houston
  • Shana Schwartz, ’12, Career Services Advisor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC
  • Liselda Fabian, ’10,Assistant Director, Internship Development, Occidental College
  • Shaine Melnick, ’10, Career Advisor for Online Programs, School of International Service, American University
  • Marcy Newman, ’07, Director of Campus Partnerships, Loyola Marymount University

Development

  • Greggory Millward, ’09, Senior Director of Development & External Relations, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy, USC
  • Sonia Salcido, ’06, Development Coordinator, Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament

Faculty

  • Dennis Kramer, ’08, Assistant Professor & Co-Director of the Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida
  • Edlyn Pena, ’04, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, California Lutheran University

Financial Aid

  • Paul Dieken, ’09, Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid, USC
  • Desiree Marquez, ’06, Scholarship Specialist, Office of Financial Aid, Mount San Antonio College

Residence Life

  • Peter Tran, ’15, Residence Hall Director, Stony Brook University
  • Alan Weinreb, ’15, Resident Director, Cal State University, San Marcos
  • Autumn Taylor, ’15, Residence Director, Loyola Marymount University
  • Kathryn Johnson, ’14, Residential Area Supervisor, USC
  • Kristine Joy Bacani, ’14, Community Director, Georgetown University

Student Life

  • Sarah Ruelas, ’15, Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development, USC
  • Jaime Allen, ’14, Student Activities Coordinator, UC Davis
  • Brittany Bowles, ’14, Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Coastal Carolina University
  • Megan Enciso, M.Ed., ‘12, Director of Student Affairs, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, University of California, Irvine
  • Monteigne Long, ’12, Coordinator, Veterans Resource Center, Cal State University, Northridge

Other

  • Michael Gorse, MEd ‘16, Center Supervisor, LGBT Resource Center
  • Carlas McCauley, ’00, Director, Center on School Turnaround, WestEd