Perks – privileges of USC employment

Child care, wellness, employee discounts – even help with buying a home! Scroll down for all that and much more…

Child care

With two centers near UPC and two more near HSC, child care is a lot more convenient

Work/life balance

USC’s Center for Work and Family Life offers free and confidential counseling and a host of other health-enhancing services

Wellness resources

Resources to enhance both your physical and emotional health:

Be Well USC – USC’s comprehensive wellness site, encouraging work/life balance and health across the spectrum

Ergonomics – Ergonomics is a science that can generally be thought of as fitting your job to you, rather then you accommodating to fit the job. The goals of USC’s Ergonomics Program are to prevent injuries, improve comfort, facilitate return to work after an injury, provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, and increase overall productivity

RecSports – a goldmine of resources to keep you healthy, including walking maps of campus, fitness classes, and on-campus gym memberships

Smoking cessation resources – help is available from a wide variety of sources

Weight Watchers at Work program at USC

Low-cost psychotherapy – The USC Psychology Services Center is a teaching clinic located at UPC offering science-based, low-cost psychotherapy. They treat individual adults, couples, families, and children, and also offer group therapy on a variety of topics (e.g., social anxiety, mindfulness)

Trojan Farmers Market – fresh produce brought to UPC and HSC weekly during the school year

Employee discounts

Watch our “60 second scoop” on discounts… then visit the discounts page for details, including ticket office and surplus sales information

Neighborhood homeownership

USC will help you buy a house in the neighborhood! The program encourages benefits-eligible employees to purchase and occupy homes in the neighborhoods surrounding UPC and HSC – and will pay up to $50,000 toward a home. See the program website for maps of the qualifying areas and further information.

Employee recognition opportunities

Everything from prestigious annual awards to casual colleague-to-colleague shout outs… and did you know USC has earned recognition too – as a great place to work?

President’s Award for Staff Achievement – highest recognition for staff employees

Epic Experience Awards (coming soon)

Ethics in Action Hero awards (contact the Office of Compliance)

Staff appreciation

Milestone videos

Faculty awards and distinctions

Staff Assembly monthly awards

Top Notch Trojans – employee shout-out program

Award-winning workplace

USC is proud to offer its employees an award-winning workplace, year in and year out!

Public service loan forgiveness

Working at USC means special benefits related to some federal education loans with public service loan forgiveness.

Perks for veterans

USC is one of only two major universities across the nation that has continuously maintained close and strong bonds with the armed services. The university hosts annual military appreciation events and sponsors numerous programs to help both active and retired military.


See photos from our career event for veterans:

2014 Serving Those Who Serve