Career Services

Your Experience Just Got Real

Your Career Starts Now

Career Services at University of Silicon Valley has virtual and campus resources that can help you acquire the knowledge and practical skills that will help you find the right professional opportunity. We’ll do all we can to support you and your career goals starting from day one.

Get started with the USV Career Ready Plan. This is a four-stage plan that allows students to develop employment-seeking competencies and prepare for the competitive nature of the job search. Students are highly encouraged to follow the plan and work closely with a Career Services Advisor and their Faculty Mentor. 

Meet Your Career Services Director

Jason Arana, Director of Career Services, is here for you. Yes, you. Your passion is his project, your enthusiasm his enterprise. It’s his job to see you find a job, and his success is your success. 

Start preparing for your future career by scheduling an appointment with Career Services, so you can begin discussing your hopes and dreams for the future. They’ll guide you through every step of the process, from curating your portfolio to writing your resumé and cover letter to preparing for interviews, and help you discover and explore career opportunities. 


Guidance from Elder Dragons

The Dragon Network is a grassroots networking community launched by USV community members in March 2019. Join today and start networking!

AlumniFire offers the following resources: 


Get practical advice on finding a job, exploring career paths, and succeeding at work.


Upload your resumé to get instant and personalized feedback.


Have your work reviewed by your fellow peers and professional network in the industry.


Receive help on career exploration, resumé /cover letter writing, interview preparation, and more.

Where Our Alumni Work

These Dragons have flown

And landed in some of the most prestigious companies in their respective industries–many of which are located right in our Silicon Valley backyard. 

Get Real Experience Before Getting a Real Job

USV students get hands-on learning on real projects with industry clients before they graduate. 

Seems unbelievable, right? Well, start believing. In our Real World Project Studios™, USV students work under the supervision and guidance of their professional faculty to work on actual projects in multidisciplinary teams that reflect real industry pipelines in order to gain real-world project experience. We’ve got the lights and the cameras, and we’re ready to bring the action! 

Book Your Career Services Appointment

Portrait of USV Director of Career Services Jason Arana

Schedule a one-on-one interview with Director of Career Services Jason Arana to explore your future goals and how you can achieve them. You’ll have the opportunity to cover the following:

  • Self-assessment and reflection
  • Researching your options
  • Discussing how to meet your unique goals and aspirations 

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Career Services Workshop Presentations

Chat with Our Alumni

The Career Services Department offers many career and job search workshops designed to assist students with their career development. Workshops are available upon request to student organizations, campus-wide events, and professionals like you!

This is a fireside chat with students and alumni of the University of Silicon Valley to engage with them on a wide variety of topics. 

If you would like to host a “Chat with a Pro” session for our students and alumni, please contact Jason Arana at with your availability and presentation topic. These events are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, but other days may be substituted based on the availability of the Student Body. Fireside chats are typically hosted via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Please select your topic from the list of presentation topics (click the button below to view/download). If you have further questions, please reach out to Jason Arana.