Michelle Aitala

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

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University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business


For 15+ years I've advised and coached job seekers and professionals including undergraduates, MBA students, and experienced candidates as a private consultant and in university settings.

My client-centered approach focuses on developing strong "toolbox" skills (resume and cover letters, interviewing, networking) in conjunction with effective and strategic job-searching methods with actionable steps to achieve career goals. Additionally, I've developed programs to address the needs of various populations, including working professionals, athletes, and LGBT job-seekers, through peer support initiatives, externship/job shadowing programs, career panels, and symposiums.

For fun I decided to try my hand at interior design and architecture, and spent almost 12 years designing restaurants, hotels, and spas in Los Angeles and beyond. This experience strengthened my ability as a coach and adviser to aid job-seekers transition to another function and/or industry.