Mr. Carl Martellino

University of Southern California - Career Center

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University of Southern California - Career Center


Carl Martellino graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a BA in Psychology and a specialization in Business Administration and from the UCLA Graduate School of Education with an MA in Education with honors. Since that time, Carl has worked in the fields of healthcare, business, law and education where he has built an award-winning and successful career in student affairs, receiving awards from CASE District VII as well as from the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) for his outstanding contributions to the field of career services.

Carl has led and inspired career center staff at UCLA, Pomona College, and USC. At Pomona College and USC Carl has been responsible for alumni and student career services, budgetary oversight, and operations. Carl’s versatility has allowed him to be successful in both small college and large research university settings where he has served as a member of the senior leadership team within Student Affairs. Under his leadership the USC Career Center was ranked as one of the top 20 in the nation by Princeton Review.

Carl has been recognized for his innovation and broad, in-depth knowledge with the application and development of career services related technologies. Carl has served as an advisory council member for MonsterTrak, Symplicity, and other technology-based platforms for student career development. Carl has also developed the Career Access Resource Library (CARL) online career library resource for students and alumni.

Carl has been active in the field and his leadership roles include being a contributor on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Future Directions Task Force, Past President of the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE), and President of the Western Association of Colleges and Employers (WACE), where he successfully led the organization through a merger process with the Rocky Mountain Association to form the new association, MPACE. Carl has presented at national and regional conferences on a variety of career services topics. Carl has been quoted in national media, including USAToday, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles times, New York Times and other newsprint.