Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!


History Department Open House

Thinking about becoming a History Major or Minor? Interested in taking a History class? Just curious about History? Join fellow students and faculty to chat about History and enjoy light refreshments at our Open House Event!

Date: Tuesday, October 21st
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: SOS 250

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions will be available. Meet faculty to talk about their courses, research, and your shared interests in History.

 

EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!

EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!

Global East Asia

Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014

Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more!

http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/gea/

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

FLAS fellowships are provided by EASC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. Academic year award for $10,000 tuition and $5000 stipend. Summer award for up to $5000 tuition and $2500 stipend.

http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/flas/

USC Career Fest 2014: East Asia Career Panel – 1.28.2014

USC East Asian Studies Center invites you to our second annual East Asia Career Panel as part of USC Career Fest 2014!

Career Fest 2014: East Asia Career Panel

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

4:00-6:00 PM

Student Union (STU) B3, USC

RSVP here before the week of the event.

Want to use East Asian language and area studies skills in your future job but not sure how? Come learn about different career options from our panel of experts! All USC students are welcome.

Please join us for the second annual East Asia Career Panel as a part of USC Career Fest 2014. Our impressive alumni panelists come from East Asia-related professions in international trade, business consultancy, immigration services and foreign affairs, and marketing and communications. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity.

Panelists

· Terri L. BatchSenior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

· Nancy ChaoSenior Consultant, IBM Strategy and Transformation

· Patrick DdibaImmigration Services Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

· Jojo Li  – Global Marketing Manager, Entertainment Insight & MOKU iMedia

For more information about each of the panelists, please visit the official event page on the EASC website.

Please be sure to RSVP online before the week of the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Global East Asia 2014 – Applications due January 24, 2014

Dear students,

Are you interested in studying abroad in China, Japan or Korea this summer with all major travel expenses covered? Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more. By taking EASC-360: Global East Asia, an upper-division area studies course taught by USC faculty, students from a variety of majors and language backgrounds experience East Asia in a unique way.

Applications are available online and are due on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:00pm. Now’s the perfect time to ask for recommendations and start getting your application together!

A video of the October info session can be found here.

You can also look at photos and read about past students’ experiences at the Global East Asia Blogs:

We look forward to your applications!

Best,
EASC

EASC 2014-2015 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Award

USC East Asian Studies Center provides USC undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships to study Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. Both summer and academic year awards are available. Website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/flas

East Asian Studies Center 2014-2015 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

FLAS fellowships are provided by EASC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for undergraduate and graduate study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. The purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists.

Summer 2014 FLAS Award

-$2,500 stipend

-$5,000 maximum tuition payment for approved intensive summer language program

-Summer FLAS fellows take an intensive modern language program equivalent to one academic year at an institution in the U.S. or abroad. Visit our website for example eligible programs.

Academic Year 2014-15 FLAS Award

-Graduate Students: $15,000 stipend, $18,000 tuition payment

-Undergraduate Students: $5,000 stipend, $10,000 tuition payment

-Academic Year FLAS fellows take 1 East Asian language course during both fall and spring semesters at least 2 area studies courses on East Asia at USC or approved overseas program.

-Academic year 2014-15 FLAS fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 7, 2014 by 5:00pm

Applications are available online. **Please be sure to read through the details on our website regarding eligible summer programs (if applicable), application requirements and eligibility requirements before applying.

A video of the EASC Fellowship Information Session covering details about the FLAS fellowship can be found here.

Eligibility
-U.S. citizens or permanent residents
-Full-time USC students from any major or discipline

-Graduate students: Engaged in advanced language study (3rd year and above). Those already fluent in one East Asian language may apply for beginning/intermediate study of a second East Asian language.

-Undergraduate students: Engaged in intermediate or advanced language study (2nd year and above)

-FLAS-eligible languages include Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

For questions regarding the FLAS fellowships, please contact EASC at easc@dornsife.usc.edu or (213) 740-2991, or stop by our office in CLH 101.

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