HIST 355: The African American Experience


Internship Opportunity

Good Morning,

I am writing to inform you of the internship opportunities available to college students in Congressman Becerra’s district office in Los Angeles. Although unpaid, interns walk away from their experience with a wealth of knowledge about how our nation’s political system works.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team and under pressure are essential.

Interns are given key roles in the following departments of Congressman Becerra’s district office:

· Constituent Casework – helping constituents resolve problems with federal agencies such as Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Immigration.

· Field – assist field deputies to address issues affecting residents of California’s 34th Congressional District and represent the Congressman at various community events and meetings.

· Legislative Research – research, analyze and provide briefs on the status and content of various House bills. Assist the district staff to produce talking points for the Congressman on numerous local and federal issues.

· Constituent Outreach – assist in planning and executing “Coffee with your Congressman” town hall meetings and other events throughout Los Angeles.

· Administrative – support the district office’s service to constituents by answering phones, fielding constituent inquiries, filing, mailing and sorting.

To apply simply go to our website www.becerra.house.gov and fill out the Congressional Internship Application form, attach your personal statement and resume and submit it to our office.

The deadline to apply is December 27, 2013.

Rachel Gonzaga | Staff Assistant

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34)

Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus

213-481-1425 (p) | 213-481-1427 (f)

Please note our new address:

350 South Bixel Street, Suite 120

Los Angeles, CA  90017

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Fall 2013 Career Fair


The Fall 2013 Career Fair is here!  Each year, more than 400 organizations seeking to employ USC students from diverse disciplines attend our career fairs. All students are encouraged to attend and explore the wide variety of internship and full-time employment opportunities that are represented:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Trousdale Parkway

Part-time, Full-Time, and Internship positions available from over 150 companies.  Log-in to connect SC for more information.

Dress to impress!  Bring your resume.



Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professions in an informational setting.

All Explore@4 panels take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (w/exception)

Fall 2013  Career Panels:

9.9 Careers in technology for Non-Techies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.10 Language Careers @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.11 TIS Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Panel – @ Davidson Conference Center (7:00 – 9:00pm)

9.12 Economics and Math Careers @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

9.24 Health Careers without an MD @ Tutor Campus Center 227

9.25 Careers for Foodies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.26 Consulting @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

For more information: careers.usc.edu

National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events


The Invisible Men Screening


Volunteer opportunity, Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA, March 27-Saturday, March 30.

Professor Christian Grose is looking for students willing to volunteer for an upcoming political science conference that is being hosted by USC and being held at the Loews Hollywood hotel. The conference will involved thousands of political scientists, professors, and students from across the United States. Students who volunteer are able to be registered to attend the conference for free (which normally costs $75 for students who do not volunteer). Many of the conference participants will be presenting cutting-edge research on panels and roundtables on a variety of political science topics, and those who volunteer are welcome to attend these panels once the volunteering is complete. Scholars will present work on comparative politics, American politics, international relations, political theory, political philosophy, environmental politics, law and politics, race/ethnicity and politics, and many other areas.  Information on the conference and the panels and events are here: http://wpsa.research.pdx.edu/meet/

Students who are interested in volunteering should email Professor Grose at cgrose@dornsife.usc.edu and he can provide more details. The volunteer work will consist of sitting behind a desk in the hotel and registering incoming attendees at the conference, many of whom will be professors or occasionally practitioners you may have read or heard of from your classes. Other volunteers will be responsible for maintaining the book room, where new books are sold to attendees. All volunteers are welcome to attend panels and otherwise participate in the conference during the times in which they are not volunteering.

Students will sign up to volunteer for a 3-hour shift on either Wed. Mar. 27; Thurs., Mar. 28; Fri, Mar. 39; or Sat. Mar. 30. Student volunteers are responsible and liable for their own transportation to the Hollywood Loews hotel (it is one block from the Hollywood/Highland red line train stop). This opportunity a good one for any student, but may be particularly of interest to students with strong interests in political science, international relations, law or those students interested in attending graduate school in the future.

The Campus Conversation Series: USC Women Who Have Served


Grace Ford Salvatori Community Service Tuition Scholarships

The Salvatori Community Scholars program provides support to advanced graduate students who are doing community-based research whose experiences with community-based organizations can lead to new opportunities for service-learning students at USC.

Scholar(s) work with JEP’s Associate Director for Research and Academic Affairs, USC faculty, and one or more community organizations to develop service-learning projects for undergraduate USC students. Projects are to be jointly determined by the needs of the community, the academic goals of the service-learning course, and the abilities and interests of the Scholar, and might include participatory action research or direct service activities. All projects must involve undergraduate students in work that builds their knowledge and skills while supporting the Scholar in a community-centered project. Ideally, the service-learning project will closely correspond to the scholarly activities of the Salvatori Community Scholar.

Check out the link for more information and how to apply! http://dornsife.usc.edu/salvatori-community-scholars

Meet, Greet and Grab a Bite to Eat!

Thursday, March 14, 2013. 11:30 am- 1:30 pm @ TCC 352


Writing With a Vengeance: The Legacies of Tania Modleski’s Loving With a Vengeance & The Women Who Knew Too Much

Thursday, February 21, 2013. 3:15 pm- 4:15 pm @ THH 420

Few scholars manage to trouble the critical currents in their own field of study and in far-flung disciplines as well. Yet beginning in 1982, with the publication of her brilliant Loving With a Vengeance, Tania Modleski upended many of the working assumptions of feminist film criticism, and in ways that reverberated among the disciplines of Literary Studies, Sociology, History, Gender Studies, American Studies, Communication, and Media Studies. Analyzing cultural texts at the very bottom of our cultural escalator–Harlequin romances, TV soaps, and gothic novels–Modleski explored reasons for their massive and longstanding popularity among women, and did so without recourse to the then-popular notion of false consciousness. In her 1988 book, The Women Who Knew Too Much, a revisionist study of the work of director Alfred Hitchcock, Modleski challenged prevailing views, both pro and con, about the director’s work and complicated feminist understandings of female spectatorship.

In order to mark two anniversaries–the 30th anniversary of the publication of Loving With a Vengeance and the 25th anniversary of the publication of The Women Who Knew Too Much–the University of Southern California’s Center for Feminist Research, Gender Studies Program and English Department will sponsor “Writing With a Vengeance,” a symposium that will both celebrate and critically appraise the legacies of Modleski’s two landmark texts. “Writing With a Vengeance” features Lynn Spigel, who holds the Frances Willard Professorship of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University; Victoria Johnson, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine; Kara Keeling, Associate Professor of Critical Studies and American Studies at USC; and, our honored colleague, Tania Modleski, the Florence R. Scott Professor of English at USC.

RSVP to gender@usc.edu


Troika: An Undergraduate Journal in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies- Accepting Submissions

Troika: An Undergraduate Journal in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2013 issue. The deadline for submissions is March 1st.

The journal publishes outstanding undergraduate student work in Eastern European and Eurasian studies. This may include, but is not limited to, academic research papers, creative writing, photography, artwork, and memoirs. If you would like to submit your work to Troika, please e-mail it as an attachment to thetroikajournal@gmail.com, and please include your name, university, major, and graduation year. All submissions must be original, unpublished work, limited to 3,000 words. If you are submitting photography or artwork, you are welcome to submit more than one piece, but please include a short description of the photograph or art. If you are unsure whether your submission is appropriate for the journal, or if you have any other questions, feel free to send an email to thetroikajournal@gmail.com.

Additional information and a PDF version of previous issues of the journal are available on our website: http://www.troika.berkeley.edu