Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society, Spring 2014 Application

POSC Juniors & Seniors:

Applications are now available for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. To be eligible, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

1) Be at least a Junior majoring in POSC or IR

2) Have completed a minimum of three (3) upper division POSC/IR courses

3) Have at least a 3.5 overall GPA

4) Have a minimum 3.5 GPA in all POSC/IR courses

If you meet the above requirements, you may fill out the attached application (also available in VKC 214, 301, and 327). Applications are due no later than Monday, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, by 5 pm in VKC 327.

IR class Spring 2014

IR 311 is designed for students interested in independent research to prepare them for honors and graduate fellowships (Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, etc.). 

In IR 311, students will learn in a structured fashion how to design a research question, how to select their cases, how to develop hypotheses, how to situate their question in terms of the larger literature, and then how to embark on their independent research in the field, through interviews, surveys or in the archives for historical material. 

In IR 311, students will write a research proposal (similar to that required for Fulbright), a literature review that places their research question in context of the current research (to be included in their spring application for honors), and a research design that combines the research proposal with the literature review and plans the data collection and hypothesis testing. 

There are no exams. IR 311 is offered this semester on Tuesdays from 2-4:50pm, though waivers for course conflicts will be considered with appropriate alternative one-on-one time  added at another time.

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

Sign up for email updates from Congressman Becerra

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Fall 2013 Career Fair

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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.

careers.usc.edu

Explore@4

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

The Invisible Men Screening

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The Campus Conversation Series: USC Women Who Have Served

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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

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Cornell International Affairs Review

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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

NEW 2-UNIT CLASS — SPRING 2013

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