September 2014 Career Center Workshops

Free & open to all students, RSVP through connectSC

Monday 8th | Preparing for the Career Fair
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Monday 8th | Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 9th | Preparing for the Career Fair for International Students
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 9th | Effective resumes & Cover Letters
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Wednesday 10th | Preparing for the Career Fair for International Students
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Thursday 11th | Preparing for the Career Fair
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Thursday 18th | Fall 2014 Career Fair
10:00 – 2:00 PM (Trousdale Parkway)

Monday 22nd | Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 23rd | Making the Most of Our On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 23rd | Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Wednesday 24th | Job Search Strategies for International Students
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Wednesday 24th | Fall 2014 Diversity Networking Mixer
6:00 – 8:00 PM (STU B3)

Thursday 25th | Phone and Skype Interviews
1:00 – 2:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 30th | Ace Your Interview
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Dornsife Edge Fall 2014 Events

The Dornsife Edge is a workshop series presented by the Dornsife Advising Office and USC Dornsife Student Special Services to promote academic, career and student development.

9/2 Work it: Career Exploration in the Letters, Arts, & Sciences
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/3 Assess it: Self-Assessment Exercises & Tools
WPH B36 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

9/3 Degree Essentials
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/9 Write it: Resume & Cover Letters
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/10 Dress it: Interview Attire
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/11 Transfer Student
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/16 Pitch it: Your Story in 60-seconds
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/17 Decide it: Best Practices for Career Decisions
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/18 Research/Volunteering
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/23 Brand it: Your Virtual & Personal Brand
STU B3 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm

9/23 Time Management
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/24 Dornsife 1.0
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/30 Do it: Best Practices for Securing an Internship
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/1 Connect it: Networking 101
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/2 Managing Stress & Anxiety
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/7  Share it: Interview Skills
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/8 Choose Your Major
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/9 Dornsife 2.0
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

APAMSA General Meeting

Calling all pre-medical students! Wondering what it takes and to be pre-med? Join APAMSA, the premier pre-medical organization on campus, to hear about volunteer opportunities, MCAT prep, and a day in the life of a doctor from actual MD guest speakers. Come to our first general meeting on Tuesday, September 2 from 6:30-7:30pm in VKC 210. We will have FREE food! Visit our Facebook page at or email us at for more info.

2014 USC Korean Film Festival

Please join the Korean Studies Institute and the School of Cinematic Arts for the 2014 Korean Film Festival, September 6-7!

This two-day film event shows North Korea and its people in a state of flux. The films will provide Southern California audiences with the opportunity to view a dynamic shift in cinematic approach toward North Korea as well as the change in public sentiment surrounding discourse on Korean reunification and North Korean refugees. The five selected films are collaborations or independent works with origins in North Korea, Europe, China, and Korea. They were selected because they focus on movement in North Korea across the various borders of class, gender, territory, and nationality. These films counter stereotypical representations by allowing audiences to see vibrant depictions of the lives of North Koreans and the possibility of change in North Korea through the quiet, dramatic movements of crossing, jumping, and flying.

This year’s theme is Crossing, Jumping, Flying: North Korean Mobility in Films and will feature the film Comrade Kim Goes Flying as well as four other films about North Korea.  Please join KSI Director David Kang, faculty experts Youngmin Choe (USC), Suk Young Kim (UCSB), and the directors of Comrade Kim Goes Flying, Nicholas Bonner and Anja Daelemans on Sunday, September 7th at 4:30pm for a dynamic panel discussion following the film.


Day One: Film screenings at SCA 108
Saturday, September 6, 2014
12:30 pm — 3:00 pm | Dooman River (Zhang Lu, 2010, 90 min)
3:15 pm — 5:20 pm | Poongsan (Jun Jaihong, 2011, 121 min)
5:30 pm — 7:40 pm | Secretly, Greatly (Jang Cheol-soo, 2013, 123 min)

Day Two: Film screening & panel discussion at SCA 108
Sunday, September 7, 2014
12:30 pm – 2:40 pm | Flower Girl (Choe Ik-kyu, 1972, 126 min)
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm | Introduction for Director Nicholas Bonner and Director Anja Daelemans by David James (USC)
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm | Comrade Kim Goes Flying (Nicholas Bonner, and Anja Daelemans, 2012, 89min)
4:40 pm — 6:30 pm | Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Kang (USC Korean Studies Institute)
Participants: Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Suk-young Kim (UC Santa Barbara), Young-min Choe (USC)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Reception at Ahn House

More information about the festival can be found on the KSI website.  Additional support provided by the East Asian Studies Center.

We hope to see you there!

Dornsife Academic Programs Forum

Every Wednesday in Leavey Library, Room 16 (next to the auditorium in the basement), at 5:30

September 3rd: Securing a Post-Graduate Fellowship
Reid Lidow, who graduated in 2014 with honors and a double major in political science and international relations, will be coming to speak about strategies for preparing for and securing major international fellowships. Reid is a 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar, as well a Dornsife Scholar, and was a finalist for both the Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships.

September 10th and 24th: Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program information sessions
Program director Dr. Jeffrey Fields will be speaking about USC Dornsife’s brand new semester study program in Washington, D.C. The program will begin in the spring, and offers students a chance to gain 16 units of course credit along with valuable work experience in a policy-related internship. Additionally, the program will include a speaker series, visits to area attractions and institutions, and professional development workshops, as well as the unique opportunity to attend think tank panels and congressional hearings on various issue areas. Open to students from all majors, though courses will focus on practical policy (both domestic and international). Specific details on courses offered, costs, housing, etc. will be available at the meetings.

October 1: Planning for Academic Success
Vice Dean Steven Lamy will be speaking about how to find a faculty mentor, how to build up your résumé with USC’s program offerings, and generally how to plan your academic life in your upcoming years at USC. Dean Lamy is in charge of all of Dornsife’s academic programs, and he offers an invaluable perspective on how to make your four years count.

More speakers to come, every Wednesday at 5:30. The series is open to all interested students!

Take over the @USCDornsife Instagram Account


USC Dornsife students, enter the @USCDornsife Instagram Takeover Photo Contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the USC Bookstore!

Post as many of the photos listed here on Instagram, tag them with #DornsifeLife and include your name, major and graduation year with your entry. We’ll reshare your photos on The photo with the most likes on the @USCDornsife Instagram wins the $100 gift card! Two runners up will receive $50 gift cards.

Full rules at

USC Study Abroad Fair

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

We have a number of exciting announcements for all new and returning students:

USC Overseas Studies will host the campus-wide STUDY ABROAD FAIR Wednesday, September 10th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale Parkway.  This event highlights USC’s numerous international opportunities and is a great way to learn more about study abroad!  Please see attached flyer for more information.

Interested in studying abroad and have questions?  Follow these easy steps:

  1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 session: Aug 27, 28, Sept 3, 4, 5, 17 & 18 from 3:00-4:00 in the Herklotz Room of Doheny Library
  2. Then, visit us in THH 341 for Walk-in Advising: Monday-Friday from 11:00-2:00 until September 12th*

*visit us at the Study Abroad Fair on September 10th

Applications for Spring 2015 are still available. Please stop by our office or email and indicate the program to which you’re applying (be sure to check minimum eligibility requirements listed in the program brochures our website).

Application deadlines are listed below:

  • August 20th: Nanzan
  • September 15th: Argentina, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland (Dublin), Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa and U.K. (BADA, Queen Mary, UCL)
  • September 29th: All other Dornsife Semester Programs

The Office of Overseas Studies has moved! Please visit us in our new location in Taper Hall, Room 341.

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Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Overseas Studies Team