2015 Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration

You, your friends, and family are invited to the 2015 Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration, sponsored by Asian Pacific Alumni Association, Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, and Asian Pacific American Student Services. AP Grad is the premier graduate celebration for Asian Pacific undergraduate and graduate students. Celebrate with your friends and family with cultural performances, student speakers, and FREE FOOD!
AP Grad 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom

Herds, Shots, Laws: A Law, History, and Culture Talk and Reception

On behalf of the Law, History and Culture major and its faculty steering committee, the USC Dornsife Department of History is pleased to invite you to:

Herds, Shots, Laws: An LHC Talk and Reception
Tuesday, April 28th
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Doheny Intellectual Commons
USC Campus

Please join us for a very special event designed for LHC majors, for all students thinking about an LHC major, or those who are simply interested in these issues of contemporary relevance and importance.

“Herds, Shots, and Laws” will be feature a presentation by Professor Alex Capron, USC University Professor, member of the faculty of the Gould School of Law and the Keck School of Medicine, and the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics

Professor Capron will speak about vaccines, public health, the law, and public policy. What are the salient issues in these often heated debates, what is understood and misunderstood, and how can, or should, the law inform public debates?

A reception will follow Professor Capron’s presentation, where LHC students and faculty will have the chance to mingle and discuss the major, its courses, and LHC classes scheduled for next year.

Please join us, and please feel free to bring guests who might like to hear our distinguished USC faculty colleague speak about these issues.

Sociology Student-Alumni Mixer Thursday, April 16th

Thinking about your future? Come hear Mr. George Pla, who majored in Sociology, speak about the importance of sociology in his successful career as an entrepreneur and mingle with other recent  alumni from diverse fields such as public relations, community  organizing, and more. Feel free to bring your resume!

Thursday, April 16th
HSH 201 — 4:30pm-6:00pm

Major 2 Career Panel for Math and Economics Math Majors, minors in Math, Statistics, and Mathematical Finance

On behalf of USC Dornsife Student Special Services and the Department of Mathematics, we would like to invite you to Major 2 Career: Mathematics Alumni Panel on Thursday, April 9 at 4pm in the USC Career Center Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3. The Major 2 Career Alumni Panel provides a forum where USC Dornsife Alumni who studied mathematics and undergraduate students can come together to discuss career pathways and preparation to illustrate career opportunities available to mathematics majors.  The goal is to engage in meaningful dialogue to inform students and defuse what may be one of the scariest points in time for undergraduate students; the transition between student and professional.  Panelists include:

  • Judy Lai-Norling, BA Mathematics|BS Business Administration of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Becky Courter, PhD Mathematics, Faculty at Pasadena City College
  • Katherine Wittig , BA Mathematics | MA Education, Teacher at
  • 1-2 additional panelists

RSVP before Tuesday April 7 to guarantee a spot: http://bit.ly/major2careermath
Light food and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact:
Octavio Avila
USC Dornsife Student Special Services
(213) 740-4334
Office: STU – B1

April is Transfer Student Month!

TransferMation is a series of one-hour workshops designed to highlight opportunities for transfer students to maximize their Trojan experience. Topics will include career planning and preparation, jobs and internships, undergraduate research, leveraging the Trojan Network, study abroad, USC Progressive Degree Programs, summer coursework and much more.

Save the dates and mark your calendars!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
TransferMation: Making the Most of Your Summer
Bridge Hall (BRI) 202; 12:45-2PM (Pizza served at 12:45PM)

Summer is an ideal time to gain valuable work experience, make progress towards your degree, or explore opportunities for travel. This workshop will focus on:

  • Jobs vs. Internships
  • Taking summer courses
  • Summer study abroad
  • Research
  • Volunteering

RSVP by Friday, March 27, 2015.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
TransferMation: Networking and Interview Skills
Bridge Hall (BRI) 202; 12:45-2PM (Pizza served at 12:45PM)

This workshop will provide an opportunity to exercise interview and networking skills. University staff will facilitate mock-interviews and offer feedback and suggestions for improvement.

RSVP by April 3, 2015.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TransferMation: Progressive Degrees – What, How, When and Why?
Bridge Hall (BRI) 202; 12:45-2PM (Pizza served at 12:45PM)

This seminar will provide information about programs that allow students to work on a master’s degree while completing requirements for their bachelor’s degree. This seminar will focus on:

  • Benefits of a progressive degree
  • General requirements
  • Sample timelines
  • Financial considerations

Graduate program representatives will be available to answer questions.

RSVP by Friday, April 17, 2015.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 
Pre-Finals Ice Cream Social
Tutor Campus Center (TCC) 302; 12:00-1PM

Connect with your classmates, advisors, faculty, staff and USG representatives all while enjoying delicious, refreshing (and free!) ice cream.

Please note: Workshops held in Bridge Hall 202 will be recorded and posted online as a resource for transfer students who cannot attend in person.
For questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs at acs@provost.usc.edu or 213-740-1741.

April Pre-Law Events

Making the Transition from Undergrad to Law School
The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that it is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Come learn what law school is really like and effective strategies and tips for making the smoothest transition possible. This workshop is geared towards students who have already been admitted to law school.
Date: Wednesday, April 1st @ 5pm
Location: THH 112

City Year Open House
City Year is an AmeriCorps program that allows students to dedicate themselves to a year of service. City Year members spend 11 months providing support to at-risk students. Please stop by at any point during the open house to speak with Gabriella Mariani, Regional Director of Recruitment for the West Coast.
Date: Tuesday, April 7th @ 4:30-6:30pm
Location: SOS B40

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
“Can We Legislate, Regulate or Litigate Ourselves Thinner?”
Dean Berg will be discussing the role law plays in the national fight against obesity. Following the talk, Dean Berg will be available to answer questions about applying to law school and joint degree programs in the health law field.
Date: Tuesday, April 14th @ 5pmCANCELLED
Location: WPH 101

3+3 Info Session
The USC Gould School of Law 3+3 Program is an accelerated bachelor’s to JD program approved by the American Bar Association. Through the program, students are able to complete their BA and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
Date: Wednesday, April 15th @ 12:30pm
Location: Gould Law School Room 101

Pre-Law Talk with David Kirschner, Director of Admissions, USC Gould School of Law
Wednesday, April 15th @ 5pm
Location (UPDATED): SOS B40

3+3 Info Session
The USC Gould School of Law 3+3 Program is an accelerated bachelor’s to JD program approved by the American Bar Association. Through the program, students are able to complete their BA and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
Date: Tuesday, April 21st @ 4:30pm
Location: Gould Law School Room 3

April Study Abroad Events

USC Dornsife Office of Overseas Studies
Drop-in Advising in THH 341
Tuesday April 7th & Friday April 10th: 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Information Sessions in THH 309J
Tuesday April 7th

General Study Abroad 101
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday April 8th
International Internships
12:00 – 1:00 PM

3-Campus Program for Comparative East Asian Studies
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Thursday April 9th
Maastricht University
3:00 – 3:30 PM

Bogazici University (Istanbul)
3:30 – 4:00 PM

Australia & New Zealand
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Friday April 10th
U.K. Programs 101
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday April 14th
Airfare 101
3:00 – 4:00 PM (in VPD 105)

Wednesday April 15th
USC Madrid
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Wednesday April 22nd
USC Paris
12:00 – 1:00 PM