Speaker: Qusai Zakarya – survivor of Syrian chemical attacks – April 25th at 6:30pm


Pre-law Talk with David Kirschner, USC Gould School of Law Director of Admission

Tuesday, April 22nd @ 4:30pm, Student Union B3—Trojan Presentation Room

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to talk with an admissions officer at a top law school!  He is a USC Undergrad alum and has many years of experience in law school admissions. Get your questions answered and see what law schools are looking for in an application and how to make your undergrad experience work for you!


*This is a snapshot into the whole law school application process. If you are going to one event all year make it this one!


Students should visit www.dornsife.usc.edu/pre-law/ for RSVP links.

HTE@USC Event – ABC’s Shark Tank Open House

The Health, Technology & Engineering Program (HTE) has an exciting opportunity coming up! All USC students are welcome to attend.

HTE@USC – Shark Tank flyer

Sociology Cinema: 12 Years a Slave Screening

Join Professors Kaplan and Sternheimer for a screening and discussion of the Oscar Award winning film for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress.

#socinema · RSVP: http://socinema12years.splashthat.com/

Film Synopsis:

Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. 

Pre Law Talk with David Kirschner (USC Gould School of Law Director of Admissions)

Don’t miss out on a once-a-year chance to talk to a top law school’s Director of Admissions about what it takes to get into law school!

USC Gould School of Law’s David Kirschner, who is also a USC alum, will answer any questions you might have about what schools are looking for and how you should craft your applications. This is very much an event you don’t want to miss!

Date: Tues., April 22nd at 4:30pm

Location: Student Union B3 – Trojan Presentation Room

Please RSVP at the following link by 4/21:


Making the Transition: Undergrad to Law School

The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that law school is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Come learn what law school is really like from current law students and learn effective strategies for making the smoothest transition possible to law school.

Hear from current law students from local law schools like:

  • USC Gould School of Law
  • UCLA
  • Loyola
  • Pepperdine

Date: Weds., April 9th at 6pm

Location: VKC 100

Please RSVP at the following link by 4/8:


Washington Semester Info Session – Study Abroad in D.C.!

Undergraduate students of all majors can study at George Washington University and receive USC units toward their degree. Students will also work at an internship for credit.

Our dates for the info sessions are the following:

Monday, April 7
11am-12pm in RGL 103

Thursday, April 10
3pm-4pm in RGL 215

Tuesday, April 15
12pm-1pm in RGL 103

Wednesday, April 16
3:30pm-4:30pm in RGL 304


Manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy.

Government secrets—should they exist? Who gets to decide what is secret and why? What exactly did Bradley/Chelsea Manning reveal and what were the ramifications of his/her actions?

If you are interested in any of these questions, the International Relations Undergraduate Association (IRUA) and Center for Excellence in Teaching’s (CET) Undergraduate Fellows bring you the opportunity to hear directly from former CIA Intelligence Officer and current USC Professor Maura Godinez. She will be offering her insights and engaging with students in a stimulating discussion on the matter. Food will also be provided. Event details below.

Date: Thursday April 3

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: SLH 100 (Stauffer Science Lecture Hall)

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/617618828322863/


USC Dornsife and the USC Gould School of Law are hosting a Law, History, and Culture Student Reception TODAY

USC Dornsife and the USC Gould School of Law are hosting a Law, History, and Culture Student Reception

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 4:00-6:00pm – Law School Faculty Lounge Room 433

All students are welcome!  Food will be served!

Great opportunity to meet and talk with faculty members, learn about the new major & courses being offered!

The Bachelor of Arts in Law, History, and Culture major is designed for students drawn to interdisciplinary study of legal and cultural issues, as well as those who intend to pursue a law degree.  It offers students an education in legal institutions, languages, and processes central to social, cultural, and political developments in the past and present.

The major combines approaches from history, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion and classical studies to explore the law’s position at the nexus of society.  It will help students develop the critical skills of reading, writing and analysis crucial to both a liberal education and the study of law.

Students will gain theoretical and analytical perspectives on ethical, political and social issues relevant to law as they explore specific legal issues from a humanistic perspective.  The Law, History, and Culture major is a broad and deep exploration of legal ideas and legal change in both global and U.S. contexts.

Contact Professor Lon Kurashige (kurashig@usc.edu) for more information.


Still looking for the right major, but want to hear a student perspective before you make a decision?

The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows present CETalks: Find the Perfect Major. Come explore a variety of majors including Neuroscience, Business, Communications, Global Health, Political Science, English, and International Relations by talking to fellow students and upperclassmen!

The event will be split into two parts: a ‘speed-dating’ portion where students will rotate from station to station for an allotted period time followed by a mixer where attendees can approach students in a more informal setting. Pizza will be provided!

Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 6:00-7:30 PM in WPH B28. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418931401694203/?notif_t=plan_user_invited


Upcoming Spring Study Abroad Information Sessions

Next week the Office of Overseas Studies will be holding a series of information sessions highlighting the following study abroad options for USC students:

· NEW University of Melbourne Information Session

Tuesday, March 25th  12:00-1:00, THH 112

· USC Madrid Program Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  12:00-1:00, WPH 206

· London School of Economics Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  2:00-3:00, VKC159

· NEW Program in Istanbul Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  4:00-5:00, WPH B27

Come join us to learn more about these exciting international opportunities!




STEM Diversity Career Expo: Careers in STEM


Attend EOP’s STEM Diversity Career Expo for members of minority groups, women, people with disabilities (including Veterans and Wounded Warriors) in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS (STEM). Come meet Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent!

Career Expo is FREE, but you must pre-register online in order to attend the event.

  • Business Attire strongly recommended
  • Bring copies of your CV resume

Partial exhibitor list here.

Register here.