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
RSVP HERE
#SociAlumMix 

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
dornsife.usc.edu/careerpathways
(213) 740-4334
oavila@usc.edu
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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transfermation-making-the-most-of-your-summer-tickets-16117171895


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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transfermation-networking-and-interview-skills-tickets-16117229066


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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transfermation-progressive-degrees-what-how-when-and-why-tickets-16117263168


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.

ZYGO Series: ‘Mercy Killers’ by Michael Milligan

ZYGO Series: ‘Mercy Killers’ by Michael M​illigan
A One-Man Play and Discussion on Health Care in America
April 3, 2015 | 12:30 PM | DML 241 | Lunch Provided

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1EIM0B4
More Information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/zygo-series  

Mercy Killers, a one-man theatrical performance featuring playwright and actor Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, is a provocative play that takes an honest and heartbreaking look at the increasing dysfunction of the American health care system. ​Following the performance, moderators will engage Milligan and the audience in a discussion on his play and health care in America. Milligan’s performance is brought to USC as part of the USC Medical Humanities, Arts and Ethics Series, which engages core health issues in society today.

Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. Mercy Killers powerfully reveals Joe’s journey as he struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty.

ZYGO performance followed by a discussion co-moderated by:

Alexander Capron, University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Gould School of Law, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Sucharita Yellapragada, ZYGO Student Program Manager

Mercy Killers is a raw, topical piece that shows the collision of ideas and reality in a system where health and well-being go up against profits. It is a show that is very much of the zeitgeist.” –Star Tribune

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.

Cosponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics, the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

USC LEVAN INSTITUTE FOR HUMANITIES AND ETHICS

The USC Levan Institute engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity, promotes moral reflection and understanding of self, facilitates multidisciplinary dialogue, and encourages students to make a positive impact across society and the globe.

University of Southern California
Contact: Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director
usclevan@dornsife.usc.edu

Lunch & Learn: Food Access Solutions with eroots on 4.9

Another exciting Lunch & Learn heading your way! 

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab‘s monthly Lunch & Learn speaker series is continuing its Spring Lunch & Learn series on April 9th! Come join us for our next installation in our power-packed line up of exciting movers and shakers in the field of Social Enterprise!

This month’s discussion is a focus on innovative food access solutions featuring Alex Dorsey, General Manager of eroots.

eroots, a social enterprise, was created by Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services (WORKS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in California. WORKS is a diverse women-led organization that provides housing and food access solutions to individuals and families of modest means. Partnering with sustainable and organic farmers such as Alba Organics, Glen Ivy Farms and Health & LeJeune Organic Distributor, to name a few, eroots provides the affordable access to people who want to join the movement of choosing organics and eating healthier. Not only does eroots provide lower prices on produce, they also conveniently pack them in community-supported agriculture boxes (CSA boxes) in order to distribute a variety of produce to consumers in a convenient way. The eroots program is designed to be self-sustaining, scalable and replicable in most communities with subscriptions managed online. Beyond these practicalities is a higher goal: to pursue mission-driven partnerships with people and organizations who share our commitment to make a difference.

As the general manager of eroots, Alex Dorsey has led the passionate start-up social enterprise team that created a micro-food hub and innovative web-based CSA to supply organic produce to communities in greater Los Angeles. She has managed team and infrastructure development to attract loyal subscribers and move nearly 500 tons of organic produce, support local farms, and provide more than $80,000 in fundraising rebates to partnering elementary schools.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 12:30-1:50pm in TCC 227. RSVP requested.

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Complementary lunch provided.

Big thanks to our co-sponsoring groups USC Helenes and GirlsUP!

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CET Undergraduate Fellow Deadline: March 27th

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2015-2016 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

As a branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. This year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research, Student-Led Seminars, Now You Know: How to Get Research, Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC, Developing You, the Student, and a workshop on study skills. We were also honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year. Our efforts, collaborations, and interactions with faculty have made a positive impact on the USC campus and continue to do so.

In addition to being provided with mentorship, support and resources to help put your ideas into action, new UFs will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with university faculty and staff, the first of which will be an exclusive welcome mixer to honor our newly accepted fellows.

To apply, please download the application at http://cet.usc.edu/undergraduates and submit via email to cet.ufs@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Tuesday, March 31st. We look forward to learning more about you!

Sociology Graduate School Workshop – Tuesday March 31st

Have questions about grad school?

Come ask graduate Rebecca Berry, the first student in USC Gould’s 3+3 program. Current Sociology grad students are also available to answer your questions about finding the right program for you. Learn what graduate school is really like and how to increase your chances of being accepted.

Tuesday, March 31st
HSH 303
4:00-5:00pm 

RSVP HERE

Refreshments provided!
#GradSchool4U