Spring Break Aquaponics workshop for USC students

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, in partnership with EVO Farm and the USC Office of Sustainability, is proud to announce a 3-day Spring Break AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP for USC students.

What you’ll gain:

  • Lasting impact in the community! Workshop participants will build aquaponics systems that will be donated to:
    • Community Services Unlimited- a grassroots non-profit that sets up urban farms in South LA to provide residents with fresh organic produce
    • The USC Urban Garden- part of the USC Sustainability Network
    • Knowledge and resources to help you build your own aquaponics system at home
    • Networking opportunities with LA environmental organizations and community
    • Eligibility to apply for future paid internships to build aquaponics systems with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, at Catalina Island and/or local K-12 schools

Included: Breakfast and lunch every day, materials and tools, transportation for afternoon field trip to other aquaponics systems around the city.

Optional: pre-workshop day trip to the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island (March 17)

Program cost: $75 (Non-refundable)

Space is limited to the first 15 students who register. REGISTER TODAY!

Center for Excellence in Teaching Summer Opportunities

In today’s competitive job market, employers consider far more than academic performance when evaluating the strength of an applicant; how an individual spends his or her summer is often a distinguishing factor in hiring decisions. Each year, USC offers students a multitude of programs including internships, summer courses, overseas travel, research stipends, and volunteering to help you grow as a student and make your resume stand out. Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching’s Undergraduate Fellows on Thursday, January 29th at 4 PM in GFS 207 as we discuss the resources available to students and share strategies to plan your ideal summer. Pizza and Drinks will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

Open positions with USC Archaeology

OFFICE ASSISTANT
USC Archaeology is seeking an office assistant with federal work-study funding to assist in the Archaeology Research Center in Ahmanson Center on campus for 8 to 12 hours per week during the Spring 2015 semester in support of the Archaeology Major/Minor!

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to clerical work (filing, scanning, etc.), greeting and directing visitors, helping at events, supporting PR and calendar posting of events, online mailing list updates, and tasks related to administration of Archaeology major/minor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at USC
  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn basic Photoshop image editing techniques
  • Ability to work independently
  • Work-study eligibility

Interested applicants who have work-study should contact Lynn Dodd (archaeology@usc.edu)


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
USC Archaeology is seeking a social media manager to help build an online community around USC Archaeology. Flexible hours between 5 to 12 hours per week starting in February, 2015. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, assisting in the development, curation and presentation of online content through Facebook, websites, Instagram, Twitter feed, and similar online social media channels; online event promotion; supporting PR and calendar posting of events, courses, profiles; supporting mailing list updates and administration of social media for USC Archaeology, the Archaeology Research Center and the Interdisciplinary Archaeology major/minor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at USC
  • Experience using social media channels including legitimate online community cultivation
  • Willingness to learn basic Photoshop image editing techniques
  • Ability to work independently

Interested applicants should contact Lynn Dodd (archaeology@usc.edu)

 

Open Position with USC Shoah Foundation

USC Shoah Foundation
The Institute for Visual History and Education

Title: Constituent Engagement Assistant
Division/School: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Department: USC Shoah Foundation Institute (Advancement)
Location: *OFF CAMPUS – Downtown Los Angeles (convenient to public transportation & university shuttle service – office provides Dash tickets for transportation cost)
Category: Office, Administrative & Customer Support
Job Type: College Work study not required
Openings: 1 – 2
Employment Type: Part-Time (minimum 9 hour weekly commitment)
Hours: Flexible Scheduling Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Salary Range: TBD
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
The constituent Engagement Assistant performs varied administrative and general office duties for the Advancement unit of the USC Shoah foundation. This position primarily reports to and serves the Director of Donor Relations and Assistant to the Executive Director for Development.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Communications Management – mail merges, mailings, other correspondence, etc.
  • Research of donor/prospect contact information and background
  • Developing and managing reports, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Data management – data integrity management, accuracy in record keeping, documentation of correspondence and other activities, etc.
  • Organization, filing
  • Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette
  • Ensure confidentiality of sensitive materials or information
  • May be required to help support other entities in Dornsife Advancement
  • Other assignments as needed

Qualifications

  • Professionalism – tactfully represent the department and university at all times
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize projects with sensitivity to deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/assignments on an ongoing basis
  • Ability to perform Mail Merges via Microsoft Word
  • Ability to perform tedious and repetitive activities for extended periods of time
  • Familiarity with basic office equipment (computer/laptop, phones, fax, printer, copier, scanner, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and editing ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juniors, Seniors or Graduate Students
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access
  • Data management experience
  • Previous work experience in an office setting

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment

Spring 2015 Diversity Networking Mixer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMRSVP required via connectSC
Attire: Business Formal
Format: Roundtable Networking Sessions
http://careers.usc.edu

Bring copies of your resume and network with high-profile employers that are looking for diverse members of the Trojan Family! #USCDNM

Brought to you by the Career Center in partnership with Asian Pacific American Student Services, Center for Black Cultural Affairs, El Centro Chicano, LGBT Resource Center and the following student groups: Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, USC Black Student Assembly, Latina/o Student Assembly, Queer & Ally Student Assembly, USC Veterns Associations, and Women’s Student Assembly.

This event is generously sponsored by the USC Credit Union

Career Fest (January 26 – 29, 2015)

Career Fest is a week of events centered on success in every step of the career process. Events include panels, discussions, and workshops hosted by departments across the USC campus.

Join us for one or all of these FREE events! Check out the complete schedule at: http://careers.usc.edu/careerfest


Monday, January 26th
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Employer Resume Review
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Pass the Torch Panel with Charles Bocage
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Interview Strategies
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Navigating U.S. Corporate Recruiting Workshop
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 Design Careers
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Networking Workshop


Tuesday, January 27th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | International & Academic Fellowships
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Career Exploration in the Letters, Arts, & Sciences
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 International/Multinational Firms
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Get Connected for Maximum Job Search Success
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Spring 2015 Diversity Networking Mixer


Wednesday, January 28th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Resume Writing for Undergraduate Science Majors
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Serve It: Post Military Service Career Development
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 Performing Arts
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | What Every International Students Should Know About U.S. Employment
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Leverage Career Opportunities in a Stronger Economy
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Consulting and Deliverable Workshop
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | East Asia Career Panel
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Viterbi Spotlight Series: Electrical Engineering
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | USC Sports Business Association Speaker Event


Thursday, January 29th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Employer Mock Interviews
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Preparing for the Career Fair
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Launching Your Career through Study Abroad
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Resume & Cover Letters Workshop
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 Working in a Start-Up
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Preparing for the Viterbi Career Fair for Undergraduates
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Cornerstone Research Information Session
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | JP Morgan Chase Diversity Initiative Event

 

 

Cancer Research Internship

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Qualifications:
Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ilhenacho at ugonna.ihenacho@med.usc.edu with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.