Graduate School: The STEM Major Approach

Are you in love with science? Do you plan to pursue a PhD? Well, what’s your next step? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to properly prepare for graduate school. Learn about the admissions process, and what graduate school admission officers want in an applicant.

Panelists include:
-Steve Lund (Earth Sciences Faculty Graduate Advisor)
-Dawn Burke (Biological Sciences Graduate Advisor)
-Chih-Chieh Hsu (Electrical Engineering Graduate Student)

This event will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in VKC 100. Pizza and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP for this event here:

DOD NDSEG Fellowship Information Session

Want to know more about the DOD NDSEG Fellowship?
Information session for USC students with Rachel Levitin, NDSEG Program Manager
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:00-3:30 PM
Tutor Campus Center, TCC 227
DOD NDSEG is for U.S. citizens & nationals in sciences & engineering disciplines
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship program is open to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Students must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed less than two full-time years of graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. The NDSEG funds applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines:
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
Computer and Computational Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
The NDSEG Fellowship Application is now open (, and will close on December 12, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. EST.  

Graduate School: The Defining Experience

Have a knack for academia? Already know you want your PhD? Simply interested in hearing first-hand experiences about grad school? Join the CET Undergraduate Fellows at “Graduate School: The Defining Experience” for a brief introduction to the graduate school application process followed by a panel discussion with representatives from a variety of academic backgrounds such as English, Business, Engineering, Psychology and Public Policy and Planning. The event will be held Tuesday, October 7th from 5-6pm in GFS 116. Pizza will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.


Career Center Events – October 2014

Featured Career Workshops – October 2014
Free and open to all students. RSVP through connectSC.

Wednesday, Oct 1st
Interviewing Strategies
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)
Explore@4: Consulting
4:00 – 5:00 PM (TCC 450)

Thursday, Oct 2nd
Global Job Search
5:30 – 7:00 PM (Online)Fall 2014 Diversity Networking Mixer
6:00 – 8:00 PM (TCC Ballroom)

Monday, Oct 6th
Internship Week: Business & Management
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (STU B3)Internship Week: Marketing & PR
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday, Oct 7th
Internship Week: Accounting & Consulting
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (TCC 350/351/352)
Internship Week: Communication & Digital Media
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (TCC 350/351/352)

Wednesday, Oct 8th
Fall 2014 Viterbi Engineering Career Fair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (3651 Watt Way)
Internship Week: Sustainability
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (STU B3)
Internship Week: Finance
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (STU B3)

Thursday, Oct 9th
Internship Week: IT & Software Programming
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (TCC 350/351/352)
Internship Week: Entertainment
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (TCC 350/351/352)

Monday, Oct 13th
Job Search Using Social Media
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday, Oct 14th
Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (DML 240)

Wednesday, Oct 15th
Job Search Strategies for International Students
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (DML 240)

Monday, Oct 20th
Crafting your Elevator Pitch
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday, Oct 21st
The Art of Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (TCC 450)
Our Services at a Glance – A First Generation College Student’s Special Event
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (STU B6)

Wednesday, Oct 22nd
Global Fellows Information Session

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Thursday, Oct 30th
Graduate Schools Fair
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Trousdale)

Pre-Graduate School Week

Are you thinking about going to graduate school after USC or in the future? Do you know what you need to do in order to apply to graduate school? What is a statement of purpose? How do you finance graduate school? What’s in the GRE Exam? If these are some of the questions you’ve been pondering about, then attend the workshops hosted by the Pre-Graduate School Advising Team. We are excited to offer “Pre-Graduate School Week” for the week of October 6th – October 10th, where we will offer a workshop each day relating to Graduate School. Below is a list of workshops we will offer:

  • Monday, October 6th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., HNB 107: “Applying to Graduate School”
  • Tuesday, October 7th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., HNB 100, “Statement of Purpose”
  • Wednesday, October 8th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., HNB 107, “Resume & Interview Skills”
  • Thursday, October 9th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., HNB 100, “Financial Aid & Graduate School Funding”
  • Thursday, October 9th, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., KOH 208 & KAP 305, “GRE Practice Exam with Princeton Review”
  • Friday, October 10th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., KAP 309, “UT Dallas Founder’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Information Session”

Lunch will be provided for each workshop, except for the GRE Practice Exam. Space is limited, so please rsvp for each event at More information can be found at the provided link, as well as in the attached flyers.

We hope to see you at each workshop!


Pre-Graduate School Advising Team

A-F: Briana Weiland
G-M: Karina Chicas
N-T: Irene Shvarts
U-Z: Josephine Le

Pre-Graduate School Week

Applying to Graduate School Workshop, Sept. 17 at 1:30-2:30 in KAP 319

Are you thinking about going to Graduate School? Attend this workshop to learn about what you’ll need to do to prepare for graduate school applications. Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

– Choosing a School and Program
– the Application Process
– Funding Graduate School
– Taking the GRE
– Writing the Personal Statement
– Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to :

Global Medicine (M.S.) Info Session TODAY

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is hosting two information sessions next week about the Master of Science in Global Medicine program.  If you have any pre-health students interested in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, please share the attached flyer with them.

Students can pursue the MS in Global Medicine through USC’s progressive degree program.  Most students can complete the program within one calendar year, or sooner if they are almost done with their bachelor’s degree requirements.  It is a good option for students who are taking a "gap year" before they begin medical/pharmacy/dental school.

MS in Global Medicine Information Session

Tuesday, April 1, 12:30-1:50pm @ THH 201

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