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

Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Education Pre-Graduate Workshop

Are you interested in going to graduate school for fields in Education? Then come to our Education Pre-Graduate workshop! You will learn the following:

- Graduate programs that are offered by the USC Rossier School of Education
– Master and Doctoral Degrees
– Discuss how to pick the right Education program
– Learn the difference between research degree and practioner degrees in Education
…And more!!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP at

Pre-Grad Team

- Karina Chicas
– Armineh Dereghishian
– Josephine Le
– Briana Weiland

GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL: Tips on Finding and Applying to the Right Program For You

Thinking about applying to grad school?

Unsure about how to get started?

Come hear from current Sociology grad students and recent graduates about how to find the right program for you. Find out what graduate school is really like and how to increase your chances of being accepted.


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

CBO provides the Congress with the objective, timely, and nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions. They are now accepting applications from graduate students for the 2014 Volunteer Summer Internship Program through February 28, 2014. Interns contribute to program areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, regulation, and public investment. Opportunities are based on specific projects and typically last for 10 weeks.

Ideal candidates are pursuing graduate academic programs in the fields of economics, public policy/administration, health policy, finance, mathematics, and statistics.

Discover Dental School Summer Scholars Program

The School of Dentistry at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York, located on Long Island, is offering a week-long summer program.

August 3-8, 2014 on campus (housing available). For more information and eligibility requirements click here.

Internship Opportunity with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Department of External Affairs

The Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Department of External Affairs is accepting applications for internship positions this coming spring and summer. External Affairs works with community stakeholders to reach out to and engage a broad spectrum of residents and build coalitions. External Affairs develops projects and events related to intergovernmental relations, community and constituent services. External Affairs also encompasses the Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Interns assist the Mayor’s Central and South Area Representatives and External Affairs staff by conducting background research on special projects, building coalitions with community leaders, drafting memorandum to Mayoral staff, and organizing events for the Mayor. Interns will gain first hand experience in community engagement, outreach and education, and will interact will all levels of city government.


Applications will be accepted from current undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates of a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate well, display a record of academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to public service, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns must be highly motivated with an ability to be flexible to staff needs and handle multiple projects. Strong writing and communication skills are required. No prior political experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome to apply.


Flexible hours (12-16 hours/week) during the school year. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available.

Application Process 

Interested applicants should apply via our online application website at their earliest convenience. Application materials include a one-page resume, writing sample and cover letter. Cover letters may be addressed to to Kimberly Rodriguez, South L.A. Area Representative. Once the online application is complete, please send a confirmation email to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Applying to Graduate School?

Hello Students,

Are you thinking about going to graduate school after USC? Have you wondered if you should go straight into graduate school right after graduation or if you should take a break first? Do you know what you need to do in order to apply to graduate school? If these are some of the questions that you’ve been pondering about, then attend the “Applying to Graduate School Information Session.” Some of the topics the pre-graduate advisors will discuss are:

  • Choosing the school and program
  • Funding graduate school
  • Taking the GREs
  • Writing the Personal Statement
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation

More information about this information session are below and in the attached flyer.

WHAT: Applying to Graduate School

WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm OR Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm

WHERE: HNB 100 (Hedco Neuroscience Building)

We will provide pizza and refreshments. We have limited capacity so please RSVP at Remember to only select one date when you rsvp.

Hope to see you there!

Pre-Grad Team :
A-F: Briana Weiland
G-M: Karina Chicas
N-T: Armineh Dereghishian
U-Z: Josephine Le


Opportunities to Enhance your Law School Application

Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  5 pm @ Student Union Trojan Presentation Room

Come listen to numerous ways you can make your law school application stand out by participating in opportunities right here at USC.

Our speakers will help you discover how to take advantage of chances to study abroad, conduct research, volunteer, and participate in organizations that will strengthen your application.

Refreshments will be served!

Date: Tues., Feb. 11 at 5pm

Location: Student Union Trojan Presentation Room

Please RSVP at the following link by Feb. 10:

ElevatED STEM Pre-Teaching Society at USC

Recruiting founders for the USC chapter – We are looking for USC students to found the USC chapter of a national network of STEM pre-teaching societies.

Just like a pre-law or pre-med society serves as a community of students interested in those professions and supports them to explore the profession, ElevatED enables students to explore the teaching profession and STEM education to determine how they can be involved. We do this by putting university students in touch with cutting-edge STEM education practices, innovative schools, and rockstar teachers.

We believe the only way to end educational inequity in this country is to ensure that every student — not just a few — has access to a top-notch teacher. And, you can lead the effort on your campus.

For more information:

ElevatED STEM Pre-Teaching Society at USC

Learning Assistant Opportunity – Serve as a “Learning Assistant” intern for a math or science teacher at high-needs school!

Those interested will be working with a star math or science teacher from a local school THIS semester, helping out one day per week for 3-4 hours for 8 weeks (February 21 to May 2).

Responsibilities will include: observing, assisting whole class instruction, assisting small group instruction, providing one-on-one support for students, and possibly co-planning one part of a lesson. Learn more or sign up here:


Free Kaplan Practice Test Opportunity

Trojan iCare, a USC organization that I am part of, has a partnership with Kaplan. They are offering free practice tests at USC on Saturday, February 8 for students who are seeking to take the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT, and DAT. This is a great opportunity for students to be able to get a feel of how the actual test will be like. Since many of your students are Pre-Health, I was hoping you could let them know about this opportunity. Here is a short blurb you could send your students about the event:

"Thinking about taking the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT or DAT? Kaplan Test Prep is providing free practice tests at USC on Saturday, February 8. This is a great opportunity to get a feel of how the actual test will be like. Sign-up form and more info available here: Please indicate that you heard about this opportunity from Trojan iCare Pre-Optometry Organization. Thank you and good luck Trojans!"

USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships

Fellowships For Current Sophomores or Juniors:

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funding for students interested in a career in mathematics, natural science or engineering and who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.Deadline: February 19, 2014.

Udall Scholarship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funds up to $5,000 for students interested in pursuing a career in tribal public policy, Native American health care, or the environment. Students attend an orientation in Arizona as part of the scholarship. Students from all majors are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2014.

Undergraduate Summer, Fall, or Spring Study Abroad:

Gilman Scholarship – For summer 2014, fall 2014, and academic year 2014-2015 study abroad programs – deadline is March 4, 2014. The scholarship funds study abroad programs for students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

For Current Freshmen or Sophomores:

Fulbright UK Summer Institute – The program funds 3-6 week academic & cultural summer programs in UK. Eligible undergraduates must have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete at USC. Past topics have included: Shakespeare, archaeology, Scotland, the arts, Ireland, and contemporary Wales. Deadline: February 27 or March 6, 2014 (depends on institute selected).

Graduate Study or Service Opportunity:

Rotary Global Grants – Rotary supports international humanitarian activities and/or graduate study with sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus listed on the website. The grant is offered for any country with a Rotary club. Deadline: Spring semester(varies by club).

More information about fellowships (including application instructions) clickhere. We post useful resources and deadline information on our Facebook page.