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

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.