Pre- Health Students!

Come join HSEP for our first general body meeting this Thursday (Sept. 3) at 8 PM in VKC 151. There will be FREE PIZZA. If you are interested in teaching health related topics to local schools and sharing a passion of health sciences with others, then HSEP is the place for you! We host events and workshops within the local community as well as on the USC campus. So if you are looking to meet great people as passionate about health science as you are, then come to our first meeting: it will be fun! We hope to see you there!

Serve in local preschool classrooms! Earn Work-Study and a $1190 Scholarship

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Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization committed to closing the achievement gap by providing high quality language and literacy education to preschool students in low-income communities. USC students are trained as teachers and reading partners, and spend 8-12 hours a week in team settings to implement a rich curriculum and engage local families and community leaders to invest in early childhood education. They earn work study as well as a $1190 Americorps scholarship.

Apply now for the 2015-16 school year at, or email with any questions! Spring 2015 and Summer applicants will receive priority consideration for employment.

Break into Research: Fall 2015

break into research flyerInterested in doing research for the Fall 2015 semester? But don’t know how to start? Join The Undergraduate Research Consortium to find out how you can Break into Research for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester! The Undergraduate Research Consortium will host a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday April 21st in VKC 160 at 5pm.

USC National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) E-Board Application

Are you interested in promoting mental health? Do you want to have a direct impact on the USC and LA community? Then you’re in the right place.

The USC Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is currently recruiting several e-board members. Our organization was created a year ago, and we have had the privilege to help change the USC culture in regards to mental health. Unfortunately, most of our founders are current seniors who will be graduating, so we have a lot of spots to fill.

Come join us help those who are in need. We have amazing ideas planned for the upcoming academic year, and with your help we’ll make sure to reach our entire community.

The deadline to apply is Sun April 19th at 11:59 PM.
Interviews will be held on Wed April 22nd (if this doesn’t work for you, we will work something out)
Decisions will be announced on Sun April 26th

Link for application:

BSEL Undergraduate Scholars Mentoring Program

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Scholars Mentoring Program for the 2015-16 academic year.

The BSEL Scholars Mentoring Program is a year-long opportunity for undergraduate students considering careers in social enterprise to learn from industry experts and connect with a supportive group of committed individuals.

The program is open to all undergraduate juniors and seniors.

In addition to orientation, a welcome dinner and private meetings with mentors, Scholars are expected to attend monthly cohort meetings that take place during business hours.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, in Stonier Hall, Rm. 315. Applicants must sign up for an interview when they submit their applications.

Click here for more information about the program and the application process.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Michelle Chow
Program Specialist
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
USC Marshall School of Business
p: (213) 740-3371

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.

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.

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.

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 or 213-740-1741.

ElevatED Stem Pre-Teaching Society


> 69% of high school graduates are not ready for college-level science and 54% for math

> The U.S. is ranked 23rd in science and 31st in math on international exams

> Females and minorities are under-represented in STEM fields

To turn this situation around, the U.S. needs to ensure that we have a high-impact teacher in every classroom. That is why we are forming a national STEM Pre-Teaching Society and seeking USC students who want to found their campus’ chapter.

To learn more about founding the pre-teaching society, RSVP for our info session on March 25 (6-7pm GFS112) and/or read this overview document which covers:

* Why a STEM pre-teaching society

* The mission and purpose of the group

* The resources & support provided to chapter founders

If you have any questions or would like to request more information, you can use this form or email founding president Manny Soriano directly (

As a founder of the ElevatED Pre-Teaching Society at USC, you will not only leave a legacy on campus, but also encourage the next generation of math/science teachers. We will organize seminars and internships in teaching. We plan to host a STEM enrichment after-school program for middle schoolers over spring break and we will organize a STEM enrichment day at Columbia during spring semester.

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 to determine how they can be involved in improving STEM education and ending educational inequity.

Students at Stanford, NYU, and Columbia are forming like-minded student groups, and ElevatED is spreading to the top 100 universities.


Email Manny Soriano (