Study Skills Event

Shocked by a bad grade on your first midterm? Struggling to balance academics with other aspects of life? Failing to see an improvement as you invest more time in your studies, and unsure why?

Join us in a dynamic discussion of learning strategies and best academic practice that is sure to challenge your notions of studying, and greatly improve your efficiency and retention. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Take our advice and apply it to your next round of midterms- and see for yourself! Pizza will also be provided.

When: Thursday, October 2nd, 4:00 pm
Where: VKC 261

Sponsored by the CET Undergraduate Fellows

Tutors at Reach – Volunteer Opportunity

Tutors at Reach is a California non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to bring free tutoring to young students facing financial hardship who could not otherwise afford it. We operate by having volunteers donate their time to tutor children for the betterment of the less fortunate and the overall community.

Tutoring services will be available to all students at our partner schools, which range from elementary to high school. We have finalized our partnership with 32nd Street School, which is located directly across the street from University Park Campus (on the corner of Jefferson and Hoover). This school was carefully selected due to its convenient location and the needs of its students. We are launching this program at several universities across California including UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.

Our purpose operates by giving volunteers the opportunity to contribute back to their community in a practical way. Tutoring young people who would otherwise not have access to this type of academic support provides a wealth of short term and long term benefits. They develop effective study methods and improved comprehension of a challenging subject, and in the process, gain confidence. It will also allow a more seamless collaboration between university students and their community.

We require our volunteers to have the following requirements: (1) 3.0 and above cumulative GPA (during college or graduation); and (2) successfully pass the subject to be tutored with a solid ‘A’. It is required that each volunteer completes just one hour a week to remain an active member of the nonprofit organization. Additionally, Tutors at Reach is certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to award our volunteers with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes eligible volunteers who have completed the required number of hours.

Volunteers are provided the opportunity indicate which subject they hold both skill and interest in tutoring. If this is opportunity is something you are interested please contact Arash Babadjouni at asbabadj@usc.edu to obtain a brief application.

CET Undergraduate Fellows Present: Student-Led Seminars

The Undergraduate Fellows of the Center for Excellence in Teaching cordially invite you to attend our first Student-Led Seminar of the Fall 2014 semester on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-5pm in VKC 154. Our seminar will feature two USC undergraduate students who will be presenting on their personal academic passions.

Anna Silk, a Public Policy and Economics specialist, will present “Designing Cities of the Future: Can Focusing on Today’s Problems Limit Tomorrow’s Options?

Daniel Clancy, a Finance scholar, will discuss “The Fallacy of Conventional Wisdom: Looking at Markets and Life as a Contrarian Thinker

Please join us in VKC 154 on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-5pm for rich discussion and free pizza. Thank you.

Sincerely,
The CET Undergraduate Fellows

2014 USC Law Fair

Join us on Thursday, September 18th from 11am to 2:30pm in McCarthy Quad for the 2014 USC Law Fair. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to:

  • Meet law school admissions deans and recruiters from ABA-approved law schools from across the country
  • Talk to law school representatives one-on-one about their schools and what they look for in applicants, and get application fee waivers
  • Learn more about LSAT test prep companies and how they can help you get the LSAT score you want
  • Speak with representatives about law related internships and volunteer opportunities
  • Win awesome prizes, including USC Pre-Law swag

Please click the link below to RSVP.

https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0OqNaPlHZuJevOZ

Exciting Tutoring Opportunity with the USC Caruso Catholic Center

The USC Caruso Catholic Center is looking for volunteers to help tutor for our new Inner City Tutoring Program. Tutoring hours and subjects are flexible! We will be holding an information session this September 13th at 10:00 am in Newman Hall at the Caruso Catholic Center and will also be providing a free VIRTUS training. Lunch will be served. Please contact Sasha at sasha@catholictrojan.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Inner City School Tutoring Flyer_Poster

Coaching Corps Info Session

Coaching Corps helps provide youth in low-income communities with the opportunity to play organized sports, which is made possible y volunteer college student coaches. Our USC chapter has placed USC students with the Boys and Girls Club, Kids In Sports, Brotherhood Crusade, and several other organizations in the local area to coach soccer, basketball, volleyball, and many other sports.

Come to our Info Session/New Season Kick-Off: Sept. 9 Tuesday 7pm-8pm THH 110

Learn more about Coaching Corps and meet returning coaches and hear about their coaching experiences. There will be food!

You can sign up to coach at http://info.coachingcorps.org/Coach-App-Website.html

Hope to meet you guys there!
– USC Coaching Corps Team
@usccoachingcorps@gmail.com

 

HSEP Day of Fitness for House of Hope

Do you like exercise, entertainment, and JAMBA JUICE? Join us for INCREDIBLY CHEAP AND FUN FITNESS CLASSES for charity on Sunday April 27 from 11am-2pm in the Lyon Center. We will be teaching BOXING, YOGA, and LATIN DANCE!!! There is no experience necessary and all the proceeds raise money for the House of Hope hospice facility. This is like no class you’ve ever taken before as we will be integrating exciting facts on the health benefits of each activity into the lessons!!!

Here is the schedule of classes:
11am-12pm: Latin Dance
12pm-1pm: Yoga
1pm-2pm: Boxing

The prices are as follows:
1 class: $3
2 classes: $5
3 classes: $7

All classes will meet in the Lyon center lobby, and in the first 5 minutes of each class we will be taking orders for Jamba Juice, so don’t be late!

GET PUMPED! Bring comfortable clothing, your STUDENT ID, and some Trojan spirit!