So You Want An Internship?

  • Location: LVL 17 (the basement auditorium in Leavey Library)
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Speakers: Octavio Avila, Alexis Dale-Huang, Matt Woo, Larkin Wynn, and James Luttrull

On Wednesday, September 23rd, Dean Lamy’s Students Achieving Success workshop series will prepare you for just that! Octavio Avila, Dornsife’s Student Services Manager, and a panel of current students will candidly discuss how to get the best possible summer or semester-long internship while still in school. Our student guest speakers have worked both in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C., and for both public and private-sector organizations, so there will be a variety of perspectives and experiences available for anyone interested in obtaining an internship.

Persian Fall Courses

Summer 2015 Persian-I (MDES-120):
May 20 – July 07, 2015
M-Th 10-11:50 am
Class: VKC 113

Fall 2015 Persian Course Offerings
Persian-I (MDES 120), M-Th, 11-11:50 am, THH 109
Persian-II (MDES 150), M-Th, 10-10:50 am, WPH 204
Persian-III (MDES 220), M-Th, 12-12:50 pm, THH 107
Advanced Persian-I (MDES 320), M-Th, 9-9:50 am, VKC 103

For more information see
Instructor: Dr. Peyman Nojoumian
Office: THH 449

Roski School of Art and Design – Summer Student Affairs Assistant Position Available!

USC Roski Summer Student Affairs Assistant Position Available!
Salary Level:
May – August 2015
Desired Start Date:
May 18, 2015
Approximate Hours Per Week:
Up to 19 hours

The Student Affairs Office of USC Roski School of Art and Design is seeking a friendly individual to serve as a customer service/administrative assistant for Summer 2015 (position would start May 18th and end in mid to late August). Duties include: assisting students, faculty, guests, and other walk-in traffic at reception desk, as well as answering phone and email inquiries. Other tasks involve filing, scanning, and photocopying. Additional projects will be assigned as needed and will require familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). The pay rate is $10/hour.

Important: Summer Federal Work study award is REQUIRED as part of your financial aid package.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 3:00pm. You should be available for at least 50% of these hours.

All USC undergrad and/or graduate students who are eligible for summer work study are welcome to apply.

To submit an application: Please email your resume and cover letter to Nancy Trinh: by Monday April 27th.


Summer 2015 Course: MDES 122 Arabic I

Why study Arabic?
– Learn the language of over 300 million people- Become acquainted with a rich and diverse cultural heritage
– Gain a competitive edge in the job market

Register for Summer 2015
“My first semester at USC, I decided to enroll in Arabic more or less on a whim. It was a decision that proved to be a life-changing one. I quickly fell in love with the language, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Arabic became my passion, and I threw myself into the study of this fascinating region, ultimately adding a Middle East Studies major.”
– Nora Snyder, International Relations and Middle East Studies, Class of 2014

Enroll in MDES 122: Arabic I
Summer 2015
Sozan Wall
Times: 10:00 – 12:50 pm, MTuWThF
Classroom: THH 115
Units: 4

Contact Instructor Sozan Wali –

Middle East Studies Program
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 449
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0151

Arabic Summer Flyer

Extended Deadline to Participate in USC Summer Excavation

Extended Deadline: Mon, March 23!

Participate in USC Summer Excavation, Ostia/Rome, Italy: June 8 – July 19, 2015
AHIS 325 (4 Units):”Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary: All instruction in English

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, Department of Art History, USC:

French Language Volunteers Needed for the Special Olympics World Games

“With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles the summer of 2015 – will be the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games and the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015. That being said, nous avons besoin de bénévoles qui parlent français et qui sont disponibles pendant les “Special Olympics World Games,” entre le 20 Juillet et le 4 Août.

A Delegation Liaison (DL) is a critical position that requires you to be at least 20 years of age and have strong language skills (English plus French). A DL will need to be available around the clock from July 20 – August 4, 2015 to help bridge the gap between delegations and event staff and to help enhance the delegation’s experience at the World Games. What’s in it for you? You will be making a significant impact in the lives of the Special Olympics athletes coming to the Games. You also will be participating in the organization of a once-in-a-lifetime event, which makes for a GREAT resume item.

To apply to become a volunteer for Delegation Services for the Special Olympics World Games, please reply to using the subject line ’French Delegation Liaison’. There are plenty of other roles for volunteers with language skills; for more information about the other opportunities, visit”

Join the Volunteers of Special Olympics World Games on Facebook by clicking here!

French Language Volunteers Needed for the Special Olympics World Games

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at