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

Hope to meet you guys there!
– USC Coaching Corps Team


USC Study Abroad Fair

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

We have a number of exciting announcements for all new and returning students:

USC Overseas Studies will host the campus-wide STUDY ABROAD FAIR Wednesday, September 10th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale Parkway.  This event highlights USC’s numerous international opportunities and is a great way to learn more about study abroad!  Please see attached flyer for more information.

Interested in studying abroad and have questions?  Follow these easy steps:

  1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 session: Aug 27, 28, Sept 3, 4, 5, 17 & 18 from 3:00-4:00 in the Herklotz Room of Doheny Library
  2. Then, visit us in THH 341 for Walk-in Advising: Monday-Friday from 11:00-2:00 until September 12th*

*visit us at the Study Abroad Fair on September 10th

Applications for Spring 2015 are still available. Please stop by our office or email and indicate the program to which you’re applying (be sure to check minimum eligibility requirements listed in the program brochures our website).

Application deadlines are listed below:

  • August 20th: Nanzan
  • September 15th: Argentina, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland (Dublin), Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa and U.K. (BADA, Queen Mary, UCL)
  • September 29th: All other Dornsife Semester Programs

The Office of Overseas Studies has moved! Please visit us in our new location in Taper Hall, Room 341.

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Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Overseas Studies Team

Open Student Intern Position (PAID) – Office of Advancement, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Open Student Intern Position (PAID) – Office of Advancement, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Join the Major Gifts Team of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. You will be supporting the team by creating academic and community research profiles crucial to developing new funding opportunities for programs, aid packages, and facilities that benefit students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Dornsife. You will work within one of the focus areas: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Science, or Community (groups with constituencies beyond Dornsife). You will also have the opportunity to experience advancement activities at a major private research university. In addition to working with our major gifts team, you will be working with other student interns on a variety of projects. Our office is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, just across the street from the L.A. Public Library, and is easily accessible by the DASH transit system.

Major academic institutions and nonprofits worldwide use development research to fuel their fundraising. The research and fundraising experience gained with Dornsife can lead to jobs in the nonprofit and educational spheres. And those skills can also be applied to jobs in today’s information-driven business market.

Interns are paid hourly. Work hours are flexible, but students should be available for approximately ten (10) hours per week for spring 2014; and at least twenty (20) hours per week in summer 2014.

Research experience using databases (financial, biographical, and philanthropic) in addition to special proficiency in internal Internet tools; detail-oriented with impeccable organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to take initiative and work independently; and takes direction well. Previous work experience in an office setting or having performing administrative duties are a plus. Graduate students preferred, however, all applicants are considered. Bi-lingual a plus.

New Summer Course: FREN 499- Indigenous Language Revitalization

Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499

No previous foreign language experience needed, course is taught in English.  French components are required for French minors and majors.

The Department of French and Italian are offering a 4-unit Problems without Passports course.  The course lasts 7 weeks (May 21-July 8) including a 2-week field experience in Louisiana with New Orleans as the home base.

For more information, please visit the PwP website or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at

ChangeFire – Nicaragua Project – summer opportunity


Paid USC Dornsife Corporate and Foundation Relations Interns (Summer)

The Advancement Office of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences seeks USC student interns to assist the Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) staff in its Downtown Los Angeles office. The Office of CFR is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts from private foundations and corporations in support of the Dean’s highest priorities. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a robust development office of a major research university.  Our interns will enjoy a professional working space in a fast-paced office in the heart of the Downtown financial district!

The interns will play an integral role in CFR— including foundation and corporate prospect research, clipping reports on corporate industry trends, heavy prospecting research on foundations, grants management and stewardship. This position supports a ten-person team, and responsibilities include everyday tasks such as filing, organization, data entry, errands, scheduling, some phones, but will also include a fair amount of research and writing.

Interns are paid hourly. Work hours are flexible, but student must be available at least 10 hours a week for Summer 2014. Internship can be taken for course credit if desired. Position starts May 2014.


Strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently, takes direction well, keen attention to detail, and proficiency using internet tools for research are a must. Previous work experience in an office setting or performing administrative duties are a plus. Graduate students and upperclassmen preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit resumes and cover letters to Travis Newhouse at with “CFR Intern Application” in the subject line. For more information about the CFR Office, please visit our website:

  1. Type of Opportunity
    • Job or Internship Opportunity
  2. Relevant Dornsife Majors: All

ITP now offers summer courses

ITP (Information Technology Program) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering now offers summer courses!  Also, check out our new course offerings for the fall.


ITP 104: Web Publishing, (2 units); no prerequisites

Web publishing using HTML, CSS and other Web technologies. Concepts and theory of Web site creation, page layout and production. Introduction to advanced topics.

Meets from 5/22 – 7/2

11:00-1:50pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

KAP 267

Instructor: Patrick Dent

ITP 165: Introduction to C++ Programming (2 units); no prerequisites Fundamentals of C++ syntax and semantics, including function prototypes, overloading, memory management, abstract data types, object creation, pointers to class members, and I/O streams.

Meets from 5/21 – 7/1

3:00-4:50pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,  and Thursdays

KAP 107

Instructor: Sanjay Madhav

ITP 230: Video Game Quality Assurance (4 units); no prerequisites

Survey game software development through quality assurance and in-depth analysis of the development cycle with a focus on bug testing systems and methodologies.

Meets from 5/21 – 8/12

2:00-4:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

OHE 542

Instructor: Tom Sloper


ITP 479: Cyber Law and Privacy (3 units); no prerequisites

Cyber legal issues, search and seizure, 4th amendment and digital evidence, private searches, case law relating to search and seizure

5:30-8:20pm Tuesdays

KAP 267

Instructor: Benny Forer, Deputy District Attorney, LA County District Attorney’s Office

A veteran criminal prosecutor with experience prosecuting cases ranging from narcotics offenses to gang murders to complex white collar crime. A member of the prestigious High-Tech Crimes Unit, focusing on complex technologically based crimes.

Additionally, an experienced lecturer on topics pertaining to criminal justice, criminal procedure, privacy concerns, constitutional issues, sex crimes, complex fraud and white collar offenses.

ITP 499: Technologies for Social Impact (2 units); no prerequisites

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises.  Students will design learning settings that incorporate emergent social concerns and issues utilizing cutting edge technology. Students explore strategic planning, institutional change processes, and policy issues that influence organizations in a rapidly changing global climate. This course enhances an appreciation for diversity within local and global communities.

7:00-8:50pm Tuesdays

GFS 111

Instructor: Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia

Founder and CEO of PlayWerks, an independent interactive media company that creates high quality innovative multi-platform immersive interactive experiences that inspire, empower, and engage children and adults.

Previously, Shirin worked as the Research Manager & Bratz Brand Manager at MGA Entertainment, where she combined her child and youth marketing expertise with her toy marketing experience to perform ongoing research and analysis of the most current industry trends, consumer motivations and competitor activity for over five years. Salemnia was also responsible for the design development of MGA’s Play Lab – a place where dyads and triads of children and their parents gather for in-house qualitative research right on MGA’s premises.

Prior to MGA, Salemnia worked at Mattel, Inc. in Worldwide Consumer Research for the Barbie/Girls Division. Here, in addition to conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, she was responsible for supporting Strategic Planning in all related new business ventures.
ITP 499: Mobile Game Marketing (2 units); no prerequisites

Exposes students to the state of the art of user acquisition for mobile games – aka marketing. Students learn today’s best practices and get hands on with the software tools of the trade by marketing their own USC mobile games. Specifically this means students will use online software tools for planning marketing campaigns, executing marketing campaigns, measuring effectiveness of marketing campaigns, and optimizing marketing campaigns.

6:00-7:50pm Tuesdays

KAP 107

Instructor: Chris Swain

Chris Swain is an entrepreneur, game designer, and long-time contributor to game education at USC. He is founder of Credible Research Corporation – which is a spin-off of the USC Games Institute, a research consortium he directed while a full-time professor teaching games at USC from 2005-2011. Chris led over 50 games and digital products in industry for companies that include: Microsoft, Disney, Sony, Activision, MTV, Warner Brothers, Discovery, BBC, PBS, Intel, and many others. His projects have won over two dozen design awards. Notable games include the world’s first massively multiplayer casual game NetWits – original IP which Swain sold to the Microsoft Network; Multiplayer Jeopardy!; and Multiplayer Wheel of Fortune. The Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune games were landmark hits for Sony Online that helped establish the then new, business of online casual games. Chris was a founding member of the design agency R/GA Interactive which grew from 4 people to over 100 and $0 in revenue to over $50mm annually during his time at the company. Chris’s USC game lab project, The Redistricting Game, is a staple in the redistricting reform community. His game, Ecotopia, was created in collaboration with Conversation International and translated in-game actions by players into real world impact – specifically in into thousands of trees being planted in the Brazilian rain forest. Chris led many other projects while full-time at USC including for Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, LA Times, and the US National Counterterrorism Center.

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