September 15, 2014
September 2, 2014
The First-Generation College Student Mentor Program is offered through the USC Career Center. This program will provide real world exposure to the working world through a mentorship that focuses on professional and career development. Students will be paired with USC alumni who were also first-generation college students.
Students will gain professional development and career direction while fostering a relationship with a person who can be more than a mentor, but a role model. Students will be able to discuss any concerns or challenges they face as a first-generation college student at USC while gaining support, direction and connectivity from their mentor.
For more information on program expectations, eligibility, and application process please visit the following link:
August 26, 2014
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. The earn work-study as well as an additional $1,175 Americorps education grant for their service!
Info sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd, and Wednesday, September 3rd, from 7:00PM-8:00PM at TCC 412. Hiring is competitive, and prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend. Find out more about our program, and network with the staff and alum of a successful national non-profit!
Contact email@example.com for further information.
August 26, 2014
Joint Educational Project (JEP)– YOUNG SCIENTISTS PROGRAM
Science Education Teaching Assistant
JEP is searching for two undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants will be placed at five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons that will support teachers and students in science education.
This position requires:
- An interest in science education;
- Strong communication skills;
- Strong organization skills;
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities;
- A self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently;
- 5 hours per week available to dedicate to the position (pay rate $10/hour);
- Attendance at regular staff meetings.
Job responsibilities include:
- Presenting meaningful, hands-on science lessons that will be implemented in the at assigned school;
- Organizing and maintaining the Science Lab Materials at the school;
- Assisting classroom teachers and students with science activities to promote the development of science education;
- Other responsibilities which match specific program needs.
To apply, contact Tina Koneazny:
Deadline to apply: Friday, September 5th, 2014
April 16, 2014
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 $1,175 Americorps education grant for their service! Priority deadline for the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, April 25th.
Visit jstart.org /apply to begin your application, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
April 16, 2014
Introducing a new course offering in the Problems without Passports program for Summer 2014:
Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499
There are no pre-requisites for the course. No previous foreign language experience is needed; the course is taught in English. All majors are welcome. For French minors and majors, a French-language component is included.
The course lasts 7 weeks (May 21-July 8) including a 2-week field experience in Louisiana with New Orleans as the home base.
The course explores the role of language in culture and in indigenous communities. We examine the efforts made to preserve or increase language use in various communities around the globe and more specifically in Louisiana.
Louisiana, over the years, has implemented a system to attempt to preserve Cajun and Creole French (Louisiana French) language and culture. The course takes a holistic approach to studying language revitalization–looking at what is being preserved, why it is important to community members, and how activists and decision makers implement change and whether the changes are effective.
During our stay in Louisiana, we will speak to Cajun community members, visit a Native American reservation where efforts to preserve language are also underway, speak with decision makers (i.e.: French Consul, members of the Council of Development of French in Louisiana, academic figures, educators), and discover linguistic and cultural artifacts left by those who have inhabited the state of Louisiana throughout history.
For more information, please visit the PwP website http://dornsife.usc.edu/fren-499-ilr/ or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at email@example.com