Work in Education—Apply to Jumpstart USC today!

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 /apply to begin your application, or email with any further questions.


New Problems without Passports course for Summer 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 or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at




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USC RecSports offering TWO free weeks at HSC!

USC Recreational Sports is offering two free weeks of access to the HSC Fitness Center, as well as free USC Workout (group exercise) classes. All new memberships purchased will be 30% off during this two-week period. 


USC Mellon Mentoring awards DUE in 1 week!

Dear Students:

As a friendly reminder, the deadline for the USC Mellon Mentoring awards is 1 week away. All nominations, along with letters of support, are due by January 31, 2014.

Please see the e-mail below from USC Mellon Mentoring Forum co-chairs, Varun Soni and Oliver Mayer, as well as the attached reminder about nominations.

Best regards,

Melissa Jones

Special Events Coordinator

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


Dear Students:

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the USC MELLON MENTORING AWARDS is1 week away. These awards honor individual faculty and programs for efforts in building an effective academic environment through demonstrated excellence in and commitment to mentoring. All nominations, and letters of support, are due by January 31, 2014.

We invite you to nominate a faculty member for recognition as an exceptional mentor in one of the following categories:

  • Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students
  • Faculty Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Faculty Mentoring Faculty

You may also nominate a school, department or an academic program for the Culture of Mentoring Award. This award recognizes individual academic units for their ongoing commitment to the development and success of effective mentoring programs for faculty in those units.

If you would like to nominate a faculty member or program for this prestigious award, please go to All nomination forms and letters of support must be received by the January 31, 2014 deadline.

No paper submissions will be accepted.

For any questions, please e-mail Melissa Jones at

Thank you,


Varun Soni

Chair, USC Mellon Mentoring Forum


Oliver Mayer

Co-Chair, USC Mellon Mentoring Forum

Your Queer Career with Riley Folds

Have you ever asked yourself: How do I find LGBTQ companies? Should I come out on my resume?

How do I come out during an interview? What should I do if I experience discrimination in the workplace?

These and many other questions are the topic of conversation at the upcoming Career workshop, Your Queer Career with Riley Folds: 

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • 6 PM – 7:30 PM, DML 233

Join Riley Folds -founder of Out for Work- as he discusses topics from his book Your Queer Career: The Ultimate Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Job Seekers. His book aims to provide perspectives on the intersection between queer and career development, information on LGBTQ-inclusive employers, advice on networking within the LGBTQ community, and common practices to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender identity.

For more info visit:

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Internship Week Fall 2013

Internship Week is an opportunity to learn about employers and what employers are looking for of prospective hires and interns.  This is your opportunity to ask questions, meet and develop relationships with employers, and submit your resume!




  • Business & Management
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, STU B3
  • Accounting, Consulting
    & Finance
    2:00 – 3:30 PM, TCC 450


  • Technology: Design,
    Development, & Programming
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, TCC 450
  • Advertising & Marketing
    2:00 – 3:30 PM, STU B3



  • Arts & Humanities
    (Government, Politics, Non-Profits)
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, STU B3
  • Communications & PR
    2:00 – 3:30 PM, STU B3



  • Environmental Science
    & Sustainability
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, STU B3
  • Entertainment
    2:00 – 3:30 PM, TCC 450

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Schlumberger Careers Information Session


Schlumberger is looking for individuals who seek challenges, are self motivated, and have a high energy level to apply for the Petrotechnical positions. These positions are demanding jobs involving state of the art technology to optimize solutions for Exploration and Production companies. Our petrotechnical experts – Geoscientists, Petroleum Engineers, IT Specialists, Mathematicians, & Physicists – play a vital role in our success.

Info Session: Monday, October 28, 2013

Time: 6:00-8:00pm Location: SGM 101

We invite you to meet with us for an inside look to the upcoming available Petrotechnical Positions. You will have an opportunity to talk one on one with Schlumberger representatives and learn more about who we are and what we do as an Oilfield Servicing Company. Food and Beverages will be provided!

To apply, view testimonials, or additional information, visit our website:

Fall 2013 Career Fair


The Fall 2013 Career Fair is here!  Each year, more than 400 organizations seeking to employ USC students from diverse disciplines attend our career fairs. All students are encouraged to attend and explore the wide variety of internship and full-time employment opportunities that are represented:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Trousdale Parkway

Part-time, Full-Time, and Internship positions available from over 150 companies.  Log-in to connect SC for more information.

Dress to impress!  Bring your resume.

UNIQLO Recruitment Opportunities

UNIQLO will be on campus to recruit for the UNIQLO Manager Candidate Program, a full time opportunity that trains ambitious new graduates to grow into business leaders.

Campus meeting with students at the following events:

1. September 19th: USC Career Fair

2. September 20th: On Campus Interviews at the USC Career Center.

  • For qualified applicants invited to interview via on-campus recruitment

Attached is a PDF file which describes the UNIQLO Manager Candidate Program or visit  


Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professions in an informational setting.

All Explore@4 panels take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (w/exception)

Fall 2013  Career Panels:

9.9 Careers in technology for Non-Techies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.10 Language Careers @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.11 TIS Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Panel – @ Davidson Conference Center (7:00 – 9:00pm)

9.12 Economics and Math Careers @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

9.24 Health Careers without an MD @ Tutor Campus Center 227

9.25 Careers for Foodies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.26 Consulting @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

For more information:

Diversity Networking Mixer

The USC Career Center is proud to present it’s annual Diversity Networking Mixer.  The mixer is a great opportunity to meet and network with high-profile employers that are looking for diverse members of the Trojan Family!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
6:00 – 8:00pm

RSVP: and select connect SC