September 2014 Career Center Workshops

Free & open to all students, RSVP through connectSC

Monday 8th | Preparing for the Career Fair
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Monday 8th | Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 9th | Preparing for the Career Fair for International Students
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 9th | Effective resumes & Cover Letters
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Wednesday 10th | Preparing for the Career Fair for International Students
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Thursday 11th | Preparing for the Career Fair
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Thursday 18th | Fall 2014 Career Fair
10:00 – 2:00 PM (Trousdale Parkway)

Monday 22nd | Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 23rd | Making the Most of Our On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 23rd | Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Wednesday 24th | Job Search Strategies for International Students
12:00 – 1:00 PM (STU B3)

Wednesday 24th | Fall 2014 Diversity Networking Mixer
6:00 – 8:00 PM (STU B3)

Thursday 25th | Phone and Skype Interviews
1:00 – 2:00 PM (STU B3)

Tuesday 30th | Ace Your Interview
1:30 – 2:30 PM (STU B3)

Dornsife Edge Fall 2014 Events

The Dornsife Edge is a workshop series presented by the Dornsife Advising Office and USC Dornsife Student Special Services to promote academic, career and student development.

9/2 Work it: Career Exploration in the Letters, Arts, & Sciences
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/3 Assess it: Self-Assessment Exercises & Tools
WPH B36 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

9/3 Degree Essentials
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/9 Write it: Resume & Cover Letters
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/10 Dress it: Interview Attire
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/11 Transfer Student
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/16 Pitch it: Your Story in 60-seconds
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/17 Decide it: Best Practices for Career Decisions
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/18 Research/Volunteering
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/23 Brand it: Your Virtual & Personal Brand
STU B3 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm

9/23 Time Management
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/24 Dornsife 1.0
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

9/30 Do it: Best Practices for Securing an Internship
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/1 Connect it: Networking 101
STU B3 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/2 Managing Stress & Anxiety
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/7  Share it: Interview Skills
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/8 Choose Your Major
MRF 229 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10/9 Dornsife 2.0
VKC 258 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Dornsife Academic Programs Forum

Every Wednesday in Leavey Library, Room 16 (next to the auditorium in the basement), at 5:30

September 3rd: Securing a Post-Graduate Fellowship
Reid Lidow, who graduated in 2014 with honors and a double major in political science and international relations, will be coming to speak about strategies for preparing for and securing major international fellowships. Reid is a 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar, as well a Dornsife Scholar, and was a finalist for both the Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships.

September 10th and 24th: Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program information sessions
Program director Dr. Jeffrey Fields will be speaking about USC Dornsife’s brand new semester study program in Washington, D.C. The program will begin in the spring, and offers students a chance to gain 16 units of course credit along with valuable work experience in a policy-related internship. Additionally, the program will include a speaker series, visits to area attractions and institutions, and professional development workshops, as well as the unique opportunity to attend think tank panels and congressional hearings on various issue areas. Open to students from all majors, though courses will focus on practical policy (both domestic and international). Specific details on courses offered, costs, housing, etc. will be available at the meetings.

October 1: Planning for Academic Success
Vice Dean Steven Lamy will be speaking about how to find a faculty mentor, how to build up your résumé with USC’s program offerings, and generally how to plan your academic life in your upcoming years at USC. Dean Lamy is in charge of all of Dornsife’s academic programs, and he offers an invaluable perspective on how to make your four years count.

More speakers to come, every Wednesday at 5:30. The series is open to all interested students!

Work it Series: Career Exploration Workshops

Student Special Services works to align students’ academic interests with individual career and professional pathways through self-assessment, exploration, and engagement in curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Student Special Services works in collaboration with academic advisors, career counselors, Faculty, and alumni to provide a network of resources to address students’ professional aspirations.


Fall 2014 Securing an Internship Workshops

Are you currently interning or interested in becoming an intern?

Want to network with other USC students and learn the tricks of the trade?

If so, attend one of our Securing An Internship workshops! If you cannot attend a workshop, you can listen to our Securing an Internship podcast. For more information, visit:

Available Fall Workshops
12:00-1:00 pm in STU B3

Tuesday, Aug 26
Thursday, Aug 28
Tuesday, Sept 2
Wednesday, Sept 3
Wednesday, Sept 10
Thursday, Sept 11

USC student organization opportunity

Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment!

Our student coaches will happily act as a target audience and will also provide you or your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation if desired.  Our members are highly qualified competitive speakers and debaters, with national level awards and leadership positions in clubs like Mock Trial and MUN.

We will listen to you as you present, anytime between 7-9PM on April 16th, 2014 in Leavey Library Basement.

Email to reserve a 15-20 minute slot!

Manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy.

Government secrets—should they exist? Who gets to decide what is secret and why? What exactly did Bradley/Chelsea Manning reveal and what were the ramifications of his/her actions?

If you are interested in any of these questions, the International Relations Undergraduate Association (IRUA) and Center for Excellence in Teaching’s (CET) Undergraduate Fellows bring you the opportunity to hear directly from former CIA Intelligence Officer and current USC Professor Maura Godinez. She will be offering her insights and engaging with students in a stimulating discussion on the matter. Food will also be provided. Event details below.

Date: Thursday April 3

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: SLH 100 (Stauffer Science Lecture Hall)

Event link: