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 speechempowermentUSC@gmail.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/617618828322863/


Resume Writing Workshop: Selling your Sociology Skills

Going on the job market soon? Want to know how to sell your sociology degree to employers and land a great job?

Join Professor Karen Sternheimer and learn how to effectively communicate how the tools you have learned in your sociology courses translate to job skills. If you have a resume, bring it and we’ll work on it together!

When: Thursday April 10, 3:30-5:00

Where: HSH 201

RSVP: https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_24SuunMKnE7kcuN

Refreshments Served!


Upcoming Spring Study Abroad Information Sessions

Next week the Office of Overseas Studies will be holding a series of information sessions highlighting the following study abroad options for USC students:

· NEW University of Melbourne Information Session

Tuesday, March 25th  12:00-1:00, THH 112

· USC Madrid Program Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  12:00-1:00, WPH 206

· London School of Economics Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  2:00-3:00, VKC159

· NEW Program in Istanbul Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  4:00-5:00, WPH B27

Come join us to learn more about these exciting international opportunities!




Education Pre-Graduate Workshop

Are you interested in going to graduate school for fields in Education? Then come to our Education Pre-Graduate workshop! You will learn the following:

- Graduate programs that are offered by the USC Rossier School of Education
– Master and Doctoral Degrees
– Discuss how to pick the right Education program
– Learn the difference between research degree and practioner degrees in Education
…And more!!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1fYCtYT

Pre-Grad Team

- Karina Chicas
– Armineh Dereghishian
– Josephine Le
– Briana Weiland

STEM Diversity Career Expo: Careers in STEM


Attend EOP’s STEM Diversity Career Expo for members of minority groups, women, people with disabilities (including Veterans and Wounded Warriors) in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS (STEM). Come meet Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent!

Career Expo is FREE, but you must pre-register online in order to attend the event.

  • Business Attire strongly recommended
  • Bring copies of your CV resume

Partial exhibitor list here.

Register here.

Riordan College to Career Program: From our friends at UCLA

The Riordan College to Career Program targets first-generation college students who are interested in preparing for internships and careers in management.  Its core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate these individuals to competitively apply for and succeed in internships and careers post-college.  In an intensive one-week study to prepare students for their internship with a final follow-up session, College to Career students participate in various workshops, lectures, and activities to build on career skills training, career and academic exploration, and networking skills.


The Riordan College to Career Program uses an online application process, and application decisions are made on a rolling basis.  All applications must be submitted with required documents by April 18, 2014. 


Russia, Ukraine, Egypt and Beyond: Examining European Union Neighbor Policy

As protests, revolutions, and other crises spring up throughout eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, the states within the European Union must work together to form what is called European Neighbor Policy (ENP).
IRUA is proud to host Michael Reinprecht, USC’s European Visiting Fellow, for this event. He will be discussing how the EU has formed their policy and what effect it has had on the region.

E-mail usc.irua@gmail.com with any questions!

IRUA Conferences Panel


Every year, the USC School of International Relations funds several students to attend the prestigious international relations conferences at the U.S. Military Academies in West Point, Annapolis, and Colorado Springs, as well as several other non-military conferences. Application is on a competitive basis.

Join several of this year’s recent conference representatives in VKC 300A on Tuesday, February 25, from 4-5PM, for an engaging and informative roundtable discussion on these opportunities hosted by IRUA. Hear from your peers what the conferences were like, why they went, and if this opportunity is right for YOU!

E-mail usc.irua@gmail.com with any questions!

For more updates, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IRUA.USC

Student Led Seminars – Student-Led Seminars presented by the CET

Undergraduate Fellows returns to campus with vigor this upcoming Wednesday, February 26th from 4-5:20 PM in VKC 101!

Join us as two esteemed undergraduate student presenters offer stimulating talks on fascinating topics.

Robert Palmer, a Human and Evolutionary Biology guru, will offer a discussion, “You Have More Than You Think: Negativity, Gratitude, and Effective Interventions for Improving Well-Being.”

Reid Lidow, an International Relations and Political Science specialist, will offer insightful words on “On Being a Scientist: Where Relentless Curiosity Took Me.”

A mixer and discussion with pizza to follow. Let us breach the heights of intellectual curiosity together during CET’s Student-Led Seminars Spring 2014!

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/213473612179511/


American Studies and Ethnicity African American Studies Club- Join us to celebrate Black History Month!