NGOs and Social Change, B.A.

A new USC Dornsife interdisciplinary major to inspire new solutions!

NGOs and Social Change, BA

Nine courses (36 units) in which you learn how people in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofits promote new forms of citizenship and governance, aim to protect the environment and to lessen the suffering of people around the world. From investigations of everyday interactions to explorations of larger economic, political, and social structures, this major will provide classroom and internship experiences to help you change the world.
Please contact Sociology for more information: 213-740-3533

DOD NDSEG Fellowship Information Session

Want to know more about the DOD NDSEG Fellowship?
Information session for USC students with Rachel Levitin, NDSEG Program Manager
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:00-3:30 PM
Tutor Campus Center, TCC 227
DOD NDSEG is for U.S. citizens & nationals in sciences & engineering disciplines
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship program is open to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Students must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed less than two full-time years of graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. The NDSEG funds applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines:
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
Computer and Computational Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
The NDSEG Fellowship Application is now open (, and will close on December 12, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. EST.  

Be a Changemaker Bootcamp

5:30 TO 10:00 P.M.
The USC Career Center, USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and USC Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI), in collaboration with Ashoka’s Youth Venture, is offering “Be a Changemaker Bootcamp,” an interactive evening event focused on social venture creation and skill building. Students in attendance will receive guidance to design, develop and launch viable ventures to create social change. All undergraduate and graduate students are for students who want to change the world or have a great idea but don’t know the next steps welcome! This is a chance of a lifetime opportunity, great resume builder, and impressive experience for future graduate school applications!
Following this event, all students will be invited to submit their venture ideas at the USC/YV Social Innovation Challenge to win start-up funding and fellowship opportunities. If you have or want to develop an idea or a project to change your community and contribute to a better world, please join us on October 14, 2014 from 5:30 to 10:00 pm at The Forum in the Tutor Campus Center (TCC) (Room 450, 4th floor). Pizzas and soft drinks will be provided.
Reservations are requested for this event. To reserve your seat, please register on connectSC and look on the calendar for Oct 14:

Political Conversations: The Loss of Trust and the Future of America

The Department of Political Science and the PSA Present:
Political Conversations
The Loss of Trust and the Future of America

At the next Political Conversations, Prof. Bob Shrum sits down with Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign and for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2006 re-election campaign.  An independent who has worked for both Democrats and Republicans, Dowd is an analyst for ABC News and frequently appears on “Good Morning America” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”.

When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 12-1:30pm
Where: VKC, Room 300A (3rd Floor)

Stay up-to-date with our Political Conversations series here:

Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

The Office of Academic & International Fellowships manages competitive national and international fellowship programs. In this informational session, we’ll cover what makes a strong candidate, how to prepare, and awards such as Truman, Boren, Udall and Beinecke among others. Join us on:

Thursday, October 23
Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

You can find a full list of the fellowships we support on our website
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions

We also consistently post helpful resources and upcoming deadlines on Facebook

Dornsife College Advising Survey

This semester, Dornsife College Advising would like to hear your thoughts about our services! By filling out this survey, you will help us improve the quality of service that we provide in the future. You have from now until November 27th to fill out the survey. This survey will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Once you completed the survey, you will have the option to enter our raffle. Our raffle prizes include:
– iPad mini
– urBeats earphones
– USC Camelbak
– Gift cards to local eateries

There will be two periods where we will be raffling prizes off: 10/24/14 & 11/21/14. We will be having our Grand Prize raffle drawing on 11/21/14.

Survey link:

Advisement Survey Flyer (8.5 x 5.5)

Law School Visit: UC Hastings

Law School Visit: UC Hastings
UC Hastings is the oldest law school on the west coast! The school, located in San Francisco, is a great choice for students looking to get into the Bay Area legal market. Talk to Bryan Zerbe, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, about how to get accepted.
Pizza and drinks will be provided!
Date: Tues., Oct. 7 at 5pm
Location: VHE 210
Please RSVP at the following link by Oct 6: