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!


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