USC Investment Office Internship Session

The Investment Office offers internships to students on a part-time basis during the fall and spring semesters and full-time during summer. Meet recruiters and learn about internship opportunities.

9.29.16, 12 – 1PM in GFS 329

Economics Career Bootcamp

A comprehensive career training program for USC Economics students. Guidance from industry leaders on constructing the resume, succeeding in job interviews, and planning a career. Designed in partnership with the Economics Leadership Council and the USC Dornsife Economics Department. Friday, Sept. 9, 8:30am – 4:30pm


The Work it Series

The USC Dornsife Career Pathways “Work it” series provides seminars and guides to help USC Dornsife students prepare for their career.

Fall programs include:

Work it: Career Exploration in the Letters, Arts, & Sciences
Mon | Aug. 29 | 12-1pm | GFS 329

Do it: Best Practices for Securing an Internship
Tue | Aug. 30 | 12-1 pm | GFS 329
Tue | Sept. 6 | 3-4pm | GFS 329

Write it: Résumé & Cover Letters
Wed | Aug. 31 | 12-1pm | GFS 329
Wed | Sept. 7 | 3–4pm | GFS 329

Pitch it: Your Story in 60-seconds
Thu | Sept. 1 | 12 – 1pm | GFS 329
Thu | Sept. 8 | 3 – 4pm | GFS 329


Young Scientists Program Teaching Assistant

JEP is searching for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants are each placed at one of five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons to 4th and 5th grade classrooms supporting teachers and students in science education.

The minimum term of this position begins at the start of the fall 2016 semester and ideally through the end of the spring 2017 semester. See program website:

Job Announcement and Application below. Pay rate: $10.50/hour for 7 hours per week.

Job Announcement

Job Application




New Minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence

The Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) will offer a new minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence this Fall 2016. This interdisciplinary minor aims to educate future leaders in location-based analytics to gather, interpret and implement actionable intelligence to provide human security. It will teach students how to address threats both from natural disasters and human origin.

This minor has an inherent appeal to students in a number of majors including Political Science, International Relations, Environmental Studies, Middle East Studies, GeoDesign, PPD and any ROTC and interested students should contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Darren Ruddell ( or Academic Advisor Ken Watson ( if they are interested in learning more.

The curriculum for this minor is comprised of some new and many existing courses. SSI will be offering two new courses in the undergraduate curriculum. SSCI 214: Human Populations and Natural Hazards will satisfy GE Category C and the lower division elective requirement. The course will begin this Fall and is being taught by Darren Ruddell. The other new course will be SSCI 401: Geospatial Intelligence which will fulfill one of the three core requirements (the other two being SSCI 301: Maps and Spatial Reasoning and IR 381: Introduction to International Security). A full list of requirements can be found on the SSI website here:


Dornsife Students Achieving Academic Success (SAAS)

September 7: Junior and Senior Students
September 14: Freshmen and Sophomore Students
6-7 PM in VKC 201

Are you interested in attending a top-tier law school, medical school or graduate program?

How would you like to win a Fulbright fellowship? Ever thought about competing for a Rhodes, Gates Cambridge or Marshall fellowship?

How do you organize your academic life at USC so you can be the best and achieve the highest academic goals?

Junior and Senior Session: organizing your resume; selecting your references; selecting academic programs; fellowships; how to maximize your final years at USC; connecting with USC alums; and, answering your critical questions.

Freshmen and Sophomore Session: selecting courses and a major or minor; study abroad options; research opportunities; summer programs and internships; and, mapping-out a four year plan that will lead to post graduate success.

Discussion led by Professor Steven Lamy

Limited Seating. RSVP to Kierra Lewis



Southern California Academy of Sciences Meeting

The Southern California Academy of Sciences (SCAS) is holding their annual 2-day  conference here on the USC campus this Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. This year’s conference features a special session on the contributions of Wrigley Institute scientists: “50 years of research at the USC Wrigley Institute.”

Didn’t register? Not a problem– you can register at the door on Friday.

Meeting agenda: