Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Summer Graduate Internship

Application Review Date
Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
The last date to submit an application is April 17, 2015.

Departmental Overview
The Center for Student Conduct (CSC) administers the Code of Student Conduct on behalf of the University of California, Berkeley. The CSC serves as a clearinghouse for faculty, staff, students, and community members to report conduct that violates the University Code of Student Conduct. CSC challenges students to take responsibility for their actions; connects students to resources to assist in their collegiate success, and works with students in problem solving and decision-making abilities.
Our Mission is to support the overall mission of the University of California, Berkeley by objectively and efficiently administering our Code of Student Conduct; promoting academic integrity; balancing individual and community interests in order to encourage student accountability; and connecting students to resources that foster student success.

CSC is looking to host graduate student interns over summer 2015. The internship will be for 300 working hours. Intern schedules can be flexible based on preference and office need.
There are a variety of experiences being offered within CSC including collaborations with Housing and Residential Services and other graduate student interns.
Projects available for the Graduate Student Interns are:

• Create and assist in programmatic projects, i.e.: Developing an ethics workshop/course,
developing a year-long "Responsibility" campaign, and building marketing and educational outreach
• Assist in data reporting and assessment in the Advocate system
• Assist Residential and Housing Services with reviewing and assessing content in the conduct
database including letters, policies, and sanctions
• Observe staff members day to day work such as student meetings, campus partner meetings,
process of administrating the Code of Student Conduct, and applying polices as it relates to
student behavior
• Participate in all staff meetings, campus partner meetings, and student conduct case review

Required  Qualifications
A CSC Graduate Student Intern must be:
• Currently enrolled in a graduate program
• Passionate to learn more about the inner workings of Higher Education and the Student Affairs 
• A hard worker with self-initiative
• Able to collaborate with other graduate interns and staff on office projects
• Ready to be challenged in new ways and willing to give/receive feedback

Interns will be provided with a $4,000 stipend. Room and board are NOT included.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Criminal Background Check
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We 
reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background 

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability, or veteran status.

USC Latino/s Student Assembly, USC Academic Culture Assembly and USC Performing Arts Committee bring Bill Deresiewicz

USC Latina/o Student Assembly, along with USC Academic Culture Assembly and USC Performing Arts Committee, will be bringing author Bill Deresiewicz to talk about the negative side-effects of the culture of accomplishment that has developed in the United States that drives students to accomplish things and earn accolades without knowing why. This is particularly rampant in elite universities and can lead to college graduates who have no idea what they are actually interested in and what they want to do with their lives. Additionally, he will be touching upon the exceptions, such as underrepresented minorities, who face these same challenges but because of their culture have to deal with them in completely different ways. Here is a short overview of the issues in his book:

There will be a book sale and signing after his talk.

April 2, 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TCC 205

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Invitation for graduating students to attend the 5th Annual USC Multi-School Alumni Career Fair on March 19!

Please invite your graduating students to register for the 5th Annual USC Multi-School Alumni Career Fair on March 19!

The USC Career Center and the USC Alumni Association, in partnership with MyWorkster, are proud to host our 5th Annual USC Multi-School Alumni Career Fair on Thursday, March 19 (yes, over Spring Break!).  75+ leading organizations will be recruiting for entry level and experienced professionals in a wide array of fields, including entertainment, aerospace, consulting, accounting, real estate, automotive, banking, technology, engineering, government, architecture, healthcare, finance and education.'

In addition, professional photographers will be on hand to take complimentary LinkedIn headshots for those interested!

To date, here are some participating organizations:
  • ADP
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Bank of America
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • California (State of)
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Hulu
  • Irvine Company
  • PwC
  • Sony
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • TMZ
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Secret Service
  • Zillow

This is a multi-university alumni career fair- friends of Trojans are welcome to attend!

All are invited to take advantage of the complimentary LinkedIn headshot opportunity!  Come on over to Trousdale and get that headshot you’ve been procrastinating on!

Questions?  Email us at

Academic Advising Position Zayed Universiity

Institution:Zayed University
Location:Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Admin - Academic Advising
Type:Full Time
The University 

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 8500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. The University expects its graduates to be proficient in English, Arabic, the use of computing technology, and quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration. 

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. 

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment. 

The Department 

The Department of Advising and Academic Development is one of four departments within University College. Through its innovative general education core curriculum, the Colloquy on Integrated Learning, University College offers students a high-quality, foundational, liberal-arts program, designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers. The experience instills in the students a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking. The Colloquy program initiates the baccalaureate careers of all ZU students and has as its goal to build students' understanding of their relation to the world and to equip them to be successful at the University, in their professions and in their personal lives through an integrated, skill-rich, interdisciplinary core curriculum. 

Faculty in the Department of Advising and Academic Development are responsible for the First Year Experience of the entire student body of entrants into the baccalaureate program. There are two specific classes assigned in the Colloquy program for the adjustment of students to university life. These classes are centered on Zayed University Learning Outcomes of Leadership, Global Awareness, and Information Literacy; they include the more traditional topics of academic and personal adjustment to university life, and then address Life Skills with a course of the same name as well as an Introduction to Entrepreneurship. For Department faculty, the advising/mentoring role is equally important to teaching; through advising classes and individual advising appointments, faculty mentor students and help them navigate university life. Faculty teaches twelve credit hours per week; they are expected to have a modest pace of engagement with their discipline/profession; and are expected to be active members of the University and College community. 

The Opportunity 

The Department of Advising and Academic Development is seeking experienced academic advising faculty to serve as academic advisors for general education students, and to teach in student development, career exploration, skills for life, and entrepreneurship courses. We seek faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching the University's core curriculum, and are ardent advocates of general education as understood in the US model of education. You will be familiar with first-year-experience, and leadership curriculum; you will value teaching 100 and 200 level courses; you are committed to your discipline and contribute to its knowledge base via conference presentations and an increasingly strong record of publication. You will be inclined to contribute to an ongoing process of curricular revision and be involved in the design and development of the set menu of courses. Teaching load at Zayed University is established at four courses per semester with a possibility of reallocated time for research pursuits with tangible deliverables. It is a unique opportunity to join a progressive College that is actively working to enhance the education of young people in one of the world's most dynamic nations. The successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in student-centered teaching. University College is committed to student success and seeks faculty who are committed to ensuring it. 
You are urged to visit University College's website at 

The Requirements
  • Ph.D. in student personnel, counseling, higher education or related field with some teaching experience preferred. Qualified Masters candidates will also be considered.
  • A record of successful baccalaureate-level teaching in a Western or Western-style university or college is preferred.
  • Experience working as an academic advisor and or First Year Experience instructor in a Western-style college/university.
  • Strong commitment to student success.
  • Familiarity with student-centered learning strategies.
  • Demonstrated skills working with different cultures in a sensitive manner.
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work in teams.
  • Native proficiency in written and spoken English.
The Benefits 

The University's benefits package is highly attractive; it includes a competitive, income tax-free salary in the United Arab Emirates, housing allowance, and annual vacation ticket. 

To Apply 

Please visit our web site and click on 'Employment' to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, kindly attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references. 
If anyone has questions about the position or an interest in working with Zayed University, please contact me (Dr. Natesha Smith, or Dr. Imani Fredricks-Lowman( We will also be available to answer any questions about the position during the Placement Exchange and NASPA's annual conference in New Orleans.
Review Process 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled for the AY 2015-2016.

Application Information

USC TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Student Employment Opportunity: USC TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Program Description The Talent Search program identifies and assists high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The goal of USC ETS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Title & Job Duties: Student Program Advisor

Assigned to a high school in Central, South Central, and Downtown LA

Provide one-on-one and group academic and career advisement to ETS students

Assist students with college, FAFSA, and scholarship applications

Assist the Academic Advisor in the implementation of workshops and other activities at the designated school sites

Collaborate with the school counselor at assigned sites to effectively execute the program's and school's objectives

Must have reliable transportation Hours Available: 20 hrs/wk.
Students’ primary work location will be at the assigned High Schools

Hours must be completed during School Hours: Approx.8:00am-3:00pm and occasional Saturdays

Pay rate: $13.00/hr. (Graduate Students)

Pay rate: $10.00/hr. (Undergraduate Students) Interested in applying or want more information?

Contact: Alexa Velasco at Please attach your resume to your email

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Position title: CAAS Program Assistant Reports to: Director of CAAS
Hours/Week: Part-time, 10 month, 15-18 hours p/week (Hours flexible; Some Evening hours required.)
Salary: $13.00 - 15.00 per hour
Starting Date: July 20, 2015 Ending Date: May 20, 2016

Duties and Responsibilities Coordinate, develop, and conduct academic success workshops during fall and spring semesters. Including, but not limited to identifying topics, reservation logistics, marketing, and outreach to campus community.

Counsel and provide academic services for students on academic probation and warning. Advise undeclared students; assist with course selection and exploring majors. Assist the Academic Support

Coordinator with providing support services for the Provisional Student Program participants; assist with academic coaching and managing student case load.

Serve as a co-instructor for the college skills development course INTD 70: First Year Seminar-Provisional students.

Assist CAAS professional staff with coordinating Exploring Majors Event for First Year students.

Assist with researching and developing programing focused on improving student retention and graduation rates.

Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of academic workshops; produce semester assessment reports.

Assist with supervision and training of undergraduate student employee staff.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required, currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, or equivalent experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

Qualified candidates should have experience working with diverse college level students in academic support environments, programming events, and counseling/advising techniques.

Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.