Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I AM Returning Mentor Application

At this point, we'd like to know who will be returning as a mentor for the 2014–2015 school year. We're working with high school seniors who are looking to enroll in four-year institutions in fall 2015. We're working with students at 9 local LAUSD high schools ...
  • Belmont High
  • Downtown Magnets
  • Foshay Learning Center
  • Fremont High
  • Manual Arts High
  • Marshall High
  • Roosevelt High
  • Roybal Learning Center
  • West Adams Preparatory (new to I AM for 2014–2015)

The time commitment is the same—about 2–4 hours per month through May 2015. We'll do our best to accommodate your preferences in terms of school site and number of mentors. The application deadline is Friday, August 22.

If you're interested in being a mentor, please complete the attached returning mentor application and return it ASAP. You can fill out the attached electronic PDF orprint PDF, complete it, and e-mail it to or drop it off in WPH 701.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at Also, if you're looking to earn fieldwork experience for your graduate degree program, please e-mail so that we can schedule a time to discuss your options.

I look forward to working with all of you.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Graduate Student Intern, Viterbi Graduate Admission

This Position is Open to Current USC Graduate Students Only.
The Viterbi Graduate Admission team is seeking a graduate intern to assist graduate engineering applicants through the admission process with a high level of customer service.  Graduate interns help guide students through the application process and communicate with them regularly in person, by phone, and email.  Ideal candidates possess excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of critical thinking.

Position duties include:

          Communicate with students to help them complete their applications, determine their application status, and manage their expectations.
          Assist with quantitative application analysis projects: work with large database of application records, conduct extensive data entry and analysis, compile and organize results for reports. 
          Assist with development of communication management systems: manage large volume of phone and e-mail inquiries and provide feedback and analysis for improvements.
          Process electronic and paper application materials.
          Handle confidential information.
          Contribute to web content and email campaigns.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word; experience with Access preferred.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think critically about complex situations and strong problem-solving skills.
Hours requested are 20 hours per week and work-study is preferred. Must be enrolled in graduate coursework in Fall 2014.

This position is NOT open to Viterbi graduate students. Any applications submitted by Viterbi graduate students will not be considered.  

Apply for the position through ConnectSC (  – Job ID 55621.  Attach you resume and schedule availability as the “document”. 

Intern Positions at Viterbi School of Engineering

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Spirituality in Education" Forum

Cynthia S. Johnson Endowment
Student Development Forum


Featuring Distinguished Scholars

Helen Astin, Alexander Astin, and Arthur Chickering

The Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Long Beach is pleased to announce the inaugural Student Development Forum, honoring Cynthia Johnson, co-founder of the

Student Development in Higher Education program and 41st president of ACPA.

Friday, October 3
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be served

Visit the website to register for the Forum and to learn about the Endowment.

USC Kortschak Center Practicum and Fieldwork Experience

International Program Assistant Position

Job Announcement


The Office of International Services (OIS) serves the needs of international students and visiting scholars at USC through a variety of advising services, programs and information resources. The International Program Assistant (IPA) designs, publicizes and implements meaningful programs to meet international student needs and facilitate interaction between international and domestic students. Being an IPA is more than just an on-campus job; it is a commitment to supporting the international student community at USC by providing creative programs that meet the unique needs of this population. Extensive training is provided.

Job Responsibilities
 Work as a contributing member of the OIS team
 Design, publicize and implement programs for the USC community
 Provide OIS office support as needed

 Full-time graduate student at USC (minimum GPA of 3.0 required for continuing students)
 Familiarity with USC community
 Interest in and sensitivity to cross-cultural adjustment issues
 Very good communication and organizational skills
 Ability to work both individually with minimal supervision and in a group setting as an active participant 
 Good working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Publisher
Time Commitment:
 15 hours per week
 August 25, 2014 to May 16, 2015

Pay: $13.00 per hour

How to Apply:
Please submit the following to with “IPA Application” in subject line:
 Cover Letter addressing the following points:
o Cross-cultural experiences
o Previous experience in planning and organizing events and programs
 Resume
 List of 2-3 professional references and contact information
 Fall 2014 semester class schedule from OASIS
 Any anticipated time commitments for fall 2014 and spring 2015 such as other student jobs, internships or leadership positions

**Incomplete applications will not be considered**

Application Deadline: September 5, 2014
Successful applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis.