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Individual support and resources are important to the success of first-year college students.  The USC Dornsife Edge Program provides student programming tailored to address students’ academic and developmental needs in the first and second-year of college.  Through a series of program events, workshops, and communications, USC Dornsife students learn about resources, identify Dornsife opportunities, and receive additional support from staff.  For general information about pre-professional paths and events, select one of the following links: Pre-Law, Pre-Grad, or Pre-Health.



Degree Essentials

Degree Essentials

Do you have questions about your degree?  Does Orientation seem like a blur? Wondering how to add a minor or double major? In the Degree Essentials workshop, the following will be discussed:

  USC Dornsife Degree Overview (Required Units,  StARS, TCR)

  Academic Options (Major, Minors, Double Majors, etc.)

•  Important Dates & Deadlines (Add/ Drop, Pass/ No Pass, Fall Registration, Deadline to Withdraw)

  Academic Advisement Overview (Mandatory Advisement)

Tues. Jan. 21

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1fsdY8k

Time Management

Time Management

Time management is the quintessential tool for staying on-top of your grades.

Wed. Jan. 22

3-4pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1dkCNzS

Dream it: Create your path

Dream it: Create your path

What can you do with a degree from USC Dornsife?  The possibilities are endless. This workshop focuses on how to create your own career path.

Wed. Jan. 22

4-5pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1aoAS95

Research/Volunteering/Internships/Mentoring/Funding

Research/Volunteering/Internships/Mentoring/Funding

Come and learn about the importance of having volunteering and research experience and how to get involved. In addition, a panel of upperclassmen will be available to talk about their volunteer and research experiences. 

Thurs.  Jan. 23

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1dtW4R4

Transfer Students, Gear-Up!

Transfer Students, Gear-Up!

As a transfer student, it can feel like you are always in transition; learning a new system and trying to make new connections all within a few years. Learn to make the most of your time at USC, right from the start.

Tues. Jan. 28

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1eVU7JV


Explore it: Do what you love

Explore it: Do what you love

You learn by doing; and at the risk of learning little by doing too much.  You also learn about yourself by; developing competencies and different skills, taking on new challenges, engaging in opportunities. Hear about USC Dornsife Co-Curricular opportunities.

Thurs. Jan. 30

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/LNirF5

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Learn how to better manage stress and anxiety in this interactive workshop - In collaboration with Student Counseling.

Tue. Feb. 4

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1eVZ9pA

 

Dornsife 1.0 - Academic Excellence

Dornsife 1.0 - Academic Excellence

This workshop is designed for freshmen and transfers students to learn about the tools available to reach their academic success.

Wed. Feb. 5

3-4pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1b8vveE

Assess it: Self-assessment tools and exercises

Assess it: Self-assessment tools and exercises

How do you know what you want to do with your life?  That's a pretty heavy question.  However, there are exercises, resources, and tools available to help you address this very important subject.  In this session, you will learn about self-assessment exercises and tools. 

Wed. Feb. 5

4-5pm

SAL 109

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1eWlJys

Do it: Internships

Do it: Internships

Internships provide valuable experience, skill-development, and networking opportunities.  Learn how to secure internships.

Thurs. Feb. 6

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1d02PEk

Dornsife 2.0 (Sophomore Slump)

Dornsife 2.0 (Sophomore Slump)

The newness of freshman year has worn off and you find yourself with more questions than answers.   Am I in the right major?  How do I find an internship? Can I study abroad? All of these unknowns can be overwhelming and can lead sophomores to fall into the “sophomore slump.” The sophomore slump is a time of uncertainty but also a time for growth. Find out about ways to beat the slump. Keep Calm and Fight On!

Tue. Feb. 11

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1aQk1PW

 

Choose Your Major Workshop

Choose Your Major Workshop

This workshop is designed to guide you through the process of choosing a major focusing on actively acquiring knowledge and using that knowledge in decision making.  Consider a discussion about the acquisition of active knowledge versus passive knowledge as it relates to decision making.

Wed. Feb. 12

3-4pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1n3nXz7

Write it: Resumes and cover letters

Write it: Resumes and cover letters

A well-written resume and cover letter is your pathway to a career.  Learn how to highlight your experience, achievements, and interest.

Wed. Feb. 12

4-5pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1irLCvE

Wear it: Interview attire

Wear it: Interview attire

Appropriate attire is part of the job, graduate/professional school or scholarship interview.  Learn how to look your best.

Thurs. Feb. 13

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1dBt3Nt

Choose Your Major Workshop

Choose Your Major Workshop

This workshop is designed to guide you through the process of choosing a major focusing on actively acquiring knowledge and using that knowledge in decision making.  Consider a discussion about the acquisition of active knowledge versus passive knowledge as it relates to decision making.

Tue. Feb. 18

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1fA6T0K

Share it: Interview Skills

Share it: Interview Skills

An interview is one of the last steps in your career journey. Learn how to do your best before, during, and after an interview.

Wed. Feb. 19

4-5pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1e1GACp

Brand it: Your virtual and personal profile

Brand it: Your virtual and personal profile

What does your brand say about you?

Thurs. Feb. 20

4-5pm

VKC 155

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1g9lMfz

Progressive Master's Degree

Progressive Master's Degree

The Progressive Degree program enables motivated USC undergraduates, with at least a 3.0 G.P.A to begin work on a master’s degree while completing requirements for the bachelor’s degree.  It’s a terrific way to deepen your education and prepare for your future, and to do so in as little as one additional year! Find out if a Progressive Master’s Degree is a good fit for you.

Wed. Feb. 26

3-4pm

GFS 204

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1mM67DA