We support the full inclusion of all of our undergraduate student populations and develop programs aimed at ensuring that each student takes full advantage of opportunities to be successful at USC and beyond. We have created specific programs to target our first generation college population and strategies to support our under-represented minority students in USC Dornsife.
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USC 2015 Salutatorian: Carrie Moore
USC Salutatorian, Carrie Moore, talks about majoring in creative writing and the various mentors she worked with at USC Dornsife.Video by Matt Meindl and Mira Zimet
First-Generation College Student Panel
Parents of first-generation college students attend a panel to get insights into how to best support their children. Watch the full version on YouTube.Video by Mira Zimet
America in Japan
USC Dornsife students travel to Japan as part of the Norman Topping student program.Video by Mira Zimet
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF)
Dornsife students talk about how they used their SURF funds to conduct their various research projects. Video by: Mira ZimetVideo by Mira Zimet
Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR)
Dornsife students describe how they use their SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) funds to assist faculty research or to support their own research project.Video by Mira Zimet
Jasmine TorresVideo by Mira Zimet
Freshmen and transfer students talk about their experiences in the First-Year Investigations program.Video by Mira Zimet
Students Mentoring Students
USC Students mentor local high school students as part of the partnership between the Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) and JEP.Video by Mira Zimet
The Writer in the Community
Professors Aimee Bender and Cecilia Woloch in the English department teach a "Writer in the Community' course where undergrads go into community schools to teach students poetry and fiction.Video by Mira Zimet
Joint Educational Project
Each year JEP places approximately 2000 students from Dornsife courses into the neighborhood as mentors, mini-course instructors, translators, and assistants to teachers and other…Video by Mira Zimet
At USC Dornsife we have a variety of initiatives and programs that are geared to supporting a diverse undergraduate student population.
A number of opportunities are available in USC Dornsife to conduct research and obtain research skills to further your educational development.
Our office partners with a variety of organizations, including those aimed at first-generation and underrepresented students, to encourage and support the success of all Dornsife undergraduate scholars in their college careers and community involvement.
Find the summer research experience right for you!
Sophomore Seminar Career Pathways Class
Pathways for Career Success for First Generation College Students
This class is being offered in Fall 2015 and is designed to help students explore the connection between potential careers and academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences.
Students will also be eligible for Summer internship funding.
First Generation Sophomores, rising Sophomores and Juniors encouraged to apply!
For more information download the flyer here.
USC McNair/Gateway Scholars Program
The USC McNair/Gateway Scholars Program is recruiting students for the 2014-2015 Cohort.
Learn more about the program here: http://mcnair.usc.edu/prospective/
Application now closed.
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After weathering Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn-born Luis Hernandez arrives at USC Dornsife as a freshman in the close-knit USC Posse Scholars Program.
As an international relations major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Golden Globe winner America Ferrera had a worldly perspective when she recently embarked on several lengthy discussions with Helen Chávez.