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Be a Star! How to Create a Competitive Graduate School Application
Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this free live session, experts in graduate education will discuss the graduate school application process from the faculty reviewer viewpoint and offer a specific set of tasks to help students put together a competitive grad school application.
A Deep Look at the GRE® General Test
Monday, May 22, 2023 | 8 am - Noon
In this free webinar, attendees will get information about GRE question types and test-taking strategies to help prepare for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections. Actual test developers will be on hand to answer questions.
Spring 2023 Recent Graduates & Students Career Fair
Thursday, April 13 | 10 AM - 2 PM | Trousdale Parkway
The fair connects juniors, seniors, master’s students, and doctoral candidates, as well as recent graduates (up to three years out) with employers from a variety of industries just in time for the summer. Employer tables are organized alphabetically by organization name. All types of organizations attend our Career Fairs, from Fortune 100s to non-profits and government agencies. The USC Recent Graduates and Students Career Fair is an outdoor event taking place on Trousdale Parkway, rain or shine. Register here.
POSTPONED: Date To be determined
Breaking into Tech for all Majors through an MS in Data Science or Computer Science
A Deep Look at the GRE® General Test
April 13 |10-1 pm PT | Virtual
Hear directly from the people who make the GRE® General Test! In this free preparation session, you’ll get information about:
- Question types and test-taking strategies to help you tackle the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections
- What to expect on test day, scores, and score reporting
- Tools to help you prepare for the test
- Services available to help you stand out, including tools that can make it easier to connect with graduate program recruiters
- Resources that provide more information
If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to still register so you can receive a link to the recording the day after the event.
4th Annual Financial Literacy Conference (Presented by the USC Career Center)
April 4-5 | Various times | In-person & virtual
USC students and alumni will learn about investing, saving, budgeting, credit score, salary negotiation, debt management, retirement benefits, and more. First in-person session on “Understanding Taxes, Savings & Investing” is open to current students only. The three virtual sessions on “Salary Negotiation”, “Budgeting & Credit Score”, and “Building Financial Wealth & Independence” are open to all USC students and alumni. Learn more here.
A Conversation with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
Thursday, March 30 | 6-8 PM PT | Lewis Hall (RGL), 101
Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA), in collaboration with GPAC & PLSA, is proud to host Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard on campus for a conversation with USC students. For nearly 30 years, she has advocated and fought for the Latino community in the Los Angeles Area. Her track record as the first Mexican American woman elected to Congress, the first Latina chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and an original co-author of the DREAM Act is an inspiration to students at USC. RSVP here.
Sustainability Careers Networking Night With USC Alumni
Wednesday, March 29 | 6-8 PM PT | Virtual
Learn about sustainable career opportunities and expand your network with link-minded students, faculty, and alumni working in the industry. RSVP here.
LinkedIn Personal Branding
Tuesday, March 21 | 12-1 PM PT | Virtual
Learn how to optimize your profile and content to build your personal brand and audience. Students of all class levels and majors are welcome! RSVP here.
How to Create a Competitive Graduate School Application by ETS
A Deep Look at the GRE® General Test by ETS
Thursday, March 9 | 9 AM PT | Virtual
Columbia Business School MBA Info Session
Tuesday, March 7 | 9:30-10:30 AM PT | Virtual
Graduate Schools Fair
USC Dornsife Graduate Advising provides resources including advising, application material review, events, and educational materials designed to support students and alumni preparing for graduate school.
Jen O’Connor, Pre-Law & Graduate School Advisor
Dornsife students and alumni, please use Compass to review Jen’s availability and schedule an appointment. Select the Counseling tab after sign-in. Click the icon below to get started.
Non-Dornsife students, please use this scheduling link to review Jen’s availability and schedule an appointment.
Additional Graduate School Advisement
If Jen O'Connor's schedule is full, USC Dornsife students and alumni can meet with Kristine Anassian or Octavio Avila for advisement appointments.
Students and alumni are welcome to schedule one appointment at a time. Click the icon below to get started.
Non-USC Dornsife student Graduate School appointments: Please e-mail either Octavio Avila, email@example.com or Kristine Anassian, firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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Statement of Purpose Review:
OUR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE REVIEW SERVICE WILL RESUME JUNE 19, 2023: For tips on what makes a great Statement of Purpose, please review this handout. After personally proofreading your Statement of Purpose for grammar and content using the handout as a guide, feel free to submit the final draft for review. The graduate school advising team will return the draft to you within 5 days with constructive feedback