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IPO Newsletter 3-23-11

IPO Newsletter 3-23-11

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS OFFICE NEWSLETTER 
March 23, 2011
Published by the USC Career Planning & Placement Center This weekly e-mail highlights interesting internship opportunities and other important information that willaid you in securing an internship! The internships listed below are just a sampling of what is available. For complete listings of all current internships, log on to
connectSC
at http://careers.usc.edu. New internships are added daily.
WE’RE ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER!
The Career Planning & Placement Center is now on Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@USCCareerCenter) for the latest updates on workshops, events, and jobs.
DID YOU MISS INTERNSHIP WEEK?
Were you unable to attend one of our Internship Week Panels? Visit our websitehttp://careers.usc.edu/podcasts/ to hear a podcast of each panel. View the list of employer contactinformation in the Resource Library on
connectSC.
WORKSHOP: SECURING AND INTERNSHIP IN-STATE AND OUT-OF-STATE
Many employers look to their interns when full-time positions become available in their company.Internships give you the chance to 'test-drive' a career. Learn how to go about finding an internship, whatqualifications or classes are necessary, and generally what to expect from the internship experience.
Theworkshop will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Trojan PresentationRoom (STU B3).
 
COMPANY PROFILE EVENTS
During the academic semesters, we invite employers to conduct company presentations. We stronglyrecommend that you attend these information sessions to learn about different industries andorganizations, as well as meet some of their key employees. Over the next few weeks
SoCal Edison,General Mills,
and
Paramount Pictures
will be on campus holding an event. Please click this link for more details, http://careers.usc.edu/eventcalendar/events/ or log-in to
connectSC
. 
CAREER CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
The Career Planning & Placement Center is offering two great summer internship programs for 2011:Dream Dollars and The Scheyer Family Scholarship.
The Dream Dollars Program
is a unique “scholarship” program for undergraduates. The USC DreamDollars Program provides stipends for USC students who receive internships with a non-profit or government organization.This program will support students hoping to gain work experience from anunpaid internship. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. All internshipsmust be a minimum of six weeks during the summer. The program provides a stipend of $1,200 for eachstudent
.
Students must have an internship prior to applying for this scholarship. For more informationplease go to our website:http://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/dream-dollars/.
The Scheyer Family Scholarship
for Summer Interns
,
established in December of 2007, will provide anaward of $2,500 to two students enrolled in approved summer internships. Preference will be given tosophomores, juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need. Student recipients must have a major in
 
the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Studentsmust be in good academic standing and must have a graduation date between December 2011 and May2014. Students must have an internship prior to applying for this scholarship. For more information pleasego to our website:http://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/scheyer-family-scholarship/
.
LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT INTERNSHIP?
USC is proud to provide you with another resource to finding that next internship! In addition toconnectSC, you can access the
iNet Internship Consortium
— an internship database with a wide arrayof opportunities and locations. The iNet Consortium attracts employers from across the country to postinternships that are available to students from a select group of universities including: USC, Georgetown,MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, Duke, University of Pennsylvania and Yale.
Log-in toconnectSC to access iNet!
PAID INTERNSHIPS
 
AXA Advisors, LLC – Career Open House (Internship Opportunities)
AXA Advisors is a leader in helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals throughfinancial strategies, investment services and risk management. We have more than 50 branches acrossthe country employing approximately 6,000 financial professionals. AXA Advisors is an equalopportunity employer committed to a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and merit-based. We’relooking for highly motivated, achievement-driven individuals who want the opportunity to establishand grow a financial services practice with the support and strength of one of the nation’s leadingfinancial services firms, backed by the world’s third largest insurer. You don’t need to have a financeor economics degree to be a successful financial professional. At AXA Advisors, training is a processnot an event, whereby our financial professionals, at every level of experience, build their business.You will participate in national and local development programs and joint work opportunities thatprovide comprehensive knowledge and skill training. AXA Advisors will we be holding a Career Open House event next Friday March 25, 2011 at 12:30pm
.
Additionally, we will be holding an allwomen's event on
 
Thursday March 31, 2011 at 12:30pm
.
This is a great opportunity for USC alumniand students to come see our office and learn about AXA's platform and career path. Attendees willalso get the opportunity to set interviews after the presentation. We will be providing lunch at bothevents. To learn more about AXA Advisors, please visit our website www.davidbacall.com.  Candidates interested in attending can RSVP by contacting Jeanna Fournier directly via email or phone at 310-231-7757.
Nordstrom – 2011 Internship Program
Are you graduating in Winter 2011 or anytime in 2012 and looking for a career in fashion? TheNordstrom Internship may be your perfect fit! Nordstrom is proud to be named to Fortune magazine’slist of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Nordstrom is looking for individuals with enthusiasm for retail, who are motivated achievers and hardworking team players. As an intern, you will receivementoring and training in the exciting world of fashion—experiences you won’t find in theclassroom. During the internship, you will have the opportunity to: learn from the experienced peoplewho bring the Nordstrom experience to life, gain hands-on experience by selling and servingcustomers, participate in sales and customer service events, and gain exposure to a variety of management responsibilities. You’ll also earn a competitive wage and receive an employeemerchandise discount. And—upon successful completion of the internship program—you’ll beoffered an assistant manager or salesperson position, depending upon availability and your preferences. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2011 at careers.nordstrom.com.
 
USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) – Summer Institute Internship
The student intern will support the Assistant Director for Programming and Events in coordinatingand administering the Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy, a two-week professional trainingseminar run by the Center that will take place from July 17-29, 2011. Responsibilities will includemanaging paperwork for visa applications, communicating logistical information to participants,organizing seminar events, drafting correspondence, maintaining and updating the social networkingsite for Summer Institute participants and alumni and other tasks as necessary. Terms and Duration:May 1 – August 1, 2011; May 1 – July 16, 2011: 10-20 hours per week; July 17 – August 1, 2011:Can be up to 40 hours per week. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Must be acurrent USC student, and possess the following qualifications: strong organizational skills andthorough attention to detail, excellent writing and communication skills, experience in previous eventcoordination and management, ability to multi-task and manage multiple assignments, reliable andprofessional work ethic, ability to work independently, familiarity with social networking mediums.To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and CV with one writing sample electronically to StacyIngber, Assistant Director, Programming and Events, USC Center on Public Diplomacy(singber@usc.edu) and include contact information for two references. Please be sure to cite theposition you are applying for. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.Deadline for submission is April 1, 2011.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. – Biology Intern
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is looking for 1 or 2 interns with interests or experience in the biologicalsciences to work in the Resources Management group. Under the direction of the Manager of Resources Management, this position would require the intern to perform entry-level work pertainingto biological studies supporting the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act(CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental rules andregulations Each intern is assigned to work under the supervision of a mentor. Interns will receivetraining in standardized field survey methods and equipment, and are expected to be able to conductindependent work during their internship. Interns will assist with data management, and will beexpected to contribute to reports documenting survey results. Exposure to a wide range of entry-levelenvironmental consulting and related activities can be expected. This internship is designed to assistthe intern in refining their career and academic objectives while gaining field experience. The goal of the internship program is to provide the applicant with the following: Experience working as anenvironmental consultant, skills and training in identification of southern California plants andanimals, including special status species, increased knowledge of the environmental laws andregulations, a broad range of experience related to various fields of the environmental consultingindustry, experience working as a team to approach problem solving in a private small businessenterprise. Duties include: conducting field surveys, IDing plants and wildlife, research andcompiling data for projects, preparing reports and graphics, performing technical work related toenvironmental analysis. Must be familiar with common plants and animals of southern California, or have experience working with a particular taxonomic group. Must have computer skills in Word,Excel. Must demonstrate strong organizational abilities, interpersonal skills, and a willingness tolearn. Must be willing to work long hours in difficult field conditions. Must be able to maintain apositive attitude and adhere to the highest standards of excellence. Current student or recent graduatefrom a recognized undergraduate or graduate level program (preferably a MS, BS, or BA in Biology,or a closely related field). The internship program requires 40 hours per week beginning anytime inMarch and concluding anytime around June. The salary for this position is determined by level of education and experience. All interested applicants, please send a cover letter, transcript, and resumeto the address: Sapphos Environmental, Inc., Attn: Ms. Lucy Wang, Department of HumanResources, 430 N. Halstead Street, Pasadena, CA 91107. Email careers@sapphosenvironmental.comor phone (626) 683-3547.

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