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USC Marshall School of Business

Office of External Relations – Marshall Fund (Annual Fund and Alumni Affairs)

Development Assistant

(Graduate Assistant Position)




The USC Marshall School of Business is currently seeking a graduate assistant (“development assistant”) in our External Relations office located in Downtown LA (USC Center on S. Olive Street, accessible by shuttle from campus). This role will work with and support a dynamic team of five fundraisers and alumni affairs staff who are responsible for raising annual funds to support the Dean’s Discretionary Fund.   They also develop and maintain key alumni relationships via the Marshall Alumni Association.


Position: Responsibilities include donor research, general event preparation, data entry, donor fulfillment assistance, record filing, mailings, information gathering/reporting and other administrative tasks.  Position will also manage other special projects related to the annual fund program.


Qualifications: Must be a team player with good verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects/priorities, attention to detail, and a desire to make the most of an excellent opportunity to gain strong business experience. Must be able to use discretion to handle confidential donor information.  Proficiency in MS Word/Excel/ PPT/ Outlook is required.  We are looking for a commitment of 12-15 hours per week starting immediately and lasting thru the summer semester.


Ideal candidate will have an interest in development, higher education, alumni affairs, and relationship management.


Email inquiries, resumes and cover letters to Guillermina Molina, Sr. Director of the Marshall Fund and Alumni Affairs @ by 5/15/17.


Dear Master’s student,

Here in southern California, spring has definitely sprung!  To celebrate the return of warm, beautiful weather, we’ll discuss a topic that I don’t consider crucial to strong writing, but one about which I still get plenty of questions: that, which, and commas.

First, let’s talk about “restrictive” vs. “non-restrictive” clauses.  A restrictive clause is one that provides information that is necessary to identify someone or something.  A non-restrictive clause provides “extra” information, i.e. info that a reader would not need to identify someone or something.  Commas are placed before and after a non-restrictive clause.  You’re likely a little confused now, so let’s use examine an example for clarity.

Restrictive:   My sister who normally avoids spicy food wants Thai food for dinner.

Non-restrictive: My sister, who normally avoids spicy food, wants Thai food for dinner. Continue reading WRITING TIP WEDNESDAY: RESTRICTIVE VS. NON-RESTRICTIVE INFO


Dear Master’s student,

Welcome back from Spring Recess!  If you missed it, the last tip was on the hyphen; this week, we’re moving on to its cousin, the dash!

(Em) Dash

(If you’re a big punctuation wonk, you can read about the difference between the en dash and em dash.)  On traditional keyboards, there is actually no designated key for the dash.  (This is probably one reason people aren’t sure what a dash is, or how to use one.)  Never fear!  If you use Word as your word processing software, creating a dash is pretty simple:

  1. Type the word before the dash (do not hit “spacebar” after the word).
  2. Hit the hyphen (-) key twice (do not hit “spacebar” after the hyphens).
  3. Type the word after the dash.
  4. Voilà! Once you hit “spacebar” after the post-dash word, Word will fuse the hyphens into one big dash.

If you’ve never done this before, try it out!  There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing your first dash born of two tiny hyphens.

The dash can be used as commas would be around a phrase to which you want to draw attention:

Barkley—the only person I know to complete all the levels of Ninja Warrior—will join us for dinner.

You could also render this with commas or parenthesis:

Mt Midoriyama Continue reading WEDNESDAY WRITING TIP: THE DASH OR THE HYPHEN? (Part II)

The GSG Fund to Support Undocumented and International Students is now open and accepting applications

The GSG Fund to Support Undocumented and International Students is intended to provide financial assistance for undocumented students and for international students impacted by the recent executive order barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The fund will provide emergency support for students facing revocation of their student visas as a result of the current administration’s actions and also enable students who have benefited from the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to pay the required fees to renew their DACA status.

Students may apply for reimbursement or support for funding for the following expenses:

1.     DACA Renewal Fees

2.     Visa Renewal Fees

3.     Travel or stay expenses as a result of delayed/impacted travel due to the travel ban. Eligible expenses include airfare, rental car, and housing accommodations such as hotel.

 *Students must include receipts for all reimbursable expenses.

*Students are eligible for a maximum of $700 in funding.

 Apply here:

UCLArts & Healing Conference in partnership with the Expressive Therapies Summit

Learn arts-based tools for facilitating communication, building connection, promoting positive emotions, fostering engagement, reducing stress, and managing the impact of trauma in our inaugural experiential training conference.

Choose from 125+ workshops delivered by leading national experts in art, dance, drama, drumming, music, and writing integrated with mental health practices.  Scroll down for selected workshop titles.

Specialty Tracks:  Mindfulness & WellbeingChildren & AdolescentsCommunity Building & Social JusticeExpressive Writing & JournalingPlay TherapySpecial Populations, and Evening Self-Care.  A convenient selection for Educators & Arts Professionals features sessions of particular interest to those in non-clinical settings.

What is the Value of the Arts Integrated with Mental Health Practices?  Creative expression invites self-reflection and dialogue that can lead to meaningful self-discovery, connection with others, and personal empowerment.  Studies have shown that the arts—particularly when integrated with mental health practices—can yield social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefits.  The universality and nonverbal essence of the arts transcends traditional barriers of culture and ability.  Shared creative experiences build empathy and community, which expand possibilities for action and transformation.

For Whom:  Professionals in arts, education, mental health, social services and healthcare, as well as anyone interested in creativity and healing.

Continuing Education:  Over 30 credits available.

When:  Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Select any one or combination of days.

Where:  Hilton Los Angeles Airport.

How to Register:

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Over 125 Hands-On Workshops, including these examples:


  • Eco-Art Therapy: Expanding Your Practice through Connection with Nature
  • Re-Shaping Body Image: Tape Sculpture as Arts-Based Social Justice
  • Introduction to the Therapeutic Uses of Photography
  • The Open Studio Process of Art & Writing


  • Social, Emotional and Cognitive Growth through the Arts: The Key to Kids
  • Disrupting Disruptive Student Behaviors with Compassion & Art Therapy
  • Establish Rapport with At-Risk Youth Using the enACT Method
  • Digital Media Arts: Therapeutic Interventions for Adolescents and Others


  • Resetting Boundaries: De-Roling Following Performances and Clinical Sessions
  • Transformation of Failure & Self-Blame: Techniques from Theater of the Oppressed
  • Managing Conflict, Embodying New Narratives
  • Performance as a Therapeutic Act: Transforming Self-Defeating Life Scripts through Drama Therapy


  • Breath & Yoga for Mental Health and Wellness
  • Mindful Games for Enhancing Attention, Balance and Compassion
  • The Five Qualities of Mindfulness: A Multidisciplinary Experience
  • Challenging Oppression with Expression: RAPtivism, Movement & Mindfulness


  • Introduction to Himalayan Sacred Sound Healing
  • Sound, Music & Healing: Science and Clinical Practice In Harmony
  • Sing for Yourself: A Daily Practice for Freedom of Expression
  • Drumming as Medicine: Facilitating Healing Rhythms


  • Expressive Writing As Activism
  • Journaling to Clear Life’s Clutter: A Compassionate, Creative Approach
  • Stressbusting: Writing through Troubled Times
  • Living with Intention & Authenticity: End-of-Life Lessons from Dignity Therapy


  • Creative Techniques for Working with and Caring for Older Adults
  • Expressive Arts & Play Therapy for Autism and Special Needs: A Whole Brain Approach
  • Military Service Members and the Creative Arts: Interdisciplinary Care
  • Poetry/Bibliotherapy for Mental Illness: Foster Recovery, Instilling Hope
  • Also sessions for working with trauma, international populations, chronic pain, cancer, eating disorders, addictions, neurorehabilitation, hospitalized patients and more . . .


  • Holding our Clients in our Bodies: Managing Somatic Countertransference
  • Deepening Approaches to Image & Metaphor for Expressive Arts Therapists
  • Integrative Art Therapy: Bilateral Scribble, Neurosequential Squiggle, IFS Collaging
  • Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art

Graduate Intern Position at Pomona College’s Career Development Office

The Pomona College Career Development Office is seeking two graduate interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. This position would offer students the opportunity to learn about career services across functional areas (career counseling, employer relations, fellowships advising) at a small liberal arts college.

Interested students can apply online here: . If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wanda Gibson.