MFT Traineeship Opportunities

Volunteers of America – Head Start Program

Main office:  Maud Booth Family Center
11243 Kittridge St
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Offices located throughout Los Angeles County


Department: Children’s Services Division

Interns will be based out of one of 5 administrative offices (listed below) and will provide services to the schools that are connected to that admin office. Schools are located no more than 5-10 miles from each site listed below. Therapy is to be provided at the school site with the parent and child, or in the home.

South Los Angeles – admin office – 1-2 students
South Bay Admin Office  – 1 student
North Hollywood Admin Office – 1 student
East LA and West LA  – 1 student
San Fernando Valley Admin Office – 1 student

Population served: clients birth to 5 children and their families. Adults in need of prenatal and postnatal mental health support

Reports to: Licensed Mental Health Manger

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00AM  – 4:30PM.  Hours per week will be based on your school’s requirements.  Students may be required to be present on Wednesdays from 9:30AM – 11:30AM for group supervision.  Location of group supervision:  Compton.  Individual supervision to be provided in Compton if located in South LA, South Bay, East LA or West LA OR  in North Hollywood if placed at either North Hollywood or San Fernando Valley.

General Description:
Students will engage in individual, collateral, family and group sessions in order to provide the child and their family with a wide range of wellness activities and mental health treatment based on the child and family needs.    Primary orientation is strength based when working with the child and parent and  experiential, CBT, and humanistic approach when working with an individual adult.  Developmental milestones, strategic, structural or experiential family systems will be utilized in order to explore the framework of treatment when working with families. Students will also learn to conceptualize treatment with a trauma informed lens. Students will also develop and implement a parenting group that focuses on the social emotional growth of the parent and child dyad.  This would depend on the students current case load. The student will also develop and implement one wellness activity per month for the staff they are working with in order to strengthen the overall system engaged with the students. Teachers, specialists, and interns work together to support the academic and social/emotional development of children in the Early Childhood Development Program. Interns must be able to work in a team setting, with patience, enthusiasm, and respect for children.  Services can be provided in the home or school setting and is based on best practices.

Primary Responsibilities:
Psychosocial assessment of child and family, development of treatment plan, accurate note writing of services provided, engagement in group supervision and individual supervision, attendance and participation in Multidisciplinary Team Meeting.  The student will also develop their consultative skills as they provide insight and strategies to staff in the classroom to better the experience of the child and teacher in the classroom. The student will be the driver of the treatment and be willing to provide direction to the Program Aide with regards to specific tasks and roles that will assist the treatment process.

Qualifications: Current student in an accredited Masters Program acquiring hours for graduation.

How to apply:  Please email cover letter and resume to:  Yasmin Vishram-Morris, LMFT – Licensed Mental Health Manager at

Applicant must complete Internship application, provide a copy of valid California ID, Immunization Records, and TB test results (administered within the past 6 months).


Hillsides Education Center – MFT Traineeship

Hillsides Education Center (HEC) is a specialized therapeutic behavioral school working with the special education population.  HEC is considered a non-public school that provides a positive learning environment for students from grades first through high school.  We offer individualized education for students experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges, learning disabilities, and/or on the spectrum.  HEC serves students that have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and special education eligibility.  Our students present with trauma, depression, anxiety, defiance and social problems.  In our setting, we have the unique opportunity to tailor education and clinical services to meet their needs and support their education.  We have an amazing group of staff that support each other and understand the importance of teamwork in a milieu setting.

Services Provided
30 min to 60 min weekly individual counseling (per client)
30 min weekly group counseling (GROWTH)

Interns would carry an average of 7 to 10 cases
Services may include co facilitating a GROWTH group

Interns will have on site supervisor
One hour of weekly supervision
2 hours of group supervision/training at a different site

Tentative school calendar: August to end of June
Interns are expected to be at their site a minimum of two days
School is open, 7am – 3pm, Monday through Friday

School Address:
Main Campus
940 Ave 64
Pasadena, CA 91504
Parking at Rose Bowl until construction completes, shuttle to main campus.
Transportation provided for group supervision and other trainings.

Maintain clinical notes for all contact with students/families in Welligent
Consultation with classroom staff, family members, and auxiliary treatment teams
Generate IEP goals and attend IEP meetings, if possible

Attend school meetings if permitted, @ 7:15am
Tuesday – Elementary Meeting
Wednesday – Roster Team Meeting
Thursday – Roster Team Meeting
Friday – High School Meeting

Contact (If interested please contact Puja for application details)
Puja Chhabra, LCSW, RYT-200
Clinical Director, Hillsides Education Center
323 254 2274 x 1290


Scholarship Opportunities

March 14, 2017

Dear students,

Please see the attached fliers for great scholarship opportunities for the Wonderland Award and the Delta Kappa Gamma Award at the end of this post.

Wonderland Award:

The deadline for entries to the 13th-annual Wonderland Award is in one month—April 3rd, 2017.

The competition, which offers $3,000 for first place and $1,500 for second place, is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at USC. This annual multidisciplinary competition encourages new scholarship and creative work related to the Victorian-era polymath Lewis Carroll.

Additional details and the entry form are available here: (it’s also a clickable link in the attached PDF).

Wonderland Award

WHAT: Explore, explain, analyze, and interpret the works of Lewis Carroll WHO: All graduate and undergraduate students in all fields of study, currently enrolled in accredited California colleges and universities are eligible to participate AWARD: First prize is $3,000; Second prize is $1,500 WHEN: The deadline for entries for the 2017 Wonderland Award is Monday, April 3; winners will be announced at an award reception in Doheny Library on April 20. About the Award

Students are encouraged to visit the collection on the second floor of Doheny Library for inspiration. We look forward to seeing the next round of incredibly creative and enchanting entries from the USC community!

 Wonderland Award flyer

DKG Recruitment Grant Application 2017

NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant for 2017-18
February 21, 2017

NAGAP, The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, offers the Graduate Student Research Grant to encourage and support exploration of topics specific to graduate education and the emerging field of graduate enrollment management (GEM). Topic areas can include (but are not limited to) alumni outreach, student retention, campus support services, underrepresented student experiences, faculty advising, technology, leadership, financial aid, internationalization, holistic admissions, recruitment, etc. See a list of previous recipients and their research topics.

The application deadline is February 28, 2017.

Award details

Each applicant selected for this reward will receive:

  • $2,500 issued directly to the individual researcher.
  • Travel and registration costs for the NAGAP 31st Annual Conference in New Orleans
  • Recognition at the NAGAP annual conference
  • One year of NAGAP membership with full privileges


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate or professional program
  • The proposed research project must be completed by March 15, 2018, and must be the original work of the investigator.
  • Group applications are not accepted.
  • Prior recipients of this award and current members of NAGAP’s Governing Board, chairs of standing committees, and members of the Research Committee are not eligible.

How To Apply
Deadline: February 28, 2017

  1. Grant Proposal
    • Maximum of three-page document including abstract of proposed research project and timeline with a completion date of no later than March 15, 2018.
  2. Personal Statement
    • One page document addressing interest in research topic and future career goals.
  3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (one should be from your advisor)
  5. Unofficial graduate transcript or grade report on graduate coursework

Applicants may wish to review The Art of Writing Proposals.

Selection Criteria & Process

  • Quality of the proposed project, including a strong research design that is the original work of the investigator.
  • Uniqueness of the proposed research and its potential contribution to the knowledge base of graduate education.
  • Applicant’s demonstrated record, and knowledge of relevant research topics.
  • Strength of the letters of recommendation.
  • Likelihood that the project will be completed within the proposed timeline.

Research Grant recipients will be selected prior to the NAGAP 30th Annual Conference.  All applicants will be notified of the results no later than May 2017.  The research grant award will be disbursed by July 1.


Research Grant recipients are expected to present their research projects at the NAGAP 31st Annual Conference in 2018. The Research Committee will work with award recipients to submit a conference proposal.

All applicants are expected to conduct their research in an ethical and responsible manner following the research protocols of their academic institution.

NAGAP reserves the right to publish an abstract of the research and announce the recipients on its website, and to publish the full research papers in digital and print publications made available to NAGAP members.


September 15, 2016

To be considered for a position as a Group Leader, teachers must:
– Reside near Los Angeles
– Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
– Demonstrate active involvement in school and the community
– Submit a personal statement and résumé by Friday, October 07, 2016
– Provide contact information for two references, one must be a supervisor
– Be able to be absent from school for at least seven days during mid- April 2017
– Demonstrate maturity and interpersonal skills
– Two year commitment is desirable

Here’s how to apply:
– Submit your résumé, a personal statement and references, postmarked by September 26, 2016.
– The personal statement should show how your background and life experiences prepared you to be a group leader of Project Bridge program.
– Provide contact information for two references, one must be a supervisor.

Policies on Group Leader Responsibilities:
Project Bridge enjoys an excellent reputation in Los Angeles, New York, and Korea for the quality of its students, Group Leaders, and program. We expect Group Leaders to show maturity, use good judgment, and act as role models for student Youth Ambassadors.

Please note the following policies:
– Group Leaders must attend and participate in orientation sessions and program activities before the trip to Korea, which is scheduled for 10 days in mid-April 2017. There will be two to three mandatory meetings per month prior to the April departure.
– Group Leaders must participate in post-trip activities scheduled till the mid-June. There will be two to three mandatory meetings. A schedule will be distributed in advance.
– Group Leaders must collaborate with the Project Bridge coordinator to assign and review student assignments (e.g., essays, journal entries, and research).
– Group Leaders must collaborate with the Project Bridge coordinator to design and implement two workshops for the Los Angeles Youth Ambassadors before the trip to South Korea.
– Group Leaders must lead discussions and be proactive in engaging students both before the trip and during the trip to Korea.
– Group Leaders must be physically able to withstand the conditions of travel. This includes a long flight (approximately 13 hours each way to Korea) and an extended field trip in Korea.
– Group Leaders must demonstrate maturity and interpersonal skills to adapt, accept, and work in an environment different from their own.


By submitting an application, the Group Leader understands and agrees to the above stated terms.
Applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2016 and will be considered as they are received. Interviews will be held for finalists, not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For further information please contact:
Christina Kam
Tel: (818) 721-5601

USC Graduate Student Government – Childcare Subsidy Pilot Program

September 13, 2016


The Childcare Subsidy Pilot Program is designed to provide a small amount of funding ($1400 per semester) to help cover the cost of childcare for graduate student parents who are currently enrolled as full-time students in degree programs. The program is currently approved for one semester, with possible renewal beyond that point.

Spring Applications must be submitted online by Friday, October 28, 2016, at 6 pm PDT.

Selected grantees will be notified by Friday, December 2, at latest, with funds dispersed in the first month of the Spring semester.

Eligibility: Any full time (8+ units) graduate or professional student in good standing in any department outside of science and engineering who has primary childcare responsibilities for a child in the infant through pre-school age range may apply. Proof of dependency relationship will be required.

– Ph.D. candidates and Postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering disciplines are not eligible, and should instead apply for assistance through USC Women in Science and Engineering (

– Applicants must demonstrate a strong justification for how receipt of funds will serve to advance their academic and professional goals.

Application Process: Applications (and renewals) must be completed and submitted via the online system accessed on the GSG website. Applications must include: Personal statement describing the applicant’s current academic and professional status and goals, with explanation of how grant award will advance those goals. STARS report, demonstrating good academic standing. Copy of proof of the dependency relationship (i.e. birth certificate). Copy of the childcare facility’s state license. Proof of child’s enrollment in that facility.

Review: Applications will be reviewed on a semester to semester basis. After eligibility has been confirmed, applications will be evaluated based on the strengths of the personal statement and on the applicant’s perceived need.

Funding: The award will be paid out in a single lump sum grant. 10-15 grants will be awarded.

Questions: Contact

Application Link:

NASPA – Region VI WRC Scholarships

September 9, 2016

Region VI WRC Scholarship Applications are now available. Learn more about the NUFP Western Regional Conference Scholarship and Sharyn Slavin Miller Scholarship HERE. We’re accepting applications now! Apply by September 23, 2016.

NUFP Western Regional Conference Scholarship

  • $400 – 10 total [$4,000]
  • Annually supports NUFP undergraduates to attend WRC.

Now Open: please submit letter, maximum 2 pages, explaining the benefit you would gain by attending the conference. Include your Name, NASPA ID, and preferred contact information to Terri Tran, by September 23, 2016.

Sharyn Slavin Miller Scholarships

  • Graduate Student Institute/Western Regional Conference
    • $250 – 4 total [$1,000]
    • Supports graduate students’ registration for GSI/WRC for one individual from each sub-region.

Now Open: please submit letter, maximum 2 pages, explaining the benefit you would gain by attending the conference. Include your Name, NASPA ID, and preferred contact information to Katie Estrella, by September 23, 2016.

USC Libraries video for graduate students

September 1, 2016

Please see the link below to learn more about the resources and services available through USC Libraries:


USC Rossier School of Education – Diversity Task Force
Open Call for Membership
August 25, 2016

Purpose: The purpose of this task force is to address what we as educators and individuals
can do within USC Rossier and the classrooms around the topic of equity, diversity, opportunity and access as we continue to prepare and train the next generation of researchers, practitioners and teachers. Like the University, Rossier is committed to promoting these principles with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and orientation, differential ability, religion, international constituents, veteran status and other under‐represented groups.

The work of this task force will not duplicate the efforts of the Faculty Council’s Equity and
Inclusion Committee. Rather, this task force will complement the work of the committee. In addition to faculty, the task force will also include staff and students to reflect the interests of the entire School.

Charge: Oversee the development of a formal 5‐year Equity, Diversity, Opportunity and
Access (EDO&A) Plan that will be submitted to the Dean for final approval and agreed to by the office of the Provost. First draft is due in November. Below are examples of what this Task Force’s responsibilities may include:
– Collect and disseminate data necessary for achievement of the charge
– Help create communications strategy that highlights the work being done in the school
related to EDO&A
– Help create annual update to dean and for public distribution

Membership: This is a newly created Task Force (AY16‐17) reporting to Dean Karen Symms
Gallagher and will include seven members: a faculty chair, two faculty members, two staff
members and two students. Dr. Darline Robles, who is Rossier’s Diversity Liaison to Provost Michael Quick’s University‐wide Diversity Committee, will be chair.

Membership Criteria: The charge of this task force is very robust. Your commitment will
be critical. The expectation of committee members will require participation in meetings and the ability to follow through on actions are essential to the task force’s success.
– Faculty: Open to all full‐time faculty, both onsite and offsite. All ranks welcome. A
minimum of one‐year experience with Rossier is required.
– Staff: Open to all staff, exempt and non‐exempt. A minimum of one‐year experience
with Rossier is required. Staff must gain approval from any respective supervisor before
– Students: Open to all Rossier students, including those serving in leadership positions
for various student organizations. Students must gain permission of their advisors
before applying.
Anyone holding an appointment/position on Executive Council is not eligible to apply.

Nominations: A call for membership is now open for self‐nominations. A written statement
– no more than three pages outlining a proven record of actionable work and a demonstrated ability to move projects and activities from inception to a successful resolution – is required. Please describe how your contributions would benefit the overall School and the charge of the Diversity Task Force and how you intend to execute this work. Please submit your nomination by email to
This call for nominations will close on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by 6:00 p.m.

Selection Process: This is a no‐vote selection process. Members will be selected by Dean
Gallagher and Dr. Robles.


Social Media Latino Audiences

Dear Student,

We are forming a small student team at Annenberg to experiment with producing social stories and content for Latino audiences in the fall semester. Professors Amara Aguilar and Laura Castañeda will lead a directed research class that informally meets Wednesday afternoons in fall called “Social Media Storytelling for Latino Audiences.” Please sign up or spread the word. We already have an outside media partner and are working on some exciting endeavors as part of this program/class. This class is open to journalism, communications and PR majors. Outside majors may sign up with faculty approval. You are not required to attend class meetings to sign up for this class, but it is highly encouraged. Thank you!


Profs. Amara Aguilar and Laura Castañeda

More Than a Colon: How to Submit a Standout Program

July 28, 2:00pm

Join us on July 28 for a live briefing hosted by our Vice President of Professional Development and our Conference Committee Chair, Nancy Crimmin, to learn about what makes a submission great, how to sail through the submission process, and how to make your submission stand out.

Submitting an effective program proposal is more than just a catchy title. With over 1500 programs submitted annually for the NASPA Annual Conference, getting your proposal accepted may seem almost impossible. Don’t worry, it’s not! Join us on July 28 at 2 pm ET to learn how to craft a conference session proposal that is full of rich content and engagement.  Stephanie Gordon, Vice President for Professional Development and members from proposal review committee will be on-hand with tips on how to craft a conference session proposal that will stand out as a cut above the rest.

Event link:

2016 NASPA Escaleras Institute

October 23 – October 25, 2016
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The NASPA Escaleras Institute – Latin@/x Student Affairs Professionals Scaling New Heights in Leadership is designed for Latin@/x student affairs professionals who aspire to senior student affairs officers roles, including the cabinet-level vice president for student affairs position, at colleges and universities.  The Institute is appropriate for emerging Latin@/x leaders in assistant/associate director, director, assistant/associate dean, dean, and AVP roles.  This three-day, cohort-based institute offers an intensive, challenging, and collegial learning environment for Latin@/x student affairs professionals as they develop culturally relevant leadership skills that leverage their unique ethnic heritages and histories.

Event link: 

Millennium Momentum Scholarship

Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc. is currently awarding a minimum of $60,000.00 in academic scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic school year to deserving students attending 4-year universities in Southern California. In an effort to offset the financial burden associated with funding a quality college education, Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc. awards academic scholarships to aspiring undergraduate and graduate college students pursuing careers in public service related fields. In addition to the academic scholarship, recipients of this highly coveted award benefit from, and are required to participate in, wrap-around service delivery rendered through the agency’s Leadership Development Institute which integrates peer & professional mentoring, leadership development training, and an array of other supportive services in an effort to prepare scholars and non-scholars to transition successfully from the classroom into the workforce.

Regarded as one of the most competitive and prominent programs of its kind in the nation, the Best & Brightest Scholarship Program seeks to identify students that exemplify exceptional academic merit, very strong leadership potential, commitment to reinvest in their local communities, and financial need. Recognizing the distinguished service delivery approach in our program and the mutual benefit of a diverse student enrollment and retention pool, many universities partner with our organization to match our scholarships for the benefit of deserving students. This benefit not only maximizes financial aid contribution for the student, but is also a very clear return on investment for these educational institutions as our aspiring leaders return to invest their education acquired toward the advancement of their diverse communities as leaders in the nonprofit sector, public sector, and other public service fields.

Those students interested in pursuing this scholarship opportunity are encouraged to review the program eligibility section above, download 2016-2017 scholarship application, and submit the application and required supplemental materials by the deadline provided.


Eligibility Guidelines:

Invitation to Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour

Dates: June 1 – June 11, 2016

Faculty Leader: Dr. Raul Leon
Early Bird Registration: March 1, 2016

Program Cost: Faculty and Administrators (2,500) / Graduate Students ($2,300)

We are very pleased to announce the “Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour” for Summer 2016. We had a very successful program last year with participants that included junior and senior faculty, administrators, and graduate students from several institutions across the U.S.. During the tour, we learned about higher education, student affairs, public policy and the educational system in Ecuador. We also had the opportunity to visit public and private secondary and post-secondary institutions. In addition, we interacted with local faculty, administrators, students, and government officials.

This academic tour will take place in Quito, the country’s capital, home to over 30 institutions of higher education. This tour will provide students, administrators, and faculty, with the opportunity to examine higher education in Ecuador during a time of unprecedented reform, which has drawn attention from the region as Ecuador seeks to transform the nature of their educational system. Quito stands as one of the oldest cities in Latin America, with the best preserved colonial center in the world. Today, our host city continues to gather international attention as a world class destination.

Once again, we are hoping to have a strong student affairs representation from across the country in the tour. Dr. Leon is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Eastern Michigan University. He was born and raised in Ecuador and will lead the study tour. Please contact Dr. Leon directly at for more details.

**We are also very pleased to continue to support participants with scholarships ($300 award) towards to the total cost of the study tour.  Master’s and doctoral students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


4 Student Engagement Positions at The George Washington University

The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) aims to enhance all aspects of the student experience at George Washington University, including on-campus living, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, outdoor adventure, off-campus and graduate students, as well as subpopulations such as first-generation or international students. Our CSE team is committed to leadership, community, advising and our own departmental excellence. We strive to serve not only our students, but also each other as colleagues.
Our Residential Engagement team is seeking both an Area Coordinator within our First Year Experience and an Area Coordinator for Residential Education. Our Area Coordinator positions are live-in campus educators that supervise both graduate and undergraduate residential staff, as well as advise student organizations.
Additionally, we have two live-off Program Coordinator positions available. Our Program Coordinator for Student Involvement will work with student organizations and large-scale programming as a member of the Student Involvement and Greek Life team. Our Community Support and Leadership team is seeking a Program Coordinator for Outdoor Leadership. This position will advise GW TRAiLS – an outdoor leadership program and coordinate GW Adventure Bound – an outdoor orientation program, amongst other duties.
For position descriptions and more information about the opportunities available, please visit


If you’re looking for a way to show your skills as a new or emerging student affairs professional and get involved with ACPA on a national level, this is a great way to do both!

This year’s competition will take place on Monday, March 7th during Convention and will address timely issues graduate students and new professionals are currently facing on college campuses. An exciting new update to this year’s competition is that each category of competition, one for graduate students and one for new professionals, will each have their own different case study topic that relates to the issues they face in their respective roles.

Competition registration is due before midnight on Friday, February 26th. Registration details can be found in the below flyer. Questions can be emailed to

Case Study Flier - 2016

Thank you all, and best of luck in the competition!

Katie Buell

Convention Case Study Chair

ACPA Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals


Lynne Goldberg Balance for Success Scholarship

The yearly winner will be awarded $500.


DEADLINE: June 30th

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All full-time first year students enrolled at an accredited higher education institution are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Students are to write an essay on the topic outlined on our website. For all of the participation rules visit the Scholarship Page

For more details about the scholarship and the application process, visit our website:


Rise Above: Navigating the Job Search
A One-Day Drive-In Conference

February 12, 2016

CSU Fullerton

Brought to you by the NASPA Region VI Southern California Executive Board

Early Bird Registration is 1/28:

Short blurb:

A one-day professional development Drive-In Conference focused on navigating the job search, brought to you by the NASPA Region VI Southern California Executive Board.

Long blurb:

The job search, whether you will be a new professional or are considering next steps in your career, can be a sometimes overwhelming, yet clarifying, process.  The NASPA Southern California Drive-In Conference will give you the opportunity to network with colleagues and gain new insights from experienced professionals on a variety of next step topics such as:

  • Social justice and balancing it on the job
    • How to negotiate your contract/other benefits
    • Relocating for a job
    • Moving from new professional to mid-level
    • Tips for navigating the search process, as well as developing a quality resume and interview skills
    • Navigating your identity in student affairs
    • Networking/developing relationships and follow up
    • Exploring the Ed.D. or Ph.D. route, including identifying when and why to pursue it.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Vice President for Student Affairs at CSU Fullerton and the incoming NASPA Region VI Director.

Additional information and registration here:

Ventura College – FYE Internship

VC FYE program is searching for a 2016 spring/summer graduate intern. The goal of FYE is to introduce first-time college students to the expectations of higher education. Students connect with campus resources designed to promote academic retention and success. This year-long program begins with our summer extended orientation. Graduate interns will have an opportunity to collaborate and engage in the planning process of the extended orientation and will need to be available for a week long extended orientation in July.  Please forward your resume and letter of interests to the follow three individuals. Deadline: Friday February 5th, 2016

FYE Team,

Emily Bartel, Coordinator/Counselor

Erica Ruiz, Counselor

Allison Torres, Counselor Assistant

Phone: 805-289-6438


First Generation College Student Summit: Paths to Success

The conference will bring first generation college students, faculty, researchers and practitioners to teach, learn and engage around issues, best practices and research on First-Generation college students.

The conference will include topics on advising and mentoring for first generation college students; high impact practices; intersectionality of identities; transfer student experiences and many more!

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.

First come, First Serve! Please RSVP by Friday, December 11th:

Don’t miss out!

First Generation College Summit Website:

For questions, please email Mary Ho at

PANEL SPEAKERS (More confirmed speakers to be announced soon)

Nick Valencia, CNN reporter and producer

A first-generation college student himself, Nick Valencia is a graduate of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.


Dr. Michael Quick, USC’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Michael Quick was appointed Provost on April 1, 2015. He also serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as Professor of Biological Sciences in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. As the university’s second-ranking administrator, he identifies as a first-generation college student. He oversees the USC Dornsife College as well as the Keck School of Medicine of USC and 17 other professional schools, in addition to the divisions of student affairs, libraries, information technology services, research, student religious life and enrollment services. His strategic priorities for the university include tackling the “wicked problems” confronting the 21st Century, faculty and student access and opportunity, educational value and affordability, and global impact. Dr. Quick received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University and studied as a post-doctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

Volunteer Opportunity for the USC School of Pharmacy

The USC School of Pharmacy is looking for student volunteers to assist with improvements in multiple areas, including assessment and experiential learning.  No background in pharmacy is required.  Rather, they are looking for individuals with a strong mastery of assessment processes and/or learning theories.  This is a wonderful opportunity to apply the knowledge you have gained in your coursework to create meaningful change here on campus.  The USC School of Pharmacy is committed to reexamining their existing practices and designing and implementing new ones in order to improve student learning.  They would also like help making improvements to an existing faculty-student mentorship program within the school.  If you are interested, please contact Lily Fu, the Director of Research Projects in the Clinical Pharmacy department, for more information.  Her e-mail is:

Jordan Farmar Foundation Internship Opportunities

We are searching for 3 Interns (unpaid) that can assist with tutoring, mentoring, and operations for our after school and tutoring center. The Jordan Farmar Education Center will service the West Adams community For the rest of this semester or spring semester.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Sat,
4 hours on any of these days – once or twice a week

Facilitate group instruction, one-on-one tutoring, character development, behavioral management, and mentorship. Administrative assistance, scheduling tutors, helping students check in, helping with fluidity of the program. Come alongside the kids to be a positive influence academically as well as personally and socially. Operating at a flexible team player

The Center is forming solid partnerships with area schools and will be communicating regularly with teachers. We will be primarily working with students age 8-14. The current plan is to accommodate to separate tracks of students from the local schools. Aside from this there may be several students who have scheduled 2-hour sessions, but we plan to keep the capacity under 25 to make sure it is manageable by both the interns and the volunteer staff that will be serving.

The Center’s after school curriculum is not set in stone and we would love for your participation in constructing and adjusting it to fit the needs of the community. Must: Treat the Students, parents and family members with respect, patience and compassion, always. Serve well and with patience and craft your educational expertise in the process.

We are located at 4505 West Adams Blvd LA, CA 90015.

Please view  our website here:
Looking forward to serving the community with you!

2016 NACADA Region 9 Regional Conference
“Surfing the waves of change: Advising for a new generation”
March 14-16, 2016. Hosted by Brandman University
at the University of Southern California campus

With its focus on supporting this region’s goals of diversity and inclusion, the 2016 Region 9 conference planning committee invites all members to consider submitting conference proposals for this year’s conference. Designed to demonstrate how we promote and model inclusive environments, this year’s theme challenges you to think about the future of the Academic Advising profession within our dynamic region. Merriam-Webster defines diversity as “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” This definition is certainly applicable and representative of the diversity of institutions, Advisors, students, and backgrounds that make Region 9 such a vibrant community. We hope this year’s conference will continue to position Region 9 as a region that encourages its members to feel empowered by the ability to exact change. Proposal submissions are due November 15, 2015.

Please note that submissions do not have to adhere to the theme. We welcome submissions from students, staff and faculty of all levels. Some potential proposal ideas might include:
• Theory to practice
• Effective advising programs born of research
• Persistence
• Assessment
• Diversity

Keep in mind that proposals will be judged based on their relevance to current issues, creativity, uniqueness and their ability to be practically applied outside the conference setting.

American Psychoanalytic Association Schools Committee

Anna Freud Educational Achievement Award

          This award is presented to a person, school or educational institution that furthers psychoanalytically informed work with pre-K-12 educators, schools and their students.   This prize will be presented during ApsaA’s 2016 National Meeting (Jan. 13 – 17) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.   (Visit for more meeting information).   There is a $500 honorarium.

The submissions may be based in, but not exclusive to, pre-K-12 schools, professional development centers, colleges, universities and institutes of education.   Applicants are invited to describe how their work is aligned with all of the following criteria:

  • The work is psychoanalytically informed;
  • The work includes psychoanalysts and educators working together, and learning from each other;
  • The work includes ongoing systematic learning, research or program planning.

Initial submissions should be written in a summary of no more than three pages.   Longer submissions will not be considered.   Finalists may be contacted for further information.   Please submit a written or electronic summary of your work, along with a brief curriculum vitae of no more than one page, by November 1, 2015.   Paper entries must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a written reply.

This annual award is co-sponsored by the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, and the educational journal, Schools: Studies in Education.

John Samuel Tieman, Ph. D.

P.O. Box 300246

St. Louis, Missouri 63130

United States Of America


Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Awards

TO: Deans, Directors, Chairs, and Student Advisors
FROM: Thomas G. Cummings, Chair of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, and
President, PKP Chapter 036
DATE: October 8th, 2015
The Phi Kappa Phi All-University Honor Society is pleased to announce the 33rd annual
Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Awards Program, to provide recognition for outstanding artistic and academic works by both undergraduate and graduate students.
Four awards of $500 each will be presented at the USC Annual Academic Honors Convocation in April.
The following are the criteria for eligibility:
1. Students must be currently registered in classes at USC. Proof of registration is required.
2. Students may submit materials from any USC school or department, in any discipline, genre, or medium. Submissions must be complete works. Incomplete works or excerpts of works will not be accepted.
3. Former student winners may not submit works in the year immediately following the receipt of an award. Only one submission per applicant may be entered annually. If a submission contains more than a single work, the works should be from the same genre.
4. Research papers, theses, or creative works may be submitted if they are of a quality exceeding the requirements and/or standards of regular course work.
5. If more than one person has contributed to the submission, the nature and extent of each contributor’s role must be clarified.
6. Each submission must be endorsed for originality and authenticity by a faculty member who is familiar with the student’s work.
7. A 500-word abstract should accompany the work. The abstract should describe the work, explain why or how it came to be produced, outline its contribution to the field, and/or establish its originality.
The deadline for submission is Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 4:00 pm. The entry form is on the reverse side of this page and may be duplicated. Completed entries should be submitted to CAS 200. If you have questions about the Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Program, please visit or contact us at

Application Here

2016 Region 9 Conference

“Surfing the waves of change:  Advising for a new generation”

March 14-16, 2016
Hosted by Brandman University
at the University of Southern California campus

For more information, please visit:

 Cynthia Johnson Student Development Institute (Final Call for Registration)

September 21, 2015


or register directly at:


 WRCSAD Registration Opens TODAY

September 14, 2015


 International Summer Graduate Observer Opportunity

September 14, 2015

Franklin University Switzerland’s Office of Student Life is excited to once again offer the opportunity for a Student Affairs Masters Graduate Student to observe student affairs in action at an American Liberal Arts Institution in an international campus and environment for a period of 4 weeks during the upcoming Summer.

You can access the Online Information and Application by Clicking Here

The deadline for all required items to be submitted including online Application and essays, resume (with 3 References), and 2 letters of recommendation is Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Upcoming Conferences

2016 NASPA Annual Conference logo-naspa

|| March 12th-16th || Indianapolis, IN ||


This year’s theme reflects the vital role that student affairs plays in the shared goal of all those who work in higher education. Campuses must reach across functional boundaries to assure the continued well-being of students, adapt to new regulations, and react to crises and the increasing scrutiny higher education is facing. Student affairs is uniquely positioned to help shape a vision of higher education that addresses these challenges.


Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Day

|| October || UCLA Campus ||…

You don’t want to miss this entire day dedicated to promoting the field of student affairs! WRCSAD provides an opportunity to educate undergraduate and graduate students, as well as meet the professional development needs of new and experienced professionals through dynamic speakers and engaging workshops.

2015 ASHE Annual Conference

Inequality and Higher Education

|| November 5-7 || Denver, CO ||…

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) 2016 National Conference

|| Pre-Conference: April 6th || Conference: April 7th-8th || Oakland, CA ||

Association of Latino Administrators and Superintedents (ALAS)

12th Annual Education Summit: Leading for Equity and Empowerment

|| October 12-17, 2015 || Albuquerque, NM ||

California Association for Bilingual Education Conference (CABE)

|| March 23rd-26th || San Francisco, CA ||

39th National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference (NACADA)

What Happens in Advising Stays with Students

|| October 4-7, 2015 || Caesars Palace || Las Vegas, NV ||


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