Program Schedule

Note: The first 2021 Minority-Serving Institutions Graduate Recruitment Fair was held on November 6, 2021. Please see below for archived information.

Joint Programming

November 6, 2021

9 a.m.

  • Opening session hosted by the USC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the USC Graduate School and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
  • General Session Link

10 a.m.

  • Academic break-out sessions managed by participating schools.
  • Student panels, staff panels, admissions overview, and other school-related programming. School session links will be provided upon registration.

 

School Programming

Click on the respective school for Zoom access

* The full schedule of break-out sessions and programming is being updated regularly. Check back for more information. 

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome from Professor Miki Turner, associate professor of professional practice, founder of Annenberg Cross Cultural Student Association (ACCSA), and director of the 2021 MSI Graduate Information Fair
  • 10:05 a.m. – Greetings from Willow Bay, Dean of USC Annenberg School and Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication
  • 10:10 a.m. – “Why Annenberg?” video presentation featuring current graduate students
  • 10:15 a.m. – Academic overview of the School of Communication, Dr. Hector Amaya, professor of communication and director of the School of Communication
  • 10:30 a.m. – Academic overview of the School of Journalism, Dr. Gordon Stables, clinical professor of communication and journalism and director of the School of Journalism
  • 10:45 a.m. – Admission overview and next steps, Allyson Hill, associate dean of admissions, and Bryant Gomez, associate director of admissions
  • 11:30 a.m. – Adjourn

USC School of Cinematic Arts

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome and greeting from Dean Elizabeth Daley
  • 10:15 a.m. – SCA faculty and current student panel
  • 10:45 a.m. – Admissions presentation
  • 11:30 a.m. – Alumni conversation
  • 12:00 p.m. – Wrap up and Q & A

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

  • 10:00 a.m. – Greetings from Dornsife senior administrator
  • 10:10 a.m. – Student panel (3 grad students)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Faculty panel (3 faculty)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Breakout sessions (Humanities, Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences divisional deans/dept chairs/or their designees) (30 mins)
  • 11:30 a.m. – Adjourn

USC School of Dramatic Arts

  • 10:00 a.m. Greeting from Dean Emily Roxworthy and Vice Dean Lori Ray Fisher
  • 10:10 a.m. Admissions Overview from Sergio Ramirez, Ed.D., Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Services
  • 10:35 a.m. Student and Faculty Panel: MFA Dramatic Writing & MFA Acting Programs
  • 10:55 a.m. Wrap-Overview of SDA Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from Director and Associate Dean of EDI, Anita Dashiell-Sparks

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome from the MSW Chair, Dr. June Wiley
  • 10:10 a.m. – Dr. Renee Michelson, DEI Initiatives10:25 Faculty Panels
  • 10:45 a.m. – Student & Alumni Panel
  • 11:05 a.m. – Admissions overview
  • 11:25 a.m. – Q & A
  • 11:40 a.m. – Adjourn

Keck School of Medicine of USC

  • 10:00 a.m. – KSOM Welcome from Dr. Joyce M. Richey, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  • 10:10 a.m. – Introduction of Associate Deans and Graduate Programs
  • 10:30 a.m. – Individual Program Break-out Sessions
  • 12:00 p.m. – Program Concludes

USC Marshall School of Business & USC Leventhal School of Accounting

Main Room

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Overview of Marshall School of Business MBA & Specialized Master’s Programs and Leventhal School of Accounting Master’s Programs
  • 10:15 a.m. – Career Services Overview
  • 10:55 a.m. – Introduce Breakout Sessions

Master of Management in Library and Information Science 

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome and greetings from the MMLIS team
  • 10:05 a.m. – Admissions presentation and information session
  • 10:45am – Wrap up and Q & A

Breakout sessions

  • 11-11:25 a.m. – Round 1
    • Breakout Room 1: M.S. Business Analytics
    • Breakout Room 2: M.S. Finance
    • Breakout Room 3: M.S. Global Supply Chain Management
    • Breakout Room 4: M.S. Marketing
    • Breakout Room 5: M.S. Social Entrepreneurship
    • Breakout Room 6: Master of Accounting & Master of Business Taxation (Leventhal School of Accounting)
  • 11:30-11:55 a.m. –Round 2
    • Breakout Room 1: M.S. Business Analytics
    • Breakout Room 2: M.S. Finance
    • Breakout Room 3: M.S. Global Supply Chain Management
    • Breakout Room 4: M.S. Marketing
    • Breakout Room 5: M.S. Social Entrepreneurship
    • Breakout Room 6: Master of Accounting & Master of Business Taxation (Leventhal School of Accounting)
  • 12- 12:30 p.m. – Round 3
    • Breakout Room 1: M.S. Business Analytics
    • Breakout Room 2: M.S. Finance
    • Breakout Room 3: M.S. Global Supply Chain Management
    • Breakout Room 4: M.S. Marketing
    • Breakout Room 5: M.S. Social Entrepreneurship
    • Breakout Room 6: Master of Accounting & Master of Business Taxation (Leventhal School of Accounting)

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

  • 10:00 a.m. – Virtual Tour of the Dental School + CBY PhD program
  • 10:20 a.m.
    • Greetings from Dean Avishai Sadan
    • Mahvash Navazesh, Executive Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs
  • 10:35 a.m. – Admissions Overview
    • Corey Berry – Dental School
    • Janice Bea – CBY program (HSC campus)
  • 11:05 a.m. – Meet the SNDA and HSDA: 2 premier affinity groups of the dental school
  • 11:15 a.m. – Breakout rooms:
    • Discussions with Faculty
    • Discussions with Dental students
  • 11:55 a.m. – Wrap up: Sharing of info (email exchange)

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome remarks from Dr. LaVonna Lewis, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • 10:15 a.m. – Why Price?
  • 10:45 a.m. – Admissions overview
  • 11:00 a.m. – Student/Alumni/Faculty Panel
  • 12:00 p.m. – Wrap

USC Rossier School of Education

  • 10:00 a.m. – Remarks from Dean Pedro Noguera and Faculty Panel
  • 11:15 a.m. – Current Student Panel
  • 11:45 a.m. – Admission Process Overview

USC Thornton School of Music

(Meeting ID: 988 4669 1227 || Passcode: 308580)

  • 10:00 a.m. – Academic session to include a presentation by Ron McCurdy, Assistant Dean for DEI Initiatives
  • 10:20 a.m. – Admissions presentation
  • 11: 00 a.m. – Q & A with student and faculty panelists.
  • 12:00 p.m.– Program ends

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome
  • 10:15 a.m. – Engineering Graduate Programs and Research Overview
  • 11:00 a.m. – Engineering Graduate Student Panel
  • 12:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks