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Reduced Course Load (RCL) and Leave of Absence (LOA) Information Session for International Students

Reduced Course Load (RCL)

F-1/J-1 international students must enroll and complete a full course load each semester in order to maintain valid non-immigrant student status. There are only a few exceptions to the full-time enrollment requirement for the fall and spring semesters. Each RCL exception (category) has its own criteria, which will be outlined in this Zoom session.

Leave of Absence

F-1/J-1 international students who wish to take a semester off during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) and not enroll in courses must receive authorization for a Leave of Absence from the Office of International Services and their academic department. Join us via Zoom to learn more. 


Topic: Reduced Course Load (RCL) and Leave of Absence (LOA) Information Session for International Students

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Space Tech Expo 2020


Space Tech Expo Connect event platform is now live. Start your connect journey by registering today and creating your profile. This will enable you to book meetings and create your personalized schedule, ready for the event. 

Source the latest products and solutions, hear from the people setting the agenda, share ideas with your fellow aerospace professionals all from the comfort and safety of your own workspace.

A highly interactive digital event experience designed to facilitate business connections, peer-to-peer conversations and networking, and creating opportunities for people to come together, and collectively identify the latest ideas, technologies, and supply chain solutions.

Space Tech Expo Connect runs from 10 - 13 August, 2020
Live sessions run daily from 08:30AM - 12:30PM PT (12:30PM - 4:30PM ET / 4:30PM - 8:30PM GMT)
Individual meetings and networking can take place between 9:00AM - 3:00PM PT (1:00PM - 7:00PM ET / 5:00PM - 11:00PM GMT) each event day.

Space Tech Expo & Conference is the leading showcase of space-related technologies and innovations from systems and sub-systems, components, testing and manufacturing technologies for civil, military and commercial space applications.


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Women's Global Trade Empowerment Forum

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With the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), this dynamic forum provides a truly unique opportunity to gain the tools, skills and networks to build an export strategy and develop business connections.

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Healing Power of Positive Thinking

Sponsored by Body-Mind Student Caucus

When: Every Thursday (Spring and summer 2020) -  11:00 AM– 12:00 PM

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Visa & Immigration Updates for F1 Students

Immigration Lawyer Pauline M. Schwartz will provide an overview of some of the recent visa and immigration updates for F1 students. During the webinar, students will have the opportunity to ask questions as well. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KcCPxWscSAef2HZbrXTZSQ


Town Hall Talks: “What We Know to Date About COVID-19” with Geoffrey Joyce

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Geoffrey Joyce is director of Health Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics at the USC School of Pharmacy, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Joyce is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy, and statistics journals. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, National Public Radio, and other media.

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Virtual Drop-In Career Advising

Have your resume/cover letter reviewed or get quick questions answered by chatting with a USC Career Center Career Advisor on the Brazen virtual event platform. Virtual drop-in hours are 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday and are 10-15 minutes long. Drop-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

An active connectSC account is required to check-in for drop-ins. Log into connectSC and complete your student profile to activate your account.

Register on the Brazen platform and upload your resume or cover letter for review.


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Upcoming dates and topics include:

August 4     
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August 11       
Resilience: We All Need It - Syuzanna Shirinyan, ACSW
Resilience is a key element in well-being and thriving from major setbacks and life challenges. Let’s join together to acquire the applicable resilience techniques and assure our well-being.

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Time and Energy Management – They Work Together! - Linda Snouffer, LCSW
The beauty of energy management is that - unlike time - we can manufacture energy with strategies that can be adapted for our changing life circumstances. Let’s explore these strategies and more to help us manage both our time and our energy.

August 25
Coping with Change and Transition at Work During a Pandemic - Angela DiBlasi, LCSW
Tools and tips to help you cope whether you are working remotely, transitioning back to work, or working on the front lines.

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American Studies and Ethnicity Department invites you to:


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