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Apply Now for a Paid Microsoft Brand Rep Opportunity!



Microsoft is searching for hard working, entrepreneurial, well-connected and social media savvy students to be a part of an exciting and rewarding marketing program on campus this Spring. Your job will be to help increase awareness and usage of SkyDrive through events, online activities, and other efforts – all customized to your campus based on what YOU know about your peers.

SkyDrive stores your files in the cloud so you can access, share, and collaborate on them anywhere. If you love tech products, are excited to talk about them and are looking to gain both real-world experience and extra money, a part-time job as a SkyDrive Ambassador is the perfect fit!

Key responsibilities include:

·       Learn how to build a brand and market it in exciting ways

·       Partner with and learn directly from Microsoft’s marketing professionals

·       Develop a program with social media marketing, product demos, mini focus groups

·       Analyze and track the effectiveness of your marketing efforts

What you’ll get:

·       Resume-building experience to jumpstart your career with a powerful global brand

·       Great pay of a base salary and performance-based bonuses

·       Opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills

·       Exclusive access and knowledge of Microsoft SkyDrive

What you need to know:

·       Program runs on approximately 35 campuses - Each campus team will consist of 3 ambassadors

·       Program kicks off in March

·       This position will require approximately 6 hours per week for 6 weeks


Help USC Ann Taylor Models Win A Chance for a $1000 Shopping Spree!


The Ann Taylor Fall 2012 Online Student Lookbook was launched on Monday, November 26th and features students from all over the nation.  Many of the styles included focus on inspiring students when it comes to those important college career milestones.  To enter, students were asked to fill out an application on the Ann Taylor Facebook page in addition to uploading a photo representative of their personality and sense of style.  The models were then selected, decked out in Ann Taylor garb and took part in a photoshoot with a local photographer.  

This is where you come in.  One of five top models with the most votes by Dec. 5 will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 shopping spree!  Not to mention, one lucky voter will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 dollar shopping spree.  All you have to do is visit the pages below and hit the "like" button to cast your vote.  Here are the five models representing USC!

                                                                                                                         Vote for Chelsea here.

                                                                                                                            Vote for Sophie here.

Brandon Caruana: Founder of

11/27/2012 Coming to USC


Calling all lovers of a good challenge or competition!  A brand new site,, will be coming to USC within the near future to bring college students an exciting new way to get involved.  Founded last year by Brandon Caruana, TopThat gives students the opportunity to participate, create and judge a variety of competitions by uploading their best images and videos that feature themselves or others taking on crazy stunts or performances.  Competition categories range anywhere from Arts & Entertainment to Technology to good ol' Sports.  That means anything from Best School Pride to Funniest Prank are valid competitions to be created or involved in.  The site also gives individuals the chance to promote themselves and their entries and to give positive or negative feedback on the videos of others.

Starting at the beginning of next year, TopThat will also be implementing a new "karma" system which will allow users to monetize their competitions!  The higher points one receives, the more likely she or he will make some money off of their challenges.

Stay tuned for more information on the site, including a near campus event (with free lunch!), and an interview with the site's founder!

For more information, check our



It's that time of year again, Trojans!  It's time to beat the BRUINS! 

Come out to McCarthy Quad this Thursday and get pumped up for this weekend's game against UCLA.  Not only will there be tons of excitement, but a special performance by CHILDISH GAMBINO.  Click here for the official Facebook event!

Michael Ian Black will be hosting the event and student IDs will be required to gain entrance.

Hope to see you there!  Fight on!

Karen Dang: An Amazing Ann Taylor Ambassador


Ever been curious as to how to become a brand ambassador at USC?  You're in luck!  We snagged a brief interview with one of the two USC Ann Taylor brand ambassadors, senior Business Administration major Karen Dang.  Keep reading for details on how she got her position and why she's this week's campus celebrity!

Her Campus USC: How did you get involved with the Ann Taylor Ambassador program?
Karen Dang: I was referred by a former USC campus ambassador for Blackberry, who worked with the same PR firm that I am working with now for Ann Taylor.

HC USC: Are you involved with any other extracurriculars here at USC or outside of USC?
KD: I am the Internal Vice President of USC Vietnamese Student Association, and I was a dancer on USC Chaotic 3 Hip Hop up until this semester.

HC USC: What are some of your aspirations?
KD: I hope to find a job that I truly enjoy and excel in, and I want to be able to fully support myself within a 2-4 years of graduating. In terms of industry, my efforts are currently geared toward the recruiting industry and the corporate side of fashion. We'll see where I wind up in a year's time!

Book Signing: Hungry Girl's Lisa Lillien



Head out to The Grove next Monday at 7 pm for an exciting book signing event with New York Times Best-selling cookbook author, Lisa Lillien.  Her latest book Hungry Girl to the Max! is packed with 650 guilt-free recipes and would be a great companion for all college students.  The event (which you can read more about here) will consist of a Q&A, yummy snacks, fun prizes and more!

Find out more about Lisa Lillien at her popular website here.

Hope to see you all there!

Things to do in Los Angeles: October


With the heat transitioning to more cooler climates, get ready to put on your favorite pair of boots and head out for some adventures around town!  From Halloween-themed amusement parks to musicals and acrobats, here's a list of some things to do in and around LA all month long.

Fright Fest, Six Flags Magic Mountain


Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios

Knott's Scary Farm, Knott's Berry Farm

Cirque Du Soleil's Iris, Dolby Theater

The Book of Mormon, Pantages Theater

Apple Picking, Los Rios Rancho

Welcome Back, Trojans: A recap of the past two weeks


Welcome back, Trojans!  Within the past two weeks, students have been scurrying all over campus either as brand new freshmen exploring the grounds or returning students who may have noticed several changes.  

Here's a recap of everything -- from sports scores to new buildings -- that has happened since school started!

USC beats Hawaii 49-10 USC beats Syracuse 42-29 New bike lanes on Trousdale New Starbucks by Birnkrant (!) McKay Center (new athlete building) opened earlier this month EVK got a make over  Cafe 84 is now a dining hall with daily smoothies and a wok station

If there are any changes we may have missed, leave a comment and we'll add it to the list!  Hope everyone has had a great start to their school year and good luck with classes, everyone!

Natasha Thapliyal


Name:  Natasha Thapliyal
Major:  Communications
Minor:  French
Class of:  2014
Relationship Status:  Single
Hobbies:  Dancing and blogging on Tumblr
Favorite Place to Shop: Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Brandy Melville