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California Exports Keep on Growing: Expand Your Business Through Exporting

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Los Angeles Harbor College (Map)
Tech Building 101

ExporTech is the only national program that helps individual companies develop an export plan. The program is execution driven, with a team of partners who make it easier to go-to-market and implement the plan. Group workshops are combined with an individual coach for each company, leading to an export plan in 9 weeks.

Session 1: Export Strategy & Best Practices: Exploring strategic options

Session 2: Mechanics of Exporting: Removing knowledge gaps and overcoming obstacles

Session 3: Export Growth Plan Presentations: Obtaining expert feedback

To register: Contact Elizabeth Glynn at 310-984-0728 or

Occupy Me: Branding Culture, Identity & The Politics of Fashion

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Watt Hall (WAH) (Map)
Helen Lindhurst Gallery Fine Arts Watt Hall Ground Floor

US based Iranian designer and artist Hushidar Mortezaie introduces his body of work that deals with themes including consumerism, gender, imperialism, and celebrity culture.

Exhibition on view August 20 - 30, 2018
Lecture + Reception: August 28, 6 - 8pm

Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery
Watt Hall, Ground Floor
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5pm

Presented in partnership with USC Roski School of Art and DesignUSC LGBT Resource Center, and the Farhang Foundation.

Hushidar Mortezaie was born in Tehran and immigrated to the Bay Area in 1975. He moved to NYC in 1994 for 10 years, after which, he returned to California, living between the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Mortezaie's work spans the mediums of textile, packaging, graphic design, painting, and fashion. Conceptually his work dives into the junctions of gender, politics, and archive. He holds a mirror to the intersection of mass consumption and stereotype through branding, propaganda, and the cult of celebrity. Mortezaie is a fashion designer and visual artist who combines these varied mediums into installation-like tableaus that create a political pop art world of satire and artifice, reflecting the dystopia and information overload of the 21st century through detail and layering of concepts, ages, and mediums. He draws upon his Iranian and Muslim roots, using fashion as an artist’s medium to convey that what one wears is a political act that can signify defiance, faith, and strength—yet simultaneously stereotype and control. Through his pioneer celebration of his heritage, Mortezaie’s work prompted the rise of Middle Eastern style and Islamic motifs in fashion and Iranian New Wave conceptual art in the late 1990s forward. His work has been featured in publications including Italian Vogue, Huffington Post, W magazine, worn by Brad Pitt in the motion picture Fight Club as well as by Sarah Jessica Parker in the TV Show Sex and the City. Singers such as Madonna, Britney Spears, and Beyonce, along with other celebrities, transferred his visual messages with all of the beauty of the Middle East to a Western audience. He created a new visual language through graphic design, fashion, and fine art to inspire a new generation of Iranian American immigrants to take pride in their culture with the hopes for the children of the new Iranian Renaissance and throughout the region to flourish.

Securing an Internship

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Student Union (STU) (Map)

Are you interested in gaining hands-on, practical experience?  Do you know how to successfully submit your application and interview with employers?  Are you familiar with the different ways to learn about positions or organizations?  Want to learn the tricks of the trade?  If so, this workshop is for you!

Reservations are requested for this event. To RSVP, log into connectSC, search for the event under "Events," and click "RSVP". Arrive early as check in is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Price Welcome Back Event

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Argue Plaza (Map)

Meet the Student Organizations!

USC Interfaith Council

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University Religious Center (URC) (Map)

USC has more student religious groups than any other university in the United States, and the Interfaith Council includes students representing the diversity of faiths across campus.

All USC students are invited to attend any or all meetings of the Interfaith Council, to learn and share about their faith traditions from each other. The Interfaith Council sponsors events such as the Prayer Reading-Burning ceremony, SOULJOURN trips to visit faith communities in LA, and the CONOCIMIENTO Alternative Spring Break Trip.

It meets weekly on Tuesday at 7:00PM at URC 104.

Email IFC president  Shradha Jain or Vanessa Gomez Brake, Associate Dean of Religious Life.