Association of Indian Students at USC

Monday, September 10, 2007

AIS Newsletter

Association of Indian Students


Hi Guys & Gals,


We are very happy to find a good number of students turning up for the Dance Show at Bovard Auditorium. I hope you guys had a great time there. We had received many emails regd becoming members. You can renew/get your membership during our next event which will be the Welcome Back Party about which we will announce during the next newsletter.


We also have a lot of informations and updates in this newsletter regarding conferences, job opportunities, yoga etc. We hope it would be useful for you.


Thank You.


AIS Team


Upco ming Events :

Multi-Faith Celebration of Spirituality and Peace

Noon, September 11, 2007

Tommy Trojan


6 years ago the name of religion was used to not attack a country, but humanity. On the first anniversary to fall once again on a Tuesday, the day of the actual attack, USC's religious organizations will mark the anniversary to celebrate the power of diversity and unity while remembering the tragic events of September 11th. In a week where Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all celebrate holy days, we will work towards greater understanding and peace in our many traditions


The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life and the Interfaith Council, with participation from many student religious and spiritual organizations.


ISA (International Students' Assembly) Welcome Mixer


Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Venue: Ground Zero

Time: 7pm to 11pm

Dress code: Portray your culture/country


+Meet over 5000 International students at USC!

+Build long-lasting friendship!

+Exchange opinions, learn new traditions and experience various cultures!

+Socialize, enjoy, partaaaay!!!

+Lounge music, FREE food & drinks


Please bring your USC ID. Guest/s will be allowed only if accompanied by a USC Student with valid ID.


Tryouts for the 2007-2008 ANJAANE TEAM will be held at 8:30 pm on Sept 17th at Heritage Hall on the USC Campus!

USC's Anjaane is a Bollywood Dance Team dedicated to spread the love for hindi film dance. The team has competed in several state competitions and has come home with many titles.

If you or your friends want to be a part of this one of a kind experience then come to the tryouts and show us what you can do!

No, you do not need prior dance experience!
No, you do not need to be Indian or Desi!

Invite all your friends!

Go to and search USC Anjaane Tryouts and reply yes.

Contact Suraj Arora for more information:


TiECon Southwest 2007 - Now. . . New. . . Next

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007
7 am- 7 pm
Double Tree Hotel 100 The City Drive Orange, CA 92868
Price: CM- Free
Online Early Bird Special: Members- $120, Non-Members- $155, Students- $50
At the door registration: Members- $140, Non-Members- $170, Students- $60
Register Now before it's too late!!!

TiECon Southwest 2007

On Saturday, September 15, 2007, TiE chapters from Southern California, San Diego, and Arizona, will jointly present TiECon Southwest 2007. It will be an extraordinary one-day gathering of thinkers and doers, movers and shakers, entrepreneurs and funders, all bound by a single understanding- that TiECon Southwest 2007, in Orange, California, is where they must be to learn about the trends and triumphs certain to shape their industries in 2008 and beyond. We've already lined up three terrific Keynote Speakers and six great panel sessions.

Our Keynote Speakers
*Andy Bird, President of Walt Disney International
, who, among many other global initiatives, is leading Disney's entry into India
*Promod Haque, Managing Partner of Norwest Venture Partners , who FORBES continually ranks as one of America's top VCs
*Sean Parker, Managing Partner of Founders Fund, who co-founded both Napster and Facebook.


Doing Business in India: Navigating Nirvana - The whole world has discovered the viability and vibrancy of India, not only as a prime resource for high quality and cost effective offshore services and manufacturing, but also as a booming consumer market and a place to invest in real estate, businesses and public markets. This panel looks at what's happening in India, what's on the horizon, and how businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs can best capitalize on India's diverse and evolving opportunities. Come join us as we discuss how to navigate through nirvana.

* Entrepreneurship 101: Reach for the Stars - This panel will discuss the critical first steps of launching a business and the important factors to achieve sustainable growth. The panel will focus on key success elements and the challenges entrepreneurs face, including: going from planning to doing, role of intellectual property, bootstrapping, complexities of building a team, and how and when to raise capital.


* Future Technology: Harnessing Change - Keeping up with the ever-changing software and hardware that revolutionize our personal and professional lives, is both critical and challenging for every business. This panel will look at new products and services available, as well as how to incorporate them into your business to maximize efficiency.


* Life Science & Health Care: Medicine, Molecules? and Money? - This panel will discuss the prospects of biotechnology in the business sense, ranging from new life science discoveries to health care delivery possibilities. Continued research has provided breakthrough innovations and improvements that have created a new avenue for business. 


* Media & Entertainment: Marvelous Multinational Masala - While Hollywood is known as the entertainment capital of the world, India is known as the world's most prolific producer and consumer of motion pictures and is now among the world's fastest growing television markets. This panel will address media and entertainment key industry sectors - motion pictures, television, animation, and new media - as well as the major cross-border deals and alliances amongst multinational media giants in both countries. 


* Venture Capital:  Money Makes the World Go ?Round - This panel will answer the "what-where-when-who-how" questions that every entrepreneur  has, regarding raising capital. The panel will talk about the different levels of funding options, from Angel to VC to Private equity, and will look at what sectors investors are looking to fund in the future.


Other Inform ations :




Breathing Lessons
[Learn how to get high off the breath!]
7:30 pm Monday TSC 204

Hatha Yoga
7:30 pm Wednesday TSC 205

Violence at Universities -- Causes & Solutions
Thurs. Sept 13th, 7:30 pm:  (TSC-205)

Roadtrip to Sedona, AZ [Spiritual land of the red rocks]
Come meet a Saint from India who's visiting the US!
12 pm Friday Sept 15th - 9 pm Sunday Sept. 17th.

YES!+ Course [Most people's brains only function at
40%. Through the breath, you can get up to 90%]
Sept. 18-23, on USC Campus
Deadline to Register: Friday Sept. 15th.





Call for Papers


The UC Davis International Affairs Journal is seeking article submissions for its Fall 2007 publication! All students are encouraged to submit their scholarly work with the possibility of being published in a reputable and cutting edge academic journal.


The UC Davis International Affair Journal is comprised of articles and research by students with a range of multidisciplinary perspectives on important issues in the international arena. Articles are intended for an educated yet diverse audience, thus highly technical locution and equations are discouraged.

The IAJ is published quarterly and accepts articles from undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited university in the world. While each issue has a Forum consisting of articles on all subjects relevant to international affairs, the IAJ also provides an opportunity for authors to explore a particular "Regional Spotlight" or a specific topic. The topic/focus of the fall issue is Human Rights.


-Articles on all topics relating to international affairs.
-3-10 pages, single-spaced, standard font, 12 pt.
-Citations and bibliographies are a must. Please use Chicago Style (Humanities)
Formatting and Citation. (Note: Use footnotes, no endnotes or in-text
-Include cover letter with the title, author's name, email, and a short 4-5
sentence biography written in the third person. Do not include the author's
name in the main body of the document.
-Divide the paper into sections with titles (recommended).
-Table and maps must refer to data in black-and-white friendly format.
-Articles by multiple authors are welcome.
-An author may submit only one article per issue.
-Article must be original, and not substantially based on any previously
published material by the author.

DEADLINE: Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Please send submissions and questions to the Executive Editor at

Authors will be informed no later than a month after the listed deadline if
their submission has been selected for publishing.

The IAJ website may be visited at:





 Samskrita Bharati ( ) will be starting spoken Sanskrit classes in the Pasadena area starting mid-september. The initial module consists of 16hrs of classes, aimed at learning to speak Sanskrit.  Their volunteer will be conducting an introductory class at Caltech on the 13th of september(thursday) from 6:30-8:30pm. Those interested can sign up for the classes at the end of the session. Regular class schedule will be finalised after the introductory session based on the convenience of the students.


- Classes are  open to anyone who is interested!

- No prior knowledge of the language is necessary

- No mandatory fees; a nominal donation is recommended to cover for their volunteer's travel expenses.

- For children below the age of 14, it is recommended that one of the parents also enroll for the classes.

If you are interested in attending the introductory session please contact Prabha Mandayam (



Prabha Mandayam

Graduate Student, Physics

442 Lauritsen, California Institute of Technology.


Vanaja – The Film (Telugu)


My name is Priya. I work as a publicist for the film Vanaja - Its a Telugu art film made in India by a Columbia Student for his thesis project. The film has been received very well and has won several awards (23 to be exact) including Belin and Toronto.

We are releasing the film in India and heavily relying on Indian communities to support its release.

I would like to know If I can send you an emailer that you would be able to forward to your friends in CA especially since the film is due to release there at the following dates and venues

It would be great if I could send you some handouts and you could distribute them as well. Thought nominal we are willing to pay for this.

Do let me know if it suits you.

I will send you the emailer by this weekend.


PERI Software Solutions Inc - Recruiting Programmer Analysts  

PERI Software Solutions Inc. is a leading software development company with offices in New Jersey and San Francisco. PERI is a fast growing Information Technology company that provides powerful process-driven, high quality solutions to prestigious financial institutions. We have over 300 consultants that develop and implement software projects for fortune 50 financial companies. 

Our Clients: Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Prudential Financial, Citigroup, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, American Express………. 

We are currently recruiting candidates for the position of "Programmer Analyst". Candidates should meet the following requirements: 

  • Masters/ Bachelors degree required.
  • Prior work experience preferred, but not required.
  • Should have basic knowledge in programming languages like C, C++ and Java.
  • Should have a valid work permit or be qualified to work in the United States [includes Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT)].


  • Salary based on technical competency and experience
  • H1B/Green Card sponsorship
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Long term projects with Fortune 50 clients

Contact Information: 

Sumitra Krishnan

601 California Street, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-421-9005, ext. 5504

Fax: 415-421-9010


FREE IT training and job placement with 70K for MS Students

Dear Student, We offer a compensation package of 70K for MS students that are graduating with an OPT or a CPT. Please call or email me for further details.

Our company, SmartWorks, is located in Edison, New Jersey.

Advantages of joining our company, SmartWorks, are as follows:

* A principle oriented company with high ethics.

* 70K as starting compensation package

* Professionally managed by industry's top notch. Our CEO is a PhD from Stanford University. Internet top companies like Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, SUN Micro Systems, etc. are products of Stanford University.

* Some of our end clients include IBM, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Goldman Sachs, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, ETS, Sara-Lee, etc.

* Continuous training in various technologies at our training facility in New Jersey to keep you up to date with the latest and the greatest. Our trainings include: Java/ J2EE, .Net, SAP, SAS, BA, and Oracle Developer.

* Timely payments - unlike other consulting companies we pay you on time, every time.

* Training center very close to our guest house that allows you to practice at our lab whenever you have free time.

* Salaries are reviewed every six months for possible increases.

* Will apply for your Green Card thru PERM in the first year.

* Excellent benefits on top of base salary, like, health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, continuous training, 401K (for retirement savings), etc.

* Free plane ticket to come to our guest house.

* A company that really cares about your well being.

Please call or email me now for further details.




phone: 732 985 8800 x203


Association of Indian Students
Norman Topping Student Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0981

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