Association of Indian Students at USC

Sunday, September 30, 2007

A.I.S. Newsletter

Association of Indian Students


Hi Guys & Gals,


We thank the new students for attending the Welcome Social on Monday. We hope you had a good time. We have finally decided the dates for Diwali and Garba and we are working on the making of those events. You can get more details about it below. Also, we are calling in for performers for the Diwali Show. Performing at Bovard Auditorium in front of more than 800 – 1000 people is a great opportunity to showcase your talents. So, if you are interested in performing at the show, please fill up the form given in the AIS Website.


Thank You.


AIS Team


Upco ming Events :

AIS Garba


Venue: Lyon Center

Date: October 20th, 2007         

Time:   6:30 – 11 pm


AIS Diwali Fest


Venue: Bovard Auditorium

Date: November 10th, 2007

Time:   7– 11 pm

If you want to perform at this event, please fill up the form at


HSO Dosa Night (Diwali Fund Raiser)/Mahatma Gandhiji's Birthday


Venue: Interfaith  Room 108 at University Religious Center (right by the Fishbowl Chappel)

Date: October 2nd, 2007

Time:   7 pm

Details: $5 per plate (each plate has 2 dosas, chutney, sambar and icecream)

We are also screening Lage Raho Munna Bhai in honor of Mahatma Gandhiji


Hi all,

We will have our info session from 6:15pm - 7:30 pm next Tuesday in
the University Religious Center (URC Building, just east of the UPC
health center). The exact room number will be announced on our website
soon. There will also be directions at URC.

We will go over the details of our practice, the experiences of
current student-practitioners, and insights from our meditation
trainers. The plan is to have an interactive session, so please feel
free to ask questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

What : Natural Path Meditation Group Info Session
Where: URC
When: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:15pm

Looking forward to meeting you all,
USC Natural Path Meditation Group


Other Informations :

Excellent Opportunity for OPT -Fresh Graduates / Students graduating in Dec. 2007/ January 2008  

We are a premium IT services Company Established in 1995 and headquartered in Vienna, VA( Washington DC Metro Area) with branch offices in other locations in US, India and China. We provide onsite, offsite and offshore services to our clients. We have a large client base and some of our major clients are Coca Cola, American Airlines, SAP America, Microsoft, US Deptt. of Labor, Pfizer, GM, JP Morgan Chase to name a few. We are certified partners with Microsoft,Oracle, Sun Microsystems and webMethods. More details are offered on our website --

We are organizing training for OPT candidates starting October at two locations in the US- Vienna, VA and Iselin,NJ. Fresh batches start every month. The areas in which training is being organised are:
Java/J2EE , .Net, SAP( FI/CO, HR, BW,CRM), Business Analyst, QA, Configuration Management, DBA ( Oracle, DB2, SQL Server), ETL/Informatica/Datastage ,Weblogic/Websphere Admin.

We can organize a training for any other IT field too in which the candidate may be interested and which is not listed above. We encourage candidates with Masters Degree in any branch of Engineering/Technology/Management to apply. Registration starts now. The training duration may vary from 4 weeks - 8 weeks depending on the area opted for. The training includes paid accommodation and living expenses, a well designed curriculum,interaction with experienced trainers, mock interviews and simulated

100% placement is guaranteed with our clients. The salary/ billing rate is very good and comparable to the best in the industry. The candidate would not incur any cost for the training.

We provide H1B & Green Card sponsorship, health, vision, dental, disability and life insurance benefits and paid vacation.

For any further details , information and registration, please feel free to
contact the Recruiting Manager at 859-559-9081 / 703-336-9193.


Rupa Subramanian
Recruiting Manager
Supreme Soft Inc.

Recruiter job for an MS student

Dear Student, We are looking for a MS student that can come and work at our Edison, New Jersey office as a recruiter.

Basic responsibilities are to go to various university career fairs and talk to graduating international students.

Develop strategies to go and meet graduating Indian MS students at various universities.

We have both full-time and part-time jobs available.

Please email me your resume or call me if interested.





phone: 732 985 8800 x205

Cry Walks For Child Rights

CRY Child Rights and You is an independent, non-religious, non-political, registered non-profit organization in India. It works towards restoring basic rights to children, especially from India and works across levels from direct action to advocacy, mobilizing public opinion and policy change. It focuses mainly on the 4 basic rights of survival, development, protection and participation which were defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an international human rights treaty which has been ratified by 192 countries.

The CRC is built on certain "foundation principles" that underpin all other children's rights. The CRC confers the following basic rights on all children across the world, without discrimination:

  • The right to survival to life, health, nutrition, name and nationality
  • The right to development to education, care, leisure, recreation
  • The right to protection from exploitation, abuse, neglect
  • The right to participation to expression, information, thought and religion.

CRY works to ensure these rights to all categories of children, who could be street children, children bonded in labor, children of commercial sex workers, physically and mentally challenged children and children in juvenile institutions, or even children in privileged homes.


We have organized a walk near the Santa Monica Pier for October 6th. I will attach the links to both the walk sign up list and the pledge drive. This is the 3rd year the walk has been held but the first year I have been involved. I know it is short notice but I just got on board this past weekend and would really like a strong showing this year

I was hoping to get at least 150 people out there walking. I know everyone must be extremely busy but if you can forward this mail to your constituents/members, I'd really appreciate it. We may even do a post walk meet and greet. We hope to have a pretty diverse group from varied backgrounds. Undergrad to grad students and professionals from different walks of life. 

If you know of anyone else who would be able to help out, please invite them or ask them to contact me. 

Please give me a call or drop me a line anytime. 914 471 1441. 

Thanks for all your help. 

Here is the link to the walk: 

Here is the link to pledge drive:

News from TESOL & TEFL Society(TTS).

Hi all,

This is Christy from TESOL & TEFL Society(TTS).
We are a member of ISA.

Now we TTS is assisting our members to do" language exchange" according to their needs.
Most of our members are from Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, and USA.
Some of our members are willing to teach Chinese/ Mandarin, Japanese, etc to their language exchange partner.
They would like to practice English with their language partner as well.

" Lanugage Exchange" is NOT a course held by TTS.
Language exchange partners will meet each other individually.
We assist our members to match the language requirement/needs provided by other people.
Mainly, our goal is to provide opportunities for our members to improve their English proficiency.

If any member in your organization is interested in doing language exchange with our members, please contact me via email.
The subject of the email: Language Exchange
1.Your full name
2. Which organization are you from?
3.What's your major in USC? (also mark undergraduate or graduate?)
4.Contact email address:
5.Contact cell number(optional):
6.What language(s) do you speak?
7.What language(s) do you want to learn from your language exchange partner?
8.What language(s) do you want to teach to your language exchange partner?

My email address:

Please forward the news to your memebers if possible.
If you have other questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you very much!

Christy Pan
Director of Public Relations of TESOL&TEFL Society/TTS
Director of Academic Events
TTS Representative of International Students' Assembly

Participation in Research

Dear International Student:

I am an international student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Fordham University.  I am emailing to request your participation in my dissertation research examining the feelings and life evaluations of Asian International Students.  The results of this research may help college counselors to assist Asian international students as they adjust to life in the United States.  If you are from South, East or South-East Asia, you are eligible to participate in this research.  In exchange for your participation, I will have one tree planted via the Green Belt Movement, a not-for-profit organization founded by the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Wangari Maatia.  Your participation should not take more than 45 minutes.  If you are interested in participating in the research, please go to

Thank you for your help.

Michele Barakett

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

email:                 url:


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