Volunteers Needed – Help Local High School Students Write Their College App Personal Statements

October 16, 2020
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Dear Colleagues,

Although we can’t meet in person this year, we are hosting two special zoom sessions with break out rooms so that you can help a local student with their personal statement. Would you please consider helping and forwarding this request to others who might be willing to help?


USC Emeriti Center& Volunteer Of America-Educational Talent Search


Seeking VOLUNTEER MENTORS to assist high school seniors in writing their college personal statements required by applicants to the University of California and private colleges/universities through the Common App.


There will be two Virtual Boot Camp Sessions / Please sign up for one or both

  • WEDNESDAY, October, 28   3 to 5 p.m.
  • FRIDAY, November 6   3 to 5 p.m.        

Volunteer question and answer period 2:30 – 3, before each Boot Camp session

SIGN UP AT: bit.ly/USCBootcamp2020


We are looking for volunteer mentors from the USC current and retired faculty and staff, and the student and alumni community, LAUSD and other accredited teachers with skills in the following areas: Reading for content, and editing grammar and spelling.

The workshop agenda will be as follows:

  • 2:30 – 3:00   question and answer session for volunteers
  • 3:00 – 3:10   welcome and orientation for students
  • 3:10 – 4:50   breakout sessions with mentors and students
  • 4:50 – 5:00   group closing session

Contact: USC Emeriti Center emeriti@usc.edu, (213) 740-8921 or Karen Koblitz koblitz@usc.edu


The USC Emeriti Center supports USC faculty and staff in living healthy and purposeful lives throughout the lifecycle by providing opportunities for service, learning, teaching, and research. We support inclusive multigenerational, multidisciplinary, and multicultural programs for the entire Trojan Family and greater community. emeriti.usc.edu

Published on October 16th, 2020

Last updated on August 4th, 2022