Just for fun

Just another day at USC

Employee Engagement and Communications occasionally conducts contests, raffles, drawings or other activities for staff and faculty. These opportunities are announced on the Gateway and via the Gateway Connect email, and details are published on this page.


July 8-15 – Why you love working at USC

We kicked off our July/August #OurWorkplace campaign with a contest for free movie tickets. Meet our winner!

July 22-26 – Instagram contest

Win a $50 USC Bookstore gift card!

Many thanks to USC Bookstore for providing this generous prize.

Our July winner was Monica Brunier of University Advancement.

Do you want to be a winner too? Keep your eyes peeled for our next Instagram contest.


August 1-31 – Submit your best Top Notch Trojan and then take him/her to coffee!

winning entry

Thanks to USC Hospitality for providing gift certificates for free coffee or snacks, so we can honor the most inspiring submission in Top Notch Trojans – USC’s shout out program. To enter, nominate your own Top Notch Trojan – each week we pick a Top Notch Trojan of the week – and then the best submission of the month wins the prize (prize goes to the person who writes the nomination!)

We’re mixing it up for August – read about what we’re looking for!

And congrats to Steven Lopez, whose heartfelt tribute to colleague Kiki Miller (below) won July honors!


Weekly Facebook polls

Okay no prizes here, but we do give you a weekly chance to vote – is it coffee, or tea? Mac, or PC? Chris Hemsworth, or Chris Pine? (!) Just a few of the many choices you’ll get to share if you follow us on Facebook!