On February 14-17, 2019, Hispanic leaders and future Hispanic leaders gathered in downtown Chicago for the 37th Annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) National Conference.

At the conference, Third Space Fellow Jaime Carias led a series of ACE IT Skills: Young Professionals and Career Success workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students attending the conference to help them develop soft skills to aide their career success with vital problem-solving skills. Chicago may have been cold, but Jaime’s welcome was warm!

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In an increasingly automated, data-driven world, it may come as a surprise that intrinsically human soft skills are driving the future of the workplace—at least according to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Report. However, though increasingly important, soft skills still remain fairly ambiguous, namely because they are difficult to measure.

Third Space is aiming to solve this by revolutionizing the soft skill assessment.

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On Friday, February 1st, Third Space fellows Jaime Carias and Alison Horstmeyer teamed up to introduce soft skills problem solving to the First-Generation College Student Summit at USC.

The 4th annual summit held at Ronald Tutor Campus Center focused on building a community for first-generation college students, educating around issues, practices and research on first-generation college experiences and bringing visibility to the first-generation college student community and their intersecting identities.

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On January 24th, Third Space fellows Jaime Carias and Alison Horstmeyer spoke with the USC College Advising Corps for their professional development day, aimed at preparing them for their next job when they leave the Corps.

Check out photos from the event!

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From daunting college applications to transitioning into a new job, preparing to take the next step towards your future can present a lot more questions than answers. This is particularly true for first-generation college students and graduates.

On January 24, 2019, Jaime Carias, a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking, will be running a Third Space workshop with 26 staff members of the USC College Advising Corps.

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Congratulations to Coach Caryl Smith Gilbert! She has been named 2018 Nike Coach of the Year. Under her leadership, University of Southern California’s Track & Field women’s program won the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championship.

Coach Smith Gilbert has been one of the most popular featured speakers at our Third Space Leadership Development Boot Camps where she discusses the importance of adaptability both on and off the field.

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Los Angeles – On November 8, 2018 The USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking hosted a rigorous one-day boot camp for business executives to master the critical soft skills needed in the workplace. We’re excited to share with you a few highlights from our Third Space Boot Camp! Participants came from a variety of organizations including Viacom, Herbalife Nutrition, Los Angeles Tourism Board, Alibaba Pictures, Anthem Blue Cross, LA County Office of Education, USC Athletics and more!

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Through four years of in-depth research, The USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking uncovered five critical competencies, or soft skills for success in the workplace. To further our investigation of essential soft skills, we are recruiting engaged scholars and thoughtful practitioners with expertise in Adaptability, Cultural Competency, Empathy, Intellectual Curiosity and 360 Degree Thinking and problem solving.

If you would like to learn more about research fellow opportunities at the Third Space, please go to http://uscthirdspace.com/research-fellow/.

The USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking is pleased to announce our inaugural research fellow… Alison Horstmeyer who will examine the importance of Curiosity in talent development.

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The Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking welcomes certified executive coaches David Bishop and Alison Horstmeyer to our next leadership development boot camp.  As leading experts in their respective fields of curiosity and effective leadership, they offer a unique and valuable set of skills for any emerging or executive leaders and are offering one free coaching session to each Third Space Boot Camp participant.

These free, one-on-one sessions will further equip our Bootcamp participants with individualized strategies to foster their success as leaders. Learn more about our executive coaches below and sign up for our bootcamp here.

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Long Beach, CA — On Monday, August 27, 2018 Dr. Ernest J. Wilson led a mega session on Third Space Thinking for HR professionals at the California Human Resources Conference.  More than 150 HR professionals participated in the session where they learned the five essential soft skills that can enhance their recruitment and development of top talent across various industries.  

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