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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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On-Campus Employment

Work Study

Please click here for more information: http://www.otis.edu/financial-aid-office/work-study.

Finding Student Job Openings

To find student job openings at Otis, please follow these steps.

  1. Log in to the Otis on-line job board with your username and password. Your username is your Otis student email address and your password is your X number.
  2. Under One-Click Searches, choose On Campus Jobs to search for current job postings
  3. Select the job posting you are interested in and follow the indicated application process. The hiring department will contact you if they would like to schedule you for an interview.
  4. If your application is successful, you will need to fill out a SEWA form (Student Employment Work Agreement form) to get paid. Fill out the top section and have your supervisor complete the middle section before bringing it to Student Employment. If this is your first time to work on campus, you will also need to complete an I-9 form, W-4 form and Direct Deposit Authorization Form. You must also bring 2 forms of ID. Valid forms of ID include your Passport or Driver’s License and Social Security Card. 
  5. Please allow 1 week for processing. Students are not allowed to work prior to this time. Student Employment will send you and your supervisor an email with your authorization to start working.
  6. For information on how to record your hours of work, review the Kronos Time Keeping Guide.

Completing a SEWA Form

For help with your SEWA form, see our How to Complete a SEWA Form or watch the video below:

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