This professional development and analytical skills course is designed to prepare international graduate students to succeed in their graduate programs while at USC and professional fields after graduation. Content includes professional skill buliding, cross-cultural communication skill building, and an orientation to the research resources and support available on campus. The course is constructed to meet the needs of students entering a specific field (for example, Business professional and analytical skills for students who intend to study in Business fields). This course does not count towards a degree and is pass/fail; it is designed to build culturally grounded academic and professional skills for international students during a critical semester. This course is designed for students in their first semester of a two-semester Masters Accelerator Program.