My USC Story

The University of Southern California is more than its two campuses, more than its rich history in growing with the region, and more than its contributions to the myriad intellectual, artistic, and new enterprises that are the hallmark of Los Angeles. USC is more than 400,000 alumni, student scholars, researchers, teachers, physicians, nurses, and professional staff. Every Trojan has her or his reasons that draw them to The Trojan Family—each story unique from one another—and we are proud to share some of these USC stories with you.

My 12-Year Odyssey from Fine Arts to Electrical Engineering

My 12-Year Odyssey from Fine Arts to Electrical Engineering

“I’ve always been interested in the people aspect of the world”

“I’ve always been interested in the people aspect of the world”

SDA Student Shares Successes and Lessons

SDA Student Shares Successes and Lessons

Three Trojans receive prestigious Schwarzman scholarship

Three Trojans receive prestigious Schwarzman scholarship

“Life is too short to get hung up on small things”

“Life is too short to get hung up on small things”

Department of Public Safety hires first Latina assistant chief

Department of Public Safety hires first Latina assistant chief

Making his first film pushed this producer to get his USC Marshall MBA

Making his first film pushed this producer to get his USC Marshall MBA

“I love seeing other people achieve their dreams”

“I love seeing other people achieve their dreams”

“There’s a place for everyone”

“There’s a place for everyone”

Veteran Student Takes on Domestic Issues

Veteran Student Takes on Domestic Issues

And Now, Live from New York …

And Now, Live from New York …

Diving in with Marine turned scuba diver Nicholas Foster

Diving in with Marine turned scuba diver Nicholas Foster

Passion for philosophy, politics, law brings freshman to USC

Passion for philosophy, politics, law brings freshman to USC

“The lifeblood of this school is the student community”

“The lifeblood of this school is the student community”

Chemistry student harnesses the power of the sun

Chemistry student harnesses the power of the sun

MIT recognizes USC student as a top innovator under 35

MIT recognizes USC student as a top innovator under 35

Mars and beyond, what’s next for this Trojan?

Mars and beyond, what’s next for this Trojan?

This new Trojan is prepared in more way than one

This new Trojan is prepared in more way than one

“I Was Named One of WayUp’s Top 100 Interns In America – What Did I Learn?”

“I Was Named One of WayUp’s Top 100 Interns In America – What Did I Learn?”

A “never settle” motto and a desire to change the world.

A “never settle” motto and a desire to change the world.

“I’m ready to fight on and prove everyone else wrong!”

“I’m ready to fight on and prove everyone else wrong!”

“I want them to know it’s my turn to give back”

“I want them to know it’s my turn to give back”

The power of a first impression

The power of a first impression

From Texas to Trojan Undergrad

From Texas to Trojan Undergrad

“He’s the best advocate we’ve ever come across”

“He’s the best advocate we’ve ever come across”

“In a community like ours, people need to feel like their concerns will be heard”

“In a community like ours, people need to feel like their concerns will be heard”

The University’s Well-being and Your Own

The University’s Well-being and Your Own

“Solutions don’t come unless you face the problems”

“Solutions don’t come unless you face the problems”

“I think that, at USC, I will be able to do all the work that I’ve been dreaming of throughout high school”

“I think that, at USC, I will be able to do all the work that I’ve been dreaming of throughout high school”

“My thumb trembled as I clicked the “there has been an update to your application” button”

“My thumb trembled as I clicked the “there has been an update to your application” button”