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.

Alumna builds career championing diversity and inclusion

Alumna builds career championing diversity and inclusion

Three graduating ROTC cadets fondly recall their time as Trojans

Three graduating ROTC cadets fondly recall their time as Trojans

The story behind USC alumna’s recording of ‘Yellow’ from Crazy Rich Asians

The story behind USC alumna’s recording of ‘Yellow’ from Crazy Rich Asians

Celebrating Forsythe’s contributions to USC Kaufman

Celebrating Forsythe’s contributions to USC Kaufman

Giving Back is Top Priority for First Generation Student

Giving Back is Top Priority for First Generation Student

Twin sisters give back to program that helped them succeed at USC

Twin sisters give back to program that helped them succeed at USC

This Trojan  made a fortune by age 27 and lost everything in 2008. Here’s how she revived her life

This Trojan made a fortune by age 27 and lost everything in 2008. Here’s how she revived her life

Not missing a beat

Not missing a beat

Barbara Solomon’s Inspiring Career as a Social Change-maker

Barbara Solomon’s Inspiring Career as a Social Change-maker

The Lady in the Photograph

The Lady in the Photograph

The First Woman to Fly a 747 Keeps Breaking Barriers

The First Woman to Fly a 747 Keeps Breaking Barriers

How One Professor and His Class Changed My Life as an Engineer

How One Professor and His Class Changed My Life as an Engineer

USC announces first chief inclusion and diversity officer

USC announces first chief inclusion and diversity officer

The Unlikely Catalyst

The Unlikely Catalyst

After life-changing injury, USC student uses sports to heal and thrive

After life-changing injury, USC student uses sports to heal and thrive

For this Los Angeles student, USC offered the path to a better life

For this Los Angeles student, USC offered the path to a better life

Risk and decision sciences expert Joe Árvai takes the lead on sustainability efforts

Risk and decision sciences expert Joe Árvai takes the lead on sustainability efforts

Meet Edwin Bodney, USC Student Health’s new LGBTQ+ campus advocate and educator

Meet Edwin Bodney, USC Student Health’s new LGBTQ+ campus advocate and educator

Football player turns in his cleats for computer science code

Football player turns in his cleats for computer science code

Travel, service, creativity — senior has a full undergraduate experience

Travel, service, creativity — senior has a full undergraduate experience

His Journey to USC Started with a Tough Choice

His Journey to USC Started with a Tough Choice

Metamorphosis, Amid a Pandemic

Metamorphosis, Amid a Pandemic

USC Kaufman senior creates dance outreach program for final project

USC Kaufman senior creates dance outreach program for final project

Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

From pain and intimidation to purpose and belonging: One first-gen student’s path to USC Dornsife

From pain and intimidation to purpose and belonging: One first-gen student’s path to USC Dornsife

Trojan takes passion for gaming and turns it into ‘the world’s first esports gym’

Trojan takes passion for gaming and turns it into ‘the world’s first esports gym’

Earth scientist uncovers mineral mysteries and promotes academic equity

Earth scientist uncovers mineral mysteries and promotes academic equity

Cruise ship doctor-turned-MBA student returns to duty during COVID-19

Cruise ship doctor-turned-MBA student returns to duty during COVID-19

New Trojan wants to inspire more Native American students to attend college

New Trojan wants to inspire more Native American students to attend college

Military student embraces change in USC pre-college summer program

Military student embraces change in USC pre-college summer program