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.

From General Hospital to teaching gerontology: Soap star finds meaning as professor

From General Hospital to teaching gerontology: Soap star finds meaning as professor

After helping her children get into college, it’s mom’s turn to pursue a USC degree

After helping her children get into college, it’s mom’s turn to pursue a USC degree

The Strong Women Who Broke Ground (and Barriers) at the USC School of Cinematic Arts

The Strong Women Who Broke Ground (and Barriers) at the USC School of Cinematic Arts

Sisters embrace a spirit of service at USC

Sisters embrace a spirit of service at USC

Graduate’s global upbringing shaped his USC journey

Graduate’s global upbringing shaped his USC journey

USC appoints Winston Crisp as new head of Student Affairs

USC appoints Winston Crisp as new head of Student Affairs

He Fights On for Marines and USC

He Fights On for Marines and USC

Macki Alvarez-Mena reboots her childhood business

Macki Alvarez-Mena reboots her childhood business

Student Spotlight: MSHRM program Graduate, Alyx Navarro

Student Spotlight: MSHRM program Graduate, Alyx Navarro

“When I came in, I didn’t really know why I wanted to be a physician. I just knew I wanted to help people.”

“When I came in, I didn’t really know why I wanted to be a physician. I just knew I wanted to help people.”

Childhood dream drives USC grad to entrepreneurship

Childhood dream drives USC grad to entrepreneurship

Carol L. Folt to become USC’s 12th president

Carol L. Folt to become USC’s 12th president

She needed a mentor program, so she started her own

She needed a mentor program, so she started her own

“Some of you have come from other lands to study here in this Trojan place. You honor us by choosing this university in this country.”

“Some of you have come from other lands to study here in this Trojan place. You honor us by choosing this university in this country.”

Leadership, Culture, Family, and Nanotechnology

Leadership, Culture, Family, and Nanotechnology

The Internationalist

The Internationalist

“My goal is to create an environment that is normalized for everyone”

“My goal is to create an environment that is normalized for everyone”

“We’re a team; together is the answer.”

“We’re a team; together is the answer.”

“I don’t have children, so they’re like my kids, and to see them go on, it’s kind of neat.”

“I don’t have children, so they’re like my kids, and to see them go on, it’s kind of neat.”

“I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Trojan Family.”

“I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Trojan Family.”

When a USC Annenberg student struggled to pay the bills, the Trojan Family stepped in to help

When a USC Annenberg student struggled to pay the bills, the Trojan Family stepped in to help

#MobilityMatters: Learning to Walk, Drive, Laugh, and Adapt after SCI

#MobilityMatters: Learning to Walk, Drive, Laugh, and Adapt after SCI

The life-changing trip to Haiti

The life-changing trip to Haiti

USC senior uses his past as a refugee to help others in the same situation

USC senior uses his past as a refugee to help others in the same situation

The Spirit of Troy

The Spirit of Troy

“I feel very proud”

“I feel very proud”

“The program has provided me with the skills and confidence to tackle challenges I will face in my professional career.”

“The program has provided me with the skills and confidence to tackle challenges I will face in my professional career.”

“We are taking things one step at a time and building a stronger, more supported community every day.”

“We are taking things one step at a time and building a stronger, more supported community every day.”

The aspiring doctor from Honolulu

The aspiring doctor from Honolulu

Carving a Path Out of Hollywood’s History

Carving a Path Out of Hollywood’s History