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.

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

USC Student Club Harnesses AI for Social Good

USC Student Club Harnesses AI for Social Good

Medical student works with policymakers on health effects of global climate change

Medical student works with policymakers on health effects of global climate change

USC student builds community to celebrate and encourage kids with limb differences

USC student builds community to celebrate and encourage kids with limb differences

First legal aid clinic for African refugees, started by USC professor, is still saving lives

First legal aid clinic for African refugees, started by USC professor, is still saving lives

Professor’s acting class in an unexpected locale — Saudi Arabia — allows for cultural exchange

Professor’s acting class in an unexpected locale — Saudi Arabia — allows for cultural exchange

Once homeless, USC neuroscience grad uses grit and determination to pursue his dreams

Once homeless, USC neuroscience grad uses grit and determination to pursue his dreams

When the phone rings, bust a move

When the phone rings, bust a move

What I Learned at USC About Research, Industry, and Life

What I Learned at USC About Research, Industry, and Life

I.T. specialist (and part-time magician) uses sleight of hand at USC Marshall

I.T. specialist (and part-time magician) uses sleight of hand at USC Marshall

USC-trained medical clowns believe laughter can bring foster families together

USC-trained medical clowns believe laughter can bring foster families together

USC’s scientific glassblower lets chemists’ dreams become reality

USC’s scientific glassblower lets chemists’ dreams become reality

USC social work student uses art to heal with Art Rx

USC social work student uses art to heal with Art Rx

Iraq veteran brings life experience, and PTSD, to USC — and fights on

Iraq veteran brings life experience, and PTSD, to USC — and fights on

Pirouettes and Programming

Pirouettes and Programming

A Golden Life

A Golden Life

Focusing on a career in journalism

Focusing on a career in journalism

Twenty-five years of giving back and fellowship

Twenty-five years of giving back and fellowship