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.

USC Viterbi Student and Air Force Officer Makes Plans to Go to Space

USC Viterbi Student and Air Force Officer Makes Plans to Go to Space

Trojan Air Force cadet, a first-generation student, has his eyes on the skies

Trojan Air Force cadet, a first-generation student, has his eyes on the skies

Injury puts Navy veteran on path toward medicine

Injury puts Navy veteran on path toward medicine

Former Coast Guard Officer Supports Fellow Veterans – And Her Career Goals – At USC Annenberg

Former Coast Guard Officer Supports Fellow Veterans – And Her Career Goals – At USC Annenberg

Army veteran serves as peacemaker in urban combat zones

Army veteran serves as peacemaker in urban combat zones

Building Lasting Bonds and Memorable Structures One Relationship at a Time

Building Lasting Bonds and Memorable Structures One Relationship at a Time

2 Trojans are blazing trails for Filipinos in slowly diversifying fields

2 Trojans are blazing trails for Filipinos in slowly diversifying fields

The man behind Netflix’s biggest TV series this year

The man behind Netflix’s biggest TV series this year

His Brilliant Career

His Brilliant Career

A Global Solution for Sustainability Begins Locally

A Global Solution for Sustainability Begins Locally

From USC student to the U.S. Foreign Service

From USC student to the U.S. Foreign Service

Marvel star and USC alumni Desmond Chiam on Asian expectations & why Captain America is his favorite superhero

Marvel star and USC alumni Desmond Chiam on Asian expectations & why Captain America is his favorite superhero

A student club bringing music to elementary schools plays on through the pandemic

A student club bringing music to elementary schools plays on through the pandemic

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