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.

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.”

“I barely read the phrase “Congra…” and I lost it!”

“I barely read the phrase “Congra…” and I lost it!”

Siblings, all new Trojans, rebound after tragedy with community’s help

Siblings, all new Trojans, rebound after tragedy with community’s help

Grad student advocates for people with disabilities

Grad student advocates for people with disabilities

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