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 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

YouTuber makes connections across the world

YouTuber makes connections across the world

Returning to SoCal allowed this USC grad student to embrace her calling — and her roots

Returning to SoCal allowed this USC grad student to embrace her calling — and her roots

Senior Combines AI and Documentary Filmmaking to Preserve Japanese history

Senior Combines AI and Documentary Filmmaking to Preserve Japanese history

From Cushing Crude to the City of Angels: USC Dornsife’s medieval scholar traces his unusual journey

From Cushing Crude to the City of Angels: USC Dornsife’s medieval scholar traces his unusual journey

Beong-Soo Kim returns to USC as new general counsel

Beong-Soo Kim returns to USC as new general counsel

How a USC student film reunited siblings on opposite sides of the world

How a USC student film reunited siblings on opposite sides of the world

Ensuring Patients Feel Loved

Ensuring Patients Feel Loved

To be more sustainable, this USC student starts with the shirt on her back

To be more sustainable, this USC student starts with the shirt on her back

She Wants To Change How We Dress And Feed The World

She Wants To Change How We Dress And Feed The World

USC master’s grad and National Guardsman serves those in need during COVID-19

USC master’s grad and National Guardsman serves those in need during COVID-19

College access scholar learns to succeed her own way

College access scholar learns to succeed her own way

This unsung hero cleans and disinfects the COVID-19 wing of USC hospital

This unsung hero cleans and disinfects the COVID-19 wing of USC hospital

A diploma six decades in the making: Former Trojan student-athlete earns degree at 85

A diploma six decades in the making: Former Trojan student-athlete earns degree at 85

Graduating senior eyes a career in marketing to bring about social change

Graduating senior eyes a career in marketing to bring about social change

As a ‘farm boy’ turned master’s graduate, Xavier Hernandez III sets an example for others

As a ‘farm boy’ turned master’s graduate, Xavier Hernandez III sets an example for others