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.

“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

Doctoral graduate heads off to new professor position

Doctoral graduate heads off to new professor position

“Transferring to USC Changed My Life”

“Transferring to USC Changed My Life”

One on one with a USC Doctoral Scholar

One on one with a USC Doctoral Scholar

Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

“Why USC? Where else would I have gone?”

“Why USC? Where else would I have gone?”

“This is how I can make an impact.”

“This is how I can make an impact.”

College football star finds calling as teacher and role model

College football star finds calling as teacher and role model

Kiki Carson on Challenges, College and California

Kiki Carson on Challenges, College and California

“It was really tough, but I knew it was a great opportunity that I didn’t want to give up.”

“It was really tough, but I knew it was a great opportunity that I didn’t want to give up.”

“With just four simple ingredients, you can feed an entire world”

“With just four simple ingredients, you can feed an entire world”

“I think (USC) really gives me the understanding that I can be true to myself and true to our principles as journalists.”

“I think (USC) really gives me the understanding that I can be true to myself and true to our principles as journalists.”

First-Generation Student Embodies Oath of a Pharmacist

First-Generation Student Embodies Oath of a Pharmacist

Grateful for support that made college possible, USC grad pays it forward

Grateful for support that made college possible, USC grad pays it forward

USC grad tested his love of filmmaking in the jungles of Peru

USC grad tested his love of filmmaking in the jungles of Peru

“We have the opportunity to determine what we want the values of this university to be in the 21st century”

“We have the opportunity to determine what we want the values of this university to be in the 21st century”

“Engineers at USC are taught to use what we learn to make society a better place.”

“Engineers at USC are taught to use what we learn to make society a better place.”

“Communication is key” to culture change

“Communication is key” to culture change