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Archive for May, 2013

May 30, 2013

June Gloom? The Transfer Waiting Game is Almost Over!

     Our transfer applicants come from vastly diverse backgrounds. Many students transfer after a year or two at a community college, others from four-year institutions. Either way, we tell prospective transfer students that applying to USC is an individual process. The decision to transfer is the easy part. Navigating through the requirements and understanding the articulation process, though, requires a little more concentration. Lucky for you, we’ve written a blog that simplifies it.
         So we are almost to June. You have done your research, read through the Transfer Brochure, compared course catalogues, read your articulation agreement/history, been in contact with your territory manager, and finally submitted your application. Now you’re waiting to hear from us. Some of your friends have received decisions, but most of you are still waiting. There is that lingering worry of finding housing, securing financial aid, establishing which credits will transfer, and the list goes on.

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May 23, 2013

5 Ways to Make the Most of your Time at USC

Destination Photography Project      Hi everyone! This will be the last student blog of the academic year. Your admission staff will continue to blog throughout the summer, but the students will take the summer off from blogging. Until then please enjoy the following blog by Cricket Oles!
———————————————————————————————————————————————–     These past couple of weeks, I have seen the inside of a library more than I have seen my One Direction poster that hangs over my bed. In other words, my schoolwork really picked up this past month. I, like many others,  always considered myself a good student. I knew to study well before exams and to not put papers off until the last minute. When I first came to USC, however, I soon realized that college is very different from high school. Not only is the level of coursework different, but there is also more independence and a level of personal responsibility to  balance work, activities, and a desire to have a somewhat fun social life.

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May 16, 2013

The International Community of USC

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          Here at USC, we pride ourselves on being reflective of the diverse metropolis that houses us: Los Angeles. When you come to USC, you will be surrounded by students and faculty members alike from all over the country and from all across the globe. In fact, there is no ethnic majority at USC, and ten percent of last year’s freshman class was made up of international students.

          Within the United States, the most represented geographic areas at USC are California, Texas, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Washington. Outside of the U.S., the most represented areas are China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Canada, Taiwan, India, and Mexico.

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May 8, 2013

Transfer Process Update

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Every year USC receives thousands of applications from first-year and transfer applicants. By April 1, all of our first-year applicants receive an admission decision. If you’re a transfer applicant, you might be wondering, “Hey! Where’s my admission decision?” A holistic admission process takes months and is no easy feat, so trust me when I say we are currently hard at work reading and reviewing transfer applications.

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May 6, 2013

When In China

     Nihao! (Hello!) I can’t tell you how excited I am to share my Global Leadership Program (GLP) experience in China with you!

     To give you a brief summary on GLP, it is an invitational year-long class for freshman Marshall business students that incorporates guest lectures from notable business professionals who graduated from USC, as well as Chinese culture and history lessons to prepare students for a week-long trip to Shanghai and/or Beijing for spring break. Aside from sightseeing and bonding with classmates, students have the opportunity to get the inside look at various thriving companies in China and learn more about what it takes to be successful in business as the world rapidly globalizes.

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May 2, 2013

Jump-Start Your Career With USC Internships

     USC is a university with numerous research opportunities, a rich campus life and an interdisciplinary approach to education that allows students to pursue disparate academic interests. Ultimately, our hope is that these attributes will prepare students to be leaders and innovators and to contribute to the world after they graduate. Part of that preparation means giving students opportunities for internships; to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. Through internships students are exposed to different occupations and gain real life experience.

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