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Archive for October, 2013

October 31, 2013

Senior Slump? Snap Out of It!

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          We know you have worked very hard over the last few years, taking all of those challenging courses, getting involved in numerous extracurriculars, taking on leadership positions, etc. And, you’re undoubtedly working very hard now on your college applications. You may feel very tempted to put off your school work in favor of other, more exciting opportunities (senior ditch day, anyone?) But trust us, now is not the time to slack off.

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October 24, 2013

The USC Iovine and Young Academy: Where Dream Factories Are Made

          A few months ago, an exciting announcement was made about a new academy that will accept its first incoming freshman class in the fall of 2014. With their generous donation, music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (that’s Dr. Dre for the rest of us) established the Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

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October 17, 2013

Table For One

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

         Currently, I am writing this blog sitting inside a Peet’s Coffee in Northern California. Table for one, headphones in ears, answering emails and logging down notes about my high school visits from earlier today. For the next week and a half, I will be living in hotel rooms and having meals by myself. Usually, there is time to explore the cities I visit so that’s nice. But most of the time, the road can be tiring so I spend most of my time resting as much as possible. It’s very easy to get sick on the road!
         For about two months of the year, thousands of admission representatives all over the country live this lifestyle. From the outside perspective, it seems very glamorous. In many ways, it is a very fun job.

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October 11, 2013

All Things Interview!

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          We are currently conducting on-campus interviews through December, as well as holding various “interview weekends” in major cities across the country. Because we receive lots of questions on whether or not to have an admission interview and about what happens during an interview, we decided to answer some common questions here:

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October 7, 2013

Introducing Kenley – new staff blogger

         It was just over two years ago that I started as an Assistant Director of Admission at USC. Wow, what a journey it has been! I work with students from a variety of areas: Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas City, and parts of Orange County and San Diego (phew!).   I have bright red hair, and the fiery personality to match, so I am always full of energy and up for any adventure. I love to travel, explore the outdoors, bake anything with chocolate (lots of it!), and you can always find me dancing if there is an upbeat tune.

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