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Archive for October, 2014

October 16, 2014

I’ve Never “Just Known” Anything

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset I’m going to pop your bubble.  Ready?  There is no such thing as your perfect school.  I know this goes against what you may have been hearing since you started learning about college.  I know you probably don’t believe me, especially if you have a dream school.  You’ve been told that when you find the right school you’ll get a feeling and you’ll just know, but I’m here to tell you that there is more than one college for you, where you’ll get a great education and have a memorable experience.  Same thing goes for your first apartment, job or move to a new city.  I think we do ourselves a disservice in searching for just one, solitary option and ruling out the rest instead of focusing on our attitude and readiness to embrace something new.

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October 13, 2014

STUDENT BLOG: New Blogger, Steven Weier

IMG_3207 copy (1)Hi! Having only come to Los Angeles to attend USC, I have grown more and more proud each year to be able to say that I am from the beautiful state of Washington! What am I doing here? The boring, short, first-week-of-every-semester answer is that I’m a junior studying Political Science and Economics and planning to attend law school. But really, there is so much more to the story!

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October 10, 2014

I.n.d.e.p.e.n.d.e.n.t. (The College Research Process)

FullSizeRender The bell would ring and it would be a mad dash to the next class. Along the way, you would hear plans for the upcoming weekend, conversations about how hard the homework was, and of course about the drama on that week’s episode of Laguna Beach. My high school was a place like many others. I went to a large, public, urban high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. There were many rich conversations that took place within the hallways, but the topic of college was something that I rarely heard. I didn’t even know what a major really was until I started doing my own research on college.

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October 6, 2014

STUDENT BLOG: New blogger, Kaijona Wade

KaijonaintropostHello everyone! My name is Kaijona (I go by KJ) and I’m really excited to be joining USC’s Admission Blog Team. I was born in Washington (not D.C.) in Tacoma which is about 25 minutes away from Seattle. I came to USC as a Business Administration major and have since added a minor in Global Communication where I take classes in both the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism and the Dornsife College. My ultimate career goal is to found and be the CEO of a multinational entertainment corporation, focusing on talent acquisition and music production.

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October 2, 2014

Where Are You Applying to College?

1910032_536274773951_5096_nAt the beginning of my senior year I was very aware of the looming college process.  The majority of people at my high school went on to college so “where are you applying?” was a common question.  At this point, I had already met with a couple college counselors, been on a trip to the south and east coast to visit schools and taken the SAT.  You would think that that would have made me feel prepared, or like I understood what the application process and overall purpose of college was, but that was far from the truth.

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October 2, 2014

STUDENT BLOG: New Blogger, Lypheng Kim

IMG_2300Hey y’all! My name is Lypheng Kim. It’s pronounced Lee-Peng. I am currently a freshman pursuing a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. I am all the way from Philadelphia, so Los Angeles is a big city for me.

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