University of Southern California

Adam Lerner
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Graduating Year
Undergraduate School
Beverly Hills, CA

Previous Industry/Function: Entertainment / Creative Executive
Intended Industry/Function: Media & Entertainment Strategy

Why did you choose Marshall?

I was very impressed by the student body and the strong network in the entertainment industry.

What surprised you the most about Marshall?

I knew the first semester Core would be busy but I could not have imagined just how busy it actually is. I'm still amazed at how much worked I've done and how much I've learned since school started.

Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:

Contemporary Issues in Competitive Strategy

Favorite USC Marshall experience:

It's hard to choose just one.  I've really enjoyed hanging out with my classmates in Culver City and Downtown LA.

There are great speakers on campus. My favorite speakers so far have been legendary hedge fund manager Stan Druckenmiller and education pioneer Geoffrey Canada who participated in a moderated discussion about 'generational equity' with Marshall's own Professor Belasco.

Also tailgates. They really are as fun as the hype.

What you wish you knew before attending business school?

Business School is fun and exciting. It's also very demanding and time management is extremely important.  Besides classes you'll have to manage your club schedule and your career search. It's more manageable once you get in the groove of school but make sure you hit the ground running.

Also networking and hanging out with your classmates outside of school is as important as academics.

Which clubs are you involved in?

  • Business of Entertainment Association
  • Marshall Consulting and Strategy Club
  • Marshall MBA Ambassadors
  • High Tech Association
  • Marshall Outdoors
  • Marshall Golf Club