University of Southern California

Alexis (Tori) Pinckney
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Graduating Year
Undergraduate School
Cornell University
Pasadena, CA

Previous Industry/Function: Nonprofit / Marketing & Development
Intended Industry/Function: Healthcare or Sports / Operations Management

Why did you choose Marshall?

Choosing USC Marshall wasn't a tough decision for me. I love the location (I did grow up here), the people (you can't beat the Trojan Network), and the small class size (Core A!).

What surprised you the most about Marshall?

The pace and intensity of the first semester classes. Everything goes quickly and time management is crucial. Between classes, studying, career management, student organizations and getting to know your classmates, your schedule fills up quickly.

Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:

Operations Management with Prof. Dasu!

Favorite USC Marshall experience:

Being a member of Core A! We were assigned to our cores during orientation in July, and since then our core has been a fun, energetic, cohesive team. Your core will instantly become your closest friends because you literally spend every minute of every day with them.

What you wish you knew before attending business school?

To take more time off to relax before school started. Once orientation kicks off, you really hit the ground running and won't have the time.

Which clubs are you involved in?

  • Operations Management (Board)
  • Marshall Soccer Club (1st Year Representative)
  • Challenge 4 Charity (Board)
  • Leadership & Organization
  • Graduate Women in Business
  • Toastmasters
  • Health Leadership Association
  • High Tech Association
  • Marshall Sport Business Organization
  • Business of Entertainment Association
  • Hospitality and Gaming